U.S. Open

Del Potro Topples Federer to Reach U.S. Open Semifinals

September 7, 2017

Juan Martin del Potro broke the hearts of FedFans last night with a convincing 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 quarterfinal win over five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows. The big Argentine’s victory also prevented, once again, a first-ever Federer-Rafael Nadal meeting in New York at the year-ending Grand Slam tournament. Nadal had […]

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Djokovic Tames Muller at Paris Masters

November 2, 2016

Three-time defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated dangerous lefthander Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-4 in the Serb’s opening round match at the Paris Masters earlier today. Djokovic, also a victor at Bercy in 2009, looked as strong as ever since suffering a dip in his performances following completion of the career […]

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Pouille Beats Thiem for Maiden Title at Moselle Open

September 25, 2016

Lucas Pouille won his maiden title earlier this afternoon, defeating top seed and No. 10-ranked Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz. Ever since reaching the semifinals at the Rome Masters in May, Pouille has been on quite a roll. The 22-year-old Frenchman backed up his performance […]

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Wawrinka Powers Past Djokovic to Win U.S. Open

September 12, 2016

Stan Wawrinka spotted defending champion Novak Djokovic the first set and then rallied to take the next three, defeating the top-ranked Serb 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the U.S. Open late yesterday afternoon. The title, Wawrinka’s first at Flushing Meadows, was the No. 3-ranked Swiss’ third Grand Slam crown in three […]

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Pouille Shocks Nadal in Fourth Round Upset at U.S. Open

September 5, 2016

It was a match neither player deserved to lose. Frenchman Lucas Pouille stunned No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in a fourth-round thriller at the U.S. Open late yesterday afternoon. The final blow of the contest came when Pouille crushed his 59th winner of the day, an unplayable forehand down […]

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Barton Edges Olivetti in Epic Three-Day Match at Wimbledon

June 30, 2016

Australian qualifier Matt Barton withstood 56 aces from big-serving Albano Olivetti to win an epic three-day first round marathon 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 14-12 at Wimbledon earlier today. Barton was the last man accepted into the Roehampton qualifying tournament after several late withdrawals in the final hours prior to the cutoff time […]

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Djokovic Wears Down Federer to Win U.S. Open

September 14, 2015

Novak Djokovic fought off a game Roger Federer and a boisterous pro-Swiss crowd to win his second U.S. Open title last night, defeating the former No. 1-ranked Swiss icon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a final delayed three hours by rain showers. The match proved to be everything the star-studded audience had waited for. For […]

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Fognini Shocks Nadal in Epic Comeback at U.S. Open

September 5, 2015

Fabio Fognini stunned Rafael Nadal once again, defeating the Spaniard 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a pulsating third-round comeback at the U.S. Open ending in the wee hours Saturday morning after three hours and 46 minutes of scintillating action. The win was Fognini’s third of the year over Nadal and thrust the No. 32-seeded […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Federer Dazzles to Defeat Murray at Cincinnati Masters

August 22, 2015

The Maestro was magical. Playing like someone far younger than his 34 years, Roger Federer delivered a shut-down performance against Andy Murray in Cincinnati this afternoon, defeating the second-ranked Scot 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open. Federer, ranked No. 3, won his fifth straight match against Murray and improved […]

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