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  • ‘That’s why we don’t play doubles, bro!’

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic put their rivalry to one side after teaming up in the second edition of the Laver Cup. However, they lost their opening game.

  • ADIDAS TO MAKE OSAKA HIGHEST-PAID WOMAN?

    Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete, after the tennis star defeated 23-time

  • Japan's Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final

    Japan's Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by the American's furious row with the chair umpire.

  • Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

    An Australian cartoonist faced withering criticism on Tuesday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using -- what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as -- "racist and sexist tropes".

  • Novak wins 3rd title

    Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.

  • 'Mother of all meltdowns'

    Naomi Osaka became Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation.

  • Awesome Osaka makes history

    Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final "a thief".

  • Serena meltdown: The official response

    Serena Williams: the US Open meltdown -- what the officials are saying

  • Del Potro sets up Djokovic final

    Juan Martin del Potro set up a US Open final clash against Novak Djokovic on Friday after defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal quit his last-four clash against the giant Argentine with a knee injury.

  • Del Potro into final after injured Nadal retires

    A weary and wounded world number one Rafael Nadal retires from his U.S. Open semi-final while trailing Juan Martin del Potro 7-6(3) 6-2, sending the Argentine back to the Flushing Meadows final for the first time since his 2009 triumph.

  • Serena in final with fangirl Osaka

    Six-time champion Serena Williams swept aside Anastasija Sevastova Thursday to reach a ninth US Open final, where she'll face Japanese trail blazer Naomi Osaka.

  • Djokovic ends Millman fairytale

    Novak Djokovic sweated it out from behind the baseline to beat Australian John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 at the US Open on Wednesday and set up a semifinal with Japan's Kei Nishikori.

  • Bagelled Nadal survives

    Defending champion Rafa Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his US Open quarterfinal against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday but fought back to beat the Austrian 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) in a match that ended after 2:00am in New York.

  • Nadal survives career's longest US Open match

    Defending champion Rafa Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his U.S. Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday but fought back to beat the Austrian 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(5) in match that ended past 2 a.m. in New York.

  • Del Potro bests Isner to make third semi

    Juan Martin del Potro reaches the US Open semifinals for the third time, defeating John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 and ending American hopes of a first men's champion at the event since 2003.

  • Roger, Maria crash out

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova crashed out of the US Open on Monday in back-to-back seismic shocks under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights.

  • Stephens sent packing by Sevastova

    Sloane Stephens's US Open title defense ended with a 6-2, 6-3 quarterfinal defeat to Anastasija Sevastova on Tuesday as the Latvian avenged a 2017 loss to the American at the same stage.

  • Djokovic books possible clash with Federer

    Novak Djokovic does his part to set up a blockbuster quarterfinal clash with Roger Federer at the US Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over unseeded Joao Sousa.

  • Nadal, Del Potro in last eight

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday reached the US Open quarterfinals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018.

  • Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal reaches the US Open quarter-finals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018.

  • Kerber, Zverev bite the dust

    An out-of-sorts Alexander Zverev was dumped out of the US Open third round on Saturday by compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in four

  • Federer out-maneuvers Kyrgios

    Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios.

  • Nadal battles into last 16

    World No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) to reach the US Open fourth round Friday.

  • Keys locks up last 16 spot

    Madison Keys, vying to return to the US Open final, was back in the last 16 after a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Aleksandra Krunic on Saturday.

  • Serena routs Venus in all-Williams clash

    Serena Williams roars through her 30th career meeting with her sister Venus to book a US Open fourth-round berth with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

  • Nadal outclasses Khachanov

    World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat big-hitting Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round on Friday.

  • Stephens survives Azarenka test

    Defending champion Sloane Stephens reached the US Open fourth round on Friday, winning the last three games in a straight-sets victory over Victoria Azarenka after a brief break to close the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof.

  • Umpire wrong for giving Kyrgios a pep-talk, says Federer

    Roger Federer said respected umpire Mohamed Lahyani was wrong to get out of his chair to give Nick Kyrgios a controversial pep-talk at the US Open on Thursday which sparked a row over impartiality of officials in the sport.

  • Williams sisters set for 30th showdown

    It takes something special to grab the spotlight on a Friday night in the Big Apple but few contests attract more attention than Williams v Williams and the tennis sisters have New York buzzing as they prepare to clash for a 30th time.

  • 'I want to help you': Umpire tells Kyrgios

    A frustrated umpire controversially climbs out of his chair to give Australian Nick Kyrgios a pep talk, telling him: "I want to help you".

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