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Final four men at U.S. Open meet for a familiar rematch
There is a reassuring familiarity about the final four men left at the U.S. Open. Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs. Gael Monfils of France; and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland vs. Kei Nishikori of Japan. If you think you’ve seen this before, well, you have.   In July. The same four players,...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Andy Murray 2008 ATP Tour Novak Djokovic Ivan Ljubi ić Roger Federer James Blake Nikolay Davydenko Rafael Nadal
Amazon Orders Novak Djokovic Tennis Docu-Series
Novak Djokovic, currently the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world, has sold a documentary series to Amazon about his life on and off the court. “Novak” (working title) will follow the 12-time Grand Slam champ over the course of the 2017 season in his quest to remain on top — and the Serbian’s... Read more »
2171 points by Variety | Tennis Rafael Nadal ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick Gaël Monfils Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Rested Djokovic big favourite against Monfils
World number one Novak Djokovic, the only member of the so-called "Big Four" to reach Friday's semi-finals of the US Open, also has the distinction of being the least tested of the last four at Flushing Meadows.
104 points by | 2008 ATP Tour Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Andy Murray Novak Djokovic 2009 Australian Open Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Ivan Ljubi ić
Novak Djokovic better prepare to play a full match this time out
It’s not whether Novak Djokovic will win his semifinal Friday versus Gael Monfils, it is whether the Frenchman will finish the match slated to begin at 3 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium. At least that is how it has been going for Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open champion whose opponents have dropped like flies. In...
1 points by New York Post | 2008 ATP Tour Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Andy Murray 2009 Australian Open Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2007 ATP Tour
Another free pass for Novak Djokovic at US Open when Wilfried Tsonga stops
Novak Djokovic has made it to the semifinal of the U.S. Open by playing only two, because three opponents pulled out of the tournament with injuries.
8 points by The Denver Post | Rafael Nadal Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Novak Djokovic 2009 Australian Open Gaël Monfils Gilles Simon Richard Gasquet ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Djokovic through to semis after just 2 games
We know Novak Djokovic is good. He is one of the all-time greats. And he has gotten plenty of luck to advance to the US Open semifinals.
22 points by CNN | 2008 ATP Tour Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Ivan Ljubi i? Andy Murray Juan Martín del Potro Rafael Nadal Richard Gasquet James Blake
Monfils tops Nadal’s conqueror to reach Open SF; Kerber wins
NEW YORK – For years, the book on Gael Monfils was that he was supremely talented, yes – and also more interested in producing an entertaining display that an effective one.Sure made for good videos, all those parallel-to-the-court dives or 360-degree smashes or racket-between-the-legs shots.What th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Rafael Nadal US Open 2009 Australian Open Tennis 2010 Australian Open Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Grand Slam Novak Djokovic
Another free pass for Djokovic at U.S. Open when Tsonga stops
They played one point to begin the third set: Tsonga double-faulted, then retired from the match.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Rafael Nadal Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Novak Djokovic 2009 Australian Open Gaël Monfils Gilles Simon Richard Gasquet ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Gael Monfils puts on a show in reaching his first U.S. Open semifinal, will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic next
The Showman cometh, and the Showman goeth. It is becoming obvious Gael Monfils can win tennis matches in either guise. Monfils reached his first U.S. Open semifinal with a controlled and measured performance against his French countryman Lucas Pouille, winning, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, on Tuesday afternoon....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Rafael Nadal Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2009 Australian Open Novak Djokovic Tennis US Open 2010 Australian Open Gaël Monfils
Is this Andy Murray’s time to join the elite of tennis’ elite?
Maybe this U.S. Open will prove to be the tipping point. Maybe this tournament will be the one in which The Big Three’s unprecedented domination of the men’s tour becomes a thing of history in the alternative sense. This is the one in which Roger Federer is not competing in New York’s main draw for...
34 points by New York Post | Rafael Nadal 2008 ATP Tour Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick 2009 Australian Open 2010 Australian Open Andy Murray Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Ryan Harrison advances to first final of career at Memphis Open
Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young to reach the final.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Andy Roddick Tennis ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Roger Federer Serve Rafael Nadal Single-elimination tournament 2009 Australian Open
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earns 400th win, reaches Rotterdam final
The Sports Xchange No. 6 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga registered a milestone win to reach the final on Saturday at the World Tennis Tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands.
