Coming in cold, Nadal finds form quickly at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn't missed a beat.
The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open, his first match back on Rod Laver Arena since he had to retire during his quarterfinal match last year.
Nadal withdraws, Murray loses to Medvedev in Brisbane
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray lost his second-round match less than an hour after Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Brisbane International on Wednesday.
Both players arrived in Australia after long injury breaks, and neither had played a competitive match since September.
Murray advances in Brisbane in latest comeback from injury
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray doesn't know how long his latest comeback can last, so he's planning on making the most of it.
The 31-year-old Murray returned to competitive tennis for the first time since September and gradually warmed into it, taking the last four games in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australian wildcard entry James Duckworth at the Brisbane International on Tuesday.
Call it a comeback: Murray, Wawrinka win US Open returns
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray pumped his fist and then did it again, exulting as if he had just won his match.
Actually, he was still one point away. But considering all the pain Murray has experienced in his hip, sprinting toward the net to chase down a drop volley and put it away was something to celebrate.
Murray and Stan Wawrinka, a pair of former U.S. Open champions, both were winners Monday in their return to the tournament after having to miss it last year.
2008 Australian Open runner-up Tsonga withdraws from US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Former top-10 player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured left knee.
The Frenchman's withdrawal was announced Monday by the U.S. Tennis Association. He'll be replaced in the field by James Duckworth of Australia.
It's the third consecutive Grand Slam tournament Tsonga will miss.
No. 6 seed Mannarino advances at Newport
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France rallied past James Duckworth of Australia 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Mannarino was the only seeded player in action and voiced his displeasure over playing on a side court and the condition of Newport's grass surface.
"I feel relieved that I won the match, but still I didn't enjoy any minute on the court,"...