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