• December 5, 2021

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Emma Raducanu becomes first qualifier to reach US Open semifinals in Open era; Maria Sakkari up next

Emma Raducanu becomes first qualifier to reach US Open semifinals in Open era; Maria Sakkari up next

When Emma Raducanu got to Flushing Meadows to try to win her way through qualifying and earn what would be a berth in her second Grand Slam tournament, she was not planning on a particularly long stay.…

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Novak Djokovic keeps focus despite noisy US Open fan, remains unbeaten in Slams this season

Novak Djokovic keeps focus despite noisy US Open fan, remains unbeaten in Slams this season

Novak Djokovic missed an overhead along the way to getting broken for the only time Thursday night and stared at a man in the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands who made noise during the point. After breaking…

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Sloane Stephens defeats Coco Gauff in 66-minute rout at US Open

Sloane Stephens defeats Coco Gauff in 66-minute rout at US Open

Three years ago, a reporter asked Sloane Stephens to point out a younger tennis player most fans might not have heard of yet, someone she thought could become a household name some day. Stephens paused to ponder,…

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Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win the US Open for a men’s-record 21st major tennis championship and to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by facing a player who comes through qualifying. Win that match…

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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, meaning the next time he will be in action will be as he tries to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.…

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Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Roger Federer pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati on Thursday, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his status for the US Open. The withdrawals by…

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Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

There were moments, to be sure, when Rafael Nadal played quite like someone competing for the first time in nearly two months. The shaky serving. The consecutive netted forehands that handed over a key break. And then,…

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Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Wimbledon men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic has stated he is “divided” on whether he will go to the Tokyo Olympics, having previously committed to attending. Djokovic defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on…

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U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

Four of the top 10 men in the Official World Golf Ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the…

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U.S. Open to use electronic line-calling technology on all tennis courts

U.S. Open to use electronic line-calling technology on all tennis courts

Novak Djokovic does not need to worry about accidentally hitting a U.S. Open line judge with a tennis ball between points this year because there won’t be any line judges — chair umpires will be…

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Juan Martin Del Potro to have knee surgery, hopes to play at Tokyo Olympics

Juan Martin Del Potro to have knee surgery, hopes to play at Tokyo Olympics

Former U.S Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will undergo another surgery on his right knee this week but stated Monday he still hopes to play at the Tokyo Olympics. The Argentine has been sidelined since hurting…

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Canada’s Corey Conners claims share of lead following 1st round at Bay Hill

Canada’s Corey Conners claims share of lead following 1st round at Bay Hill

Bay Hill was bustling Thursday, just like golf before the pandemic. The fans were limited in numbers but they all wanted the same dose of entertainment provided by Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. First it…

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Shapovalov becomes 1st Canadian man to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Shapovalov becomes 1st Canadian man to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Denis Shapovalov has become the first Canadian to reach the quarter-finals in men’s singles at the U.S. Open following a four-set triumph over No. 7 seed David Goffin of Belgium on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Shapovalov…

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Denis Shapovalov gets Canada off to winning start at U.S. Open

Denis Shapovalov gets Canada off to winning start at U.S. Open

Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over American qualifier Sebastian Korda on Monday. Shapovalov, the 12th seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., had to…

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Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S Open title

Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S Open title

Defending women’s singles champion Bianca Andreescu has committed to playing in the 2020 U.S. Open, arranged to start on Aug. 31 in Flushing, Queens. Her triumph last year marked the first time a Canadian won a Grand…

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Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski critical of decision to play U.S. Open

Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski critical of decision to play U.S. Open

Canadian doubles specialist Gabriela Dabrowski has hit out at the decision to go ahead with this year’s U.S. Open, saying that despite strict health protocols it will be “impossible” to protect players in a bio-secure…