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Federer beats Japanese ace; Djokovic wins

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Roger Federer blazed into the Shanghai Masters semifinals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Kei Nishikori as the Swiss great’s title defense belatedly caught fire on Friday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion and top seed will meet 13th seed Borna Coric on Saturday after the Croatian defeated unseeded Australian Matthew Ebden, […]

Federer, Djokovic win, but del Potro gets boot

SHANGHAI (AP) – Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. Nevertheless, the top seed insisted he was content with how he’s playing.

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Federer advances at Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI (AP) – Roger Federer had to overcome a second-set stutter. Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev had to overcome illness. All three still advanced at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Federer, the defending champion, beat Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in the second round despite being broken late in the second set. The […]

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Thai tennis umpires get life bans

Three tennis umpires from Thailand have been handed life bans for match-fixing and betting offences, including manipulating the official scoring system during matches, the sport’s anti-corruption body said.

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Nadal vs Djokovic

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Nadal vs Djokovic

World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday said he has agreed to play an exhibition match against fellow Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic in Saudi Arabia in December.

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Osaka triumphs

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Osaka triumphs

Naomi Osaka powered into the semifinals of the China Open on Friday with a come-from-behind 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over hometown favorite Zhang Shuai.

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