Tennis: Nadal vows to fight on despite US Open shocker

AFP Defiant Rafael Nadal vowed to fight on and restore his status as the game's most feared player after crashing to his earliest US Open exit in 10 years. The 14-time Grand Slam winner was knocked out by Italy's Fabio Fognini, who pulled off a sensational 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 third-round victory. Nadal will also finish the season without at least one Grand Slam title for the first time since…

  • Nadal falls in marathon U.S. Open match … Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
    Nadal falls in marathon U.S. Open match …

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 in the third round of the U.S. Open to an inspired Fabio Fognini after winning the first two sets on Friday. Clay court specialist Fognini, who was 0-7 on hard courts coming into the U.S. Open, played magnificently from the third set on, picking Nadal apart with groundstroke angles and deft play at the net, where the Italian won 39 of 54 advances. The final set produced spectacular rallies and winners that had the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd on their feet up to the 1:26 AM finish as the combatants traded seven service breaks in a row from the third game of the fifth set before Fognini held to end the three hour 46-minute tilt.

  • Serena Williams' comeback extends … Associated Press - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
    Serena Williams' comeback extends …

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a cross-court forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing the splits behind the baseline.

  • US Open Glance Associated Press - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A look at Friday's play at the $42.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

  • Latest on US Open: Nadal blows 2-set … Associated Press - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
    Latest on US Open: Nadal blows 2-set …

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

  • Why has the government been overlooking … Sportskeeda - 3 hours ago
    Why has the government been overlooking …

    Vidya Pillai won the 2013 IBSF world title and has seen her candidacy rejected thrice, 13 time world champion Pankaj Advani has come out in her support.

  • Tennis: Kyrgios-Bouchard combo laugh … AFP - 3 hours ago

    With Eugenie Bouchard at his side, controversial Nick Kyrgios can have a fun time at the US Open and even laugh off a possible suspension hanging over his head. The 20-year-old Aussie, who made infamous comments to rival Stan Wawrinka about his girlfriend being unfaithful during a match last month in Montreal, joined Canadian Bouchard in taking a 5-7, 6-3, 10-3 mixed doubles triumph over New Zealand's Artem Sitak and Ukraine's Elina Svitolina. Kyrgios faces a suspension from the ATP Tour that will be waived if he is on best behavior for a month.

  • Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open … Reuters - 4 hours ago
    Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open …

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic took different routes into the fourth round of the U.S. Open while pressure mounted on Serena Williams' quest for a calendar grand slam on Friday. After two routine wins to open the year's final slam, Williams was given a major fright by Bethanie Mattek-Sands before the 33-year-old American recovered for a 3-6 7-5 6-0 victory. The 21-times grand slam singles winner, who is aiming to join Maureen Connolly (1953), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988) as the only women to sweep the four grand slams in a single season, next faces fellow American Madison Keys.

  • Tennis officials eye security after … Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Tennis officials eye security after …

    NEW YORK (AP) — A drone crash during a U.S. Open match has tennis officials thinking about whether they can do more to safeguard the sprawling National Tennis Center from such hazards, a spokesman said Friday.

  • AFP Sports diary for September 5 to … AFP - 7 hours ago

    AFP Sports diary for September 5 to October 2:

  • Tennis: Baby talk keeps Djokovic mind … AFP - 8 hours ago

    Novak Djokovic swept into the last 16 of a Grand Slam tournament for the 26th successive time Friday and celebrated the victory with a spot of baby-sitting. The world number one defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi for the 11th time in 11 meetings, 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to inch closer to a sixth final in New York. The couple's first child was born last October and since then Djokovic has won 69 matches and eight titles with just five losses.

  • Tennis: US Open results - 3rd updat … AFP - 8 hours ago

    US Open results on Friday, the fifth day of the 2015 tournament at Flushing Meadows (x denotes seeded player):

  • Tennis: US Open sidelines AFP - 9 hours ago

    US Open sidelines on Friday, the fifth day of the 2015 tournament at Flushing Meadows:

  • Tennis: Djokovic downs Seppi to reach … AFP - 9 hours ago

    Top seed Novak Djokovic defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi for the 11th time in 11 meetings to reach the US Open fourth round on Friday.

  • Tennis: US Open results - 2nd updat … AFP - 10 hours ago

    US Open results on Friday, the fifth day of the 2015 tournament at Flushing Meadows (x denotes seeded player):

  • Tennis: Venus beats Bencic to make US … AFP - 12 hours ago

    Two-time champion Venus Williams defeated highly-rated Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic for the fourth time on Friday to reach the US Open last 16.

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