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Djokovic still undecided over U.S. Open

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:45 PM

After recovering from coronavirus, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has only confirmed to play at the French Open in September

BASHED. Novak Djokovic says the widespread criticism he received felt like a 'witch hunt.' Photo by Martin Bureau /AFP

Nadal raises doubts over U.S. Open participation

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Rafael Nadal opts to see action in the Madrid Open, a warmup tournament for the rescheduled French Open

MAJOR DECISION. Rafael Nadal may just stay in Europe as US sees a surge in virus cases. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Thiem expects U.S. Open decision next week

Jul 05, 2020 - 6:59 PM

As virus cases surge again in the US, world No. 3 Dominic Thiem trusts organizers will make the right decision 'if they see any danger'

LESSON LEARNED. Dominic Thiem admits the players made 'a mistake' during the tennis charity event hosted by Novak Djokovic. File photo by Michael Dodge/EPA-EFE

'Ugly schedule': Nadal wavers over US Open, Roland Garros

Jun 28, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Rafael Nadal finds the tennis restart schedule unrealistic while Andy Murray fears for the players’ safety

UNDECIDED. Rafael Nadal remains unsure if he’s going to defend his crowns in the US Open and French Open. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic puts positive spin on U.S. Open plan

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Initially skeptical, Novak Djokovic says he’s 'extremely happy' with the return of tennis as tournaments will provide more jobs and opportunities

RETURN. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic eases up on his criticisms. Photo by William West/AFP

Kyrgios labels ATP chief 'potato' in U.S. Open blast

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The ever-controversial Nick Kyrgios criticizes the decision to resume the tennis season in the US

OUTSPOKEN. Like other top-ranked players, Nick Kyrgios feels uneasy returning to action amid the pandemic. File photo from AustralianOpen

Serena set for U.S. Open as officials vow safety, star power

Jun 18, 2020 - 12:48 PM

As the first Grand Slam event to be staged since the deadly virus outbreak, the US Open assures top players a safety ‘bubble’

BACK TO THE CHASE. Serena Williams resumes her bid for a record 24th Grand Slam title. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Player unease as U.S. Open to go ahead without fans

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Several top players express reservations about playing in New York, the epicenter of the US coronavirus crisis

CRITIC. World No.1 Novak Djokovic finds the US Open safety measures ‘extreme.’ Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

U.S. Open to go ahead as planned

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Pending government approval, the US Open reportedly plans to run the tournament as scheduled this August

STILL WARY. Rafael Nadal doesn’t see himself playing in the US Open just yet. Photo by William West/AFP

U.S. Open faces D-day amid player uncertainty

Jun 14, 2020 - 11:54 AM

Words of reassurance from US Open officials fail to quell the top-ranked tennis players' unease of returning to action

WARY. Rafael Nadal says tennis should only resume if it’s 'completely safe.' Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios blasts 'selfish' ATP for U.S. Open drive

Jun 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Australian showman Nick Kyrgios says tennis should rethink before returning to action: 'Obviously COVID, but also with the riots’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot during his Men's Doubles first round match on day five of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Open fate to be decided in June, say organizers

Apr 17, 2020 - 10:04 AM

'We're very fortunate that we're the fourth Grand Slam to go, so time is on our side at this point,' says US tennis chief Mike Dowse

TITLE DFENSE. For now, at least, Rafael Nadal can still aim for this year's US Open crown. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Wimbledon chief fears 'no more tennis this year'

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:50 PM

'I don't think it's unrealistic to say that there may be no more tennis this year,' says All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Hit list: What's next in line for possible coronavirus postponement

Mar 29, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Here are the upcoming major competitions that will likely be delayed or canceled altogether due to the worldwide health crisis

Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) shakes hands and embraces Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) after Federer won their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Bianca Andreescu, who denied Serena Williams of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, receives a key to the city of Mississauga, Canada

HOMECOMING. Bianca Andreescu is showered with love and adoration by her townsmen. Photo from Twitter/@Bandreescu_

Andreescu makes top 5 as Barty snatches World No. 1

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Bianca Andreescu is just one place behind 2018 US Open winner Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings

BREAKTHROUGH. Bianca Andreescu crashes into Top 5 in the WTA rankings. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal survives Medvedev scare to bag U.S. Open crown

