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Pennetta wins US Open, then retires

Posted by on 13/09/2015
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Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

Posted by on 12/09/2015
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Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

NEW YORK: Roger Federer reached his first US Open final in six years Friday, where will face world number one Novak Djokovic in the 42nd round of their heavyweight rivalry. Five-time champion Federer, 34, bidding to become the oldest New York champion since 1970, swept past Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 Djokovic, the […]

Serena calendar Slam dream ends

Posted by on 12/09/2015
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Serena calendar Slam dream ends

Serena calendar Slam dream ends

NEW YORK: Serena Williams saw her dream of a calendar year Grand Slam title sweep shattered in stunning fashion Friday as Italy’s Roberta Vinci shocked the world number one to reach the US Open final. Vinci battled back for an epic upset of the three-time defending champion 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, ending Williams’ 33- match Grand […]

Pennetta stuns Halep to reach final

Posted by on 11/09/2015
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Pennetta stuns Halep to reach final

Pennetta stuns Halep to reach final

NEW YORK: Flavia Pennetta crushed Romanian second seed Simona Halep 6-1 6-3 to kick off a packed day of action at the US Open yesterday with an stunning upset that put the Italian into her first grand slam final. Pennetta, 33, entered the contest as the clear underdog but the 26th seed showed her experience […]

Federer targets Wawrinka in US Open final push

Posted by on 10/09/2015
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Federer targets Wawrinka in US Open final push

Federer targets Wawrinka in US Open final push

NEW YORK: Five-time champion Roger Federer will prepare for his US Open semifinal clash with close friend Stan Wawrinka by sleeping as much as possible. The 34- year-old Swiss believes napping, as well as the routine of practice and gym work, is just as crucial as he enters his 10th New York semi-final and 20th […]

Federer, Murray cruise, Bouchard suffers injury

Posted by on 06/09/2015
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Federer, Murray cruise, Bouchard suffers injury

Federer, Murray cruise, Bouchard suffers injury

NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Andy Murray coasted into the US Open fourth round Saturday as Canadian poster girl Eugenie Bouchard suffered a potentially tournament-ending head injury in a freak fall. Five-time champion and world number two Federer claimed a 6-3, 6-4, 6- 4 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber, his 10th win in 10 meetings against […]

Nadal falls in five, Serena fights on

Posted by on 05/09/2015
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Nadal falls in five, Serena fights on

Nadal falls in five, Serena fights on

NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal made his earliest US Open exit in a decade Friday, suffering his first Grand Slam defeat after leading by two sets, while Serena Williams rallied to keep her calendar Slam dream alive. Spanish eighth seed Nadal, whose 14 Slam titles include the 2010 and 2013 US Open crowns, fell victim to […]

Serena, Djokovic, Nadal reach US Open third round

Posted by on 03/09/2015
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Safarova joins US Open casualty list

Posted by on 01/09/2015
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Safarova joins US Open casualty list

Safarova joins US Open casualty list

NEW YORK: Lucie Safarova joined the US Open seeds casualty list yesterday when the Czech lefthander became the fourth top-10 player to lose in the first round. Sixth-seeded Safarova slipped to a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, the woman she defeated in the semi-finals in New Haven just last week. “I talked with […]

Nishikori, Ivanovic crash at US Open

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Nishikori, Ivanovic crash at US Open

Nishikori, Ivanovic crash at US Open

NEW YORK: Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year’s runner-up, crashed out in the opening round of the US Open yesterday while Serena Williams lost another high-ranked rival as Serbian seventh seed Ana Ivanovic was also sent packing. The year’s final Grand Slam tournament began with drama on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts as 41stranked Frenchman […]

Federer and Nadal at US Open crossroads

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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Federer and Nadal at US Open crossroads

Federer and Nadal at US Open crossroads

NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with 31 major titles between them, head for the US Open with their Grand Slam careers at the crossroads. Despite turning 34, Federer was an impressive winner of a seventh Cincinnati Masters title last weekend, seeing off world number one-and US Open favourite-Novak Djokovic in the final. It […]

Federer captures Cincinnati crown

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Federer captures Cincinnati  crown

Federer captures Cincinnati crown

CINCINNATI:  Roger Federer moved into pole position for a US Open title run on Sunday, capturing his seventh Cincinnati Masters with a dominant 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic. The 34-year-old Swiss star added the Serbian world number one to a victims’ list which included Andy Murray in the semi-finals, capping a near-perfect week […]