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Roger Federer assured himself the No. 1 ranking for the 300th week of his career by beating Davis Cup teammate Stanislas Wawrinka 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0 Thursday in the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
Refusing to allow his opponent even a glimmer of hope under the lights, Andy Murray wrapped up a straight-set win on a drama-free evening inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Five-time champion Serena Williams has lost at the Australian Open for the first time since 2008, struggling with her serve and hitting too many unforced errors during a 6-2, 6-3 setback against No. 56-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.
Down four match points and hobbling on her injured left ankle, defending champion Kim Clijsters rallied for a dramatic 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 win over Li Na at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Defending champion Kim Clijsters cruised into the third round of the Australian Open and then showed just how much support she has at Rod Laver Arena by getting the crowd to sing 'Happy Birthday' to her younger sister.
Rafael Nadal barely needed to break a sweat in another dominant performance on clay. David Ferrer then needed one of the best matches of his career to put Spain on the brink of another Davis Cup title.
Argentina decided to hold back David Nalbandian, choosing Juan Monaco against Rafael Nadal in the opening singles of the Davis Cup final.
Rafael Nadal will lead Spain in the Davis Cup final against Argentina, which will count on Juan Martin del Potro and David Nalbandian to lead the South Americans to a first title in their fourth attempt.
Rafael Nadal will lead an unchanged Spain squad against Argentina in next month's Davis Cup final.
As Donald Young walked out of Arthur Ashe Stadium _ a member of a Grand Slam tournament's final 16 for the first time _ U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier held up two thumbs and called out to the 22-year-old American.
Andy Roddick's matches have long been a prime attraction at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, but the three-time champion won't make his usual appearance at Rock Creek Park next week.
Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan earned the United States its first point of a Davis Cup quarterfinal against Spain, keeping the Americans alive with a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers and Fernando Verdasco in doubles Saturday.
Andy Roddick couldn't stem Spain's march to a 2-0 lead over the United States in their Davis Cup quarterfinal, losing 7-6 (11), 7-5, 6-3 to David Ferrer after Feliciano Lopez dispatched Mardy Fish.
For the very first time in his record-breaking career, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer couldn't hang on to a two-set lead at a Grand Slam tournament.
Six-time champion Roger Federer was upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year Wednesday, squandering a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament and losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Afterward, he said he was fine.
"I believe I can win against him. I had chances last year," Murray said after beating Feliciano Lopez in straight sets in their quarterfinal match. "I just have to have a better game plan. Sometimes it comes down to strategy. Sometimes it comes down to having more experience."