Kei Nishikori admits to wanting to win the big titles this season
Kei Nishikori has never won a Masters or Grand Slam title. (AP Photo) Kei Nishikori, who will face Fernando Verdasco on Sunday in Miami, says that this season he wants to win an ATP 1000 title. The No. 4 reached the final of the 2014 US Open and the... Read more
Roger Federer wins opening match against teen Frances Tiafoe
Roger Federer didn't have much trouble winning in straight sets. (AP Photo) KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer kept waving in apology, twice after he dribbled winners off the net cord and once when he slammed a volley that nearly knocked his opponent down. Afterward Federer praised 19-year-old... Read more
Rafael Nadal easily advances in second-round victory against Sela
Rafael Nadal has yet to add the Miami Open to his collection of 28 Masters titles. (AP Photo) KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long... Read more
How Florida became the tennis capital of the world
Chris Evert, Nick Bollettieri and Kei Nishikori. (AP/Wikimedia Commons) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals of the world. We’ll also... Read more
Lucic-Baroni isn’t letting age or her Aussie Open run affect her game
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is looking to keep the momentum going into the third round in Miami. (AP Photo) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni  is looking to build on her career-reviving run at the Australian Open, defeating Kateryna Bondarenko to reach the third round of Miami. The 35-year-old won five matches in the first... Read more
Frances Tiafoe raves about his idol Roger Federer before their meeting
Frances Tiafoe almost didn't win his first-round match because of his adoration. (Twitter/@ftiafoe) Frances Tiafoe says he is very excited to play Roger Federer in the second round of Miami, so much so that he almost didn’t get there. Tiafoe led by a set and a break in his... Read more
Looking to get season on track, Halep fights off teen Osaka in Miami
Simona Halep hit three more winners than Naomi Osaka and two less unforced errors. (AP) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals... Read more
Who is the next women’s star? As of now, it’s anybody’s guess
Karolina Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final in 2016, and is up to No. 3 in the world. (AP) Whither women’s tennis? Serena Williams wins – when she plays. When will that be? We don’t know. Maria Sharapova will play on April 26th in Stuttgart but she hasn’t played... Read more
Over 40 years later, Bosworth Tennis is still customizing racquets
Jay Bosworth is carrying on the legacy his father built, in his own way. (BosworthTennis.com) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals... Read more
Still fighting, Lucic-Baroni wins in Miami for first time since 1999
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni defeated Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (2) in the second round. (AP) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals... Read more