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Kyrgios, Zverev withdraw from Berlin tournament amid virus spat

Jul 09, 2020 - 4:02 PM

The anticipated fiery showdown between Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev won’t happen after all

OLD TIMES. Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios (right) hugs German ace Alexander Zverev after winning the Mexico ATP Open men's singles final in Acapulco. Photo by Pedro Pardo /AFP

'Doughnut, Rat': Becker, Kyrgios trade insults over Zverev party video

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Boris Becker and Nick Kyrgios engage in a Twitter war after the Australian blasted Alexander Zverev's viral party video

WOKE. Nick Kyrgios makes a stand in calling out Alexander Zverev's 'selfish' behavior after his participation in the coronavirus-stricken Adria Tour. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Kyrgios lashes 'selfish' Zverev after viral party video

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:32 PM

Alexander Zverev vowed to self-isolate after playing in the coronavirus-hit Adria Tour only to be spotted at a busy bar partying

HOT WATER. Alexander Zverev draws flak for violating his supposed self-isolation. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Zverev to join Djokovic's Balkan tournament lineup

May 26, 2020 - 5:57 PM

Alexander Zverev joins the charity Balkan tournament organized by Novak Djokovic

CHARITY. Germany's Alexander Zverev joins Novak Djokovic's star-studded tournament that will raise funds for charity. Photo by Tony Ashby/AFP

Tsitsipas whips Zverev as top names crash at ATP Cup

Jan 05, 2020 - 10:48 PM

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who won the 2019 season-ending ATP Finals, shows he is in a different league against Alexander Zverev

RED-HOT. Stefano Tsitsipas carries the momentum he gained from last season to the ATP Cup. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Federer, Zverev play in front of over 42,000 in Mexico City

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Roger Federer proves to be a massive crowd-puller despite missing the Davis Cup in Spain

RAKE IT IN. Roger Federer is set to earn $10 million in his five-stop Latin American tour. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Nadal loses ATP Finals opener to Zverev as Tsitsipas triumphs

Nov 12, 2019 - 1:53 PM

'The only excuse is I was not good enough tonight,' says Nadal who gets booted out of the ATP Finals opener

NO EXCUSES. Rafael Nadal admits that he did not play his best against his conqueror Alexander Zverev. Photo from ATP Tour Twitter

Zverev clinches Europe thrilling Laver Cup victory

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Team Europe remains unbeaten against Team World since the inaugural staging in 2017

CHAMPS AGAIN. Team Europe denies Team World its maiden win in the tournament. Photo from Twitter/@ATP_Tour

Federer teams up with Zverev to secure Europe Laver Cup lead

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Propped up by Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev, Team Europe takes a 3-1 lead over Team World

HOT START. Roger Federer and Team Europe remain favored to defend their Laver Cup crown. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Nadal swats Cilic aside in U.S. Open last 16

Sep 03, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rafael Nadal reigns in a clash of former US Open champions to advance to the quarterfinals

CRUISING. Rafael Nadal books his 40th Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Osaka, Zverev, Tsitsipas crash on Wimbledon 'Black Monday'

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:03 PM

'Can we stop now? I think I am going to cry,' says Naomi Osaka after her 1st round exit

EARLY EXIT. Naomi Osaka joins Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in getting booted out of the 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Djokovic embracing history and Thiem's 'Ringo Starr' threat

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:31 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces an 'unheralded' Dominic Thiem in the French Open semifinals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Germany's Alexander Zverev during their men's singles quarter-final match on day twelve of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Zverev implodes as Osaka sets up Svitolina quarterfinal

Jan 21, 2019 - 3:08 PM

The German throws a major tantrum while the Japanese keeps her composure to advance to the last 8 of the 2019 Australian Open

DIFFERENT ROUTES. Alexander Zverez crashes out while Naomi Osaka advances in the 2019 Australian Open. Photos by Javier Soriano/AFP (Zverev) and Greg Wood/AFP (Osaka)

Federer wins record 3rd Hopman in dramatic fashion

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Switzerland rules the Hopman Cup for the second straight year as Roger Federer becomes the most successful player in tournament history

DOMINANT. Roger Federer sweeps Alexander Zverev in the the men's singles before teaming with Belinda Bencic in their winning mixed doubles pairing. Photo from Hopman Cup Twitter

Zverev blasts 5th set tiebreaks at Australian Open

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:09 PM

German tennis star Alexander Zverev claims players weren’t consulted on the new tournament rule

NOT A FAN. The Australian Open gets going in less than 3 weeks and Alexander Zverev isn’t exactly a fan of the rule change. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

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Zverev ATP Finals win hints at changing of the guard

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The 21-year-old defeats Novak Djokovic for the biggest title of his career

COMING OF AGE. Alexander Zverez leads the new generation of up-and-coming tennis players. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Alexander Zverev seals Laver Cup win for Europe

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Team Europe successfully defends the title it won last year in Prague

CHAMPS. Team Europe, composed of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djovokic and Alexander Zverev, pose with tennis legend Rod Laver after winning the 2018 Laver Cup. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic as Keys, Stephens set up all American semis

