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Category: US Open Tennis 2019

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Serena Williams won’t break Margaret Court’s record – and that’s OK

She is the greatest women’s tennis player of all time and deep down even her biggest critics know it. Wanting it to be beyond any plausible argument is merely completismAnyone who’s followed the women’s tennis tour closely over the last year wasn’t too…

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US Open win shows that hard working Rafael Nadal is not finished yet | Kevin Mitchell

Admirable Spaniard has always played in Roger Federer’s long shadow but he is still capable of generating his own lightRafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he st…

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US Open talking points: big three chase history as Andreescu amazes | Tumaini Carayol

Medvedev is waiting in the wings, but it’s still all to play for between Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, while a new challenger has shown the mentality Serena Williams needs to rediscoverNovak Djokovic arrived in New York with a shoulder injury, then Roge…

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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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Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in US Open final to claim 19th major title

World No2 claims 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Russian Nadal is now within one grand slam of Roger FedererAs it happened: Bryan Graham’s game-by-game reportIn a final that had pretty much everything, Rafael Nadal turned back the challenge of the…

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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 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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Serena Williams not giving up the fight to equal Margaret Court’s record

The American has lost her past four grand slam finals but still has the fire inside to win that elusive 24th majorIf anything can lift Serena Williams to one more slam, it might be the roar of the crowd. It was as loud here on Saturday night in appreci…

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Gurning lackeys, actors and presidents – tennis is in thrall to players’ box parade | Tim Lewis

Razzle-dazzle and tittle-tattle in the best seats enhance the wow factor but detract from on-court idiosyncrasiesWhen James Haskell, the former England bruiser, announced recently he was swapping the rugby pitch for the MMA octagon, he explained that a…

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Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

• Canadian 19-year-old holds nerve to triumph 6-3, 7-5 • Williams loses her fourth grand-slam final in a rowSerena Williams, so strong of limb and spirit, could not disguise her inner frailty when she stumbled at the tape in the US Open final, and tenn…

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Serena Williams v Bianca Andreescu: US Open women’s final – live!

Game-by game updates from the final at Flushing MeadowKevin Mitchell: Serena returns to scene of 2018 meltdownGet in touch! Email Bryan or tweet @bryanagraham 10.23pm BST 10.19pm BST Williams breaks in third game of second set!Second set: *Williams 3-…

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Jamie Murray and Mattek-Sands team up for Scot’s fourth US Open doubles title

Murray now has seven grand-slam doubles titlesUS-UK pairing beat top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Michael VenusJamie Murray ensured some success for his family at the US Open by defending the mixed doubles title with America’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands. While …

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Rafael Nadal wary of in-form Daniil Medvedev in race for ultimate prize | Kevin Mitchell

Victory in the US Open final would put the Spaniard just one major title behind his great rival Roger FedererNot for the first time, John McEnroe stirred the game into debate when he asserted that Roger Federer may finish his career with fewer grand sl…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes early Berrettini resistance to reach US Open final

Spaniard will face Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s finalThree-time US Open champion beats Italian 7-6, 6-4, 6-1Rafael Nadal reached his fifth US Open final – and third grand slam final of the year – beating the big-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini in stra…

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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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US Open men’s semi-final: Rafael Nadal v Matteo Berrettini – live!

Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open final meltdownEmail Tom with your thoughts or tweet @tom_lutz 12.13am BST The winner of tonight will face Daniil Medvedev in the final, by the way – he dispatched Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. It was a struggle…

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US Open men’s semi-final: Daniil Medvedev v Grigor Dimitrov – live!

Live updates on the first semi-final before Nadal plays BerrettiniDimitrov’s resurgence to be tested by fast-rising MedvedevWilliams out to overcome 2018 US Open final meltdownEmail Katy with any musings or tweet @KatyMurrells 9.12pm BST Here they come…

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Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu

One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigyNot since Muhammad Ali roamed boxing in the 60s and 70s has there been an individual sporting psychodrama to equal that generated by Serena Willia…

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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…