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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 Day 8 | DelPo survives epic to face Roger

In what was an incredible comeback from the brink of defeat, Juan Martin del Potro outlasted Dominic Thiem in an epic five-set quarter-final to book a place in the last eight against Roger Federer. Unknown to most tennis fans, the big Argentine had been sick for the past two days and it was evident something was wrong with him right from the opening moments when he called for the trainer and doctor who supplied him with some medical...

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US Open Day 6 | Roger and Rafa edge closer

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are edging closer to their scheduled semi-final meeting at the US Open which, if it materialises, will surprisingly be, in view of their lengthy careers, the first time the pair have played a match against each other at Flushing Meadows. They have shown a bit of ‘rustiness’ in their respective wins in New York this week despite the fact that the two thirty-year-olds, after lengthy lay-offs last year, returned to the game to dominate the Grand...

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US Open Day 4 | Dimitrov, Berdych out – Federer wins in five

Thursday was the day of the teenagers with Russia’s Andrey Rublev leading the way as he joined Denis Shapovalov in the third round of the US Open with a stunning display to oust the seventh seeded Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. There was also the possibility that the 28-year-old American Taylor Fritz could join them but he was eventually outplayed by Dominic Thiem but did take a set off the...

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Montreal | Zverev upstages Federer

Alexander Zverev has reconfirmed his status as the player to succeed the old guard by winning his fifth title of the year, and on this occasion, outpowering Roger Federer in straight sets to collect the Canadian Masters 1000 title, the Rogers Cup in...

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New York | Federer Unimpressed

Two new rules are being introduced to tennis at the US Open for the qualifying, junior, and wheelchair draws, and Roger Federer is not impressed with either of them – on-court coaching and the shot clock. Currently, a player may not receive any advice from their coach while on court but, under the new rules, they will be able to seek help when they are playing on the side of their...

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