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Rafael Nadal cherishes moment at US Open as clock ticks on golden career | Tumaini Carayol

The veteran was emotional after winning his fourth title at Flushing Meadows and knows that, at 33, his time may soon be upMoments after one of the great grand slam finals of his career, Rafael Nadal sat exhausted in his seat on as endorphins and adren…

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Bianca Andreescu sees a remarkable vision come true at US Open | Tumaini Carayol

The Canadian teenager capped a meteoric rise this year with victory over Serena Williams in the final at Flushing MeadowsBefore every tournament she plays and every move she makes, Bianca Andreescu sits down, closes her eyes and visualises exactly how …

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Medvedev swats aside Dimitrov to make US Open final as sublime run goes on

Russian wins 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 to make his first grand slam finalMedvedev had never previously passed fourth round of slamThe glorious, unexpected summer of Daniil Medvedev continued as he marched to his first grand slam final with a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 …

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Grigor Dimitrov’s US Open resurgence to be tested by fast-rising Medvedev

The Bulgarian’s return to form has been dramatic but his semi-final opponent has emerged from the NextGen pack as the best player outside the big threeAfter Grigor Dimitrov’s breathless five-set upset of Roger Federer on Tuesday night, one question stu…

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Serena Williams has title in reach but Elina Svitolina will apply pressure test

Serena Williams’s US Open rout of Wang Qiang was a reminder of her powers but she has faltered at the last in recent slams and faces an in-form opponent nextBy the end of her 44-minute 6-1, 6-0 obliteration of China’s Wang Qiang on Tuesday night, Seren…

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Daniil Medvedev uses boos to beat Stan Wawrinka and reach semi-finals

• Russian wins 7-6 (6), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at US Open• Medvedev reaches his first slam semi-finalAs Daniil Medvedev stepped on to Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first grand slam quarter-final of his career, he was greeted by the familiar song that has come to …

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Belinda Bencic reserves her best again for Naomi Osaka at US Open

• Defending champions loses 7-5, 6-3 in fourth round• Swiss will face Donna Vekic in quarter-finalBelinda Bencic was sitting in Arthur Ashe stadium on Saturday night as Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff battled each other and then cried together. Everyone els…

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Daniil Medvedev fights the boos to send out defiant message at the US Open

• Medvedev reacts to crowd during interview after López victory• He said: ‘The more you do this the more I will win’Daniil Medvedev had endured nearly two hours of endless booing by the time he reached match point at midnight on Friday against Felician…

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US Open: Johanna Konta rediscovers consistency and guile to reach last 16

• Konta beats No 33 seed Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-3• Briton now faces Karolina Pliskova who put out Ons JabeurJohanna Konta again demonstrated her ability to find her highest level on the biggest stages as she demolished the 33rd seed, Zhang Shuai, …

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Johanna Konta happy at finally overcoming Margarita Gasparyan at US Open

• Konta wins 6-1, 6-0 after Wednesday’s delay• Defending champion Naomi Osaka also wins in two setsIt was not until 5.34pm on Wednesday, nine hours after arriving here, that Johanna Konta finally made it out of the locker room and on to the Grandstand …

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Serena Williams pushed to edge by American teen Caty McNally at US Open

Six-time US Open champion rallies to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-1No 3 Pliskova turns on the power to beat BolkvadzeFederer sees off chuntering Dzumhur in second roundAfter the endless hype and anticipation of Serena Williams’ all-superstar first-round grudge matc…

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Naomi Osaka blows hot and cold but knocks Anna Blinkova out of US Open

• Defending champion beats Russian 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2• Osaka limped out of previous match, in CincinnatiNaomi Osaka opened her US Open title defence with a stuttering start but finished with aplomb to beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.Osaka …

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Serena Williams wins 19th straight over Maria Sharapova in US Open laugher

Williams wins 6-1, 6-1 over Sharapova in 59 minutesDjokovic opens title defense with straight-set victorySo much has changed since the last time Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova stared each other down from across the net, fists pumped and teeth bare…

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US Open bow will test Coco Gauff’s confidence amid cautionary tales

Teenager’s star quality and self-assurance bode well for her US Open debut but demands of the modern game require careful handlingA few weeks after Coco Gauff’s scene?stealing run to the fourth round of Wimbledon, the 15-year?old made her next move. Ga…