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11 Sep 2012 21:34 GMT
Andy Murray ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a Grand Slam champion beating defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12/10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in an epic finale on Monday [Reuters]
Two points from defeat, Serena Williams fights back to win her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th Grand Slam. The American defeated world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 [Reuters]
Defending champion Novak Djokovic breezed through a weather-interrupted 2-6 6-1 6-4 6-2 victory past fourth-seed David Ferrer to set up a showdown with an old friend [Reuters]
Andy Murray navigated his way into his fifth Grand Slam final in his bid for his first major title with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7) victory over Tomas Berdych in a very gusty affair [Reuters]
Both players struggled with 20 mph winds that blew a chair onto the court and at one point blew off Murray’s hat. The bad weather caused Djokovic’s semi-final to be delayed meaning another Monday final at Flushing Meadows [EPA]
World number one Roger Federer has fallen but defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic is still in the running. The Serbian reached the semis with a three set victory over Juan Martin Del Potro. And Djokovic will face... [Reuters]
...fourth seeded David Ferrer. The Spaniard reached his fourth career major semi-final defeating Janko Tipsarevic in a five set, four and a half hour battle [Reuters]
Roger Federer’s dreams of becoming the first man in 87 years to win six US Opens were shattered by Tomas Berdych: "I have got to go back to the drawing board from here. The goal (of winning Wimbledon and getting back to number one) has been achieved, but this is very disappointing," he said. [EPA]
A tearful Andy Roddick waved goodbye at the US Open after an emotional fourth-round defeat to Argentina(***)s Juan Martin Del Potro brought to an end his 12-year career which yielded 32 titles and $20 million in prize money [EPA]
Defending US Open champion Samantha Stosur was knocked out in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. However, there was little shame attached to being beaten by top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in three sets, the deciding one a tie-breaker [GETTY]
Andy Murray made the last eight with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over big-hitting Milos Raonic. It will be the Brit(***)s eighth consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final[Reuters]
Serena Williams made it look ridiculously easy against her fourth round opponent Andrea Hlavackova. The American hit 31 winners in the 6-0, 6-0 annihilation job [Reuters]
Maria Sharapova had to rally twice after losing four games in a row against Russia’s Nadia Petrova, before winning six of the last eight games to claim her spot in the quarter-finals [Reuters]
Novak Djokovic completed his second straight match without facing a break on Sunday, beating Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round for the sixth straight year [Reuters]
Andy Murray remained in the hunt for his first Grand Slam defeating Spain’s Feliciano Lopez to reach the fourth round. He(***)s lining up a potential semi-final show down with Roger Federer who cruised past Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 6-4 [EPA]
Serena Williams got her revenge on Russian Ekaterina Makarova who beat the American at the Australian Open with a third round 6-4, 6-0 victory on Saturday. The fourth seed is now a step closer to claiming a fourth US Open title [Reuters]
World number one Victoria Azarenka flew through to the fourth round with a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing of Jie Zheng. Azarenka has only lost six games throughout the tournament [Reuters]
Britain(***)s Laura Robson followed up her surprise victory over Kim Clijsters with another surprise victory over number nine seed Li Na. The rising star of British tennis won 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-2 in their third round match [Reuters]
US Open champion in 2003 and former No. 1-ranked player Andy Roddick announced his retirement on Thursday, saying his tennis career will close at the end of this tournament [Reuters]
Two–time champion Venus Williams served poorly and stumbled before recovering and coming within two points of victory before losing to sixth-seed Angelique Kerber 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 [Reuters]
Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed just 73 minutes to finish off Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1: "My game was great from start to finish. It was important to be economical with my time on court," he said [Reuters]
Not such good news for former world number one Caroline Wozniacki who will remain without a title this year after crashing to a painful first-round loss to world number 96 Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 6-2 [Reuters]
Roger Federer flew into the second round of the US Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over American Donald Young [Reuters]
Belgium Kim Clijsters suffered a second round defeat to Laura Robson. It was her final singles performance before retiring. The former World Number One was chasing her fourth title in New York [Reuters]
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