Posts Tagged Men’s tennis

Istomin beats Querrey, wins Nottingham Open for 1st title

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan beat Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open to win his first ATP title on Saturday.

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Serena Williams not feeling Grand Slam pressure _ yet

In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams gestures during a women's singles match against Alize Cornet of France at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. A five-time champion and two-time runner-up at Wimbledon, Serena Williams hasn't been past the fourth round either of the last two years at the All England Club. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

LONDON (AP) — While tennis fans everywhere anxiously wait to see if Serena Williams can take the third step toward a true Grand Slam, the 20-time major winner said she will only start to feel the pressure in about two weeks.

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Istomin through to Nottingham final after Baghdatis retires

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Sam Querrey came from a set down to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday and reach the final of the Nottingham Open, where the American will play Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

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AP Photos: Men’s champs at Wimbledon from Lacoste to Federer

In this July 4, 1928 file photo, French tennis champion Rene Lacoste returns a shot,  during the men's singles semi-final match against American Bill Tilden, on the Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. In the 1920s, French players dominated Wimbledon. In addition to Suzanne Lenglen winning five Wimbledon titles, three different Frenchmen triumphed, Rene Lacoste probably the most famous because of the clothing range he co-founded in 1933. Lacoste won two Wimbledons, as did his peers Jean Borotra and Henri Cochet, all between 1924 and 1929. (AP Photo, File)

LONDON (AP) — With the dominance of the “Big Four” showing signs of fraying in men’s tennis, this year’s Wimbledon could be the most unpredictable in years.

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Djokovic drawn in other half from 3 other big names

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, shares a joke with France's Richard Gasquet after he was urged by members of the crowd to change his shirt during their match on day three of The Boodles tennis tournament at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges, England, Thursday June 25, 2015. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side.

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