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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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Tiger Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes; A-Rod Comes In At No. 18

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.

06/06/2013

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Roger Federer Rallies To Beat Gilles Simon In Five Sets At French Open

Federer regrouped and restored order eventually, coming back from two-sets-to-one deficit to beat 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of France.

06/02/2013

Roger Federer at the U.S. Open (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Roger Federer, Andy Murray: No Problem For Gay Tennis Players

The second- and third-ranked players were asked about the possibility Sunday at the Italian Open after NBA veteran Jason Collins recently became the first active player in any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out.

05/13/2013

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U.S. Open To Increase Annual Prize Money To $50 Million By 2017

New York’s Grand Slam tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 — roughly double what it was last year — and permanently schedule the men’s semifinals on Friday and men’s final on Sunday starting in 2015.

03/20/2013

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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

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

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Liguori: Did Andy Roddick’s Decision To Retire Stir Roger Federer?

Physically, Roger Federer looks great. Mentally? It would be fascinating to get into his head to see how Andy Roddick’s retirement affected him.

09/06/2012

Roger Federer

Top Seed Federer Suffers Earliest US Open Exit Since 2003

Maybe Roger Federer had too much time off between U.S. Open matches. This much is certain: He won’t be playing again at this year’s tournament after losing to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals.

09/06/2012

Andy Murray

Murray Wakes Up, Steamrolls Into US Open Semifinals

In front of a sparse crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium, Andy Murray didn’t quite feel as though he was playing in a Grand Slam quarterfinal. And Murray wasn’t exactly playing like an Olympic gold medalist.

09/05/2012

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For Retiring Andy Roddick, US Open Crowd A ‘Huge Advantage’

One loss from retirement, No. 20 seed Roddick plays his fourth-round match against No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday night, in search of the first big-time upset in a men’s draw that has mostly gone to form — and very quietly at that.

09/04/2012

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Mardy Fish Withdraws From US Open Before Match With Federer

The 30-year-old American, who was seeded 23rd at Flushing Meadows, missed about 2½ months this season because of an accelerated heartbeat and had a medical procedure in May.

09/03/2012

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Federer Advances To Fourth Round With Straight Set Win

Top-seeded Federer faced only a single break point in his 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 25 Fernando Verdasco on Saturday and won it with the longest point of the match

09/01/2012

Roger Federer

Federer Efficient In Second-Round US Open Rout

His opponent was pretty sure he had put the lob out of Roger Federer’s reach. Not quite. Federer extended his body, reached up to his backhand side and angled it off for a winner.

08/30/2012

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