Today in Sports - Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to win his record-equaling 6th French Open titleJune 4, 2023 GMT
1884 — James McLaughlin becomes the first jockey to win three straight Belmont Stakes when he rides Panique to victory. He won with George Kinney (1883) and Forester (1882). McLaughlin repeats his feat in 1886-88.
Need directions to the All England Club? Roland Garros? Roger Federer can guide you on WazeMay 31, 2023 GMT
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer knows a thing or two — or 20 — about making one's way to a Grand Slam championship.
Today in Sports - Roger Federer breaks Jimmy Connors’ Open era record of 233 Grand Slam match winsMay 29, 2023 GMT
1903 — Flocarline becomes the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes.
1908 — Jockey Joe Notter misjudges the finish of the Belmont Stakes and eases up on his mount, Colin, whose career record to that point was 13-for-13.
Djokovic enters French Open with chance to top absent Nadal with record 23rd Slam titleMay 27, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — For quite some time, Novak Djokovic has made his long-term goal clear: He wanted to focus on accumulating Grand Slam titles in order to surpass the totals of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
FRENCH OPEN 2023: No Nadal or Federer in Paris for 1st time since 1998; Swiatek defending champMay 24, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2023:
Since winning the French Open the first time he entered in 2005, Rafael Nadal had never missed his favorite tournament until now.
Juan Martín del Potro eyes US Open, advises Miami padel clubApril 4, 2023 GMT
Even though he hasn’t played a real tennis match in more than a year and spends time on other pursuits — such as a role with a Pro Padel League team in Miami announced Tuesday — Juan Martín del Potro is hoping for one final Grand Slam hurrah at the U.S.
Today in Sports History-Federer wins 100th ATP Tour titleMarch 1, 2023 GMT
1918 — Joe Malone is held scoreless in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-3 season-ending loss to the Toronto Arenas, but finishes the first NHL season with a League-high 44 goals in 22 games. The 44 goals remains an NHL record that stands until 1944-45, when Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games.
Novak Djokovic breaks record for most weeks ranked No. 1February 27, 2023 GMT
Novak Djokovic broke the record for the most time spent at No.
US sweeps Uzbekistan, advances to group stage in Davis CupFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
The United States swept its way into the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals on Saturday, getting the winning point in a 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan from the doubles team of Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek.
Today in Sports History-Federer wins 20th Grand Slam titleJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
1901 — The American League is founded. The league plans for a 140-game schedule, set player rosters at 14 and recognizes the Players Protective Association, the players’ union.
1943 — Max Bentley of the Chicago Black Hawks has four goals and three assists in a 10-1 rout of the New York Rangers.
Wawrinka back in Swiss team to face Germany in Davis CupJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka is back in the Switzerland team for the Davis Cup next week, returning after a seven-year gap from a competition he won playing with Roger Federer in 2014.
No Roger or Serena: Australian Open starts minus 2 big starsJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wearing a dark blue T-shirt bearing Roger Federer’s first name and pushing a gray stroller carrying her 1-year-old daughter, Martina (as in Hingis), at the Australian Open, Angelica Ibarra spoke for many a tennis fan when she described her mood on the first day of Grand Slam action since two of the sport’s most significant athletes ended their careers.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: AP quiz on the year’s 1st tennis SlamJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
How well do you know the Australian Open, which is scheduled to begin at Melbourne Park on Monday morning (Sunday night EST)? Try this AP quiz about the year’s first Grand Slam tennis tournament:
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Djokovic back in Melbourne; no BartyJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A glance at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2023:
Former finalist Cilic out of Australian Open due to injuryJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former finalist Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a knee injury.
Cilic, 34, was a runner-up in Melbourne in 2018 when he lost to Roger Federer in the final.
Today in Sports History-Federer wins 1,000th career matchJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
1970 — The AFL wins its second straight Super Bowl as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 behind Len Dawson’s superb quarterbacking and Jan Stenerud’s three field goals.
Netflix tennis docuseries ‘Break Point’ short on surprisesJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
Less than 10 minutes into the first episode of “Break Point,” the Netflix docuseries about professional tennis that launches Friday, Nick Kyrgios is seen practicing before last year’s Australian Open and is heard contemplating aloud whether he ever will appear again at the tournament.
Djokovic matches Federer’s record with 6th ATP Finals titleNovember 20, 2022 GMT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Novak Djokovic claimed a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title by beating the third-seeded Casper Ruud on Sunday to top a fantastic finish to the season for the Serb.
Djokovic won 7-5, 6-3 to secure his first title at the event since 2015 and match Roger Federer’s record.