-2 points by UPI | Gilles Simon 2009 Australian Open Mikhail Youzhny Andy Roddick Rafael Nadal Single-elimination tournament Ivan Ljubi ić Fernando Verdasco
Grigor Dimitrov advances at Rotterdam Open
The Sports Xchange Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria earned his 15th win of the year.
-2 points by UPI | Rafael Nadal Gilles Simon Richard Gasquet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2009 Australian Open 2010 Australian Open Novak Djokovic 2008 Australian Open
Grigor Dimitrov reaches semis in home country of Bulgaria
The Sports Xchange Third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov delighted the home fans with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over.
1 points by UPI | Rafael Nadal 2009 Australian Open Tennis Roger Federer Gilles Simon Single-elimination tournament ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Serbia
Andy Murray clinches spot in ATP semifinals
The Sports Xchange Andy Murray clinched a spot in the semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Finals.
-2 points by UPI | 2008 ATP Tour Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick United Press International Rafael Nadal James Blake William Randolph Hearst Gaël Monfils
Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic advance to ATP semifinals
The Sports Xchange Top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Milos Raonic of Canada advanced to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
-2 points by UPI | Rafael Nadal Andy Roddick Roger Federer James Blake 2010 ATP World Tour 2008 ATP Tour Tennis John McEnroe
Angry Djokovic clashes with umpire
Novak Djokovic finished perfect in the group stage at the World Tour Finals after crushing David Goffin -- and clashing with the chair umpire.
61 points by CNN | 2008 ATP Tour Rafael Nadal Ivan Lendl Roger Federer Jimmy Connors John McEnroe 2009 ATP World Tour James Blake
Ex-NBA star's Spanish soccer dream
The former NBA MVP's biggest new challenge is resurrecting the once proud Spanish soccer team, Real Mallorca.
1 points by CNN | La Liga Segunda División Phoenix Suns Rafael Nadal RCD Mallorca Real Madrid C.F. FC Barcelona Real Sociedad
Murray wobbles but hangs on to beat Nishikori in thriller
Andy Murray has already scaled the tennis summit but Japan's Kei Nishikori did his best to loosen his footing before falling in a three-hour thriller at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
265 points by | Rafael Nadal Roger Federer US Open Ivan Lendl Stanislas Wawrinka World number one male tennis player rankings 2008 ATP Tour Novak Djokovic
Is the world anti-doping system fair to all athletes?
An online hack has identified the names of top athletes who have been given permission to use banned substances.
154 points by Al Jazeera English | World Anti-Doping Agency Rafael Nadal Drugs in sport Olympic Games Australia Refugee Cyberchase Right of asylum
History! Serena becomes greatest of all time
Back from yet another injury enforced absence, Juan Martin del Potro reached the quarterfinals at a major for the first time in three years.
261 points by CNN | Roger Federer 2008 ATP Tour US Open Rafael Nadal 2010 Australian Open 2009 Wimbledon Championships Tennis 2007 ATP Tour
Wawrinka wears down Djokovic for 1st U.S. Open title
Wawrinka has won only five of 24 career meetings against Djokovic.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Roger Federer Grand Slam Tennis The Championships Wimbledon Rafael Nadal Justine Henin Australian Open Novak Djokovic
U.S. Open champ Wawrinka has more to work on
Too often – particularly early in events – Wawrinka is pointedly off.         
290 points by Arizona Republic | Roger Federer US Open Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Arthur Ashe Stanislas Wawrinka Novak Djokovic Andy Murray
U.S. Open champ Stan Wawrinka eager for more consistent success
Too often – particularly early in events – Wawrinka is pointedly off.         
290 points by Arizona Republic | Roger Federer US Open Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Arthur Ashe Stanislas Wawrinka Novak Djokovic Andy Murray
What we learned at US Open: Wawrinka can pursue career Slam
NEW YORK (AP) - Stan Wawrinka was about 2 1/2 hours removed from winning the U.S. Open for his third major championship when he was presented with a question he probably was figuring would be coming. The gist: After adding this trophy to those from the Australian Open in 2014, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Roger Federer Grand Slam Rafael Nadal The Championships Wimbledon Justine Henin Andy Murray Australian Open Serena Williams
Wawrinka wears down Djokovic for 1st US Open title, 3rd Slam
NEW YORK – Stan Wawrinka is the first to acknowledge he hasn’t always been the most consistent player – or the strongest mentally. That’s why, when he shows his mettle during a match, he likes to point his right index finger to his temple.That signature gesture got a lot of use in the U.S. Open fina...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Roger Federer Grand Slam Tennis The Championships Wimbledon Rafael Nadal Justine Henin Australian Open Novak Djokovic
Another US Open is in the books: Here are some takeaways
The new roof was put to good use in its first U.S. Open. It was used for parts of nine matches, starting with the night session match on Aug. 31 between Rafael Nadal and Andreas Seppi. In truth, the genuine star of the Roger Federer-less U.S. Open was the brand-new, 8,000-seat Grandstand that was greeted...
