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A first Grand Slam and the No. 1 will be on the line Sunday in New York!

46 min 34 sec

With the Grand Slam season wrapped up, we give our best predictions for the major titles of 2023. Spoiler: Alcaraz and Swiatek aren't going anywhere.

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After an epic match, Serena Williams lost in the third round of the US Open Friday night. We take a look at the hoopla of a whirlwind three weeks since she announced she'd be retiring.

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Carlos Alcaraz's first Grand Slam title is an ominous sign for his competitors. The 19-year-old is the youngest men's world No. 1 in history. And he is not going anywhere.

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Her rise over the past two years has seemed unstoppable. Now, with Iga Swiatek's third Grand Slam title win Saturday at the US Open, she has proved she is the best in the sport right now.

1 hour 26 min

British number one Cameron Norrie cruises to a 6-2 6-2 victory over Japan's Kaichi Uchida to reach the quarter-finals of the Korea Open.

10 hours 52 min

Katie Boulter is beaten 6-4 6-7 (7-2) 6-3 by Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Tallinn Open.

19 hours 34 min

Canada's Denis Shapovalov, No. 4 seed, defeated Spain's Jaume Munar in straight sets by 7-5, 6-4, in one hour and 49 minutes to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday.

20 hours 46 min

Novak Djokovic said he wants his biggest rivals to be by his side when he brings the curtain down on his career, much like Roger Federer's emotional goodbye to the game last week.

23 hours 57 min

Federer was surrounded by his greatest rivals from a storied career, as he bade tennis a tearful goodbye

2 days 12 hours

Dominic Thiem didn’t have things all his own way Monday, but he stepped up when needed to reach the second round at the Tel Aviv Watergen Open.

The Austrian wild card improved on serve and found his range as the match went on to overcome Laslo Djere 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4 in two hours and 40 minutes at the ATP 250 event in Israel.

“I didn’t get off to a great start. I got the break in the second set and then I was a bit lucky I could turn the match around,” Thiem said in his on-court interview. “The third set was a real grind… I am very grateful to everyone who came tonight. It is really nice to play in Israel.”


The former World No. 3 Thiem, who reached the final at an ATP Challenger Tour event in Rennes earlier this month, will next play second seed Marin Cilic as he aims to advance to his fourth tour-level quarter-final of the season.

In a hard-fought battle, Thiem fired 25 winners and was strong on serve in the third set, not facing a break...

2 days 13 hours

Two players claimed their first ATP Challenger Tour title Sunday. American Nicolas Moreno De Alboran was crowned champion in Braga, Portugal while Bosnia’s Nerman Fatic triumphed at the Sibiu Challenger.

Moreno de Alboran won seven matches in eight days as he advanced through qualifying en route to the title at the Braga Open, defeating Brazil’s Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida 6-2, 6-4 in the final.

The 25-year-old’s maiden Challenger title comes five months after he relinquished serving for a straight-sets victory in the Salinas Challenger final, eventually falling to Ecuadorian Emilio Gomez.

“I’m very happy, it’s been a very emotional week,” Moreno de Alboran said. “It’s been a tough year for me with a lot of injuries so coming here, qualifying, and then winning the tournament means a lot. I’ve put in a lot of work to be here.”


Moreno de Alboran, who was born in New York City and played college tennis at UC Santa Barbara, now resides...

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It’s been a dream year for Italian Matteo Arnaldi.

In May, the 21-year-old practised with his longtime idol Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome. It must've prepared them both well. Djokovic went on to capture a record-extending 38th ATP Masters 1000 crown in Rome while Arnaldi collected his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title the following week in Francavilla al Mare.

“It was incredible,” Arnaldi said. “I played the week before in Rome, my first Masters 1000 event (l. Cilic). My coach and I didn’t know whether to go to Francavilla or not, I was also in qualies at the Geneva ATP event. We decided to go to the Challenger and I played very well the whole week, I didn’t drop a set until the final.”


The Sanremo native took down countryman Francesco Maestrelli 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-4 to triumph on home soil, claiming the title at the C.T. Francavilla Sporting Club. That was just the start of Arnaldi’s breakthrough on the ATP Challenger Tour...

2 days 16 hours

When the time came for his ATP Tour main draw debut, things couldn’t have gone much better for Aleksandar Kovacevic.

