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He Has a Knack for Tennis Marathons. This Time, He Lost

American John Isner is out after 6-hour-plus match with Kevin Anderson

(Newser) - Tennis fans will appreciate the final scoring line: 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24. It adds up to the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history and the second-longest match there overall, reports ESPN . In the end, South Africa's Kevin Anderson prevailed over American John Isner in the 6-hour,... More »

CAR Minister Says Tennis Star's Passport Is a 'Clumsy Fake'

And that Boris Becker isn't an official diplomat, though Becker disagrees

(Newser) - Boris Becker's claim of diplomatic immunity in an ongoing bankruptcy case just went from odd to bewildering. Though the former tennis champ claims his April appointment as a Central African Republic attache to the European Union means he's immune from bankruptcy hearings in the UK, the CAR appears... More »

Federer Claims 20th Grand Slam

Resurgent tennis great defeats Marin Cilic in the Australian Open to defend his title

(Newser) - Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final, reports the AP . Back where his career resurgence began last year with an unexpected run to the title following a six-month injury layoff,... More »

Rafael Nadal Just Did What No Other Player Has Done

He won his 10th French Open, the most wins at any major tournament

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title Sunday, beating No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets as he continued his career-long dominance on clay courts. That he won his 10th French Open is no small stat, notes the AP : That is more than any man or woman has... More »

Federer Ekes Out 18th Grand Slam

It's a hard-fought, emotional victory over Nadal at Australian Open

(Newser) - Roger Federer has won his 18th major title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to capture the Australian Open, reports the AP . Federer was down a break early in the pivotal fifth set, but came back to break the Spaniard in the sixth game to level the... More »

Wawrinka Wins First US Open

He remembers 9/11 victims in victory speech

(Newser) - Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his first US Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall. The 31-year-old Wawrinka is the oldest US Open men's champion since Ken Rosewall was 35 in 1970, the AP... More »

Murray Repeats at Wimbledon

Britain finally wins at something

(Newser) - After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men's champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession. Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6... More »

Djokovic Downs Federer, Rain to Win His 3rd Wimbledon

Defending champ outlasts Swiss player a second year in a row

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the second straight year, and again against seven-time champion Roger Federer. The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 today on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club. Federer had been trying, again,... More »

Djokovic Wins 5th Aussie Open

Andy Murray again falls as cops bust a 'court invader'

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final today. Djokovic broke open a close match with a service break in the eighth game of the third set, winning... More »

Cilic Wins US Open, Year After Suspension

Croatian beats Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets

(Newser) - Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 today at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces—including four... More »

Djokovic Edges Federer in Nail-Biter

Final goes to 5 sets as Novak denies Roger's bid for 8th victory

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer in five sets to win the men's Wimbledon final today, reports the New York Times , denying Federer his eighth title even as the Serb claimed his second. Tearfully quipping, "thank you for letting me win today," Djokovic clasped the trophy he claimed... More »

144th-Ranked Aussie Stuns Rafael Nadal

Nick Kyrgios, who? Dumps No. 1 in first Wimbledon

(Newser) - Two-time champion Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 today. The 144th-ranked Kyrgios, a wild-card entry, hit 37 aces and delivered a between-the-legs winner on one point. He is the first man to get to the... More »

Nadal Wins Steamy 9th French Open

Sends Novak Djokovic packing after shaky first set

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 today in the final. Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his winning streak at the clay-court major to 35... More »

Wawrinka Wins Aussie Open as Nadal Falters

Swiss player hadn't won a single set against Spaniard in 12 previous matches

(Newser) - Stan Wawrinka held off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory today in the Australian Open final. The 28-year-old Swiss player had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but dominated from the start at Melbourne... More »

Finally, the Brits Win Wimbledon

Andy Murray is first British male in 77 years

(Newser) - Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in today's final. Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year's final, won his second major title after last year's US Open. The last British... More »

Shirtless Protesters Storm French Open

Flare-wielding protesters demand Francois Hollande quit

(Newser) - It was just another boring French Open final, with Rafael Nadal soundly thumping David Ferrer—until a masked, half-naked flare-wielding protester hopped onto the tennis court, reports the AP . Security personnel quickly subdued the man, but other protesters climbed atop an adjacent court with flares and a sign demanding the... More »

Nadal Wins 1st Title Since Knee Injury

As Serena Williams is bounced from Qatar Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the Brazil Open final today, winning his first title since returning from a seven-month layoff to treat his left knee. Nadal thrust his arms into the air and pumped his fist after a long ball by Nalbandian made him the champion of... More »

Djokovic Grabs 3rd Straight Aussie Open

Andy Murray loses his 3rd final at the event

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 in today's final to become the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles. After two sets without a service break, top-ranked Djokovic broke Murray in the eighth game of the third set... More »

Andy Roddick's Career Ends With Loss

He gets defeated in the fourth round of US Open

(Newser) - The man who could be the best US men's tennis player of his generation is now retired: Andy Roddick lost in the fourth round of the US Open today against Argentina's Juan Martin del Porto, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4, reports AP . "For the first time... More »

Nadal Backs Out of Olympics

Knee tendonitis will sideline tennis great

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal was supposed to carry Spain's flag at next week's opening ceremonies for the London Olympics. Now, he won't even be there. The 2008 gold medalist today announced that he is sidelining himself because of tendonitis in his knee, Reuters reports. "I am not in... More »

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