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US Open men’s final: Rafael Nadal v Daniil Medvedev – live!

Spaniard going for 19th grand slam title; Russian aiming for firstBianca Andreescu sees a remarkable vision come true at US OpenSerena Williams not giving up the fight to equal Court’s recordEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet @BryanAGraham 3.13pm …

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Bianca Andreescu bears down on big points to reach first US Open final

Canadian teen wins 7-6, 7-5 over Switzerland’s Belinda BencicAndreescu, 19, will face Serena Williams in Saturday’s final Williams routs Svitolina to reach 10th US Open finalBianca Andreescu was outplayed for extended stretches on Thursday night in a U…

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Bianca Andreescu bears down on big points to reach first US Open final

Canadian teen wins 7-6, 7-5 over Switzerland’s Belinda BencicAndreescu, 19, will face Serena Williams in Saturday’s final Williams routs Svitolina to reach 10th US Open finalBianca Andreescu was outplayed for extended stretches on Thursday night in a U…

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Rafael Nadal flexes muscles to reach semis and remain on course for fourth US Open title

Nadal wins 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach 33rd major semi-finalSpaniard to face 24th-seeded Matteo BerrettiniRafael Nadal overcame a spirited challenge from Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman to win 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the US Open quarter-finals on Wednesday night at …

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Bianca Andreescu shows taste for fight in US Open quarter-final win

Canadian comes from behind to beat Elise Mertens15th seed to meet Belinda Bencic in semi-final Bianca Andreescu’s breakthrough season reached yet another high note on Wednesday night as the Canadian ingenue came from behind to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 against…

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Bianca Andreescu v Elise Mertens: US Open quarter-final – live!

Andreescu faces Mertens and Nadal meets Schwartzman in last eightWilliams has title in reach but Svitolina will apply pressure testTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.17am BST The players have made their way from the tunnel onto the court as A…

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Serena Williams survives injury scare to breeze past Petra Martic

No 8 seed overcomes rolled ankle in straight-sets win over CroatWilliams, 37, advances to face China’s Qiang Wang in last eightSerena Williams eased through a potentially tricky US Open fourth-round meeting with Petra Martic with a 6-3, 6-4 win to rema…

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Coco Gauff sets up clash with defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka

American thrills crowd with win over Tímea Babos World No 1 awaits in third round on SaturdayCocomania is taking further hold of the US Open as it steers into Labor Day weekend – and there is no telling how bright the fireworks will get. American sensa…

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Naomi Osaka happy to deal with great expectations at US Open | Bryan Armen Graham

Reigning champion has endured a difficult season but is ready for the spotlight on her return to Flushing MeadowsNaomi Osaka arrived at last year’s US Open a dangerous floater buoyed by a season of promise and left it as one of the world’s most visible…

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Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether there’s any possible scenario where it’s notNearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older …

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Novak Djokovic v Juan Martín del Potro: US Open men’s singles final – live!

Serena burns the house down as Osaka’s brilliance is forgottenEmail bryan.graham@theguardian.com or tweet @BryanAGraham 8.56pm BST Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe have just completed a stunning 3-6, 7-6 (2) 7-6 upset of the top-ranked team of Timea …

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Novak Djokovic v Juan Martín del Potro: US Open men’s singles final – live!

Serena burns the house down as Osaka’s brilliance is forgottenEmail bryan.graham@theguardian.com or tweet @BryanAGraham 8.56pm BST Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe have just completed a stunning 3-6, 7-6 (2) 7-6 upset of the top-ranked team of Timea …

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Serena Williams burns the house down as Naomi Osaka’s brilliance is forgotten

The American legend was the victim of a draconian enforcement of the rules in the US Open final. But her reaction exposed the one flaw in her gameThe venerable boxing trainer Cus D’Amato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you…

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Serena Williams v Naomi Osaka: US Open women’s final – live!

Williams takes aim at record-tying 24th major championshipTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 9.15pm BST The players are coming down to the tunnel now. It’s Naomi Osaka first, who’s pulled aside by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi for a pre-match powwow.“Of co…

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Kei Nishikori v Novak Djokovic: US Open men’s semi-finals – live!

Nishikori and Djokovic meet for place in Sunday’s finalDream date: Osaka v Williams set to be intriguing title matchTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.44am BST First set: Nishikori 3-6 Djokovic That was quick. Djokovic breezes to a love hold,…

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Novak Djokovic v John Millman: US Open quarter-finals – live!

No 6 seed takes on Aussie surprise in quarter-final clashOsaka and Nishikori reach semi-finals in contrasting stylesTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.10am BST First set: Djokovic 1-0 Millman* (*denotes next server)The players trade errors to …

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Serena Williams v Karolina Pliskova: US Open quarter-final – live!

Williams meets Pliskova for place in US Open semi-finalsStephens, defending US Open champion, falls to SevastovaMillman turns sights on Djokovic after Federer shockTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.39am BST First set: *Williams 1-3 Pliskova …

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Serena Williams v Karolina Pliskova: US Open quarter-final – live!

Williams meets Pliskova for place in US Open semi-finalsStephens, defending US Open champion, falls to SevastovaMillman turns sights on Djokovic after Federer shockTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.39am BST First set: *Williams 1-3 Pliskova …

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Novak Djokovic v Richard Gasquet: US Open men’s singles – live!

Two-time US Open champion faces Frenchman on AsheFederer hands Kyrgios a lesson and makes fourth round 2.37am BST First set: Djokovic 5-2 Gasquet* (*denotes next server)Djokovic opens with a winner, his 12th of the night already (compared to Gasquet’s …

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Imperious Serena Williams gives Venus no quarter in US Open beatdown

Serena rolls to most lopsided win in 30 meetings with VenusNo 17 seed will face Kaia Kanepi in fourth round on SundaySerena routs Venus in third-round matchup – as it happenedWhatever doubts persisted about Serena Williams’ fitness and taste for the fi…