Tennis: U.S. Open

Keys locks out Riske to end busy day for Americans

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighth-seeded Madison Keys was forced to stay up late before overcoming fellow American A…

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  • Tennis-Miracle needed to reach Open final, says Muguruza
    Tennis-Miracle needed to reach Open final, says Muguruza Reuters - 11 hours ago

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, a grand slam winner who has taken down world number one Serena Williams, would be judged by most standards as a serious threat to grab the U.S. Open title. While it … More »

  • Kerber cruises in opening win in pursuit of top ranking
    Kerber cruises in opening win in pursuit of top ranking Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Angelique Kerber, one of four women's players who could emerge from Flushing Meadows as world number one, made a short and sweet start at the U.S. Open on a hot, sunny Monday. World number two Kerber … More »

  • Electronic clock nearly crushes tennis player at US Open
    Electronic clock nearly crushes tennis player at US Open Busted Racquet - 14 hours ago

    In Monday’s first round, 10th-seeded Gael Monfils survived a scare from an unexpected source. … More »

  • Players may be risking health by popping pain pills
    Players may be risking health by popping pain pills Reuters - 20 hours ago

    By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - For all the talk of banned performance-enhancing drugs in sport, mundane over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medications may be more of an issue on the tennis tour, according to numerous players. In the … More »

  • McEnroe ends coaching partnership with Raonic
    McEnroe ends coaching partnership with Raonic Reuters - Mon, Aug 29, 2016 5:14 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Seven-times major winner John McEnroe has ended his coaching role with Canada's Milos Raonic ahead of the year's final grand slam, the U.S. Open. McEnroe joined Raonic's coaching entourage in May as a consultant ahead of the grass-court … More »

  • 2016 U.S. Open: 5 storylines to watch for
    2016 U.S. Open: 5 storylines to watch for Busted Racquet - Mon, Aug 29, 2016 1:55 AM SGT

    The end of summer brings about the final Grand Slam of the year, the U.S. Open. Starting Monday, all eyes will be fixated on Queens, N.Y., as tennis’ best take to Flushing Meadows. As recent results this summer showed us, no one, not even Novak … More »

  • Confident Nishikori has good feeling about another Open run
    Confident Nishikori has good feeling about another Open run Reuters - Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:10 PM SGT

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori is brimming with confidence heading into the U.S. Open starting on Monday, despite acknowledging the presence of a flock of title contenders at Flushing Meadows. Nishikori, who surged into … More »

  • French players suspended over behaviour at Olympics
    French players suspended over behaviour at Olympics Reuters - Sun, Aug 28, 2016 9:19 PM SGT

    The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has provisionally suspended Benoit Paire, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for "damaging" the organisation's image by their behaviour at this month's Rio Olympics. "Following the Rio Olympics, the Committee … More »

  • French players suspended over behavior at Olympics
    French players suspended over behavior at Olympics Reuters - Sun, Aug 28, 2016 8:57 PM SGT

    The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has provisionally suspended Benoit Paire, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for "damaging" the organization's image by their behavior at this month's Rio Olympics. "Following the Rio Olympics, the Committee … More »

  • Nadal aims to carry Olympic boost into US Open
    Nadal aims to carry Olympic boost into US Open Reuters - Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:22 AM SGT

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was exhausted yet exhilarated following his emotional return to action at this month's Rio Olympics after an injury-absence and is looking forward to gearing back up for the U.S. Open starting on … More »

  • Nadal aims to carry Olympic boost into U.S. Open
    Nadal aims to carry Olympic boost into U.S. Open Reuters - Sun, Aug 28, 2016 3:00 AM SGT

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was exhausted yet exhilarated following his emotional return to action at this month's Rio Olympics after an injury-absence and is looking forward to gearing back up for the U.S. Open starting on … More »

  • Tennis - Bautista Agut battles past Troicki Reuters - Sat, Aug 27, 2016 1:23 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Roberto Bautista Agut will meet fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in Winston-Salem Open final after he outplayed Serbian Viktor Troicki 7-5 6-7(2) 6-2 in a dramatic semi-final that lasted more than two hours in steamy afternoon heat. … More »

  • Murray keen to win another grand slam before turning 30
    Murray keen to win another grand slam before turning 30 Reuters - Sat, Aug 27, 2016 5:58 AM SGT

    By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - With a second Wimbledon title in the bag, a second gold medal in his pocket and his biggest rival struggling with injury, Andy Murray believes he has a golden chance to add to his three grand slam titles. The … More »

  • Kvitova advances, Vinci ousted in Connecticut Open
    Kvitova advances, Vinci ousted in Connecticut Open Reuters - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:48 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova moved closer to a third straight Connecticut Open crown after defeating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-1 to reach the semi-finals on Thursday. Kvitova, who won this event the last two years as well as in 2012, stormed past her … More »

  • Borg, McEnroe renew rivalry as Laver Cup captains
    Borg, McEnroe renew rivalry as Laver Cup captains Reuters - Thu, Aug 25, 2016 1:51 AM SGT

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, who met 22 times during their celebrated tennis rivalry, will break their 11-11 head-to-head tie when they captain the Europe and World teams in the inaugural Laver Cup next September. … More »

  • Tennis: Murray dominates in Rio, outsider Puig arrives on big stage
    Tennis: Murray dominates in Rio, outsider Puig arrives on big stage Reuters - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 2:08 PM SGT

    By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Andy Murray etched his name in history books by winning an unprecedented second singles title at the Rio Games and the Briton now has his sights on the ultimate prize: overhauling Novak Djokovic to become … More »

  • Cilic ends Murray win streak in Cincinnati final
    Cilic ends Murray win streak in Cincinnati final Reuters - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 11:46 AM SGT

    Marin Cilic broke through for his first Masters 1000 series title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray in the final of the Western & Southern Open and ending the Scot's 22-match winning streak. The 12th-seeded Cilic, who has struggled to recapture the … More »

  • Tennis - Pliskova beats Kerber in final, denies her top ranking
    Tennis - Pliskova beats Kerber in final, denies her top ranking Reuters - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 11:12 AM SGT

    Karolina Pliskova won her biggest title and denied Angelique Kerber the world number one ranking with an emphatic 6-3 6-1 victory in Sunday's final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Pliskova, who leads the WTA Tour in aces, hammered … More »

  • Murray dominates in Rio, outsider Puig arrives on big stage
    Murray dominates in Rio, outsider Puig arrives on big stage Reuters - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:05 AM SGT

    By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Andy Murray etched his name in history books by winning an unprecedented second singles title at the Rio Games and the Briton now has his sights on the ultimate prize: overhauling Novak Djokovic to become … More »

  • Tennis: Kerber moves step closer to world number one ranking
    Tennis: Kerber moves step closer to world number one ranking Reuters - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 12:00 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber moved within two victories of the world number one ranking when she beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in their quarter-final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Friday. The German second seed overcame a slow … More »