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In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 photo, Roger Federer talks to the Associated Press reporter during an exclusive interview in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Roger Federer says a star’s legacy isn’t at risk with late decline

- Associated Press

Roger Federer recognizes that continuing to play tennis at a high level long past the age when many greats of the past were done means he repeatedly faces questions — from fans, from the media, from those around him — about how long he will continue on tour.

Spain's Rafael Nadal, foreground, takes a selfie with fellow players and team staff posing with the trophy after Spain defeated Canada 2-0 to win the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Nadal, grieving Bautista Agut lead Spain to Davis Cup title

- Associated Press

The top-ranked Spanish star even admitted he risked getting injured by playing eight matches - five singles, three doubles - in six days at the Davis Cup Finals, the new World Cup of tennis. Nadal won all of them, leading Spain to its sixth Davis Cup title after a 2-0 win over first-time finalist Canada on Sunday.

Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, falls to the court after winning the fifth set tie break for victory against Gael Monfils, of France, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

Berrettini edges Monfils at U.S. Open for first Grand Slam semifinal

- Associated Press

Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Rome, gave Italy a spot in the final four at the U.S. Open for the first time since 1977 in dramatic fashion, double-faulting away his initial match point and then needing four more to finally put away 13th-seeded Gael Monfils of France 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) after nearly four hours in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Qiang Wang, of China, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Serena Williams needs 44 minutes to overpower U.S. Open quarterfinal foe

- Associated Press

Looking as dominant as can be, Williams moved just fine and powered her way into the U.S. Open semifinals by overwhelming 18th-seeded Wang Qiang of China 6-1, 6-0 in a mere 44 minutes Tuesday night to move closer to a 24th Grand Slam singles trophy.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, walks off the court as he retires during his match against Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez) ** FILE **

Defending champ Djokovic out of US Open with bad shoulder

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic’s left shoulder was aching, his chances were fading in the fourth round against Stan Wawrinka and, soon enough, the U.S. Open’s defending champion and No. 1 seed was out of the tournament, leaving to a chorus of boos.

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Chilean tennis player Nicolas Jarry suspended for doping

- Associated Press

Nicolas Jarry of Chile was suspended Tuesday for a doping violation during the Davis Cup Finals in November. He contends the positive test is the result of tainted multivitamins.

A spectator wears a mask as smoke haze shrouds Melbourne during an Australian Open practice session at Melbourne Park in Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in "very poor" conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced to forfeit her match. (Michael DodgeAAP Image via AP)

Bad air doesn't stop qualifying for Australian Open

- Associated Press

The air was considered hazardous for outdoor workers, and described as among the worst in the world. For professional tennis players, though, it was deemed to be OK for business.

Kyle Edmund wins amid rain delays at Auckland

Associated Press

Kyle Edmund outlasted wildcard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in a first-round match at the ASB Classic which stretched over almost 7-1/2 hours because of rain delays.

Australian Open qualifying begins despite poor air quality

Associated Press

Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in “very poor” conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced to forfeit her match.

Court clears environment protesters over stunt at Swiss bank

- Associated Press

In a verdict that could resonate with environmentalists , a Swiss court ruled Monday in favor of a dozen young activists who stormed into the office of a Credit Suisse bank in a peaceful protest against its investments in fossil fuels that has ensnared the bank's brand ambassador, Roger Federer.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki plays a shot during her semifinal singles match against Jessica Pegula of the U.S., at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

Wozniacki withdraws from Kooyong ahead of Australian. Open

Associated Press

Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will have no further preparation before her final career appearance at the Australian Open after withdrawing Monday from the traditional warm-up tournament at Kooyong.