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TV highlights package is an art and a science in era of low attention span | Jonathan Liew

Condensing the action works better for some sports than others, but it feels crucial as viewing options keep expandingApparently, the US Open men’s final on Sunday night was incredible. I wouldn’t know; I only saw the highlights. Which, as everyone kno…

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Novak Djokovic contrite and accepting of default from US Open

‘One of those things that stays in your memory for life’World No 1 says it was ‘unexpected and unintended’Novak Djokovic says he has accepted his default from the US Open but he understands it will stick with him for a long time as he prepares to retur…

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Dominic Thiem’s lifelong dedication finally pays off with maiden grand slam title

Austrian second seed wins five-set US Open final Emotional Alexander Zverev left devastated by defeatDominic Thiem says he dedicated his whole life to winning a grand slam title and with his victory at the US Open the Austrian expects more of the sport…

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Dominic Thiem’s lifelong dedication finally pays off with maiden grand slam title

Austrian second seed wins five-set US Open final Emotional Alexander Zverev left devastated by defeatDominic Thiem says he dedicated his whole life to winning a grand slam title and with his victory at the US Open the Austrian expects more of the sport…

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Dominic Thiem wins US Open final on tiebreak against Alexander Zverev after five-set thriller

Austrian comes back from two sets down to claim first majorNo2 seed wins 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 at Flushing MeadowsAs it happened: Bryan Graham’s game-by-game reportNovak Djokovic may still be the best player in men’s tennis but, in the self-inflicted…

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Alexander Zverev v Dominic Thiem: US Open men’s final – live!

Live updates from today’s match at Arthur Ashe StadiumTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 7.33pm BST Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s Kevin Mitchell’s lookahead to today’s match. Related: Alexander Zverev the final hurdle in Dom…

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Naomi Osaka proves herself a champion on and off the court | Tumaini Carayol

Wearing masks to highlight racial inequality shows the type of mental strength that glues the US Open winner’s game togetherNaomi Osaka is unlikely to ever forget her last three weeks. She stopped the tennis world for a day after she refused to compete…

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How Naomi Osaka became the improbable, indispensable voice of our moment | Andrew Lawrence

By leveraging her widening platform to bring attention to victims of racial violence during her US Open title run, the 22-year-old delivered a message as powerful as her gameWhen it comes to sporting events that make fashion statements, the US Open giv…

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Naomi Osaka fights back to sink Victoria Azarenka and regain US Open

Osaka says 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win was ‘a tough match, but inspiring’ 2018 champion wore mask commemorating Tamir RiceNaomi Osaka flirted with ignominy before quelling the spirited challenge of Victoria Azarenka to win her second US Open, and the third slam …

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Naomi Osaka v Victoria Azarenka: US Open women’s final – live!

Osaka v Azarenka: two champions but can be only one winnerTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.47am BST Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s Kevin Mitchell’s lookahead to today’s women’s final. Related: Osaka v Azarenka: two champ…

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Alexander Zverev the final hurdle in Dominic Thiem’s long road to glory

Austrian will need to overcome injury and an inability to win when it matters most as the US Open final looms largeAlexander Zverev smiled weakly when reminded yet again that the last time a German won the US Open – Boris Becker, in 1989 – the Berlin W…

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Daniil Medvedev v Dominic Thiem: US Open men’s semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi-final at Arthur Ashe StadiumOsaka v Azarenka: two champions but can be only one winnerTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 1.25am BST First set: Medvedev 2-2 Thiem*The first pressure points on the match for either play…

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Zverev erases two-set deficit to book Thiem showdown in US Open final

Zverev rallies 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach first US Open finalThiem wins 6-2, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) over Medvedev in nightcapBring back Rafa. Bring back Roger. Hey, bring back Novak. Good luck to Alexander Zverev but, on the evidence of a wretched but …

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Pablo Carreño Busta v Alexander Zverev: US Open men’s semi-final – live!

Updates from the first semi-final at Arthur Ashe StadiumOsaka v Azarenka: two champions but can be only one winnerEmail Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol with your thoughts 9.41pm BST Pablo Carreño Busta 4-1* Alexander Zverev. Exactly what the Spaniard need…

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Osaka v Azarenka: two champions but US Open can have only one winner | Kevin Mitchell

Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka are appropriate finalists in a tournament that has carried a strong humanitarian themeIt is six authored face masks and nearly a fortnight since Naomi Osaka, the reluctant conscience of Planet Tennis, uttered this trut…

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Victoria Azarenka turns back clock to set up US Open final against Naomi Osaka

Sublime Azarenka beats Serena Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-32018 champion Osaka beats Jennifer Brady 7-6, 3-6, 6-3The US Open finalists were determined on one of the great nights of women’s tennis in New York as Victoria Azarenka produced a sublime performance…

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US Open women’s semi-final: Jennifer Brady v Naomi Osaka – live!

All the latest updates and scores from Flushing MeadowsEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 11.59pm BST Hello and welcome to Arthur Ashe Stadium for tonight’s US Open women’s semi-final twinbill. Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady are …

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Pablo Carreño Busta lining up unlikely hat-trick of US Open upsets | Kevin Mitchell

Spaniard is the underdog against Alexander Zverev in the semi-final after an eventful journey through the tournamentFrom day one, the 2020 US Open has delivered tales of the unexpected. And none surprised more than the expulsion of the world No 1, Nova…

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US Open champion Andreescu pays tribute to King and fellow trailblazers

Canadian writes open letter to pioneers of women’s tennisAndreescu unable to defend title due to foot injuryUS Open champion Bianca Andreescu has written an open letter to Billie Jean King and other pioneers who campaigned for the rights of female tenn…

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US Open 2020 quarter-final: Alex de Minaur v Dominic Thiem – live!

Updates from the last-eight clash at Flushing MeadowsAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 2.46am BST Second set: *De Minaur 1-6, 1-1 Thiem (*denotes next server)Now it’s De Minaur’s turn to control some points, taking Thiem to 15-30 on serve, b…