Tennis

Jun 22, 2024, 12:55 PM ET Open Extended Reactions American fifth seed Tommy Paul beat compatriot Sebastian Korda 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the semifinals at the Queen’s Club Championships on Saturday and will face Italian Lorenzo Musetti for the title on Sunday. Paul becomes the first American finalist at Queen’s since an all-American final in
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Jun 22, 2024, 09:08 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Aryna Sabalenka and Ons Jabeur on Saturday became the latest top-10 players to retire from the Berlin Open because of injury or illness, after Wimbledon champions Elena Rybakina and Marketa Vondrousova also withdrew this week. Sabalenka was forced to retire from her quarterfinal against Russia’s Anna
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Associated Press Jun 21, 2024, 04:54 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LONDON — Jordan Thompson recorded his second victory over a top-15 opponent this week by beating Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semifinals at the grass-court Queen’s Club on Friday. The Australian capitalized on Fritz’s unforced errors at key moments to notch a
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Jun 21, 2024, 03:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions HALLE, Germany — World No. 1 Jannik Sinner reached the Halle Open semifinals by battling to a 6-2 6-7(1) 7-6(3) win over German Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday. Struff, who is 34 and had just upset sixth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last 16, challenged the Italian, hitting
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Jun 21, 2024, 10:51 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Britain’s Billy Harris was beaten by Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 7-5 in their quarterfinal match at the Queen’s Club Championship on Friday. Musetti started fast and won the first set with relative ease as Harris took a while to warm into the match. Harris improved in
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Associated Press Jun 20, 2024, 06:47 PM ET Open Extended Reactions HALLE, Germany — Jan-Lennard Struff made tidy work of Stefanos Tsitsipas a day after a marathon three-set victory at the grass-court Halle Open. The 34-year-old German won 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against top-ranked Jannik Sinner. It’s the first
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Associated Press Jun 20, 2024, 12:30 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Coco Gauff will lead the U.S. tennis team at the Paris Olympics three years after missing the Tokyo Games because of COVID-19 infection. Gauff, ranked No. 2, will be joined by Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro in women’s singles, along with Taylor
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Associated Press Jun 19, 2024, 06:19 PM ET Open Extended Reactions HALLE, Germany — Zhang Zhizhen recorded his third career victory over a top-10 opponent when he upset third-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) at the grass-court Halle Open on Wednesday. Zhang, 27, who is ranked No. 42, trailed 3-5 in the third-set tiebreaker
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Jun 19, 2024, 12:30 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Andy Murray was forced to withdraw from his Queen’s Club Championship match against Jordan Thompson on Wednesday with a back injury. Murray, 37, looked uncomfortable walking to the court before the match started. He then required treatment on his lower back from his trainer just a
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Jun 19, 2024, 07:14 AM ET Open Extended Reactions A trio of former world number ones in Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka and Caroline Wozniacki have been handed wild cards into the main draw of next month’s Wimbledon championship, it was announced Wednesday. Kerber, down at 224th in the world rankings after 18 months on maternity
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ESPN News Services Jun 18, 2024, 04:55 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Novak Djokovic will compete at this year’s Olympic Games in Paris, the Olympic Committee of Serbia announced. The 24-time Grand Slam winner will be attending his fifth Olympics since his first in 2008 when he won a bronze medal. Djokovic, 37, had knee
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Jun 18, 2024, 01:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Andy Murray secured passage to the second round of Queen’s Club Championships on Tuesday. Getty Andy Murray marked his 1000th tour match with a first-round 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win against Australia’s Alexei Popyrin at the ATP Queen’s Club Championships on Tuesday, in what his likely to be
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Jun 17, 2024, 01:24 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Milos Raonic defeated Cameron Norrie in the first round of Queen’s on Monday. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Milos Raonic beat home favourite Cameron Norrie 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-6 (11-9) at the Queen’s Club in London on Monday to advance to the second round of the grass-court competition. Norrie
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Jun 17, 2024, 09:23 AM ET Open Extended Reactions World No. 3 Aryna Sabalenka will not play at the Paris Olympics in order to focus on her health and prepare for the hard-court tournaments, the twice Grand Slam champion said on Monday. The 26-year-old Belarusian won the Australian Open in January but was knocked out
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Jun 17, 2024, 05:41 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Andy Murray has said it would be a fitting end to his career if he bowed out at Wimbledon or the Paris Olympics. The 37-year-old Scot, a three-time Grand Slam champion and double Olympic gold medallist, said in February that he was unlikely to continue playing
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Tom Hamilton, Senior WriterJun 16, 2024, 06:57 AM ET Close • Joined ESPN in 2011• Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours• Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018 Open Extended Reactions Andy Murray and Dan Evans played together in the doubles at the French Open at
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Jun 16, 2024, 10:47 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Katie Boulter has reached the final of the Nottingham Open for the second successive year. Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA Katie Boulter overcame a one-set deficit to beat Emma Raducanu 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 in an all-British semifinal at the Nottingham Open on Sunday. The game resumed on
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