The 24-year-old American stunned seventh seed Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4, 6-4 at the Eugene Korea Open Tennis Championships on Monday. Kovacevic had fallen in the final round of qualifying at the ATP 250 hard-court event in Seoul, but he took advantage of a lucky loser spot in style as he broke the World No. 32 three times en route to an impressive 93-minute first-round victory.

“[It is] a little bit surreal,” said Kovacevic, who will meet Christopher O’Connell or Chun-Hsin Tseng in the second round. “I watch these matches on TV every day. I consider a lot of these guys my peers and I feel like I’m playing at a pretty good level, but just being out there in an ATP event in the main draw… I thought that I needed a little more...

2 days 19 hours

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect the withdrawal of Jack Draper from Sofia.

A host of top names head to Seoul, Sofia and Tel Aviv this week on the ATP Tour as a trio of ATP 250 hard-court events host the action from 26 September to 2 October.

World No. 2 Casper Ruud competes at the Eugene Korea Open Tennis Championships in Seoul, where he is looking to back up his run to the US Open final with a strong showing on the outdoor courts in the South Korean capital.

Jannik Sinner and Novak Djokovic head indoors as the top seeds at the Sofia Open and Tel Aviv Watergen Open, respectively. Grigor Dimitrov will also seek to impress his home fans in Sofia, while Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem join Djokovic in the Tel Aviv draw. looks at five things to watch at each event.


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2 days 21 hours

With just seven weeks to go until the Nitto ATP Finals, the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin is heating up.

Following their standout seasons, Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal have already booked their spots at the end-of-year finale, leaving six remaining places. looks at those in contention to join the Spaniards as we enter the last week of September.

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No. 7 Felix Auger-Aliassime
The Canadian is currently seventh in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin and will be aiming to build on his strong recent form over the next month as he looks to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time. Auger-Aliassime defeated World No. 1 Alcaraz at the Davis Cup Finals earlier in September, before he downed...

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Brandon Nakashima dropped just one set last week at the San Diego Open, where he claimed his first ATP Tour title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against fellow American Marcos Giron in Sunday's final. The trophy, which came following his third tour-level final, was made even sweeter by the setting in Nakashima's home city.

After notching five wins on the week, the 21-year-old returned to the Top 50 and reached a new career-high of No. 48 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on Monday. caught up with the American as he reflected on the milestone win.

What does it mean to you to win your first ATP Tour title?
It’s a super special feeling for me. Playing in two finals last year and losing at both of them, I never thought this moment was going to happen again, to be in a final... let alone in my hometown of San Diego. To be able to win my first title is super special. This whole week I played at a high level. I’m super proud of myself for...

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This week on the ATP Tennis Podcast...

JOHN MCENROE ON LEADING TEAM WORLD TO VICTORY AT THE LAVER CUP – “Rod Laver was my idol and Roger Federer put this together, so it doesn’t get any better than that. So being able to finally win, because I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to win this thing so, we stepped up big.”

FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME ON TEAM WORLD’S TRIUMPHANT LAVER CUP – “It’s been a fantastic weekend and even last week in Davis Cup, another team event, I came in clutch for the team and played some great matches. So hopefully I can bring that kind of level and tennis going forward to the end of the season and next year as well, but for now we’ll just enjoy the moment, enjoy the win with the team.”

SEVERIN LUTHI ON ROGER FEDERER – “I think what I appreciate...

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Second seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow made the most of their home advantage this week at the San Diego Open to claim their first ATP Tour title as a team.

The Americans — Lammons from Texas and Withrow from Nebraska — earned a 7-6(5), 6-2 victory against Australians Jason Kubler and Luke Saville in Sunday's final at the ATP 250. The pair made a slow start in its first title match as a team, dropping serve in the opening game. But the champions did not face another break point as they improved throughout the contest.

"Nate and I have teamed up a little bit last year and rolled into this year," Withrow said post-match.

"[We're] looking for this to kind of be a steady partnership that we can continue to grow and continue to get better. We feel like, after we've had some hard talks over the summer, we're on the right path and ready to continue the rest of the year and hopefully end on a high note."


Putting the pressure on late...

4 days 9 hours

Novak Djokovic wins his first match since Wimbledon to give Team Europe a lead at the Laver Cup, with the retired Roger Federer cheering on his team-mates.

4 days 21 hours

Emma Raducanu retires with a glute injury in semi-finals of Korea Open, conceding to top seed Jelena Ostapenko.

5 days 1 hour

Swiss legend Roger Federer plans to say 'thank you' to his legions of fans across the world after retiring from professional tennis.