Sep 09, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Rafael Nadal outlasts Russian Daniil Medvedev in a grueling five-setter to capture his 19th Grand Slam singles title

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Canadian teen Andreescu topples Serena in U.S. Open final

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Bianca Andreescu denies Serena Williams a record-equaling 24th title to become Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion

YOUNG CHAMP. Nineteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu celebrates as the youngest Grand Slam winner in 13 years. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Motherhood helps Serena reach brink of history as 38 looms

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Aside from matching the all-time record of 24 crowns, Serena Williams could become only the fourth mother in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal advances to U.S. Open final against Medvedev

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:52 AM

'It means a lot to be back,' says world No. 2 Rafael Nadal as he battles first-time Grand Slam finalist Daniil Medvedev for the men's singles crown

BACK AT IT. Rafael Nadal looks to chase more records in the final round. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Record-chasing Serena powers into 10th U.S. Open final

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Serena Williams moves within a win of matching the all-time Grand Slam singles title record of 24

RUNAWAY WINNER. Serena Williams quickly disposes of Elina Svitolina to tie Chris Evert for most wins in tournament history. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Favorite Nadal into U.S. Open semis as Berrettini wins thriller

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:11 PM

As the only former major champion left in the men's field, Rafael Nadal emerges as the frontrunner following the elimination of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Alex Eala crashes out of U.S. Open juniors 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala absorbs back-to-back losses in her 2nd round singles and doubles events

MAJOR STINT. Alex Eala makes history in her first Grand Slam appearance in the 2019 US Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Troi Santos

Dimitrov stuns Federer to reach U.S. Open semis

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov shocks 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to become the lowest-ranked semifinalist in 28 years

BREAKTHROUGH. Grigor Dimitrov beats Roger Federer for the first in his career. Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Ruthless Serena earns 100th U.S. Open win to reach semis

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Serena Williams books a Final Four berth after demolishing Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang in the quickest match at this year's tournament

Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Nadal swats Cilic aside in U.S. Open last 16

Sep 03, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rafael Nadal reigns in a clash of former US Open champions to advance to the quarterfinals

CRUISING. Rafael Nadal books his 40th Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Alex Eala cruises to 2nd round in U.S. Open juniors debut

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala gets off to a strong start in her first Grand Slam tournament

TEEN SENSATION. Alex Eala impresses in her Grand Slam debut with a one-sided win. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Osaka beaten but wiser after fourth-round US Open exit

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Defending champion Naomi Osaka gets knocked out by Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic in the last 16

STILL LEARNING. Despite feeling disappointed, Naomi Osaka says she’s now taking losses in stride. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for gun gesture at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 6:52 PM

American doubles player Mike Bryan gets slapped with the highest fine yet at this year's tournament

SORRY. Mike Bryan (right), who plays doubles with his twin brother Bob, apologizes for his 'insensitive' action. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic quits as Wawrinka advances; Federer rolls at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM

After dropping the first two sets, injured Novak Djokovic retires against Stan Wawrinka in a shock end to his title defense bid

IN PAIN. Novak Djokovic’s injury problem resurfaces just a few days after saying he’s 'almost pain-free.' Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena 'fine' after ankle scare at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Still on track of her record bid, Serena Williams brushes off injury heading into the quarterfinals

NO WORRIES. Serena Williams says she’s 'good' even after injuring her ankle. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Alex Eala advances to U.S. Open juniors main draw

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala marches into her maiden Grand Slam in the US Open juniors tournament

GRAND SLAM DEBUT. Alex Eala becomes the first Filipino to enter a Grand Slam tournament since 1991. Rappler File photo

No. 1 Osaka overpowers teen Gauff in U.S. Open showdown

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Defending champion Naomi Osaka boots out rising star Coco Gauff in a battle tipped as a showdown of the future of women's tennis

YOUNG TITANS. Naomi Osaka (right) and Coco Gauff hug it out after an emotional clash. Photo from US Open

Heckler helps 'almost pain-free' Djokovic to U.S. Open win

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Novak Djokovic gets captured on video telling a heckler: 'I'll come find you. I'll find you after. Trust me, I'll find you'

