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2013 U.S. Open

Nadal Gaining On Federer

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal was not quite ready to contemplate his place in tennis history. It had been less than two hours since a gripping victory ove...

Novak Lets Chances Slip Away

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic had his chances – namely, three break points toward the end of the third set, any of which would have given him contr...

Nadal Wins It!

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee. Hard to believe th...

Nadal Already Won?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

Hours before Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were scheduled to take the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open men's singles final, the offici...

LOOK: Serena Does it Again!

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams' big lead in the U.S. Open final suddenly was gone. Her serve was shaky. Her hard-hitting opponent, Victoria Azarenka, ...

Djokovic Rallies In Dramatic 5-Set Semifinal

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The game took 21 minutes. It lasted 30 points. Novak Djokovic squandered five break points and lost that instant classic of a game but ...

Williams Sisters Ousted

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams will have to settle for playing in only one U.S. Open final this year. Williams and sister Venus fell 6-4, 6-2 to the Cze...

Serena Gets Back To Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times...

Novak Continues U.S. Open Streak

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Contorting his body while sliding into shots, Novak Djokovic used his typical relentless defense to reach the U.S. Open semifinals fo...

Defending U.S. Open Champ Stunned

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- After one set, Andy Murray slammed his racket into the court, then mangled it once he reached his chair on the sideline. After the second,...

Nadal Dominates

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — It's as though Rafael Nadal never left. If anything, he's playing better than ever....

Azarenka Returns To US Open Semis

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — At 24 years young, Victoria Azarenka can claim something very few of the more experienced players can. She has a formula for beating...

WATCH: Murray Can't Handle Between-The-Legs Shot

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

Denis Istomin didn't give up on this point. His effort was rewarded with an unlikely flub from Andy Murray. Despite facing a 5-1 deficit in the se...

Murray Falters, Recovers, Wins

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Andy Murray stumbled at the end of the first set, dropping four points in a row. He faltered for a fleeting moment at the end of the ...

Swiss Pulls Off Upset To Reach Quarters

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Turns out, there is a Swiss man in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Just not Roger Federer. The day after Federer came up short, Stanislas Wa...

Serena Serves Up Shutout

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — From an ace on the first point to a stinging return on the last, Serena Williams was close to perfect in the U.S. Open quarterfinals....

Novak Rolls In Quarters

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — For about 45 minutes Tuesday, Novak Djokovic couldn't miss and his opponent couldn't find anywhere to hide. Showing the sort of begi...

Hewitt's US Open Run Ends

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Rejuvenated at age 32, Lleyton Hewitt was two points away from reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2006. A...

Bryan Brothers Closing In On History

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan pulled off another escape in their quest for the calendar Grand Slam. The identical twins saved two set points in the ...

Nadal Comes Back To Reach Quarterfinals

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal improved to 19-0 on hard courts in 2013 by returning to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. He will not, however, play Roger F...

Federer Handed Historic Loss

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.02.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, the Roger Federer who routinely reached the final weekend at Grand Slam...

American Men Make (The Wrong Kind Of) History At U.S. Open

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.02.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Might be best to say that Tim Smyczek, much like American men's tennis, ran out of gas Sunday night. The 25-year-old from Milwaukee, wh...

Major U.S. Open Upset

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Even with a big early lead, Agnieszka Radwanska failed to make it to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open. A 6-4, 6-4 loss to 24th-seeded E...

Djokovic Still Looking For A Challenge

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Still waiting for a test at this U.S. Open, top-seeded Novak Djokovic moved into the fourth round by beating 95th-ranked Joao Sousa of Por...

U.S. Open: Serena Takes Out Sloane

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- For eight intense, entertaining games, Sloane Stephens stayed right with Serena Williams. For a 40-minute stretch in the fourth round o...