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  • U.S. Open losses by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer rock tennis' world

    — If tennis had a Richter scale, this one would have been a 9.2. Before they play Sunday's women's final, they better check for cracks in the stadium. There will be tennis fans all over the world who were busy Saturday afternoon and not watching...
  • On The Fly

    About that Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer U.S. Open final? Never mind. The top-ranked Djokovic was bounced in the semifinals by Japan's Kei Nishikori Saturday, just hours before Federer was eliminated by Marin Cilic in the other semifinal match. So the...
  • Nishikori stuns top-seeded Djokovic in U.S. Open semifinals

    Nishikori stuns top-seeded Djokovic in U.S. Open semifinals
    Kei Nishikori of Japan became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final in the 137-year history of tennis’s biggest tournaments, beating top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Saturday. Nishikori broke...
  • Novak Djokovic takes next step at U.S. Open with win over Andy Murray

    Novak Djokovic takes next step at U.S. Open with win over Andy Murray
    Two tennis pit bulls sank their teeth into each other on a warm and windless night at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. It was Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray. Talk about strong teeth. Right now, with Rafael Nadal out with an injury, all they needed to...
  • Federer into U.S. Open quarterfinals for 10th time in 11 years

    Federer into U.S. Open quarterfinals for 10th time in 11 years
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Roger Federer reached his 10th U.S. Open quarterfinal in 11 years with a straight-set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during Tuesday's action at the year's final Grand Slam tournament. The second-seeded Federer wasn't...
  • Players get a lot of cash but earn little credit for desire

    A couple of items in a record book brought a real jolt the other day. One reminded that this was the 45th anniversary of Rod Laver's second calendar Grand Slam, 1969. He also won all four majors — the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open...
  • For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open

    For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open
    The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers. Happiness, that is. Certainly...
  • Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again. He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-...
  • After all these years, Novak Djokovic is still refreshing

    After all these years, Novak Djokovic is still refreshing
    — Like a great novel, or a perfectly cooked filet mignon, Novak Djokovic is fast becoming one of the joys of my life. He came on the tennis scene about a decade ago as yet another Eastern European player whose name was impossible to spell. I could...
  • Federer advances to fourth round at U.S. Open

    Federer advances to fourth round at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led...
  • Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open. Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
  • The U.S. Open: tennis, the American way, if not an American win

    The U.S. Open: tennis, the American way, if not an American win
    This year, tennis fans have watched three major tournaments, seen six different champions in the men's and women's singles, and known full well that was just the warmup. Monday, the U.S. Open begins its 14-day run of terror, torture and testosterone....