Andy Murray knew it wasn’t going to be easy to win his first major. But I’m not sure anyone could have expected so many hurdles all thrown into one epic match.
His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Andy Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set U.S. Open final Monday.
Born only a week apart and brought up as tennis prodigies who later turned into stars, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have been crisscrossing the globe together. Their next run-in comes Monday, with nothing less than the US Open title at stake.
Novak Djokovic defeated David Ferrer to reach the US Open Final where he’ll face Andy Murray.
Andy Murray persevered through the wind and the rain to advance to his US Open Final since 2008.
Ann Liguori previews the men’s semifinals and women’s final.
Yes, the ingredients are in place for the torch to finally be passed — at least for the moment — to a new men’s Grand Slam champion. And if it does play out that way, what will it feel like? It’s tough to say, as there has only been one blip on the Big Three’s radar since 2005.
In front of a sparse crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium, Andy Murray didn’t quite feel as though he was playing in a Grand Slam quarterfinal. And Murray wasn’t exactly playing like an Olympic gold medalist.
One loss from retirement, No. 20 seed Roddick plays his fourth-round match against No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday night, in search of the first big-time upset in a men’s draw that has mostly gone to form — and very quietly at that.
Still seeking his first Grand Slam title, Olympic champion Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals at an eighth consecutive major tournament by beating 15th-seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 Monday night.
Andy Murray came from behind to win all three tiebreakers against 30th-seeded Feliciano Lopez and advance to the fourth round
Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.
Seeking that elusive first Grand Slam title, Murray began his US Open campaign Monday with a straight-set victory over Alex Bogomolov Jr.
In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.
The wise, old Roger Federer is the man to beat ahead of the 2012 US Open.