Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press

Howard Fendrich

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Howard:

Djokovic enters French Open with chance to top absent Nadal with record 23rd Slam title

PARIS (AP) — For quite some time, Novak Djokovic has made his long-term goal clear: He wanted to focus on accumulating Grand Slam titles in order to s... → Read More

Yannick Noah back at French Open 40 years after 1983 title with mic, not racket, in hand

PARIS (AP) — Yannick Noah was back on the French Open stage Saturday for a celebration of his 1983 title there, once again earning roars from thousand... → Read More

Post-Serena, women’s tennis heads to French Open led by Big 3 of Swiatek, Sabalenka, Rybakina

PARIS (AP) — All of those questions about who would step to the fore once Serena Williams walked away from the tennis tour — joining more recent No. 1... → Read More

FRENCH OPEN 2023: Alcaraz seeded 1st; Djokovic 3rd; no Nadal

PARIS (AP) — With 14-time champion Rafael Nadal out of the tournament, here are top men to watch at the French Open, which begins at Roland Garros on ... → Read More

FRENCH OPEN 2023: Defending champion Swiatek seeded 1st; Sabalenka 2nd; Gauff 6th

PARIS (AP) — Here are the top women to watch at the French Open, which begins at Roland Garros on Sunday: → Read More

FRENCH OPEN 2023: Alcaraz, Djokovic on same half of draw; Swiatek-Gauff could be in quarterfinals

PARIS (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz and the man he just replaced atop the rankings, 22-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, were placed in the same half o... → Read More

FRENCH OPEN 2023: Try the AP’s quiz about the clay-court Grand Slam tournament

How well do you know the French Open, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday at Roland Garros in Paris? Give this AP quiz a try: → Read More

Alcaraz jumps Djokovic, returns to No. 1 in ATP rankings; Medvedev No. 2; Swiatek leads WTA

Carlos Alcaraz replaced Novak Djokovic at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday, earning the top seeding at the French Open, and Daniil Medvedev’s Itali... → Read More

Simona Halep faces 2nd doping charge over biological passport; had failed drug test at US Open

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has been accused of a second doping offense by the International Tennis Integrity Agency for irregularities ... → Read More

Rafael Nadal’s career timeline is filled with wins, losses, rivalries and injuries

Since winning the French Open the first time he entered in 2005, Rafael Nadal had never missed his favorite tournament until now. The owner of 14 titl... → Read More

Rafael Nadal to miss French Open with hip injury, expects 2024 to be final year of career

Rafael Nadal owns a record 14 championships at the French Open and will miss it for the first time since making his debut in 2005. → Read More

Rafael Nadal to miss French Open with hip injury, expects to retire after 2024 season

Rafael Nadal will miss the French Open, a tournament he has won 14 times, because of a lingering hip injury that has sidelined him since January. → Read More

Rafael Nadal to miss French Open with hip injury, expects 2024 to be last year of tennis career

The owner of a record 14 championships at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament will miss it for the first time since making his debut there in 2005. → Read More

Electronic line calls at all ATP men’s tennis events by 2025

There won’t be any more arguing with line judges over calls at tennis tournaments on the ATP men’s tour as of 2025 — because there won’t be any more l... → Read More

Novak Djokovic breaks record for most weeks ranked No. 1

Novak Djokovic breaks Steffi Graf’s record for time at no. 1 → Read More

Mahomes, Hurts buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spate

Having healthy starting quarterbacks helps Kansas City, Eagles get to Super Bowl → Read More

Mahomes, Hurts buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spate

It matters that Patrick Mahomes is spectacularly talented, of course. Might matter just as much that he is almost always available for the Kansas City Chiefs. Same goes for the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts. Those are big reasons the Chiefs and Eagles will meet in the Super Bowl — with AP NFL MVP and […] → Read More

Tennis pro Varvara Lepchenko’s doping ban cut to 21 months

Former top-20 tennis player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko’s doping suspension for use of a banned stimulant was reduced from four years to 21 mo... → Read More

Djokovic claims 10th Australian Open title, 22nd Slam

The 35-year-old from Serbia stretched his unbeaten streak in Melbourne to 28 matches. → Read More

Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 10th Australian Open title

The Serbian adds trophy No. 10 to the seven from Wimbledon, three from the U.S. Open and two from the French Open to match Rafael Nadal for the most by a man. → Read More