Chardy beats Paire in all-French battle in Hamburg
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Jeremy Chardy needed five match points to beat fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire and reach the second round of the Hamburg European Open on Monday.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A year ago, Novak Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon in a rut.
Still working his way back from elbow surgery, still fine-tuning a new service motion, he was more than 24...
Zverev, Khachanov bounce back at Halle Open
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov bounced back from disappointments in Stuttgart last week to reach the second round of the Halle Open on Monday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered past 2017 semifinalist Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-0 before rain brought an early end to play at the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
MUNICH (AP) — Cristian Garin saved two match points before stunning two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Munich Open on Friday.
MUNICH (AP) — Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber upset second-seeded Karen Khachanov 7-6 (6), 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Munich Open.
MUNICH (AP) — Unseeded American Denis Kudla upset fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Munich Open.
Kudla, who is ranked 82nd, never faced a break point...
MONACO (AP) — Two-time champion Novak Djokovic struggled with his serve at times but reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber...
Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court.
The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the...
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world's top-ranked players, ushered out in the...
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Naomi Osaka rolled past Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night, keeping the world's No. 1 player on track to defend her...
Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer's latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6,...
Germany, Serbia, Russia lead on Day 1 of revamped Davis Cup
Alexander Zverev gave Germany a commanding 2-0 lead over Hungary in the revamped Davis Cup on the opening day Friday.
The third-ranked Zverev, who has repeatedly criticized the event's format changes, eased past Peter Nagy 6-2, 6-2 to double Germany's advantage after Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied to beat Zsombor Piros 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4.
Serbia, Russia, Australia, Kazakhstan, and Italy were also on the brink of qualifying for the new finals tournament in November after taking 2-0 leads.
Sandgren, Norrie to meet in Auckland final
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Tennys Sandgren is heading to the Australian Open in career-best form after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2 to reach the ASB Classic final on Friday.
Sandgren beat former champion Kohlschreiber to play in his second ATP Tour final, after the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships last April.
In Saturday's final he will face British wild card Cameron Norrie who reached his first ATP final by defeating Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5. 4-6, 6-3.
Kohlschreiber, Sandgren, Norrie, Struff reach Auckland semis
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated second-seeded Fabio Fognini again 6-3, 6-1 to reach the ASB Classic semifinals on Thursday.
Unseeded Kohlschreiber, who won the tournament in 2008, will have to go through Tennys Sandgren to reach another final in Auckland on his 12th visit.
The other semifinal will feature New Zealand-born Englishman Cameron Norrie, a wild card, against Jan-Lennard Struff. Norrie or Struff will reach his first ATP final.
Year after missing US Open, Nishikori shines in return
NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori was so crushed about missing the U.S. Open last year, he couldn't even watch the tournament. Nishikori's season was over with torn tendons in his right wrist, and he knew how much he'd ache to play if he flipped on the TV.
"I didn't really want to see any matches," he said.
A year later, Nishikori might want to catch some U.S. Open highlights.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Denis Istomin upset two-time finalist Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday.
Kohlschreiber failed to create any break points and was forced to fend off six from the 100th-ranked Istomin. The Uzbek won in 1 hour, 41 minutes and next faces another German, Florian Mayer.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Guido Pella of Argentina defeated John Millman of Australia 6-2, 6-2 to join three Germans in the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
Florian Mayer, Rudolf Molleker and Mischa Zverev also won their first-round matches at the grass-court tournament.
Zverev next faces Roger Federer, who will play for the first time since March.
ROME (AP) — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 Thursday to reach the Italian Open's last eight and gain revenge over the Canadian teenager.
Four-time Rome winner Novak Djokovic reached his first quarterfinal of the year with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Alberto Ramos-Vinolas.
Djokovic next faces Kei Nishikori, who rolled past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-2.
MUNICH (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Zverev will face three-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Munich Open final.
Top-seeded Zverev needed 1 ½ hours to beat fourth-seeded Chung Hyeon 7-5, 6-2 in Saturday's semifinals for his first win over the South Korean at the third attempt.
Sixth-seeded Kohlschreiber defeated Maximilian Marterer 6-2, 6-4 in just over an hour for his 33rd win at the clay-court tournament.
