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  • 'New' Djokovic wins Shanghai

    The "new" Novak Djokovic warned that he was gunning for Rafael Nadal's world number one ranking after winning the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Borna Coric on Sunday.

  • Federer stunned by Coric in semis

    Roger Federer admitted that he was lacking "punch" after he was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Saturday by 13th-seeded Borna Coric.

  • 'Get your own towels'

    Fernando Verdasco's treatment of a ball boy who failed to bring him his towel fast enough has thrust tennis players' attitudes towards the child volunteers into the spotlight, and could prompt changes.

  • 'Get your own towels'

    Fernando Verdasco's treatment of a ball boy who failed to bring him his sweaty towel fast enough has thrust tennis players' attitudes towards the child volunteers into the spotlight, and could prompt changes.

  • Serena's season over

    American great Serena Williams was left out of the China Open tennis draw on Friday as she appeared to call time on her season following her meltdown at the US Open.

  • Double for Elina

    Elina Sultana grabbed a double in the Summer Open (Ranking) Badminton Tournament, which concluded at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Osaka's homecoming spoiled by Pliskova

    Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.

  • ‘That’s why we don’t play doubles, bro!’

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic put their rivalry to one side after teaming up in the second edition of the Laver Cup. However, they lost their opening game.

  • ADIDAS TO MAKE OSAKA HIGHEST-PAID WOMAN?

    Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete, after the tennis star defeated 23-time

  • Japan's Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final

    Japan's Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by the American's furious row with the chair umpire.

  • Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

    An Australian cartoonist faced withering criticism on Tuesday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using -- what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as -- "racist and sexist tropes".

  • Novak wins 3rd title

    Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.

  • Awesome Osaka makes history

    Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final "a thief".

  • 'Mother of all meltdowns'

    Naomi Osaka became Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation.

  • Serena meltdown: The official response

    Serena Williams: the US Open meltdown -- what the officials are saying

  • Del Potro sets up Djokovic final

    Juan Martin del Potro set up a US Open final clash against Novak Djokovic on Friday after defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal quit his last-four clash against the giant Argentine with a knee injury.

  • Del Potro into final after injured Nadal retires

    A weary and wounded world number one Rafael Nadal retires from his U.S. Open semi-final while trailing Juan Martin del Potro 7-6(3) 6-2, sending the Argentine back to the Flushing Meadows final for the first time since his 2009 triumph.

  • Serena in final with fangirl Osaka

    Six-time champion Serena Williams swept aside Anastasija Sevastova Thursday to reach a ninth US Open final, where she'll face Japanese trail blazer Naomi Osaka.

  • Djokovic ends Millman fairytale

    Novak Djokovic sweated it out from behind the baseline to beat Australian John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 at the US Open on Wednesday and set up a semifinal with Japan's Kei Nishikori.

  • Bagelled Nadal survives

    Defending champion Rafa Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his US Open quarterfinal against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday but fought back to beat the Austrian 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) in a match that ended after 2:00am in New York.

  • Nadal survives career's longest US Open match

    Defending champion Rafa Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his U.S. Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday but fought back to beat the Austrian 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(5) in match that ended past 2 a.m. in New York.

  • Del Potro bests Isner to make third semi

    Juan Martin del Potro reaches the US Open semifinals for the third time, defeating John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 and ending American hopes of a first men's champion at the event since 2003.

  • Roger, Maria crash out

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova crashed out of the US Open on Monday in back-to-back seismic shocks under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights.

  • Stephens sent packing by Sevastova

    Sloane Stephens's US Open title defense ended with a 6-2, 6-3 quarterfinal defeat to Anastasija Sevastova on Tuesday as the Latvian avenged a 2017 loss to the American at the same stage.

  • Djokovic books possible clash with Federer

    Novak Djokovic does his part to set up a blockbuster quarterfinal clash with Roger Federer at the US Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over unseeded Joao Sousa.

  • Nadal, Del Potro in last eight

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday reached the US Open quarterfinals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018.

  • Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal reaches the US Open quarter-finals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018.

  • Kerber, Zverev bite the dust

    An out-of-sorts Alexander Zverev was dumped out of the US Open third round on Saturday by compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in four

  • Federer out-maneuvers Kyrgios

    Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios.

  • Nadal battles into last 16

    World No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) to reach the US Open fourth round Friday.

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