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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

Andy Roddick (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) and Roger Federer (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

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

Andy Roddick of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference announcing his retirement. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Andy Roddick, The Last American Man To Win A Major, To Retire After US Open

Andy Roddick said that the US Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 US Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference on Thursday, his 30th birthday.

08/30/2012

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages) and Mardy Fish (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fifth-Seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Upset; American Mardy Fish Rallies To Win In Five

This US Open finally got its first shocker. After three days of the top players winning decisively, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.

08/30/2012

James Blake (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: James Blake Healthy, On Mission To Rekindle US Open Magic

James Blake, no matter how far he gets in Flushing Meadows, always brings his heart and soul to the court — and New Yorkers eat that up.

08/28/2012

US Open Fans

Expert Etiquette Tips For The US Open

Aside from the on-court action, courtside behavior is also in play. Etiquette expert Thomas Farley joined The Couch on Tuesday to shed some light on proper behavior when at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

08/28/2012

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Sharapova Returns To Form In Flushing; Murray Not Great, But Moves On

Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.

08/28/2012

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

Federer Lives Up To Billing, Easily Dispatches Young At US Open

“The US Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve always looked forward to it in a big way,” Roger Federer said on Monday.

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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