MUNICH (AP) — Three-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber reached the quarterfinals of the Munich Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Mischa Zverev on Thursday.
Kohlschreiber next faces second seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Norwegian wildcard Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 at the clay-court tournament.
Third seed Diego Schwartzman lost 6-4, 6-2 to Maximilian Marterer. The German will next meet Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, who defeated Italy's Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (5), 6-1.
MUNICH (AP) — Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to Italian compatriot Marco Cecchinato on a day of upsets at the Munich Open on Tuesday.
Cecchinato, who won his first title in Hungary on Sunday, saved five of the eight break points he faced and converted five of his own to win the first-round match in under two hours.
Seventh-seeded Gael Monfils lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to Mirza Basic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and No. 8 Yuichi Sugita was ousted by German player Yannick Maden 4-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2.
2014 champ Klizan rallies to surprise Mayer in Munich
MUNICH (AP) — Former champion Martin Klizan rallied to surprise home player Florian Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Munich Open on Monday.
The 122nd-ranked Slovak, who won the clay-court tournament in 2014, was 3-0 down in the deciding set but recovered by winning the next six games to take the match in just over two hours.
Mayer says, "I ran out of steam in the end. I can't blame myself too much."
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Russian qualifier Alexey Vatutin beat top-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (4), 6-2 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
Vatutin is playing in his first ATP World Tour event and next faces two-time champion Pablo Andujar in the last eight.
In another upset, Morocco's Lamine Ouahab recovered from losing the first set to oust 2017 finalist Philipp Kohlschreiber 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (3).
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — With Rafael Nadal nervously cheering courtside after winning his match earlier Sunday, David Ferrer sealed Spain's 3-2 comeback win over Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a thrilling five-set victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Davis Cup: Germany beats Spain in doubles, leads 2-1
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Germany pair Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff held off Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez to win 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5 and take a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.
Puetz served out the final game of the doubles rubber after 4 hours, 40 minutes on the outdoor clay court in Valencia's bullring.
Germany saved five break points in the fifth set before winning a break to go up 6-5 and finally defuse Spain's comeback.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal returned to action after a long injury layoff on Friday, comfortably defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to leave Spain even with Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
It was the 23rd straight win for Nadal since 2005, setting the Davis Cup record combining singles and doubles.
Tsonga to play Pouille in all-French final at Vienna
VIENNA (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 7-6 (4), 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday to set up a final against fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
In the first semifinal, Pouille rallied to beat Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 to reach his fourth final of the season. He won titles in Budapest and Stuttgart.
The 15th-ranked Tsonga, who won the event in 2011, is after his fifth title of the year.
Federer calls medical timeout ‘precaution’; del Potro next
NEW YORK (AP) — The only bit of trouble for Roger Federer in his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open was when he felt the tightening of a muscle at the back of the top of his left leg.
Federer asked for a medical timeout after the second set against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, briefly let the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to get a quick massage from a trainer, and soon was right back at it, finishing off his 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 victory Monday night.
US Open glance: Quarterfinals to be set after Labor Day play
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Kohlschreiber beats Sousa for Generali Open title
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Philipp Kohlschreiber won his eighth career ATP tour title by defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Generali Open on Saturday.
The 47th-ranked German rallied from a break down in both sets and won five of the last six games to close out the win at the final clay-court event of the season.
Kohlschreiber's win came one week after he pulled out of his semifinal in Hamburg with a thigh injury.
Fognini, Kohlschreiber advance to semis at Generali Open
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Fabio Fognini and Philipp Kohlschreiber both reached their second semifinal in as many weeks at the Generali Open on Thursday.
Fognini, who won his fifth career title in Gstaad, Switzerland on Sunday, received medical treatment for a lower back injury early in the opening set but eased past Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-1. The Brazilian won just one of his eight service games.
Tommy Haas hints at immediate retirement after loss
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Tommy Haas hinted at cutting short his farewell season and retiring immediately after losing to fellow German player Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the opening round of the Generali Open on Tuesday.
"It's a terrible feeling. It could well be that this was my last match," said the 39-year-old Haas, who was once ranked No. 2. "I am not playing anymore what I am capable of. And that is disappointing. It's my job to go out there and win matches."