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:11 AM

World number 72 Marco Cecchinato becomes the first Italian man to reach the Grand Slam semis since 1978

UNBELIEVABLE. World number 72 Marco Cecchinato celebrates after upsetting 12-time major Novak Djokovic to become the lowest-ranked man to reach the French Open men's semis since 1999. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Thiem routs weary Zverev to reach 3rd straight French Open semi-final

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Austrian 7th seed cruises through a 3-set victory over Zverev who ran out of gas

3RD STRAIGHT. Dominic Thiem will face either 2016 champion and 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic or Italy's world number 72 Marco Cecchinato in his 3rd straight French Open semis. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

French Open 2018: Zverev survives another scare, Djokovic in last 16

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM

German star Alexander Zverev saves match point in epic win as Novak Djokovic reaches last 16 for the 43rd time

French Open 2018: Djokovic reaches 3rd round, Zverev survives

May 31, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Women's world number one Simona Halep also fights back after a disastrous start in her first-round match

COMEBACK. Serbia's Novak Djokovic hopes to rediscover his champion form after returning from an elbow injury. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Defending champ Ostapenko crashes in French Open 2018 first round

May 28, 2018 - 9:13 AM

It's only the second time in the Open era that the defending champion loses in the first round of Roland Garros

MAJOR UPSET. Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko drops her back-to-back bid as the defending champion bows to Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova in straight sets. Photo byChristophe Archambault/AFP

5 things to watch: Not just Nadal in the French Open 2018 men's singles

May 26, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Novak Djokovic vies to be the first player in the Open era to win each of the 4 Grand Slams twice, while Alexander Zverev hopes to become the youngest men's major winner since 2009

TOP CHOICE. Spain's Rafael Nadal targets a 17th major minus rival Roger Federer. Photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Zverev main threat to Nadal, bids to end Germany's 81-year French Open drought

May 22, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The 21-year-old German challenges the King of Clay as he aims to make it to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament

SECOND SEED. Germany's Alexander Zverev nabs second seed in the French Open after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem during their ATP Madrid Open final tennis match. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Nadal dismisses Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

May 20, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The world number two Spaniard trims the deficit in his head-to-head series with Djokovic to 26-25

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER. Rafael Nadal’s impressive win over Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters bodes well for his French Open bid. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Madrid champ Zverev next to Federer, Nadal, says Thiem

May 14, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Tagged as a future star, the 21-year-old German powers past Dominic Thiem to rule the Madrid Masters

RISING STAR. A Grand Slam breakthrough may be close as Germany's Alexander Zverev bags his 3rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Chung sends Zverev crashing out of Open

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Zverev fails to get past the 4th round once again

HISTORY. Chung Hyeon is the first South Korean man to reach the round of 16. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Zverev determined to end Grand Slam jinx

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Alexander Zverev hopes to get past the 4th round starting in Australian Open 2018

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION. Zverev aims to get past the 4th round, which has been his Achilles' heel in 2017. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Nadal and Federer on collision course in Shanghai

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:28 AM

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal look destined to clash once again at the Shanghai Masters

COLLISION COURSE. Rafael Nadal will meet Grigor Dimitrov, while Roger Federer plays Richard Gasquet in the last 8. The two could meet in Sunday's final if they continue their winning ways in China. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

Federer thrashes Zverev to win 9th Halle title

Jun 26, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Roger Federer overcomes the 15 year age gap as he grabs another title before Wimbledon in July

Generation game as Federer faces Zverev for Halle title

Jun 25, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Roger Federer is 15 years older than his opponent Alexander Zverev whom he ll face for the Halle championship

EXPERIENCED. Roger Federer, 35, who is playing his 13th consecutive semifinal, will use his experience against younger rival Alexander Zverev. Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP

Alexander Zverev joins tennis top 10 after Rome win

May 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Alexander Zverev s Rome Masters victory helped him take the 10th spot in the ATP rankings

MOVING UP. The 20-year old Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) moves up 7 places to 10. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

May 22, 2017 - 12:40 AM

The 20 year old Alexander Zverev becomes the first player born in the 1990s to win a Masters title

Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) poses with the trophy after winning the ATP Tennis Open final against Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia on May 21, 2017, at the Foro Italico in Rome.  Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first Masters title on Sunday, confirming his status as a French Open dangerman. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Djokovic crushes Thiem to secure Zverev Rome final

May 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Everything that I intended to do I have done it and even more Novak Djokovic says of his match against Dominic Thiem

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal winning streak in Rome

May 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dominic Thiem will now meet the winner of the quarter final clash between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro

WINNER. After defeating the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem now has a 17-3 record on clay this year. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

5 men to watch at the 2017 Australian Open

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Here are 5 players who might challenge the world s top two Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

ON TO THE AUSSIE OPEN. Milos Raonic, seen here at Brisbane International on January 7, 2017, is one of 5 men that could challenge the world's top two tennis players. Saeed KHAN / AFP