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  • Players get a lot of cash but earn little credit for desire

    A couple of items in a record book brought a real jolt the other day. One reminded that this was the 45th anniversary of Rod Laver's second calendar Grand Slam, 1969. He also won all four majors — the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open...
  • After all these years, Novak Djokovic is still refreshing

    — Like a great novel, or a perfectly cooked filet mignon, Novak Djokovic is fast becoming one of the joys of my life. He came on the tennis scene about a decade ago as yet another Eastern European player whose name was impossible to spell. I could...
  • The U.S. Open: tennis, the American way, if not an American win

    The U.S. Open: tennis, the American way, if not an American win
    This year, tennis fans have watched three major tournaments, seen six different champions in the men's and women's singles, and known full well that was just the warmup. Monday, the U.S. Open begins its 14-day run of terror, torture and testosterone....
  • On The Fly

    About that Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer U.S. Open final? Never mind. The top-ranked Djokovic was bounced in the semifinals by Japan's Kei Nishikori Saturday, just hours before Federer was eliminated by Marin Cilic in the other semifinal match. So the...
  • U.S. Open losses by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer rock tennis' world

    — If tennis had a Richter scale, this one would have been a 9.2. Before they play Sunday's women's final, they better check for cracks in the stadium. There will be tennis fans all over the world who were busy Saturday afternoon and not watching...
  • 'Second-line' players take center stage for U.S. Open men's final

    Not only will Monday night's men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament break new ground for the future of the game. It will also have a rallying cry: Here comes the second line. Marin Cilic of Croatia, one of the competitors in this...
  • Novak Djokovic takes next step at U.S. Open with win over Andy Murray

    Two tennis pit bulls sank their teeth into each other on a warm and windless night at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. It was Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray. Talk about strong teeth. Right now, with Rafael Nadal out with an injury, all they needed to...
  • For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open

    For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open
    The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers. Happiness, that is. Certainly...
  • Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again. He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-...
  • Nadal, Murray in French Open semifinals

    Nadal, Murray in French Open semifinals
    PARIS - Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived David Ferrer's early fury Wednesday to advance into the French Open semifinals with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 win in a repeat of last year's final. World No. 1 Nadal, chasing a record-extending ninth Roland...
  • Nadal tops Djokovic for another French Open crown

    PARIS -- Rafael Nadal captured his fifth straight French Open title with a four-set victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Nadal dropped the first set in the final, but bounced back and claimed a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 triumph for his ninth title in the...