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Nadal Bounced In 1st Round Of Wimbledon; 1st Career Loss In 1st Round Of Major

In one of Wimbledon’s greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets on Monday by a player ranked 135th — the Spaniard’s first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event.

06/24/2013

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Protesters With Flares Jump Onto Court, Interrupt French Open Final

A man who jumped onto the court with a fiery flare spurting white smoke briefly interrupted the French Open final Sunday between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

06/09/2013

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Nadal Wins 8th French Open Title, Beating Ferrer In Straight Sets

Nadal became the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam tournament when he beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in Sunday’s final, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

06/09/2013

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

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

Kim Clijsters

Clijsters’ Stellar Singles Career Ends With 2nd Round Loss At US Open

The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.

08/29/2012

Arthur Ashe Stadium (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Roger Federer (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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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U.S. Open Draw: Federer, Murray On Collision Course For Marquee Rematch

Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.

08/23/2012

Roger Federer (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

No. 1 Roger Federer To Be Top-Seeded Men’s Player At U.S. Open

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Defending champ Novak Djokovic is seeded second and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray is seeded third.

08/21/2012

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Rafael Nadal Withdraws From 2012 US Open

The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows will be played this summer without one of tennis’ biggest stars.

08/15/2012

144th Belmont Stakes

Liguori: What A Weekend!

Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.

06/12/2012

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French Open Men’s Final Suspended By Rain

The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended in the fourth set because of rain, the first time in 39 years the tournament won’t end on a Sunday.

06/10/2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup and the clock after winning championship point and playing in the longest grand slam final ever in his men's final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day fourteen of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Liguori: A Classic Down Under

When was the last time any major sports match or game lasted close to six hours, outside of professional men’s tennis?

01/31/2012

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Djokovic Wins Australian Open In Longest Final

This was the final act in Djokovic’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final — a sweat-drenched, sneaker-squeaking 5 hour, 53-minute endurance contest that ended at 1:37 a.m. Monday morning

WFAN–01/29/2012

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