Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Sep 1, 2014

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the ...

Nishikori powers into final 16

Aug 31, 2014

Nishikori powers into final 16

Kei Nishikori advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2008 with a straight-sets victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer on Saturday. World No. 11 Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, and will face big-serving Milos Raonic in the ...

Federer sends Groth packing

Aug 30, 2014

Federer sends Groth packing

When Roger Federer smacked a backhand return winner off his opponent’s 142 mph (229 kph) serve Friday night, he glanced at the speed readout, just to find out exactly how difficult what he’d done had been. Then, later in his 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory ...

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2014

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday after Pablo Andujar retired from their match at the year’s final Grand Slam event. Tenth seed Nishikori had taken a commanding 6-4, 6-1 lead when Andujar pulled out ahead of the ...

Stan rips fan during match

Aug 28, 2014

Stan rips fan during match

In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to “Shut up.” An hour later, his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1) victory over 91st-ranked ...

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Aug 27, 2014

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Kei Nishikori defeated American Wayne Odesnik in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open, the year’s final Grand Slam event. Nishikori, who missed two ATP tournaments after having a cyst removed from his right big toe on Aug. ...

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Aug 26, 2014

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Spinning in 115-kph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was ...

Aug 23, 2014

Nishikori expresses concern about fitness level

Kei Nishikori has spoken of his fitness concerns as he prepares to return to action for the first time in nearly a month at the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday. The 24-year-old needed three weeks of recovery after having a cyst removed from ...

Injured Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Aug 19, 2014

Injured Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. Nadal announced his withdrawal, ...

Injured Nadal out of U.S. Open

Aug 18, 2014

Injured Nadal out of U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year’s last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing ...