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US Open Day 12 | Rafa becomes favourite for his 3rd US title

Following days of uncertainty and with the removal of a series of favourites, the men’s US Open final will feature the world number one Rafa Nadal and Kevin Anderson, the 28th seed and world number 32. On the face of it Nadal should be collecting his third title at Flushing Meadows late on Sunday but in view of the various twists and turns which have taken place the past 11 days, that is not...

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US Open Juniors | Four American girls lead juniors into quarters

With the buzz that the ‘Fab Four’ created as four American women played the quarter-finals of the US Open main draw, focus on US junior performances was bound to be on the cards. In fact, the US Open Junior Championships also had four Americans in the quarter-finals after Thursday’s third round action, but the distribution didn’t allow for a similar star-spangled...

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US Open Day 11 | Keys to meet Stephens in Final

It was always going to be an all-American final on Saturday, since four compatriots were duelling it out for the privilege of competing for the US Open trophy and a Grand Slam title. The next generation of US players, represented by Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, prevailed in the semi-finals on Thursday evening at Flushing Meadows. Both were struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, with Stephens missing 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, and Keys who endured left wrist surgery for the second time in 10...

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US Open Day 10 | Keys completes Fab Four

Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four US Open semi-final spots for the first time in 36 years. The 15th-seeded Keys served impeccably, controlled groundstroke exchanges from the baseline and was never in any real trouble during her 6-3 6-3 victory over the currently 418th-ranked qualifier, Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, that lasted only 69 minutes on Wednesday night That came several hours after 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe’s 7-6(4) 6-3 elimination of 2016 runner-up and top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech...

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US Open Day 10 | Juan Martin del Potro upsets Federer

As Rafa Nadal enjoyed his dinner awaiting the news of his opponent for his semi-final match at this year’s US Open, it must have surprised him to learn that he would be facing Juan Martin del Potro rather than the widely expected Roger Federer, the favourite for Sunday’s title. It was a huge upset in view of the fact that the big Argentine had suffered a gruelling fourth round five-set encounter against Dominic Thiem whilst recovering from some form of debilitating illness over the previous...

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US Open Juniors | Top seeds tumble in Girls draw

The top two seeds in the girls draw, both 2017 junior slam champions, saw their dreams of a second title evaporate on Tuesday in the second round of the US Open Junior Championships. French Open champion Whitney Osuigwe, the No 1 seed, was beaten by Anastasia Kharitonova of Russia, 6-4 2-6 6-2, and the Australian Open champion, Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, fell to America’s Elysia Bolton, 7-6(4)...

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