Inexperienced U.S. team faces weakened Czech Republic in Fed Cup final
PRAGUE (AP) — United States captain Kathy Rinaldi has had a winning formula since taking over the Fed Cup team, and she's not expected to change anything in this year's final against the Czech Republic. Under her charge since 2017, the U.S. has won five straight matches, including last... Read more
Ashleigh Barty, Qiang Wang ride Zhuhai runs to career-high rankings
MATCH POINT: Ashleigh Barty defeats Qiang Wang in WTA Elite Trophy final   One of the most consistent players on the women’s tour has broken into the Top 15 for very the first time this week, as Ashleigh Barty—fresh off the biggest title of her career at the season-ending WTA... Read more
Nadal undergoes 35-minute ankle surgery “to prevent future problems”
Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Paris Masters:   Rafael Nadal’s ankle surgery should help him start next season in shape, according to his doctor. The 32-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a floating object in his ankle, and also announced his withdrawal from next week’s ATP Tour Finals. “It was about 35... Read more
With Nadal’s counsel and Connors’ nickname, Jaume Munar has arrived
Court Report: Who’s going to London for the ATP Finals?   Among the elite eight players assembled at Milan this week for the Next Gen ATP Finals, the young man to beat is irrefutably Stefanos Tsitsipas. The standout from Greece is ranked No. 15 in the world. He is... Read more
Jack Sock falls outside Top 100—and more major ATP rankings shifts
HIGHLIGHTS: Karen Khachanov defeats Novak Djokovic to win the Paris Masters     While Novak Djokovic passing Rafael Nadal for No. 1 is the most significant shift in this week’s ATP rankings, there were many other moves of interest, from young stars reaching new heights to some precipitous drops after last year’s Paris Masters and ATP Finals... Read more
Khachanov’s sturdy game is a welcome addition to ATP’s top tier
WATCH—Karen Khachanov shocks Novak Djokovic in Paris final:   Karen Khachanov had come a long way over the course of a week in Paris. In the fourth round, he had survived a three-tiebreaker shootout against John Isner, closing it with the shot of his life, a laser backhand-pass winner... Read more
After two-year absence, Novak Djokovic back at No. 1 in ATP rankings
Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season. That’s because the man he... Read more
Nadal out of ATP Finals with abdominal injury; will have ankle surgery
LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the season-ending ATP Finals because of an abdominal injury and had surgery on his right ankle Monday. Nadal announced on Twitter that he is done for the year, citing the stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week’s... Read more
Pliskova out of Fed Cup final against U.S., Krejcikova in for Czechs
PRAGUE (AP) — World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova has been ruled out of the Czech Republic team in the Fed Cup final against the defending champion United States next weekend due to calf muscle and wrist injuries. The Czech team says Pliskova was injured last week during the WTA... Read more
WATCH—Karen Khachanov takes out Dominic Thiem in Paris:   PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained... Read more