Us Open

  • Del Potro delays comeback from wrist surgery 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has delayed his comeback from a long layoff following wrist surgery in March and will miss tournaments in China, Japan and Malaysia over the next two months. The 25-year-old Argentine started the year by winning his 18th ATP title at the Sydney...
  • Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing' 1 week ago

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic said a pep talk in the locker room from coach Goran Ivanisevic helped him stay relaxed in the final. Cilic said on Tuesday that before he went on court for his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kei Nishikori, Ivanisevic said to be sure to...
  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings 1 week ago

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runner-up Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a career-best No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup play-off 1 week ago

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group play-off tie against former champions Serbia. ...
  • Kei Nishikori takes Japan from tragedy to tennis elite September 9, 2014

    For over three-quarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide. Although Kei Nishikori was beaten 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 by Marin Cilic in Monday's final, his riveting run at the US Open has brought...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? September 9, 2014

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to win first Grand Slam title 1 week ago

    New York: Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces - including four...
  • Serena Williams not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams isn't sure if she's willing or able to reach 22 Grand Slam titles. Still, she knows her next goal is 19 after she won her 18th on Sunday at the US Open to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. And should she get to 19, she figures...
  • US Open 2014: Tennis star Kei Nishikori mania hits Japan September 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the US Open men's final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive US Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert's total...
  • Bryan brothers win fifth US Open for historic 100th doubles title September 8, 2014

    New York: For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to win their first Grand Slam championship in more than a year that they botched their signature chest bump at Sunday's U.S. Open...
  • I hope to win Wimbledon one day, says US Open winner Sania Mirza September 7, 2014

    Sania, who won the US Open mixed doubles with her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, spoke to CNN-IBN upon returning from New York. ...
  • Sania Mirza returns home to a rousing welcome September 7, 2014

    Sania-Bruno became the US Open 2014 mix doubles champions after defeating Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez 6-1, 2-6, 11-9. ...
  • Bouchard, Peng out of Hong Kong tennis September 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's first WTA tennis tournament in more than 20 years suffered a major blow on Sunday with main drawcard Eugenie Bouchard withdrawing on medical advice after suffering from the heat at the US Open. China's Peng Shuai, who advanced to the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, was also a...
  • I just wasn't myself, says Djokovic after stunning loss in US Open September 7, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic had no explanation for his flat performance in a stunning semi-final loss to Japan's Kei Nishikori at the US Open on Saturday. "I think he just played better in these conditions than I did," the Serb said of the 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 setback in brutal...
  • Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend on big screen at US Open September 7, 2014

    New York: Tennis great Martina Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the US Open men's semifinals on Saturday. Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. "I was very nervous," Navratilova said later....
  • Williams, Wozniacki clash for US Open trophy September 7, 2014

    New York: Back in May, in the aftermath of early losses for both at the French Open, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki - who also was about a week removed from the end of her engagement to golf's Rory McIlroy - flew from Paris to Miami and hung...
  • Makarova, Vesnina win US Open women's doubles title September 7, 2014

    New York: Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam women's doubles title, ending Martina Hingis' run at the US Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied after losing the first set to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night. "Definitely, it was so amazing," Makarova said. "I'm...
  • US Open: Top-seeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises on Saturday. First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship...
  • US Open: Cilic topples Federer to reach maiden Grand Slam final September 7, 2014

    Croatia's Marin Cilic used every bit of his 6-feet-6 (1.98-meter) frame to deliver stinging serves and flat groundstrokes during a quick-as-can-be 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 upset victory over Roger Federer in the second men's semifinal at the US Open to enter in his first Grand Slam final ever. "It's fairly simple, I...
  • Kei Nishikori stuns Novak Djokovic to enter US Open final September 7, 2014

    New York: Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday at the US Open. "It's just amazing, an amazing feeling beating the No. 1 player," Nishikori said in an on-court interview....
  • US Open champion Sania Mirza thanks fans for their support September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Left teary-eyed after her Indianness was put into question just weeks back, tennis star Sania Mirza dedicated her US Open title to the country and the new state of Telangana, where her appointment as brand ambassador triggered a political furore. On Friday night, the first-time combination of...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer aim for title showdown at US Open September 6, 2014

    New York: Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level. Top-seeded Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori and Federer, the number two seed, will play Marin Cilic of Croatia in Saturday's semi-finals. In 2007,...
  • Serena and Wozniacki reach US Open final September 6, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the US Open women's final, winning their Friday semifinals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows. Top-seeded world number one Williams overpowered Russian left-hander Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3, unleashing her daunting firepower against the...
  • Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares win US Open mixed doubles title September 6, 2014

    India's Sania Mirza and Brazilian Bruno Soares beat American-Mexican pair Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the final to win the US Open mixed doubles title on Friday. Sania, who had faced defeat only a day earlier losing the women's doubles semifinals, bounced back brilliantly to win her third Grand Slam...