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  • Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history

    World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters crown.

  • No excuses, says Nadal

    Clay court king Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open on Saturday, falling to a straight sets defeat to Argentine Diego Schwartzman in a tournament the Spaniard had won nine times.

  • Djokovic into 10th Italian Open final

    Top men's seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Italian Open for the 10th time on Sunday with a straight sets win over Casper Ruud.

  • Nadal not interested in excuses after Rome exit

    Rafa Nadal refused to make excuses for his shock defeat by Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, insisting that his focus is now on fine-tuning his game ahead of the French Open which begins Sept. 27.

  • 1,000 fans at Italian Open better than none: Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic on Friday welcomed the Italian government's decision to allow up to 1,000 spectators for the final two days of the Italian Open in Rome.

  • Flawless Azarenka hands rare double bagel to Kenin in Rome

    Victoria Azarenka produced a masterclass on centre court at the Italian Open to knock out third seed Sofia Kenin with a dominant 6-0 6-0 victory in the second round on Thursday.

  • Nadal makes fast start in Rome

    Nine-times champion Rafa Nadal showed little signs of rust when he played his first match in 200 days as he beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-1 in the Italian Open in Rome on Wednesday.

  • Osaka climbs to No.3, Azarenka returns to top 15

    U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has climbed six spots to third in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday while Victoria Azarenka's career revival gathered traction as the Flushing Meadows finalist returned to the top-15.

  • 'A big lesson'

    World number one Novak Djokovic says he cannot guarantee he will not make a similar mistake that led to his disqualification at the U.S. Open for striking a line judge with a ball but he remains confident it will not affect his tennis in the future.

  • Thiem fights back against Zverev to win first US Open title

    Dominic Thiem produces a remarkable fightback to beat German fifth seed Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) to win the US Open for the first time

  • Champion, in more ways than one

    Naomi Osaka capped a transformative US Open with another Grand Slam title and a challenge to the millions watching across the globe on Saturday to “start talking” about racial justice.

  • Osaka wins US Open to confirm status as new star

    Naomi Osaka ended Victoria Azarenka's dream run to claim her second US Open title in three years with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback win on Saturday which cemented her status as the sport's leading light both on and off the court.

  • Thiem grinds through two tiebreaks to reach U.S. Open final

    Austria's Dominic Thiem advanced to his second Grand Slam final of 2020, digging out a win over third seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-2 7-6(7) 7-6(5) at the U.S. Open on Friday.

  • Zverev rallies by Carreno Busta to reach U.S. Open final

    German fifth seed Alexander Zverev overcame a listless start to secure a thrilling 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 U.S. Open semi-final win over Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday to reach his first Grand Slam final.

  • Azarenka fights her way back to the top

    Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to stun record-chasing Serena Williams on Thursday and set up a US Open final against Japan’s Naomi Osaka.

  • Serena stunned by Azarenka comeback in U.S. Open semis

    Victoria Azarenka stunned Serena Williams 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday, denying the American the chance of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on home soil this year.

  • No secret to beating Serena, just fight until it's over: Azarenka

    There is no secret to beating Serena Williams, says her U.S. Open semi-final opponent Victoria Azarenka, the only chance to win is to fight hard, execute well and remember the 23-times Grand Slam champion is never out of it, no matter the score.

  • Sublime Thiem tames De Minaur to book US Open semi-final spot

    Second seed Dominic Thiem delivered a sublime performance to dismantle Australian Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 on Wednesday and canter into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

  • 'Flawless' Osaka looking good to unveil all her masks

    Naomi Osaka brought seven facemasks to the U.S. Open to highlight racial injustice and on the basis of her impressive showing the quarter-finals on Tuesday, Flushing Meadows looks destined to see them all.

  • Zverev downs Coric to reach US Open semis

    German fifth seed Alexander Zverev survive a stern test of nerve to reach his second Grand Slam semifinal this year with a 1-6 7-6(5) 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over Croatian Borna Coric at the US Open.

  • Barty to skip French Open, Serena undecided

    World number one Ashleigh Barty announced Tuesday she will not defend her French Open crown, citing the coronavirus fears that also prompted her and several other top players to withdraw from the US Open.

  • Djokovic ‘sad and empty’

    Novak Djokovic said he was “sad and empty” after being disqualified from the U.S. Open on Sunday after hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball during his fourth-round match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.

  • Disqualified Djokovic must embrace 'bad guy' role: McEnroe

    Novak Djokovic will have to get used to being the "bad guy" following his disqualification from the U.S. Open for striking a line judge with a ball, American great John McEnroe has said.

  • Djokovic disqualified from US Open after striking line judge

    World number one Novak Djokovic is sensationally disqualified in the US Open fourth round after striking a line judge with a ball following a point during the first set of his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta.

  • 'Flat' Thiem fights his way into US Open last 16

    Second seed Dominic Thiem said he must raise his game if he is to win a first Grand Slam at the 2020 US Open after ousting Marin Cilic in four sets to move into the last 16 Saturday.

  • Zverev beats Mannarino after delay over health protocols at US Open

    Alexander Zverev feared his tie with Adrian Mannarino may not go ahead on Friday due to COVID-19 protocols but the German secured a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 6-2 win in a match delayed almost three hours due to talks between organizers and New York health officials.

  • Flawless Auger-Aliassime knocks out Murray in straight sets

    Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime proved too strong for former champion Andy Murray, cutting short the Briton's Grand Slam comeback at the U.S. Open with a breezy 6-2 6-3 6-4 victory in the second round on Thursday.

  • Djokovic disagrees with Federer and Nadal

    Novak Djokovic is finding it tough to deal with issues related to his breakaway players’ body in the middle of the US Open but says he is moving forward with it as more professionals join the cause daily.

  • Djokovic through as Pliskova crashes out of US Open

    Novak Djokovic overcame an early scare to move into the third round of the US Open Wednesday but top women's seed Karolina Pliskova crashed out in the tournament's first shock.

  • Clijsters, Venus fall as seeds march on

    Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters bowed out of the US Open at the first hurdle on Tuesday as seeded players dominated the women’s draw for a second straight day.