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Robin Haase upset second-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the second round of the Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday.
The 42nd-ranked Haase saved four of five break points as he advanced to the quarterfinals at the grass-court tournament. The Dutchman next faces Richard Gasquet of France, who defeated Australia's Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3.
Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev maintained his good form with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of German compatriot and 2011 champion Philipp Kohlschreiber.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — The fifth-seeded Gael Monfils was upset at the Gerry Weber Open, while second-seeded Dominic Thiem had no difficulties with his opening match on Monday.
Thiem defeated German qualifier Maximilian Marterer 7-5, 6-3 for a second-round meeting with Robin Haase or David Ferrer.
Monfils lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to French compatriot Richard Gasquet, who saved 11 of the 13 break points he faced and won in just over two hours despite Monfils' 22 aces to his one.
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets to reach the second round of the French Open.
The 18th-seeded Kyrgios hit 20 aces on his way to the 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
Kyrgios argued lengthily with the umpire in the second set when a key call went against him when he had a break point for 5-4, but he regained his focus to take the tiebreaker with an ace, on his third set point.
MUNICH (AP) — Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber and top-seeded Gael Monfils lost at the BMW Open on Thursday.
Kohlschreiber, who had been going for an unprecedented fourth title at the clay-court tournament, failed to convert any of his three break points and lost to Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round.
"I can't be too hard on myself. He did well," Kohlschreiber said.
MUNICH (AP) — Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber began his bid for a fourth BMW Open title with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Norwegian wild card Casper Ruud on Tuesday.
Kohlschreiber saved two of the three break points he faced from the 18-year-old Ruud to set up a second-round meeting with Horacio Zeballos of Argentina.
Zeballos beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. Zeballos had previously reached the semifinals in Barcelona, where his tournament run was brought to a halt by Rafael Nadal.
Coric saves 5 match points to win 1st tour title
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Borna Coric of Croatia claimed his first tour title on Sunday after saving five match points to defeat German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the Grand Prix Hassan II final.
Coric, who was runner-up at the clay-court tournament last year, withstood 13 aces from the third-seeded Kohlschreiber and saved six of the nine break points he faced. The hard-fought contest lasted 2 hours, 38 minutes — the longest final this year according to the ATP.
Coric back in final, faces Kohlschreiber in Morocco
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Borna Coric of Croatia will have a shot at the Grand Prix Hassan II title for the second straight year, taking on third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in Sunday's final.
Coric downs No. 2 seed to reach semis in Morocco
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Borna Coric of Croatia rallied past second-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Friday.
Coric, advancing to his first ATP semifinal since this clay event last year, broke Ramos-Vinolas three times to prevail in 2 1/2 hours.
To reach the final again, the 20-year-old Coric will have to get past Jiri Vesely, who defeated No. 5 seed Paolo Lorenzi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Andy Murray saved seven match points before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4), 7-6 (18), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals on Thursday.
The second-set tiebreaker — 31 minutes, 6 seconds long — produced all the high-intensity drama tennis can offer, featuring the seven match points for Kohlschreiber before Murray prevailed on an eighth set point.
Defending champion Klizan reaches 2nd round in Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-4, 0-6, 6-1 to reach the second round of the World Tennis Tournament on Tuesday.
In an erratic contest, both players dropped serve four times. The unseeded Klizan, who had lost their two previous meetings, next plays Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
German brothers lose as Belgium leads 2-1 in Davis Cup
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore defeated German brothers Mischa Zverev and Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 to give Belgium a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup first-round match on Saturday.
The first brothers to play together for Germany in the competition saved 15 of the 18 break points they faced but were unable to prevent Bemelmans and De Loore winning in 3 hours, 13 minutes.
Zverev wins for Germany, 1-1 against Belgium in Davis Cup
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Belgium's Steve Darcis edged Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) before Alexander Zverev struck back to pull Germany level 1-1 in in their Davis Cup first-round tie on Friday.
Zverev fired 17 aces in defeating debutant Arthur De Greef 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to ensure the tie will be decided in Sunday's reverse singles after Saturday's doubles.