ATP Finals Semifinals Preview: Federer v. Zverev; Djokovic v. Anderson
Who will advance on semifinal Saturday in London?    Roger Federer vs. Alexander Zverev Federer and Zverev have each improved through the week in London. Federer looked lost in his opening-match defeat to Kei Nishikori, while Zverev looked despondent in his loss to Novak Djokovic. By Thursday and Friday,... Read more
Zverev tops Isner to set up semifinal clash with Federer at ATP Finals
WATCH—Roger Federer press conference after win over Kevin Anderson:    Alexander Zverev edged John Isner in a tight two-setter on Friday afternoon, 7-6 (5), 6-3, to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP Finals and set up a blockbuster final-four clash with Roger Federer. Zverev and Isner both came out strong on serve,... Read more
With win over Anderson, Federer qualifies for semifinals at ATP Finals
WATCH—Match point from Federer’s win over Anderson:    Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon defeat to Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals on Thursday, beating the South African in straight sets to not only qualify for the semifinals of the season-ending event, but to finish at the top of their round-robin group (with... Read more
Appreciating Agnieszka Radwanska: a one-of-a-kind shotmaker retires
Tennis Channel Live: Thoughts on Agnieszka Radwanska’s retirement from the game   With most players, even legendary players, I struggle to remember the first time I saw them in action. That’s not the case with Agnieszka Radwanska, the former world No. 2 and Wimbledon finalist who retired from tennis... Read more
Roger Federer choosing less practice, more fun at ATP Finals
WATCH—Highlights from Federer’s win over Thiem at ATP Finals:    Since losing to Kei Nishikori in straight sets, Roger Federer has decided to go into his ATP Finals matches with no practice the day before. The world No. 3 described himself as physically fine, but he wanted to take a mental... Read more
Cilic rallies past Isner at ATP Finals; Djokovic qualifies for semis
HIGHLIGHTS: Marin Cilic d. John Isner, 6-7, (2), 6-3, 6-4     Marin Cilic rallied from a set down to beat John Isner at the ATP Finals on Wednesday, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4, keeping alive his hopes of reaching the semifinals of the season-ending event for the first time. After dropping a break-less... Read more
John Isner praises Novak Djokovic’s returning ability
WATCH—Match point from Djokovic’s win over Isner at ATP Finals:    John Isner has little doubt about where Novak Djokovic ranks as a returner. “He’s No. 1 and No. 2 and No. 3,” he said. “He’s the best returner I’ve ever faced for sure.” The 6’10” Isner in one of the biggest-serving players in tennis—both... Read more
Novak Djokovic shows who’s boss in win over Alexander Zverev in London
WATCH—Novak Djokovic dismisses Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals:   LONDON—Wednesday in London was a chance for Alexander Zverev to emulate Karen Khachanov’s feat in the final of the Paris Masters ten days ago: show that the Next Generation can go head to head with the established order and prevail. This... Read more
Guatemalan tennis player banned two years for match-fixing
LONDON (AP) — Guatemalan player Christopher Diaz-Figueroa has been banned from tennis for two years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit, which handles corruption cases in the sport, says the 28-year-old Diaz-Figueroa admitted to match-fixing at an ITF tournament in Prague in 2017, where he lost in the first... Read more
Roger Federer brushes off Julien Benneteau’s remarks, others react
WATCH—Roger Federer – 99 Titles and Counting:    Roger Federer brushed off questions about Julien Benneteau’s comments that he gets special privileges from tournaments, while the Australian Open also defended its scheduling decisions around the 20-time Grand Slam champion. The recently-retired Benneteau, speaking to French radio station RMC, addressed conflicts of interest in... Read more