Posts Tagged Men’s tennis

Nadal wins tough 5-set 2nd-round match at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from his face as he plays Tim Smyczek of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal persevered through stomach cramps to fend off American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-5 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Australian Open.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova’s boyfriend offers insight

Maria Sharapova of Russia reaches for a backhand return during her second round match against compatriot Alexandra Panova at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova’s boyfriend described the five-time major winner as a great fighter, which he meant as a compliment.

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Troicki making most of second chance after year-long ban

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, and his compatriot Viktor Troicki come closer to hug during a training session at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Viktor Troicki was banned from tennis for failing to provide a blood sample for a drug test, he was so angry he needed a little distance from the game.

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Ex-US Open champ Del Potro has surgery again on left wrist

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro underwent surgery on his left wrist Tuesday, just days after he pulled out of the Australian Open.

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No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

Serena Williams of the U.S. watches her shot to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams’ mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

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