Djokovic to face Ruud in final as he bids to match recordNovember 19, 2022 GMT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Novak Djokovic kept his bid for a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title alive by beating Taylor Fritz of the United States on Saturday to reach the final of the prestigious season-ending tournament.
Djokovic eases into semifinals with victory over RublevNovember 16, 2022 GMT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Five-time champion Novak Djokovic eased into the final four of the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Andrey Rublev on Wednesday.
It took the seventh-seeded Djokovic just 68 minutes to see off Rublev and make it two wins out of two in Turin to qualify for his 11th semifinal in 15 appearances at the year-end tournament.
New dad Nadal doesn’t care about playing for the No. 1 rankNovember 1, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is a different man. He’s losing sleep over his newborn baby and not so much the No. 1 ranking.
Even with all of his absences, Nadal has a shot at finishing the season as the world No.
Auger-Aliassime wins Swiss Indoors for 3rd title in OctoberOctober 30, 2022 GMT
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime won his third straight title in October, beating Holger Rune 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Indoors final on Sunday.
Auger-Aliassime went through his five matches at Basel without dropping serve, and he saved all three break points Rune had.
Top-ranked Alcaraz cruises into Swiss Indoors quarterfinalsOctober 26, 2022 GMT
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz eased into the quarterfinals at the Swiss Indoors by beating Botic van de Zandchulp 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old Spaniard clinched the win with his only ace in a second-round match where he had 20 winners and made just nine unforced errors.
Top-ranked Alcaraz wins at first Swiss Indoors in 3 yearsOctober 24, 2022 GMT
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz rallied to beat Jack Draper 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Monday.
Alcaraz clinched with his third match-point chance, firing a forehand winner when following in a strong serve that left-hander Draper stretched to return.
Reports: Nadal’s wife gives birth to baby boyOctober 8, 2022 GMT
MADRID (AP) — The wife of Rafael Nadal has given birth to the couple’s first child, Spanish media reported on Saturday.
The Diario de Mallorca and other Spanish media said Mery Perelló, Nadal's wife, gave birth to a baby boy in a clinic on the island of Mallorca where they live.
‘Prime Time’ Tiafoe lifts Team World to 1st Laver Cup winSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The last to arrive, befitting his reputation in the locker room, Frances Tiafoe strutted into the post-match news conference after clinching Team World's Laver Cup victory over Roger Federer's star-studded Team Europe and shouted, “Champs are here!”
Analysis: Think of Federer’s Laver Cup as an All-Star affairSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is, by his own admission, a jokester. A couple of his Laver Cup teammates would agree.
Retired Roger Federer offers advice to Laver Cup teammatesSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer's tearful farewell to his playing career is over.
Federer, Nadal, Djokovic set new bar for next generationsSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Here is one way to look at what Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the now-retired Roger Federer accomplished: The group known as the Big Three of men’s tennis accumulated so many Grand Slam titles — 63 in all — that it seems unlikely anyone will reach the standards they set.
Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last matchSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport.
Laver Cup protester sets court, arm on fire, delays matchSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A protester lit a portion of the court and his arm on fire during a match at the Laver Cup tennis event Friday, hours before Roger Federer was scheduled to play for the final time before retiring.
Federer to AP: Tennis will withstand big-name retirementsSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was paying attention right along with everybody else when Serena Williams played what is expected to be her last match three weeks ago at the U.S.
Federer’s final match comes in doubles alongside rival NadalSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — It was quite a collection of tennis luminaries sharing the black indoor hard court for a Laver Cup doubles practice session Thursday, 66 Grand Slam titles among them, a group collectively nicknamed the Big Four: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on one side of the net; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on the other.
Federer on GOAT debate in AP Interview: How can you compare?September 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is a father of four — two girls who are 13, two boys who are 8 — and so perhaps that is why, as he wraps up his playing career, he thinks about the “GOAT” debate that has engulfed the tennis world the way parents might look at their children.
Federer’s farewell to be in doubles; comeback? ‘No, no, no’September 21, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer leaned back on a couch, the picture of relaxation in a navy blue pullover, black jogger pants and white sneakers.
Roger Federer to discuss his retirement on WednesdaySeptember 21, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — In Roger Federer's case, the farewell news conference will come before the beginning of what he's said will be the last competitive tennis event of his career.
Federer, Serena retire; tennis moves on to Alcaraz, SwiatekSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
The timing of it all hardly could be more symbolic: Within a span of two weeks, Serena Williams plays what is believed to be her last match at age 40, Roger Federer announces he’ll be retiring at 41, Iga Swiatek wins her third Grand Slam title at 21, and Carlos Alcaraz gets his first at 19.
As Roger Federer retires, an appreciation of his careerSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
Roger Federer never let ’em see him sweat.