MOTIVATED. Novak Djokovic says the heckler actually did him 'a big favor.' Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Under-the-radar Wawrinka lines up potential Djokovic clash

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:20 AM

After struggling with injuries, former champion Stan Wawrinka says he's glad to be back in the big stage even as a battle with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic looms

GRATEGUL. Swiss star Stan Wawrinka says he feels good after back-to-back matches. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Federer, Serena breeze into U.S. Open last 16 but Nishikori out

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:56 AM

Roger Federer plays 'no-error tennis' as Serena Williams continues her quest for a 24th career Grand Slam title

Nadal gets added U.S. Open boost with walkover as Halep falls

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Rafael Nadal advances with no effort as American world No. 116 Taylor Townsend stuns Wimbledon champion Simona Halep

NO SWEAT. Rafael Nadal gets an extra day off as second-round foe Thanasi Kokkinakis pulls out. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Serena survives U.S. Open challenge from teen McNally

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:05 PM

'I'm not too pleased with the way I played at all,' says Serena Williams after getting a scare from 17-year-old wildcard Caty McNally

NO FEAR. Serena Williams withstands a brave challenge in the second round. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Djokovic bugged by shoulder in U.S. Open win

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:43 AM

'Somehow I managed to find my way back,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after outlasting Juan Ignacio Londero despite a nagging shoulder injury

TESTED. Novak Djokovic plays through pain in the second round of the US Open. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Federer overcomes poor start to advance at rain-hit U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'When it happens like this, back-to-back matches, it's just a bit frustrating more than anything,' says Roger Federer after rallying yet again to reach the next round

COMEBACK. Roger Federer pulls through after struggling early against world No. 99 Damir Dzumhur. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Nadal rampant at U.S. Open as Thiem, Tsitsipas lead exodus

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Rafael Nadal kicks off his US Open 2019 campaign with a clinical victory as 4 players in the world's top 10 drop out in the first round

EASY START. Rafael Nadal makes quick work of Australian John Millman. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Nerve-riddled Osaka relieved by 'razzle dazzle' U.S. Open win

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'I felt nervous. For me it's definitely a new feeling,' admits world No. 1 Naomi Osaka after a shaky start to her US Open title defense

CHALLENGED. Japan's Naomi Osaka returns a shot against pesky first-round foe Anna Blinkova of Russia. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Open best chance to unseat 'Big Three', says Djokovic

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'Because it's a long season, it's a lot of surfaces that you have to change and it takes a toll on your body,' says US Open defending champion Novak Djokovic

UNPREDICTABLE. Novak Djokovic believes that the 2019 US Open title is up for grabs. File photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Early U.S. Open struggles no concern for Federer

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Roger Federer rallies back to dominate Sumit Nagal in the 2019 US Open 1st round

SLUGGISH. Roger Federer drops the opening frame, but makes a comeback in the last 3 sets of his first round matchup. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena on banned umpire Ramos: 'I don't know who that is'

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Serena Williams prefers to move on from last year's controversial officiating in the final against top seed Naomi Osaka

THROWBACK. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos in the 2018 US Open final against eventual winner Naomi Osaka. File photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Djokovic rolls at U.S. Open as Barty, Pliskova fight through

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Novak Djokovic gets off to a good start in his US Open title defense

TITLE DEFENSE. Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his men's singles first round match against Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain in the 2019 US Open. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams rips Sharapova in U.S. Open 1st round

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Serena Williams cruises through the opening round against five-time major Sharapova

HOT START. Serena Williams is optimistic in her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title in the 2019 US Open. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Federer in Slams

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Having won 4 of the last 5 Grand Slam singles titles, Novak Djokovic is in good position to break Roger Federer's mark

DEFENDING CHAMP. Novak Djokovic will defend his throne in the US Open. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Serena-Sharapova showdown seizes spotlight at US Open

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova 18 consecutive times dating to 2005, but that has not prevented their rivalry from being the talk of the tourney

LONG-TIME RIVALS. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova meet again. Photos by Christophe Archambault/AFP and Thomas Samson/AFP

Federer puts Wimbledon near-miss behind him ahead of U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I'm not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it's going to be tough,' says Roger Federer as he seeks a 21st Grand Slam

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP