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Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after he won match point against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Men's Final on Day Fifteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2011. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Novak Djokovic And Rafael Nadal Final Was One For The Ages

It was a battle befitting of the two top players in the game Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal brought their ‘all’ to the court and put on a four hour slugfest that could rank up there with the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier slugfest in October 1975.

09/13/2011

Venus Williams (L) and US Serena Williams play against Russia's Elena Vesnina and Russia's Vera Zvonareva during their women's doubles match in the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London. (credit: IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Has Tennis Taken The Williams Sisters For Granted?

It’s amazing to me how many combined Grand Slam singles titles the Williams sisters have won, given the injuries and ailments they both have endured! These two sisters have dominated women’s tennis the last decade like none other.

09/01/2011

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2011 US Open Guide

Held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the US Open is final Grand Slam tennis tournament each year. It’s underway now and runs until Sunday 9/12. Our complete guide is inside.

08/30/2011

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Rafael Nadal: Novak Djokovic Deserves No. 1 Seed At US Open

As the U.S. Open approaches, the tennis world is focusing on Novak Djokovic and his remarkable season — and rightly so, according to the man he replaced at No. 1, Rafael Nadal.

WFAN–08/26/2011

Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates her 6-2, 6-1 win over Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the Women's Final at the US Open 2010 tennis tournament September 11, 2010 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stomach Injury Forces Defending Champ Kim Clijsters Out Of US Open

Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will not go for three in a row this year because of a stomach muscle injury.

WFAN–08/19/2011

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Champion Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy following his record equaling sixth victory during the men's singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2011 in Paris, France.  (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

With 10 Slam titles, Nadal Is Gaining On Federer

By winning four of the past five Grand Slam tournaments Rafael Nadal has raised his career haul to 10 major championships. That’s only six fewer than Rger Federer’s proudly held record of 16.

WFAN–06/05/2011

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Federer Sets Quarterfinal Record At French Open

Federer, a 16-time major champion who completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2009, improved on the mark he shared with Jimmy Connors. The last time Federer failed to reach the quarterfinals at a major was at the 2004 French Open.

WFAN–05/29/2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain walks off court with David Ferrer of Spain in his victory in their quarterfinal match during day ten of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australian Open: Nadal Loses, Ends ‘Rafa Slam’ Bid

Rafael Nadal’s bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open.

WFAN–01/26/2011

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Nadal Tops Djokovic For First US Open Title, Career Slam

The list was long. Everyone, even Rafael Nadal himself, tried to explain why he kept leaving the U.S. Open without a trophy, why it was the only Grand Slam tournament he hadn’t conquered.

WFAN–09/13/2010

Ground crew workers try to dry the court during day fourteen of the 2010 U.S. Open on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Rain Forces 3rd Straight Monday Final At US Open

The U.S. Open men’s final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was postponed because of rain Sunday, marking the third consecutive year that the season’s last Grand Slam tournament won’t finish on schedule.

WFAN–09/12/2010

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Querrey Defeats Fellow American Klahn At US Open

The 20th-seeded Sam Querrey had 19 aces but 11 double-faults. He has won four titles this year — only Rafael Nadal has more.

WFAN–09/01/2010

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Liguori: Andy Roddick Stuck In Federer’s Shadow

Do American tennis fans remember that Roddick won the US Open in 2003? Have they lost hope that he’ll win another?

WFAN–09/01/2010

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after a point against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia during his first round men's single's match on day two of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Wins In 3 Sets At US Open

For all of Rafael Nadal’s considerable talents with a racket in hand, the part of his game that’s most often been criticized – by himself and others – is his serve. That is quickly changing.

WFAN–09/01/2010

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, hits a winner between his legs during his opening-day match against Brian Dabul, of Argentina, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug, 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) –  Rafael Nadal, Right (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

After Busy Day 1, US Open Resumes

More Grand Slam champions are slated to play first-round matches Tuesday, including Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova during the day, and No. 1-seeded Rafael Nadal at night.
Men’s Scoreboard
Women’s Scoreboard

WFAN–08/31/2010

Venus Williams

Venus Williams Beats Italy’s Vinci In Straight Sets

Playing for the first time in two months, Venus Williams beat Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 Monday night to reach the U.S. Open’s second round.

08/30/2010

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