He played tennis with a style that only rarely betrayed the effort behind the masterful serving, the rare-in-its-day attacking and the flawless footwork.
Quote Box: Reaction to Federer’s retirement from tennisSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Reaction to Roger Federer's announcement that he will retire from tennis after the Laver Cup in London next week.
Roger Federer’s big matches: A look at 10 Grand Slam finalsSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
Roger Federer won 103 total titles as a professional tennis player.
Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41September 15, 2022 GMT
Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a series of knee operations, closing a career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons ranked No.
Alcaraz, Ruud meet for US Open title and No. 1 in rankingsSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY
Carlos Alcaraz or Casper Ruud will win his first major title, then move to No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday. If it's the 19-year-old Alcaraz, he would become the youngest Grand Slam champion since fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal was also 19 when he won the French Open in 2005, and the youngest No.
Wednesday’s Sports In BriefSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe became the first American man to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since 2006 by beating Andrey Rublev 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0), 6-4 behind the backing of a boisterous partisan crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.
Serena Williams’ goodbye to U.S. Open a ratings boon to ESPNSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams' long goodbye to the U.S. Open proved a boon to ESPN.
Facing down the possibility of a first-round knockout, Williams instead gave the sports network four nights of prime-time programming last week, with her eventual loss to Ajla Tomljanovic reaching the largest audience of any tennis match in ESPN's 43-year history.
As Serena leaves, Nadal loses, Federer absent, is era over?September 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams, you might have heard, played what’s expected to be her last match at the U.S.
Defending champ Medvedev set to face Kyrgios at U.S. OpenSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The first major men's showdown takes place when defending U.S. Open champion and No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev plays No. 23 Nick Kyrgios. Kyrgios, the Wimbledon runner-up, and Medvedev play in the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Medvedev ends Wu’s run in third round | US Open updatesSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev ended the historic run of Wu Yibing with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory in the third round.
Nadal withdraws from Montreal because of abdominal injuryAugust 5, 2022 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Friday because of the abdominal injury that caused him to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals.
Djokovic joins Federer, Nadal, Murray on Europe at Laver CupJuly 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The Big Four are forming quite a squad at the Laver Cup, with Novak Djokovic joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray on Team Europe in September.
Roger Federer claims a record 8th Wimbledon men’s title.July 15, 2022 GMT
1920 — Babe Ruth breaks his season record of 29 homers with his 30th, leading the New York Yankees past the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth ends the season with 54.
1920 — The United States sweeps Australia in five matches to win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1913.
Analysis: Unvaccinated Djokovic’s pursuit of Nadal on holdJuly 11, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Fresh off a seventh Wimbledon championship, which gave him his 21st Grand Slam title — one ahead of Roger Federer, one behind Rafael Nadal — Novak Djokovic is headed off to vacation.
Federer unranked for 1st time in 25 years; Djokovic to No. 7July 11, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer dropped out of the ATP rankings entirely for the first time in a quarter-century on Monday, while Novak Djokovic slid four spots to No.
Weekend Sports in BriefJuly 11, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic waited. He waited for Nick Kyrgios to lose focus and lose his way. Waited to find the proper read on his foe’s big serves. Waited until his own level rose to the occasion.
Wimbledon glance: Djokovic wins 21st major, beats KyrgiosJuly 10, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A GLANCE BACK AT SUNDAY
Novak Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam title overall by beating Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Centre Court.
Kunieda finally gets wheelchair singles title at WimbledonJuly 10, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Wimbledon title kept eluding Shingo Kunieda, so he turned to Roger Federer for advice on how to play on grass.
That did the trick.
Kunieda won his first Wimbledon title in wheelchair singles on Sunday and his 28th Grand Slam singles title overall.
Wimbledon lookahead: Jabeur faces Rybakina in women’s finalJuly 8, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
There will be a new Grand Slam champion on Centre Court when Ons Jabeur plays Elena Rybakina on Saturday in the Wimbledon final. Jabeur is looking to become the first Arab woman and first African woman to win a major tennis tournament.
Tuesday’s Sports In BriefJuly 6, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic spotted 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner of Italy a huge lead, then worked his way back to win 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 at Centre Court, earning an 11th semifinal berth at Wimbledon with his 26th consecutive victory at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.
Wimbledon updates | Gauff, Sock into mixed doubles semisJuly 4, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Roger Federer hopes to play ‘one more time’ at WimbledonJuly 3, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer did make his way to Wimbledon this year, after all — not to compete, mind you, but to take part in a ceremony marking the centenary of Centre Court on Sunday — and declared his intention to try to return in 2023 with a racket in hand.