19 points by New York Post | Grand Slam Rafael Nadal Tennis US Open Steffi Graf 2010 Australian Open Justine Henin Australian Open
Stan Wawrinka joins the elite club — even if he won’t admit it
If this had been a rather lackluster U.S. Open marked primarily by the absence of marquee value through the late rounds of the tournament, Sunday’s men’s final produced 3 hours, 55 minutes of glittering tennis. And it was Stan Wawrinka, who does not possess either the name recognition or cachet of Big Four charter members...
4 points by New York Post | 2008 ATP Tour Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 2009 French Open Novak Djokovic Andy Murray 2010 ATP World Tour 2006 ATP Tour
Stan Wawrinka upsets Novak Djokovic for US Open title
By Adam Zagoria, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Stan Wawrinka had lost 19 of his previous 23 encounters against Novak Djokovic heading into the US Open final.
2 points by UPI | Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Jimmy Connors US Open Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Stanislas Wawrinka
On Tennis: Stan Wawrinka Proves Himself a Reinvented Champion
Wawrinka, who had not won a major before age 30, captured his third with a United States Open victory over Novak Djokovic. A Wimbledon title would give Wawrinka a career grand slam.
535 points by The New York Times | Roger Federer Rafael Nadal John McEnroe US Open Jimmy Connors Grand Slam Ivan Lendl Stanislas Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open title
Stan Wawrinka’s tennis career has been a textbook study of persistence and patience, with his Grand Slam championship success delayed until age 28 and continuing into his 30s. That was once the tennis version of middle age. Those virtues served the Swiss veteran well Sunday in the U.S. Open men’s...
53 points by Los Angeles Times | Roger Federer Grand Slam Rafael Nadal Andre Agassi Rod Laver Tennis The Championships Wimbledon Andy Murray
Stan Wawrinka wears down Novak Djokovic for 1st US Open title, 3rd Slam
Stan Wawrinka surprisingly managed to wear down Novak Djokovic and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall.
12 points by The Denver Post | Roger Federer Grand Slam Tennis The Championships Wimbledon Rafael Nadal Justine Henin Australian Open Novak Djokovic
Wawrinka wears down Djokovic for 1st U.S. Open title, 3rd Grand Slam
Wawrinka has won only five of 24 career meetings against Djokovic.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Roger Federer Grand Slam Tennis The Championships Wimbledon Rafael Nadal Justine Henin Australian Open Novak Djokovic
Wawrinka beats Djokovic for 1st US Open title, 3rd Grand Slam
Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Roger Federer Grand Slam US Open Tennis Australian Open Rafael Nadal Arthur Ashe Novak Djokovic
Stan Wawrinka wins US Open for third Grand Slam title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) - Stan Wawrinka wins US Open for third Grand Slam title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Roger Federer Stanislas Wawrinka Rafael Nadal US Open Novak Djokovic Grand Slam Andy Murray The Championships Wimbledon
Wawrinka upsets Djokovic in U.S. Open final
No. 1 Novak Djokovic struggles with sore toe as Stan Wawrinka wins his first U.S. Open.         
1662 points by Arizona Republic | Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Grand Slam US Open Tennis Justine Henin Andy Murray The Championships Wimbledon
Wawrinka stuns Djokovic
Who has given Novak Djokovic the most trouble at majors in recent years? Stan Wawrinka. He proved it again by downing the world No. 1 in the US Open final.
79 points by CNN | Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Andre Agassi 2008 French Open Stanislas Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka upsets Novak Djokovic in U.S. Open final
No. 1 Novak Djokovic struggles with sore toe as Stan Wawrinka wins his first U.S. Open.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Grand Slam US Open Tennis Justine Henin Andy Murray The Championships Wimbledon
Stan Wawrinka Stuns Top-Seeded Novak Djokovic in U.S. Open Final
The victory gave Wawrinka, the third seed, his third major tennis title.
