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The Possible End Of Tennis' Big Four

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Since 2004, 44 Grand Slam titles have been played on the men's professional tennis circuit. Of those, 39 were won by a group of four men — Roger Fed...

US Open Doubles Champs Bob And Mike Bryan On Their 'Freaky Twin' Telepathy

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports

As twins, Bob and Mike Bryan — one of the most successful doubles teams in tennis history — share a unique bond. On the court, it works out well: ...

Cilic Tops Nishikori In Unlikely U.S. Open Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust. Unable to compete, he watche...

Federer Stunned In Another U.S. Open Upset

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic w...

Japan's Kei Nishikori Stuns No. 1 Novak Djokovic In Historic U.S. Open Upset

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kei Nishikori could tell from all the messages on his phone that the fans back home in Japan were watching in the middle of the night...

10 Things to Watch From the U.S. Open

Jonathan Hall | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Hall

The U.S. Open is the largest annually-attended sporting event, with 700,000 people attending, and millions watching worldwide: a great brand-building opportunity. What are the 10 key things to watch from this year's event?

It's Love All: Glamour and Sweat at the U.S. Open

David Crossland | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports
David Crossland

For two weeks every year, the glamour quotient spikes in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center becomes the Magic Kin...

Federer Pulls Off Epic Comeback Win

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — This is what ran through Roger Federer's mind as he stood one point from losing to Gael Monfils in the U.S. Open quarterfinals: ...

WATCH: U.S. Open Ball Girl Applauded For Snatching Plastic Bag

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

A wayward plastic bag seemed primed to momentarily interrupt a women's U.S. Open quarterfinal match. But luckily, a ball girl was quick to run it down...

Japanese Tennis Star Makes U.S. Open History

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag. That'll happen after playing more than 8 1/2 hours of tennis in two Grand Sla...

The Little Ballgirl Who Could

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.02.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Mac rudely jerked his chin in her direction, a gesture that translated to: "Get that friggin' ball." And in front of 20,000 spectators at Madison Square Garden, my sister did an amazing thing. Nothing.

Late Night U.S. Open Match Makes History

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports

By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori outlasted fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-7 (6) 7-...

Serena Cruises Into Her 1st Grand Slam Quarterfinal Of The Year

AP | JAMES MARTINEZ | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on M...

HIGHLIGHTS: Wozniacki vs. Sharapova

AP | By RACHEL COHEN | Posted 08.31.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. M...

Despite Nadal's Absence Prices of US Open Tickets Up

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

With the start of the U.S. Open approaching, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow. The tournament starts August 25 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, but the tournament will be without Rafael Nadal.

Tennis World Would Benefit from a Federer Victory in New York

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

With the U.S. Open set to begin Monday, it opens yet another chapter in one of the most compelling storylines of the tennis summer. That is, of course, the resurgence of Roger Federer to place himself once again among the top contenders in the sport.

The Open: My Season of Gain and Pain - A Tale of Tennis, Love and Loss

Joel Drucker | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Joel Drucker

That so much has happened around the US Open is only fitting. My late wife often observed that the "Open" was the only one of tennis' four majors that described a state of being. Stay open, she advised, and good things will happen. She was correct.

Defending Champ Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of U.S. Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and ...

Christopher Rosen

Remembering Jimmy Connors' Epic 1991 U.S. Open Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

"I'm out here playing my butt off, 39 years old, and you're doing that?" Tennis great Jimmy Connors did not like it when chair umpires aggrieved hi...

The Golden Age of Sports, Where Everyone's a Winner

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Perhaps it was sheer coincidence it all began on Labor Day -- the first Monday in September -- where strength, achievement and hard-work are celebrated. Whether it was or not, what better way to kick off a week where attributes like these were on full display.

WATCH: Nadal, Djokovic Battle In 54-Shot Rally

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

There is just one number that you need to know in order to comprehend just how hard Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled in the 2013 U.S Open final...

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...

Billie Jean King On Tennis, Equal Pay, Sochi

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — For Billie Jean King, 70 is the new 40. The tennis great, who turns 70 in November, has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of equ...

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...