Novak Djokovic

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Liguori: Andy Murray Spells R-E-L-I-E-F With First Grand Slam Title

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.

09/11/2012

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Murray Outlasts Djokovic In Epic 5-Set US Open Final

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.

09/10/2012

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Djokovic, Murray Set To Battle For US Open Crown

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.

09/10/2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point during his men's singles semifinal match against David Ferrer of Spain on Day 14 of the 2012 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic Reaches US Open Final

Novak Djokovic defeated David Ferrer to reach the US Open Final where he’ll face Andy Murray.

09/09/2012

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Andy Murray Into US Open Final

Andy Murray persevered through the wind and the rain to advance to his US Open Final since 2008.

09/08/2012

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Liguori: Previewing Men’s Semifinals And Women’s Final

Ann Liguori previews the men’s semifinals and women’s final.

09/08/2012

Andy Murray (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images), Tomas Berdych (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) and David Ferrer (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Kallet: Will The Grand Slam Torch Finally Be Passed To A New Man At The US Open?

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.

09/07/2012

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic Uses Brute Force To Forge US Open Semifinal Showdown With Ferrer

Locked in a taut, thrill-a-minute second set, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro headed to a tiebreaker and promptly produced a 20-stroke masterpiece of a point befitting a pair of past U.S. Open champions.

09/07/2012

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Djokovic Advances With Straight Set Win Over Benneteau

Defending champion Novak Djokovic didn’t face a single break point Sunday in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 third-round victory over No. 31 Julien Benneteau at the US Open.

09/02/2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil in their men's singles second-round match on Day Five of the 2012 US Open.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic Dominates Rogerio Dutra Silva En Route To Third Round Of US Open

Keeping things quick in 90-degree heat, defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic wrapped up another easy victory to reach the third round, beating 112th-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 on Friday.

08/31/2012

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden in their women's singles second-round match. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Former Top-Ranked Players Ivanovic, Jankovic Advance To Third Round Of US Open

Former top-ranked players Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia are quietly into the third round of the US Open with impressive performances so far.

08/30/2012

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‘Beatdown City': At US Open, Tennis’ Best Putting On One-Sided Show

Over the first two days of the US Open, the world’s largest tennis stadium turned into the world’s biggest bore.

08/29/2012

Andy Roddick of the United States celebrates after defeating Rhyne Williams of the United States in their men's singles first-round match.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Roddick, Djokovic, Venus Cruise Into Second Round Of US Open

That Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 US Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.

08/28/2012

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All Eyes On Flushing: Tennis’ Best Ready For Two-Week Grind At US Open

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.

08/27/2012

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Liguori: Federer – Wise Ol’ Man Still Hungry, Still Winning, Still The Guy To Beat

The wise, old Roger Federer is the man to beat ahead of the 2012 US Open.

08/26/2012

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