It’s among the most unexpected championship matchups in tennis history. Neither is currently ranked in the top 10. And neither has played in a major final, let alone won one.
Eventually, the physically demanding action proved too much for a fading Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic pulled away to reach the semifinals for the eighth consecutive year.
Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row.
Federer was broken only once, part of a three-game run for Bautista Agut that took the score from 5-1 to 5-4. But Federer had no trouble the second time he tried to serve out that set, which he ended with a pair of aces.
Murray-Djokovic feels much more like a Grand Slam title match than a quarterfinal, and for good reason.
While the defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, withdrew due to injury before the tournament started, there are still enough stars on both the men’s and women’s side to keep demand high.
CiCi Bellis started nervously, then won seven games in a row during one stretch, but in the end, was beaten 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 by 48th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
It’s the calm before the excitement begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows where 700,000 fans are expected to fill the stands over the next two weeks.
In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships. Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:
By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open.
Rebecca Weiner, the NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, warned that Inspire magazine is instructing would-be terrorists on how to make bombs and where to set them off.
Tryouts were held Tuesday for the U.S. Open — and they were quite a racket. There was a casting call for kids who dream of finding fame in Flushing.
State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined residents and community activists on Saturday, at a rally to take back the parkland of Flushing Meadows.
Some of the best American sporting events worth traveling for are the Daytona 500, the Masters Tournament, the Super Bowl the U.S. Open and the World Series.
The 27-year-old Spaniard, out last year with a knee injury, came back with a vengeance, winning his eighth French Open title in June and his second US Open title, taking home $3.6 million in prize money Monday night in Flushing.