6056 points by The New York Times | Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Grand Slam Novak Djokovic US Open Andy Murray The Championships Wimbledon 2009 Australian Open
Wawrinka tops Djokovic for 1st U.S. Open title, 3rd Grand Slam
Wawrinka has won only five of 24 career meetings against Djokovic.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Roger Federer Grand Slam US Open Tennis Australian Open Rafael Nadal Arthur Ashe Novak Djokovic
Stan Wawrinka wears down woozy Djokovic for US Open title
Flushing has fallen in love with another Swiss maestro. Stan “The Man” Wawrinka, the less-appreciated player from Switzerland, rallied to beat defending-champion and hurting Novak Djokovic, wearing down the Serbian with his powerful groundstrokes for his first U.S. Open title, posting a 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory in the men’s final Sunday night. The crowd...
38 points by New York Post | Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Novak Djokovic Tennis US Open The Championships Wimbledon Stanislas Wawrinka
What to Watch at US Open: Djokovic faces Wawrinka in final
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open final against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday will be the Serb's third Grand Slam title match of 2016 and his seventh in the past eight majors.It is Djokovic's 21st Grand Slam final in all, second in the history of men's tennis only to Roger Federer's 28. And it gives Djokovic the chance to gain more ground in the championship count, too, of course: He can raise his trophy total to 13, which would place him alone in fourth place behind Federer (17), Rafael Nadal (14) and Pete Sampras (14).
-1 points by Boston Herald | Roger Federer Grand Slam Rafael Nadal 2008 ATP Tour The Championships Wimbledon Rod Laver Novak Djokovic Australian Open
Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final v Djokovic
The third-seeded Swiss took a while to get untracked as 2014 US Open runner-up Nishikori played a near flawless opening set of the semi-final with just two errors.
202 points by | Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 2008 Wimbledon Championships 2008 ATP Tour Tennis Andy Roddick US Open Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic calls US Open final opponent ‘very dangerous’
Defending champion Novak Djokovic can expect a long, straightforward, potential marathon match Sunday. There is nothing unpredictable or quirky about Switzerland’s second-best tennis player, Stan Wawrinka, whose elegant one-handed backhand is arguably the best in the sport and who would be a much bigger deal if he didn’t play in countryman Roger Federer’s shadow. The...
12 points by New York Post | Roger Federer Grand Slam Rafael Nadal Tennis Andre Agassi 2008 ATP Tour The Championships Wimbledon Lleyton Hewitt
Gael Monfils couldn’t steal show from stellar Novak Djokovic
Somehow, the greatest player in the world was reduced to being the party of the other part in this U.S. Open men’s semifinal Friday afternoon in the steam bath of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Somehow, Novak Djokovic was all but an afterthought despite reaching the final for the third time in four majors this year, the...
2 points by New York Post | 2008 ATP Tour 2010 ATP World Tour Tennis James Blake US Open Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Andy Roddick
After odd win, Novak Djokovic to face Stan Wawrinka in US Open final
For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't want to win — or even be there at all.
5 points by The Denver Post | 2008 ATP Tour US Open Grand Slam Roger Federer Arthur Ashe Tennis Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka to battle for U.S. Open title
By Adam Zagoria, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Stan Wawrinka has won as many Grand Slam titles since 2014 as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray combined: two.
5 points by UPI | Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 2008 ATP Tour Grand Slam Andy Murray Novak Djokovic US Open Stanislas Wawrinka
Novak Djokovic Survives Gaël Monfils and the Humidity
The No. 1 seed at the United States Open reached the final by defeating his exasperating opponent and the difficult weather conditions.
36 points by The New York Times | Tennis Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Stanislas Wawrinka Billie Jean King Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Andy Roddick
The Latest: Djokovic beats Monfils in odd-as-can-be Open SF
NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:56 p.m.Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S. Open with a bizarre 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Friday.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Tennis US Open Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Roger Federer 2008 ATP Tour 2009 Australian Open Jimmy Connors
No. 1 Djokovic wins odd-as-can-be US Open SF against Monfils
NEW YORK — Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S. Open with a bizarre 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Friday.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2008 ATP Tour Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal US Open 2009 Australian Open Gaël Monfils Arthur Ashe