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Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid Monday afternoon. Tsonga had three break points to go up 3-0 in the final set, but Murray...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs

NEW YORK (AP) Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row - and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall. Djokovic, the 2011 champion at Flushing Meadows, made only 19 unforced errors, saved both break points he faced, and breezed past 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-1...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs

PARIS (AP) France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month. Tenth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 14 Richard Gasquet and No. 24 Gael Monfils have also been selected for the best-of-five series, which is to be held at Roland Garros - home of...
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U.S. Open: Flavia Pennetta tops Casey Dellaqua to move into quarters

NEW YORK -- Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Pennetta, the 11th-seeded Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows last year, won with the help of 35 unforced errors from the 29th-seeded...
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Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Pennetta, the 11th-seeded Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows last year, won with the help of 35 unforced errors from the 29th...
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Venus and Serena Williams advance to doubles quarters at U.S. Open

  Venus and Serena Williams easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Sunday, beating the 12th-seeded Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-1, 6-0. The sisters are bidding for their 14th Grand Slam doubles title, but first at Flushing Meadows since 2009. They are playing their first tournament together since the second round of Wimbledon...
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Roger Federer commits to play Brisbane International in January

  Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne...
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Serena Williams targets her first major quarterfinal appearance of 2014

  With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season. ''I've been a casualty this...
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Federer to play Brisbane International in January

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane...
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Belinda Bencic, 17, becomes youngest in U.S. Open quarters since '97

  With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Sunday night. Bencic saved three set points in the first, as Jankovic twice...
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Roger Federer advances in 4 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets. The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because of lightning. After they returned to the court two hours later, Granollers won the set, but Federer dominated the rest of the...
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What to watch at US Open: Serena seeking quarters

NEW YORK (AP) With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season. ''I've been...
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Ferrer out in first big upset among men at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Gilles Simon felt cheated by the weatherman. Instead of the cool day he was expecting, he faced the prospect of playing a top player who had dominated him in the past on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the U.S. Open so far. In the end, the skinny Frenchman overcame both, beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 to pull off the biggest upset to hit...
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Gilles Simon Stuns No. 4 Seed David Ferrer at US Open

Gilles Simon (August 31, 2014) No. 4 seed David Ferrer became the first major casualty on the men’s side of the draw at the US Open on Sunday when the Spaniard lost to Frenchman Gilles Simon, the 26th seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round. “It was tough match today,” Ferrer said. “There is a lot of humidity, very sun, and it was not easy for me. I was not good with my...
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U.S. Open: Gilles Simon upsets 4th-seeded David Ferrer in four sets

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the U.S. Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer piled up an uncharacteristic 52 unforced errors, nearly twice as many as Simon. Going into Sunday, none of the top...
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Women’s draw wide open, Williams sees chance

The US Open has provided more than its fair share of drama and unexpected results, at least on the women’s side of the draw. Thus far, five of the top ten seeds have been eliminated, and the ones that remain are either young, like Eugenie Bouchard, former number ones (the women I like to call Slamless Wonders, Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki, who looks good again), Maria...
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Wawrinka and Federer: Swiss tennis double threat

Stanislas Wawrinka A week into the last grand slam tournament of the year, the Swiss tennis players look as sharp as the cheese their country is famously associated with. Roger Federer dispatched of Marinko Matosevic in a straight sets win on Tuesday, all while debuting his new Jordan inspired tennis shoes. And Stanislas Wawrinka rolled through his first round match against Jiri...
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What to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber III

NEW YORK (AP) John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round of the U.S. Open. This is, after all, the third consecutive...
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U.S. Open: Berdych wins in 5 sets; Gulbis knocked out

  Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to five sets before moving on to the third round of the U.S. Open. Berdych beat 65th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours, 45 minutes Friday. Klizan double-faulted on break point to give Berdych a 3-1 lead in the final set. Berdych then saved a break point in the next game with a big serve. He fought off two...
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Berdych tops Klizan in 5 sets in US Open 2nd round

NEW YORK (AP) Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to five sets before moving on to the third round of the U.S. Open. Berdych beat 65th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours, 45 minutes Friday. Klizan double-faulted on break point to give Berdych a 3-1 lead in the final set. Berdych then saved a break point in the next game with a big serve. He fought...
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Bernard Tomic Withdraws from US Open with Hip Injury

(August 29, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Bernard Tomic withdrew from his match AGAINST David Ferrer due to a left hip injury on Fridayat the US Open. With the withdrawal Ferrer advances to the third round. Tomic had surgery on both hips back in January. “I was sick for the last 10 days,” said the 21-yeae-old Australian. “It was difficult having the flu, but my hip’s a little...
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U.S. Open: Peng takes down another seeded player

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer...
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This Gael Monfils Forehand Winner Is Mind-Blowing

Gael Monfils had one of the better shots you will ever see in tennis today during his U.S. Open match against Alejandro Gonzalez. Gael nailed the forehand winner while in mid-air and somehow got a ridiculous amount of force behind it. Words really can’t do it justice, so enjoy the video thanks to Cork Gaines. Notice the claim following the shot as a little icing on the cake...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Dances To Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ At US Open (Video)

Novak Djokovic has some pretty sweet dance moves.  It’s great to see athletes have fun and even put on a show for their audience. Novak Djokovic was seen dancing to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” You think Baby Groot can out dance him? [CBS] The post Novak Djokovic Dances To Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ At US Open (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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Serena Williams rolls past Vania King in second round of U.S. Open

  Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going at the sport's biggest tournaments, as she has repeatedly in 2014. Quickly putting behind a poor-serving start...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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