Wright-Foreman leads Hofstra past Delaware 78-74 in OT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman had 42 points as Hofstra narrowly beat Delaware 78-74 in overtime in the Colonial Athletic Association Tourney semifinals on Monday...
Horton lifts Delaware past William & Mary 85-79
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ithiel Horton had 26 points as Delaware topped William & Mary 85-79 in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament quarterfinals on Sunday.
Wright-Foreman lifts Hofstra over Delaware 92-70
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman had 28 points as Hofstra defeated Delaware 92-70 on Saturday to win its first outright regular-season conference title since 2000-01.
Isner wins at New York Open for 1st victory of 2019
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner snapped a six-match losing streak, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the New York Open.
The top-seeded American needed six match points to finish off Tomic for his first victory since last year's Paris Masters. He followed that tournament by dropping all three matches in his first appearance at the season-ending ATP Finals and was 0-2 to start 2019, including a first-round loss at the Australian Open.
Opelka ousts 2018 semifinalist Mannarino at New York Open
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka ousted No. 5 seed and 2018 semifinalist Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a first-round match Tuesday at the New York Open.
Opelka upset fellow American John Isner in January at the Australian Open. Isner is the No. 1 seed this week in the indoor tournament on Long Island and plays his opening match Wednesday.
Lorenzi beats Sandgren in 1st round of New York Open
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Paolo Lorenzi of Italy outlasted eighth-seeded American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the New York Open.
Sandgren was playing for the first time since the Australian Open. He has lost both matches since winning the ASB Classic in January for his first ATP title.
Also, Australian Bernard Tomic beat Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, 6-4, 6-2. He will next face top-seeded John Isner of the U.S.
Johnson’s steal preserves Delaware’s 70-66 defeat of UNCW
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Ryan Johnson scored 10 points and his last-second steal cemented Delaware's 70-66 defeat of UNC Wilmington Saturday night.
UNC Wilmington trailed by as many as 20 in the second half but scored 11 unanswered points to kick off a 16-2 run, slicing the lead to 69-66 when Devontae Cacok dunked on a putback with four seconds left. Cacok snared the rebound of a Delaware missed free throw with three seconds on the clock but Johnson picked off a Kai Toews pass as time ran out.
Charleston surges to 5th straight win, 83-75 over Delaware
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Grant Riller had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead four players in double figures as Charleston took control in the second half to beat Delaware 83-75 on Thursday night for the Cougars fifth straight victory.
Zep Jasper was 3 of 4 from distance to total 14 points, Brevin Galloway added 13 and Jarrell Brantley chipped in 12 points for Charleston (19-6, 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association).
Defending champ Anderson out of New York Open with injury
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Defending champion Kevin Anderson has withdrawn from the New York Open because of a right elbow injury.
Frances Tiafoe, the American who reached the Australian Open quarterfinals before falling to runner-up Rafael Nadal, was added to the field Thursday. The tournament begins Sunday.
Delaware holds off late Drexel rally in 76-75 win
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Kevin Anderson hit two free throws in the final seconds to preserve a slim Delaware advantage in a 76-75 win over Drexel on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Hens (14-8, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association) had a wide lead through most of the second half but Drexel rallied late, closing to 74-72 with 12 seconds to play. Anderson's free throws pushed it to 76-72 just before Drexel's Trevor John hit a 3-pointer for the final margin.
Big flex: Youngsters Tiafoe, Fritz stun seeds in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, "Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!"
Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of his nascent career.
Riller lifts Charleston over Delaware 71-58
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller had 21 points, Jarrell Brantley added 18 points and 12 rebounds and Charleston cruised to a 71-58 victory over Delaware on Saturday.
Delaware downs Elon 77-65 behind Allen, Carter
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Ryan Allen scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and made five assists and Delaware beat Elon 77-65 on Saturday night to win its third straight.
Eric Carter scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season for the Blue Hens (11-6, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who were outscored 30-22 in the paint but made 11 of 22 3-pointers (50 percent). Kevin Anderson and Darian Bryant added 11 points apiece.
Anderson walks tall at Maharashtra Open
PUNE, India (AP) — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson won his sixth ATP title when he recovered from 5-2 down in the decisive tiebreaker to beat Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) in the Maharashtra Open final on Saturday.
It was Anderson's fourth victory in five meetings against Karlovic.
Anderson, of South Africa, lost last year's final against Gilles Simon but defeated the Frenchman in straight sets on Friday in the semifinals.
