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January 2, 2019 3:04 PM Raonic downs Kecmanovic in straight sets to advance at Brisbane International

Raonic recorded a mini break on Kecmanovic’s first serve in the second-set tiebreak, then did that again twice more to go up 6-2 and 7-2 to win the match. The Thornhill, Ont., product and former world No. 3 is starting the 2019 tennis season ranked No. 18 in the world after battling injuries over the last two years. Raonic, Canada’s top-ranked player 134

January 1, 2019 4:29 PM Advantage Federer against Williams in Hopman Cup mixed doubles

PERTH, AUSTRALIA—Roger Federer won bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams in their first head-to-head match Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. “I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much, and I see why it is such a wonderful 165

November 15, 2018 5:53 PM Thiem beats Nishikori to keep semifinal hopes alive

LONDON — Dominic Thiem kept alive his chances of reaching the last four at the ATP Finals — and helped out Roger Federer — with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori on Thursday. Thiem, who lost both his previous matches at the season-ending tournament, had to win in straight sets to have any hope of advancing at the O2 Arena. Six-time champion Federer 138

November 13, 2018 5:08 PM Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

Anderson and Nishikori split their last two meetings and the Japanese player held a 5-3 career head-to-head, so a close match appeared to be on the cards. However, just as he did in his tournament-opening victory over Thiem on Sunday, Anderson started fast as an aggressive forehand into the corner earned him a 2-0 lead. As an increasingly frustrated 123

November 4, 2018 9:03 PM Karen Khachanov upsets Novak Djokovic to capture Paris Masters title

After both players held to love, Khachanov showed no nerves — even though he was in his first Masters final — and served out the match. He secured victory on his first match point when Djokovic chopped a backhand return wide. The imposing Khachanov thrust both his arms in the air and, moments later, knelt down to kiss the court. “It’s a breakthrough 137

November 1, 2018 11:42 PM Roger Federer reaches Paris Masters quarter-finals

“He has a big serve and big game from back of the court. It’s just a very powerful style of tennis,” Djokovic said. “Tough to receive his missiles. You know, first serves are really, really fast, and he uses a lot of rotation and variation with his serve.” The fifth-seeded Cilic beat ninth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4, needing six set points to win the first 126

October 31, 2018 5:19 PM Milos Raonic pulls out of Paris Masters match against Roger Federer with elbow injury

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was coming off a tough 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) first-round win over France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday. This tennis season has been hard on Raonic, who is ranked 21st in the world. He withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters with a right-knee injury in April and missed most of the clay-court season, including the French 119

October 19, 2018 11:56 AM Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

LONDON—That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a final-set tiebreaker to determine 123

August 23, 2018 8:53 PM Williams sisters on early collision course after U.S. Open draw

NEW YORK—Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That section of the women’s bracket, and a possible Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal 118

August 14, 2018 12:32 AM Raonic back as top-ranked Canadian after Shapovalov slides six spots

Milos Raonic moved back into top spot in the Canadian men’s tennis rankings Monday after Denis Shapovalov fell six positions in the latest ATP World Tour list. Raonic, from Thornhill, held steady at No. 29 but became the national No. 1 for the first time since May as Shapovalov fell to No. 32. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, reached the third round at the Rogers 120