Halep sets up Rome final rematch with Svitolina
ROME (AP) — The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set. Then Nadal pulled away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. In their 51st meeting but first in more than a... Read more
Following groin tear, Juan Martin del Potro in doubt for French Open
Juan Martin del Potro has a Grade I groin tear and could miss the French Open. The Argentine said he experienced the injury during the first set against David Goffin in the quarterfinals of Rome, playing for several more games before retiring. pic.twitter.com/Bo5XSB46Bb — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan)... Read more
Stan Wawrinka takes Geneva wild card; Goffin, Shapovalov withdraw
Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka has taken a wildcard into his home tournament next week inGeneva, which will be just his second clay-court event of the season. The defending French Open finalist is still coming back from double knee surgery in 2017, and fell in the first round of Rome this week. The... Read more
Close to becoming No. 1, Vesnina, Makarova appear to split in doubles
Elena Vesnina and Ekaterna Makarova appear to have split as a doubles team, deciding to play with other players despite being just a few wins from reaching the No. 1 doubles ranking. Vesnina and Makarova had just won Madrid, and could have claimed the top ranking at Rome this week... Read more
Zverev getting to new heights with his semifinals win over Cilic
The No. 3 Alexander Zverev says that players are getting taller and hitting harder, and he’s been leading the way.  The German, who just won Madrid to capture his third Masters title, is now into the final of Rome, where he will play No.2 Rafael Nadal. The top 10 players Zverev, Marin Cilic, and Juan Martin del Potro are 6’6″, while... Read more
After lopsided loss in Rome, Naomi Osaka introspective and indecisive
Hard-hitting Naomi Osaka wants to swing away, even when playing on slow clay, but admits she often isn’t sure what she’s doing on the surface—or even what kind of player she wants to be. The 20-year-old defeated Victoria Azarenka in the first round of Rome, but then won just... Read more
Top seed Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach Italian Open final
ROME — Rafael Nadal was challenged in the first set by Novak Djokovic before pulling away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. In their 51st meeting but first in more than a year, Nadal’s court coverage eventually proved too much to handle for Djokovic, who... Read more
10 To Watch: Daniil Medvedev—the definition of a shot-maker
Earlier this year, Daniil Medvedev went to the Sydney International and played his way through the qualifying rounds of the tournament. What happened next was a surprise to everyone. Medvedev went on to win the tournament, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber, Jared Donaldson, Paolo Lorenzi, Fabio Fognini and, finally, Alex de Minaur.... Read more
Stories of the Open Era: The Grand Slam
Winning a Major is one of the most difficult tasks in tennis, let alone winning all four in a calendar year—known as the Grand Slam. Only a handful of players have been able to achieve the feat. However, none of the current players have managed to accomplish it, albeit a... Read more
With Rafa on the Rome horizon, The Novak Djokovic Experience returned
If you’ve missed the Novak Djokovic Experience over the last two seasons, you were, finally, in luck on Friday. Over the course of his highly entertaining 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 quarterfinal win over Kei Nishikori in Rome, the former No. 1 brought all of its classic elements back to the... Read more