39-year-old Karlovic reaches Maharashtra Open final
PUNE, India (AP) — Ivo Karlovic became the oldest player in 42 years to qualify for a tour-level final by beating Steve Darcis 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 at the Maharashtra Open on Friday.
The 39-year-old Karlovic will face top-seeded Kevin Anderson, who beat defending champion Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the other semifinal.
He is the oldest player to reach a title match since 43-year-old Ken Rosewall at Hong Kong in 1977.
Anderson advances to Maharashtra Open semifinals
PUNE, India (AP) — Kevin Anderson advanced to the semifinals of the Maharashtra Open by beating Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
The top-seeded South African broke Munar four times to set up a meeting with Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat him in the 2018 final.
"I thought I did a really good job creating opportunities and taking them, so definitely felt good out there," Anderson said.
Anderson advances to Maharashtra Open quarterfinals
PUNE, India (AP) — Kevin Anderson reached the quarterfinals of Maharashtra Open by beating Laslo Djere 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6) on Wednesday.
The top-seeded South African, who lost to Gilles Simon in last year's final, hit 20 aces and saved a set point in the second set.
Anderson will next face Jaume Munar. The seventh-seeded Spaniard defeated Simone Bolelli 7-5, 6-0.
Roddick returns for exhibition match to start New York Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Roddick is trying to get his shoulder ready, hoping he can still bring the high heat on serve.
The former U.S. Open champion will be back in town and wants to have his game with him.
"Coming back to New York is certainly not a place where I want to not play well," Roddick said.
He will play fellow tennis Hall of Famer Jim Courier on Feb. 9 in an exhibition match to kick off the New York Open, event organizers announced Wednesday.
Eric erupts for 33 as Delaware holds off St. Francis (PA)
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Eric Carter scored a career-high 33 points with 12 rebounds and Delaware held off St. Francis (Pa) 88-83 on Sunday.
Carter finished shooting 12 of 14 and made 8 of 10 foul shots. He hit a pair of free throws with 2:06 remaining for an 83-78 lead.
Keith Braxton buried a 3-pointer with 87 seconds left before Ithiel Horton's jump shot with 54 seconds to go put Delaware up 85-81. Braxton followed with two more free throws but the Red Flash wouldn't score again.
Carter scores 23, Delaware beats Louisiana Tech 75-71
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Eric Carter had 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists, helping Delaware beat Louisiana Tech 75-71 on Monday night.
Ithiel Horton made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points for Delaware (5-2). Darian Bryant added 12 points and Kevin Anderson 11.
Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of ATP Finals
LONDON (AP) — After reaching the last four at the ATP Finals for the first time, Alexander Zverev isn't satisfied.
He set up a semifinal with six-time champion Roger Federer by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday.
Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the semifinals since 2009 and the first from Germany since 2003.
"The tournament isn't over," Zverev said. "I don't want to really be thinking 'I'm in the semifinals now, I'm satisfied.' That's not how I work."
Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is peaking at the right time — again.
The six-time champion advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday.
Federer, chasing the 100th title of his career, needed only a set to advance and produced his best performance at the season-ending tournament to end the round-robin stages with a 2-1 win-loss record.
Bryant leads Delaware attack over D-II Chestnut hill 100-62
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Darian Bryant led five players in double-figures scoring with 18 points and Delaware beat Chestnut Hill 100-62 on Tuesday night.
Eric Carter scored 15, Kevin Anderson and Jacob Cushing each scored 13 and Ithiel Horton scored 10 against the Division II-member Griffins. Delaware (1-1) never trailed, but Chestnut put up a fight for the first nine minutes.
Federer beats Thiem to get back on track at ATP Finals
LONDON (AP) — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway.
After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday.
Kevin Anderson vs Kei Nishikori in Vienna final
VIENNA (AP) — Kei Nishikori will try to end his long losing streak in ATP finals and Kevin Anderson will go for his second title of the year at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.
The fifth-seeded Nishikori reached his third final of 2018 after beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals.
A winner of 11 ATP events, Nishikori hasn't triumphed since winning in Memphis in February 2016. He has lost eight straight finals since.
Anderson advances at Japan Open with win over Edben
TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by beating Matthew Ebden 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Wednesday.
Anderson hit 22 aces and saved five of six break points. He will next face Frances Tiafore.
Also, third-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Benoit Paire. Nishikori will face either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alex de Minaur in the next round.
Federer, Zverev lead Team Europe to Laver Cup victory
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.
Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8.
"Obviously it was an amazing feeling," Zverev said. "So special to clinch it for us guys and Europe. It's great how it ended."
Anderson, who lost in the Wimbledon finals this year, said Sunday night's setback affected more than just him.
Federer-Djokovic lose doubles match at Laver Cup
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable while playing together for the first time Friday night.
Except for one particular point.
Djokovic drilled Federer in the lower back with a forehand in the third game of their doubles match against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock in the Laver Cup. Djokovic covered his mouth with his left hand and leaned over after the ball went off his partner.
"I apologized right away," Djokovic said. "It didn't look that great."
Federer to play doubles with Djokovic at Laver Cup
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals.
On Friday night, they play on the same side of the net for the first time.
Tiafoe replaces Del Potro at Laver Cup in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Team World at the Laver Cup this weekend and has been replaced by American Frances Tiafoe.
Del Potro, of Argentina, lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the U.S. Open final.
The Latest: No. 1 Nadal through to US Open quarterfinals
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Rafael Nadal is back in the U.S. Open quarterfinals after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4.
The defending champion will next face No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem. That will be a rematch of Nadal's victory in the French Open final and will be their first meeting not on clay.
Nadal passes test after test, beats much younger foe at Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's knee was bothering him. His decade-younger, barrel-chested U.S. Open foe was bashing the ball.
The defending champion was two points away from falling into a two-set hole. Then he was two points away from dropping the third set. And then he was one point from losing the fourth set and being pushed to a fifth.
2017 US Open finalist Anderson survives scare to advance
NEW YORK (AP) — The closed roof, a dropped first set, a tight match highlighted by last year's U.S. Open finalist that had the crowd going wild. Sure, Rafael Nadal had all of those elements in his victory.
But at the stadium a long volley away from Nadal, Kevin Anderson was engaged in his own terrific duel under the same conditions.
US OPEN ’18: Nadal tries for 18th major; Williams returns
A glance at the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament:
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women's singles final is Saturday, Sept. 8; the men's singles final is Sunday, Sept. 9. Unlike Wimbledon or the French Open, there are night sessions.
Federer, Djokovic headline rosters for Laver Cup in Chicago
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will headline the team from Europe next month in the Laver Cup.
The rosters for the exhibition matches in Chicago were announced Tuesday. A six-player team from Europe will face a team of players from the rest of the world in the second year of the competition on Sept. 21-23.
Greek teen Tsitsipas, top-ranked Nadal reach Toronto final
TORONTO (AP) — Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final.
Tsitsipas will celebrate his 20th birthday Sunday by facing top-ranked Rafael Nadal in a bid for his first tour title.
Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Zverev
TORONTO (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off another upset Friday at the Rogers Cup, and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied at night to join the Greek teenager in the semifinals.
Tsitsipas saved two match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 victory over second-seeded defending champion Alexander Zverev, and the top-seeded Nadal beat sixth-seed Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
ATLANTA (AP) — John Isner won the BB&T Atlanta Open for the fifth time in six years Sunday, beating fellow American Ryan Harrison in the final for the second straight year.
The top-seeded Isner beat the eighth-seeded Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 at Atlantic Station to join Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only Americans to win an ATP Tour event five times or more.
ATLANTA (AP) — John Isner advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals for the ninth straight year, beating Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 on Friday.
"He is a tough player. I played well today. I needed to," Isner said. "It was a weird match. The balls were bouncing everywhere, it was tough to control. I was happy to get through in three sets."
ATLANTA (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner won in his first match since a marathon loss at Wimbledon, beating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the Atlanta Open.
The 33-year-old Isner, the defending champion at Atlantic Station seeking his fifth title in the event, was coming off a 6-hour, 36-minute semifinal loss to Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon semifinals that ended with a 26-24 fifth set.
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.
LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.
Kevin Anderson comes up short in Wimbledon final
LONDON (AP) — After coming through two grueling five-setters to reach the Wimbledon final, Kevin Anderson finally ran out of steam.
It wasn't just the South African's body that let him down, though, two days after a 6½-hour semifinal against John Isner that ended 26-24 in the final set. Anderson felt his straight-set loss to Novak Djokovic had more to do with nerves.
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too.
Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he'd already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him results? Could he end a Grand Slam drought that lasted more than two years?
LONDON (AP) — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he's past the roughest patch of his career.
Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at the top of tennis by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival Rafael Nadal on Saturday in a match suspended overnight.