David Goffin ousts Roger Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback
LONDON (AP) — A set up against a man he’d never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas. The Belgian rallied in the semifinals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career... Read more
Andy Murray, coach Ivan Lendl end second stint together
Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are calling it quits for a second time, ending a partnership that produced three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals. Murray announced Friday on his website that he and Lendl “have mutually agreed to end their coaching relationship.” All of Murray’s greatest... Read more
ATP Finals semi previews: Federer vs. Goffin; Dimitrov vs. Sock
Roger Federer vs. David Goffin It has been a breakthrough week for Goffin. On Monday, he recorded his first win over Rafael Nadal, and Friday he qualified for the semifinals at the ATP’s year-end championships for the first time.  But there are breakthroughs, and then there are miracles; a win over Federer... Read more
Dimitrov demolishes Carreno Busta to finish 3-0 in Group Pete Sampras
LONDON (AP) — David Goffin is into the last four of the ATP Finals, to go any further he’ll have to do something he’s never done before: beat Roger Federer. The No.7-seeded Goffin beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 at the O2 Arena on Friday to set up a semifinal... Read more
Sock eliminates Zverev to continue remarkable run at ATP Finals
The lesson of Jack Sock’s 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 win over Alexander Zverev at the World Tour Finals seems to be this: Find a way to get penalized at a crucial stage in a match. Most tennis fans are familiar with the scenario where one player receives a time warning... Read more
Federer beats Cilic to go to 3-0; Sock beats Zverev for spot in semis
LONDON (AP) — In his ATP Finals debut, Jack Sock joined Roger Federer in the semifinals. Sock, the first American to reach the final weekend at the season-ending tournament since Andy Roddick in 2007, beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to advance from his round-robin group on Thursday. “I... Read more
Goffin tops Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to set up ATP Finals semifinal with Federer
David Goffin looked like a man that was ready to duck out of London after getting demolished by Grigor Dimitrov, but the Belgian bounced back with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Dominic Thiem on Friday.  With the win, Goffin has secured a spot in an ATP Finals semifinal meeting with... Read more
Ex-France minister Roselyne Bachelot has to pay damages to Nadal
PARIS (AP) — Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal on Thursday after accusing him of doping. In March last year, Bachelot said on a French television show that Nadal’s seven-month injury layoff in 2012... Read more
#AskNick: What is mental efficiency?
Lesson 1 What is mental efficiency? Mental efficiency is the ability to use your thoughts and emotions to be the best in what you do. In the sport of tennis, mental efficiency involves coordination of how you think, feel, and act as you play tennis and as you take... Read more
With win over Goffin, Dimitrov has us wondering about his future again
Is it still worth believing that Grigor Dimitrov, at age 26, after nearly a decade on tour and close to a dozen different coaches, can make the most of his famously Federer-esque talents and take his place at the top of the sport? The question was first asked in... Read more