Earlier in the week, in the men’s singles, Ramkumar Ramanathan had lost in the second round (to Jared Donaldson) while Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev had exited in the first round of men’s doubles.
Rafael Nadal wore black ribbons during his match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas in tribute to the victims of twin vehicle ramming attacks in Spain that left 14 dead. A driver plowed his van through crowds on Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard.
Karolina Pliskova completed a match that was suspended overnight because of rain, beating qualifier Camila Giorgi in three sets. Whereas, Rafael Nadal was sloppy at the outset and on the defensive for much of a 6-2, 7-5 loss that lasted an hour and 20 minutes.
Annika Beck of Germany replaces Samantha Stosur for the tournament, which starts on August 28. Stosur hasn't competed since losing her fourth-round match at the French Open to eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko on June 4.
Canadian Denis Shapovalov took the tennis world by storm last week with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal that included a win over Rafa Nadal and the teenage sensation is now eager to replicate that success on a much bigger stage.
Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig reached the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters after edging past Juan Sebastian Cabal and Fabio Fognini in a tight contest.
The top seeds at the Western & Southern Open waited hours through rain before their matches were postponed late Thursday night, setting up a chaotic weekend finish. Rafael Nadal, the top seed in the men's bracket, never took the court.
Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.
Grigor Dimitrov rallied from a 4-1 second-set deficit for a 6-3, 7-5 win over Juan Martin del Potro and reached the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Dimitrov improved to 15-13 in his last 28 matches after opening the season 16-1.
Victoria Azarenka returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and reached the last 16 at the Mallorca Open in June and Wimbledon in July during her comeback.
Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.
Grigor Dimitrov, who beat Lopez in the second round here last year, nearly broke the unseeded Spaniard three times prior to making a strong start in the tiebreak and went on to finish the match with 27 winners.
Ramkumar Ramanathan could not extend his run at the Cincinnati Masters, falling yet again to American Jared Donaldson. In a second round singles match, the lucky loser Indian suffered a 4-6 6-2 4-6 loss to the local wild card, ranked 60 in the world.
Rafael Nadal extended his spotless record against Richard Gasquet, while unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe upset Alexander Zverev to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday.
Karolina Pliskova celebrated her return to the tournament that helped launch her rise to world number one with a 6-2 6-3 win over Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday.
Sixteenth-seeded Madison Keys easily reached the women's round of 16 in Cincinnati for the first time on her fourth try, needing just 50 minutes to zoom past Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1. In the other match, Gregor Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4.
The agent for the 2014 runner-up and 2016 semifinalist at Flushing Meadows says Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the season because of a torn tendon in his right wrist. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 28.
Serena Williams is expected to give birth at the end of the year and add to her already impressive tally of 23 Grand Slam titles. But with a year away from the sport, she knows it will be a difficult ask if she doesn't win outright.
Ranked 10th in the world, Raonic admitted his wrist was ailing after dropping a 6-4 6-4 decision to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino last week in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Raonic, 26, has posted a 28-11 mark in 2017.
The Indo-German pair fought hard before losing 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 to their Spanish rivals in a closely-fought contest, which lasted an hour and 21 minutes.
Second seed Simona Halep overcame an early deficit to beat American qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-4 6-1 and also reach the third round, while Venus Williams beat Alison Riske 6-2 6-0 to advance to the second.
Andy Murray, Wimbledon winner in 2013 and 2016, crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals this year as a hip injury got the better of him. He has not played since and is racing to be fit in time for the U.S. Open.
The 30th-ranked del Potro shook off a first-set loss, jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the second set before settling for a win in the tiebreak, which he led 5-0 and clinched with an ace.
Maria Sharapova is among the eight women to have been made part of the 28-player field for the Grand Slam by the US Tennis Association. It will be her first appearance in Major since the Australian Open in 2016.
With many absentees in Cincinnati, veterans Sam Querrey, Ivo Karlovic, Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco were involved in first day's action at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati. Querrey beat compatriot Stefan Kozlov in the opening round.
Madison Keys, who has never advanced beyond the second round in Cincinnati, will next face unseeded Russian Daria Kasatkina. The American had last week beaten CoCo Vandeweghe in the final of Stanford Classic.
Ramkumar Ramanathan had lost in the second round of the qualifiers at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati after losing to Maximilian Marterer of Germany. However, lady luck shone brightly on him with Gael Monfils pulling out with illness sending the Indian into the main draw.
In Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan, the Indians have two singles players high in form and confidence.
Rafael Nadal returns to World No 1 for the first time since June 23, 2014 and despite numerous injuries to his knee, has never dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings. This week, Nadal opens in Ohio with a bye.
Kei Nishikori, who had been seeded fifth and given a first-round bye, had flown to the host city before making the call to withdraw. "Unfortunately I will not be able to play in Cincy," Nishikori wrote in English on his official app.
India's Davis Cup team: Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni, Rohan Bopanna. The Reserves: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, N Sriram Balaji.
Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig of Croatia suffered a heartbreaking loss in the men's doubles final at the Rogers Cup as they went down 4-6, 6-3, 6-10 to fifth-seeded pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
Elina Svitolina fought through fatigue and toppled yet another top-10 opponent for her fifth WTA Tour title of the season as she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday for his 10th consecutive victory and fifth tournament title this year, same as the Swiss although two of Federer's triumphs were at majors.
Maria Sharapova, who suffered the injury during her first-round match at the Stanford Classic, said her decision to withdraw from the Cincinnati event, which granted her a wildcard, was a precaution ahead of the year's final grand slam - US Open.
AITA has decided on sending six players, including two reserves, for India’s away tie against Canada in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff in September. These are Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Saketh Myneni, N Sriram Balaji and Rohan Bopanna.