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Nishikori tops Mahut to reach fourth round

Sep 4, 2016

Nishikori tops Mahut to reach fourth round

Kei Nishikori had a couple of nervy moments early, but managed to get on track to win his match against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in four sets during the third round of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday. Playing into the New York ...

Nadal advances to fourth round

Sep 3, 2016

Nadal advances to fourth round

Rafael Nadal doesn’t quite know what to expect as he heads into the second week of the U.S. Open for the first time since his second title run in 2013. The fourth-seeded Spaniard looked in fine form in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over ...

Osaka falls apart in loss to Keys

Sep 3, 2016

Osaka falls apart in loss to Keys

Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka admitted she had “freaked out” as her big lead slipped away against Madison Keys at the U.S. Open on Friday. Osaka was reduced to tears as American eighth seed Keys claimed a dramatic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) comeback win to ...

Nishikori reaches third round at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2016

Nishikori reaches third round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori battled for the second match in succession before claiming his place in the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori, the runnerup in New York in 2014, dropped his second set but came through 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Raonic ousted by qualifier in 2nd round

Sep 1, 2016

Raonic ousted by qualifier in 2nd round

Milos Raonic’s face was red, his body was the very picture of weariness. His left wrist was bothering him. So was his left thigh. A Wimbledon finalist just last month, and seeded No. 5 at the U.S. Open, Raonic double-faulted 15 times and was ...

Nishikori, Nara win openers

Aug 31, 2016

Nishikori, Nara win openers

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up, began his U.S. Open campaign with a solid, four-set victory on Tuesday. Nishikori, who fell in the first round at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center a year ago, overcame a third-set revival by 96th-ranked German Benjamin Becker ...

Osaka wins in U.S. Open debut; Olympic champ Puig falls

Aug 30, 2016

Osaka wins in U.S. Open debut; Olympic champ Puig falls

Naomi Osaka won her U.S. Open debut on Monday, when the 18-year-old defeated 28th seed Coco Vandeweghe of the United States in the first round. While Osaka was able to come back from a set down to complete a 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory, ...

Aug 29, 2016

Raonic, McEnroe part ways

Seven-time major winner John McEnroe has ended his coaching role with Canada’s Milos Raonic ahead of the year’s final grand slam, the U.S. Open. McEnroe joined Raonic’s coaching entourage in May as a consultant ahead of the grass-court season, and the world No. 6 ...

Radwanska advances to final

Aug 27, 2016

Radwanska advances to final

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her Connecticut Open semifinal Friday, routing two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1. Radwanska, who will be seeded fourth next week in the U.S. Open, was never challenged. The Polish star won the first five games of the first ...

Djokovic has wrist injury

Aug 27, 2016

Djokovic has wrist injury

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the U.S. Open following Friday’s draws for the year’s last Grand Slam starting on Monday. Djokovic, who has been bothered by a wrist injury, faces towering Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in his ...

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Aug 26, 2016

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold. Looking to join Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki as a four-time winner in the ...