Sitting onstage at the St. Regis Hotel on Wednesday were arguably five of the top seven men’s players ever to hit a tennis ball. Too bad only one of those guys, Rafael Nadal, actually will compete in the US Open, which kicks off Monday in Flushing. The other four – Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Roger Federer – will sit it out, three of them long retired and Federer still rehabbing a knee injury. Federer will miss his first Open since 1999. The fabulous five were at a press conference to announce the birth of a new team competition that pits Europe vs. The World — similar to golf’s Ryder Cup. It’s being called the Laver Cup after the legendary Australian lefty, the last man to win the
Makarova won her second-round match Tuesday. Once Kvitova overcame her slow start and broke Bouchard's serve to make it 3-2 in the first, she went on the attack. ''I need a couple of games to find my rhythm,'' Kvitova said.
New York (AFP) - Factfiles on US Open men's title contenders ahead of the final Grand Slam tournament of 2016 which gets under way in New York from Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)World ranking: 1Age: 29 (22/05/1987)Career titles in total: 66Career Grand Slam