5 days 6 hours

Roger Federer brings the curtain down on his illustrious career by teaming up with fellow great Rafael Nadal on an emotional night in London.

5 days 8 hours

Britain's Dan Evans eases into the semi-finals of the San Diego Open after a comfortable win over France's Constant Lestienne.

5 days 10 hours

A protester set his arm on fire after running on court and briefly stopping play during the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London.

5 days 14 hours

A 14-year-old Russian tennis player is banned for nine months following an anti-doping breach.

5 days 15 hours

Great Britain's Emma Raducanu is through to the semi-finals of the Korea Open after beating third seed Magda Linette.

6 days 16 min

As Roger Federer prepares to retire from top-level tennis, BBC Sport looks at the best moments of his astonishing career and asks readers to vote for their favourite.

6 days 10 hours

Chilean tennis coach and former player Sebastian Rivera is banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of a record 64 match-fixing offences.

3 days 11 hours

Liudmila Samsonova of Russia extended a remarkable summer run by clinching her third title in two months after beating rising Chinese player Zheng Qinwen 7-5, 7-5 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.

3 days 12 hours

Frances Tiafoe sealed Team World's first victory over Team Europe in the Laver Cup as he saved four match points en route to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas.

3 days 12 hours

Lorenzo Sonego clinched his first title of the season by beating Alexander Bublik 7-6(3), 6-2 in the Moselle Open final on Sunday.

3 days 15 hours

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has said he is not thinking about retiring from tennis and insisted he is still competitive against top players.

4 days 8 hours

A day after heading into retirement, Roger Federer was back on the Laver Cup sideline Saturday, offering coaching tips during a win by his Team Europe singles fill-in, Matteo Berrettini, and chatting with Novak Djokovic during his first match in months.

4 days 11 hours

Tamara Korpatsch won the Budapest Open to claim the first WTA 125 title of her career, beating Viktoriya Tomova 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-0 in a final which lasted nearly three hours.

4 days 11 hours

Stan Wawrinka and Hubert Hurkacz missed out on a place in the Moselle Open final on Saturday as Lorenzo Sonego and Alexander Bublik advanced to the showpiece in Metz, France.

4 days 13 hours

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Laver Cup on Saturday for personal reasons, his press spokesperson confirmed to ESPN.

4 days 18 hours

Emma Raducanu was forced to retire due to injury during the Korea Open semifinals on Saturday, sending former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko to a championship clash against Ekaterina Alexandrova.

4 days 19 hours

After knocking out top seed Daniil Medvedev in the previous round at the Moselle Open, Stan Wawrinka's stunning run of form continued with an epic 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) victory over Mikael Ymer to reach the last four.

3 days 14 hours

Felix Auger-Aliassime’s six-point haul put Team World ahead in the team competition for the first time.

3 days 15 hours

Laver Cup order of play, tournament rules and everything you need to know as Federer returns to the court for the final time

3 days 16 hours

Everything you need to know as the competition draws to a close

3 days 16 hours

Everything you need to know as the competition draws to a close

3 days 17 hours

Team Europe hold a slender 8-7 lead after the opening match of the competition’s final day at the O2.

3 days 17 hours

Team Europe hold a slender 8-7 lead after the opening match of the competition’s final day at the O2.

3 days 20 hours

The Briton will look to finish 2022 by qualifying outright for the end-of-season finals in Turin.

3 days 23 hours

The 21-time grand-slam champion paid tribute to his old rival

3 days 23 hours

Team Europe hold an 8-4 advantage over their counterparts from the rest of the world in the race to 13 at the Laver Cup

4 days 21 hours

The Briton was losing to Jelena Ostapenko in the deciding set

3 days 6 hours

Liudmila Samsonova is a perfect 4-0 in WTA finals.

3 days 6 hours

After four straight losses, Team World finally gets a Laver Cup title.

5 days 4 hours

Roger Federer finished his career Friday night in London alongside good friend Rafael Nadal.

5 days 12 hours

The Roger Federer end.

6 days 1 hour

Federer Farewell is here.

6 days 10 hours

Even Pete Sampras got into the Roger Federer farewell.

6 days 10 hours

Some Roger Federer playing ping pong.

6 days 10 hours

The Big 4 were all on court playing for a final time (at least while they are all pros).

6 days 15 hours

Roger Federer met the media in London on Wednesday.

6 days 15 hours

Fittingly, Roger Federer will share his finale with Rafael Nadal.