Kei Nishikori dumps Andy Murray out of US Open

Kei Nishikori dumps Andy Murray out of US Open

Kei Nishikori stunned Andy Murray to reach the US Open semifinals, holding his nerve in a breathtaking final set to move two wins away from becoming the first Asian man to capture a Grand Slam singles title. Japanese star Nishikori clinched a dramatic 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 comeback triumph in a shade under four […]

US Open getting personal for Serena Williams

US Open getting personal for Serena Williams

At last year’s US Open, Serena Williams was trying to rewrite the record book and fell short, but starting on Monday at Flushing Meadows winning is getting personal. Williams’s 184-week reign as world No 1 is under attack, and the American will be loathe to relinquish it, according to no less an authority than ESPN […]

Nadal, Lopez win men’s doubles gold

Nadal, Lopez win men’s doubles gold

Rafael Nadal won his second Olympic gold medal on Friday when he and longtime friend Marc Lopez defeated Romania’s Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau 6-2, 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles final. Nadal, the 2008 singles champion in Beijing, is just the fourth player to win gold in singles and doubles after Serena and Venus […]

Elina Svitolina dumps Serena Williams out of Rio

Elina Svitolina dumps Serena Williams out of Rio

Olympic champion and world No 1 Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday after a shock defeat to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. Svitolina, who is ranked 20th in the world, stunned the London Games gold medallist 6-4 6-3 to record a memorable victory against the American, […]