Tennis

  • US OPEN 2014: What to watch at year's last major

    Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Federer is 33 and hasn't won a major championship in more than two years. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic is coming off a triumph at Wimbledon, yes,…

    The Associated Press
  • Nishikori frets over fitness ahead of U.S. Open

    Open 10th seed Kei Nishikori remains concerned over his fitness following a three-week injury break with the Japanese number one raising doubts about his prospects of making it past the first round in New York. Open) but I am going to take a chance," the Kyodo news agency quoted Nishikori as…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Open men's singles draw - analysis

    No Nadal. Federer sitting pretty and Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in tough in the U.S. Open men's singles draw.

    Busted Racquet
  • Becker surprised by criticism of appointment by Djokovic

    (Reuters) - Boris Becker says he was surprised by the level of criticism when world number one Novak Djokovic took him on as his coach last year. The former Wimbledon champion had been seen on television as a commentator but many felt Becker, whose off-court escapades threatened to eclipse his…

    Reuters
  • Federer could win numbers game at U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by the Swiss maestro. Open winner Rafa Nadal, has…

    Reuters
  • Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.

    Associated Press
  • 2014 U.S. Open: Tracking this year's primary contenders

    The North American hard-court swing provided a slightly refreshing change of pace from the last couple of years. Sure, Serena Williams won two tournaments (file under "Business As Usual"), but so did a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska, who won her first Premier title in more than two years. Milos…

    SB Nation
  • Tennis - Kvitova joins Rybarikova in WTA New Haven final

    - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova in the final of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Friday, after both players won their semis in straight sets.

    AFP
  • U.S. Open women's singles draw - analysis

    No. 1 seed Serena Williams and up-and-coming American Taylor Townsend fill out the first two of 128 spots. And it just gets better from there.

    Busted Racquet
  • Williams looking to wave American flag again

    Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes center stage at New York's Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings. Expectations weigh on Williams but it is a burden she has capably carried…

    Reuters
  • Factbox: U.S. Open facts and figures

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Open will take place from Monday-Sept. 8 in New York. Here are some facts and figures on the fourth and final grand slam of the year: - 2013 women's champion: Serena Williams (U.S.) - 2013 men's champion: Rafa Nadal (Spain), injured not defending - The total prize money pool…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

    - Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. The American was due to play Lukas Rosol in the quarter-finals on Thursday, but pulled out with the injury suffered in his win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday. "I am…

    AFP
  • Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

    The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. Faced with some Everest sized hype, Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have set up base camps within sight of…

    Reuters
  • Djokovic, Federer favored for grand slam sequel

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and number two Roger Federer are favored to wage another title showdown in the last grand slam of 2014, although some emerging young guns have other ideas for the U.S. Djokovic and Federer's path to a championship clash could be less…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Janowicz, Rosol advance to Winston-Salem final

    - Poland's Jerzy Janowicz and Czech veteran Lukas Rosol reached the final of the ATP Winston-Salem hardcourt tournament with three-set victories on Friday.

    AFP
  • US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top men's players

    Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:

    Associated Press
  • Tennis - Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

    - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

    AFP