Australian Open at a glance
Kuznetsov, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. Marius Copil, No. 4 Petra Kvitova vs. Mona Barthel, No. 5 Kei Nishikori vs. Ivan Dodig , No. 8 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Victoria Azarenka. Forecast for Thursday: Sunny and humid, high of 33C (91F).
Thursday's Sports In Brief
will meet Andreas Seppi of Italy. Berdych put down sixth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-2, 6-1. Seppi undid Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-4 for the sixth time in seven matchups. CHENNAI, India (AP) - Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene
Ivan Dodig exits U.S. Open for an ignominious Grand Slam
As Croatia's Ivan Dodig knows all too well after his 2014 Grand Slam season, you can't win if you can't finish. At the Australian Open in January
Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig in first round of Japan Open
Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in
Ivo Karlovic serves up 9,000th ace in win at Qatar Open
with a backhand crosscourt winner. Dustin Brown of Germany, Simone Bolelli of Italy, Fernando Verdasco of Spain and Ivan Dodig of Croatia also advanced to the second round. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal enter play on Tuesday.
Tuesday's Sports Briefs
Karlovic had 23 aces as he advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win against Lukas Rosol. Croatia's Ivan Dodig needed nearly three hours to get the better of Swiss wild card Marco Chiudinelli 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4 and next
Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in first round of Swiss Indoors
seeded Milos Raonic or compatriot Steve Johnson. David Goffin defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-3 in Monday's late match. The seventh-seeded Belgian next plays Ivan Dodig of Croatia or Swiss wild card Marco Chiudinelli.
Bautista-Agut reaches 2nd round at Kremlin Cup
by beating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-4. Seppi, the 2012 Kremlin Cup champion, faces either Croatia's Ivan Dodig or Spain's Pere Riba in the second round. In the women's draw, fifth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced into
Nishikori beats Dodig to advance at Japan Open
TOKYO (AP) Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in
Sousa, Nieminen advance at Moselle Open
METZ, France (AP) Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Sousa will next play Igor Sijsling at the