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Latest tennis news, player interviews and action from the men’s ATP Tour and women’s WTA Tour, the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open grand slams.

‘Sad’ Federer hopes new Davis Cup lives up to promises

While unsure of the wisdom of this week's sweeping Davis Cup reform, Roger Federer has called on tennis officials to make good on promises regarding the new-look competition.

Djokovic downs Cilic, edges closer to historic Cincy title

Djokovic only secured his defeat of Cilic late in the final set, breaking for 5-3 and finishing off the hard-fought victory in the next game.

German tennis player banned for placing 280 bets

Gelhardt placed the bets through three online gambling accounts between December 2012 and November 2015.

Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Djokovic, a five-time finalist here who has never broken through, is aiming to lift the trophy at the only one of the Masters 1000 series events that he has never won.

Halep, del Potro advance at rain-hit Cincinnati

The frustrated Halep, when rain halted the match at 3-3 in the third, went on to win three straight games to finish off the victory in 10 minutes. The timing was perfect for French Open champion Halep, as drizzle resumed moments after her contest ended.

Major Davis Cup shake-up eyed by divided tennis leaders

The proposal would create an 18-team one-week finals in November: 12 winners from 24-team home and away qualifying in February, the prior year's four semi-finalists and two wild-card nations.

Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati champion Muguruza

Tsurenko stunned Muguruza with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 second-round win.

Djokovic overcomes stomach trouble as Zverev exits in Cincy

Novak Djokovic beats Adrian Mannarino and reaches the third round in Cincinnati despite stomach issues.

Serena beaten by Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

Czech Petra Kvitova's booming left-handed serve held Williams at bay and and never created a break-point opportunity.

Federer takes first step as eighth Cincinnati title beckons

The defeat of the 47th-ranked German began his run for a possible eighth title at the tournament. It took just 72 minutes.

Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Cincinnati Masters to ease his physical burden ahead of the US Open.

Williams rebounds from worst loss to advance in Cincy tennis

The 36-year-old Williams was all business as she cleaned up on Australian Daria Gavrilova, with Williams winning an 11th straight match here.

Federer ‘anxious’ ahead of return in Cincinnati

The 20-time major winner skipped Toronto last week to pace himself with the tournament at Flushing Meadows followed by the Laver Cup in Chicago in mid-September.

Murray falls to Pouille in Cincinnati first round

Murray lost 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 to Lucas Pouille in his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters.

Halep seals spot in WTA Finals

The Romanian is the only player to have qualified for all five editions of the event since it has been held in Singapore and will look to win the title for the first time.

Battle lines drawn as tennis prepares for crunch Davis Cup vote

The format of the Davis Cup could soon be overhauled.

Federer, Serena return in Cincinnati

Federer will make a delayed start to the hardcourt season while Serena is poised to make a return.

World number one Halep beats Stephens to take Montreal crown

The victory was Halep's 18th career title and her second in Montreal following her success in 2016.

Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters

Nadal earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Toronto Masters.

Halep romps past Barty into Montreal final

Halep was in control from the outset against a nervous-looking Barty, whose challenge was undone by a string of unforced errors.

Teen spirit as Tsitsipas sinks Anderson in Toronto

The Greek who turns 20 on Sunday, will aim for the title against either top seed Rafael Nadal or Russian Karen Khachanov after saving a match point against Anderson.

Nadal stays on track in Toronto with win over Cilic

The world number one reached the semi-finals in Toronto and will next face Russian Karen Khachanov, who beat Robin Haase 6-3, 6-1.

Halep defeats Garcia to reach semi-final in Montreal

After a shaky start, Halep won three straight games to take the first set and dominated the second set behind pinpoint serving and stout defence.

Tsitsipas stuns Zverev to reach Toronto semi-finals

Tsitsipas is the youngest player to post three top 10 wins at a single tournament since a 19-year-old Rafael Nadal at Monte Carlo in 2006.