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Medvedev Ends Djokovic's Bid for Grand Slam Sweep

Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic at US Open

(Newser) - A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during a changeover. For 27 Grand Slam matches in 2021, on hard courts, clay courts,...

Raducanu Takes Teenage Matchup
Raducanu Takes
Youthful Final

Raducanu Takes Youthful Final

18-year-old champ completes US Open run without losing a set

(Newser) - Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez delivered a gritty, intense women's final Saturday at the US Open, with Raducanu prevailing, 6-4, 6-3. The British 18-year-old is the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era, the Washington Post reports. She was so dominant during her tournament...

Stunning Runs Set Up All-Teen US Open Final

Leylah Fernandez, Emma Raducanu are making tennis history

(Newser) - Stunning runs from two teenagers born two months apart in 2002 have set up a historic US Open final. Canada's Leylah Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, beat world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka on Thursday night, USA Today reports. Her route to the final also involved knocking out world...

Tennis Stars Describe 'Never Ending' Abuse

Americans Shelby Rogers, Sloane Stephens speak out

(Newser) - It's not just Naomi Osaka who's making clear the various pressures placed on athletes at the US Open : American Shelby Rogers on Monday said she was preparing to receive "nine million death threats" on social media following her fourth-round loss to Britain's Emma Raducanu. Rogers was...

Tearful Osaka Isn't Sure When She'll Play Tennis Again

Saying she's dealing with issues, star plans a break after US Open upset

(Newser) - Tennis star Naomi Osaka isn't sure what to do. "When I win, I don't feel happy. I feel more like a relief. And then when I lose, I feel very sad," she said after losing at the US Open on Friday night. "I don't...

Naomi Osaka Loses Cool —and US Open Title

Defending champ lost to an 18-year-old ranked 73rd

(Newser) - Naomi Osaka smacked her racket against Arthur Ashe Stadium’s court. Moments later, she chucked her equipment, sending it bouncing and skidding halfway to the net. Then came a full-on spike near the baseline, per the AP . Osaka’s game was off. Her composure was gone. By the end,...

Tennis Star Takes Another Long Break, Returns to Boos

Another of Stefanos Tsitsipas' opponents calls for rule change

(Newser) - Stefanos Tsitsipas is sticking to his lengthy bathroom breaks, despite Andy Murray's fury . The Greek tennis star defeated France's Adrian Mannarino in four sets to reach the third round of the US Open on Wednesday, but only after leaving the court for more than seven minutes and returning...

Andy Murray Seething Over Foe's Bathroom Break

He accuses Stefanos Tsitsipas of abusing breaks after US Open loss

(Newser) - Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is calling for a change to tennis rules following his first-round loss at the US Open on Monday, which he blamed on his opponent's strategic breaks. Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas was down two sets to one when he took "an opportune medical...

Thiem Defies History With US Open Comeback

The Austrian was down by 2 sets against Alexander Zverev of Germany

(Newser) - At US Open unlike any other, Dominic Thiem constructed a comeback the likes of which hadn't been seen in 71 years, the AP reports. After dropping the opening two sets against Alexander Zverev on Sunday at a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium—fans were banned because of the coronavirus...

Naomi Osaka Tames 'Bad Attitude' to Win US Open

The 22-year-old from Japan beats Victoria Azarenka in a comeback victory

(Newser) - After one errant forehand in the first set of the US Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, "What the heck is happening?" In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds...

US Open Adjusts to Post-Handshake Era

Chair umpires get their shoe tapped when a match ends

(Newser) - When he was disqualified from the US Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge with a ball after losing a point, Novak Djokovic walked to the sideline and extended his right arm toward his foe, Pablo Carreño Busta. Carreño Busta didn't hesitate to grasp Djokovic's hand,...

Booted Djokovic Sorry for Hitting Line Judge With Ball

'So unintended. So wrong,' tennis star says

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic apologized Sunday after he was kicked out of the US Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match, a stunning end to his 29-match winning streak and bid for an 18th Grand Slam title....

Top-Seed Djokovic Booted for Hitting Judge
US Open's Top Seed
Booted for Hitting Judge
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US Open's Top Seed Booted for Hitting Judge

Novak Djokovic can see the rest of it on TV

(Newser) - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was defaulted from his fourth-round match at the US Open after he accidentally hit a line judge in the neck with a tennis ball Sunday, the AP reports. It was a stunning end to Djokovic’s bid for an 18th Grand Slam title and his 26-0 start...

Serena Seeks Trio of Records at US Open

But many top-ranked seeds are sitting out

(Newser) - For Serena Williams, the chase has been long. She's been one Grand Slam win behind Margaret Court's all-time record for 44 months, ever since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. In four Slam finals since—two at Wimbledon, two in New York—she's finished runner-up. But...

Defending Champ Will Skip US Open
Defending Champ
Will Skip US Open

Defending Champ Will Skip US Open

'The situation is very complicated worldwide,' Rafael Nadal says

(Newser) - Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the US Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles. Nadal explained his decision in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday. "The situation...

Cuomo Says US Open Can Go Ahead Without Spectators

'You can watch it on TV,' governor says

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the US Open tennis tournament to be held in his state starting in late August—but without spectators—as part of the reopening from shutdowns caused by the pandemic, the AP reports. "You can watch it on TV, and...

Rafael Nadal Wins 'Unforgettable' Final

Win over Daniil Medvedev didn't come easy

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute US Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his...

Canadian Teen Keeps Serena From a Milestone

Bianca Andreescu wins US Open, depriving Williams of record-tying major win

(Newser) - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu built a big lead and then held on to upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the US Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Andreescu's victory Saturday prevented Williams from claiming what would have been her record-tying 24th major singles championship, per the AP...

Federer Loses to 'Baby Fed'
Federer Loses to 'Baby Fed'

Federer Loses to 'Baby Fed'

'Grigor was able to put me away,' he says after shock defeat

(Newser) - Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the US Open. Federer's upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots, and he kept giving away the lead against a guy he'd never lost to. It all added up to...

World No. 1 Loses to Bencic at US Open

'I honestly didn't move well today,' Naomi Osaka says

(Newser) - Naomi Osaka's achy left knee didn't let her serve without pain, so she didn't practice that key part of her game leading into the US Open. The knee also prevented her from covering the court and preparing for shots the way she'd like. Those weren't...

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