With Crowds Back at the U.S. Open, Young Stars Give Them a Show

Novak Djokovic failed to win a Grand Slam, but there was a sense of renewal, exciting new players named Raducanu and Fernandez, and a sense that tennis is in capable hands.

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A New Sports Star Showcases the Diversity of a More Complex Britain

Emma Raducanu, 18, galvanized the nation with her triumph in the U.S. Open, drawing congratulations from royalty and inspiring pride in her hometown outside London.

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What Time is the U.S. Open Final Today? How to Watch in the U.S. and Canada

Novak Djokovic will battle Daniil Medvedev for the U.S. Open men’s singles title, and a chance to capture the first men’s Grand Slam in 52 years.

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Novak Djokovic Tries to End 52-Year Grand Slam Drought at U.S. Open

To capture the first Grand Slam in men’s tennis in 52 years, Djokovic must beat Daniil Medvedev in the U.S. Open final. “Mentally, he’s the best player to ever play the game,” Djokovic’s semifinal opponent said.

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Emma Raducanu Wins U.S. Open in a Miraculous Run

Raducanu, ranked 150th in the world and barely known two weeks ago, became the first player to win a Grand Slam title after surviving the qualifying tournament.

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At the US Open, Raducanu and Fernandez Forged Deep Connections

Viewers of the U.S. Open embraced the young finalists in women’s singles, a pair of teenagers who seemed as if they had been around forever.

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What Time is the US Open Women’s Final Between Fernandez and Raducanu?

The most improbable women’s Grand Slam final in history features the unseeded teenagers Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu.

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How to Watch the U.S. Open Women’s Final: Time and Channel

The most improbable women’s Grand Slam final in history features the unseeded teenagers Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu.

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Novak Djokovic Reaches U.S. Open Final, One Victory From a Grand Slam

Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, and has a chance to become the first man since 1969 to win a calendar-year Grand Slam. He will play Daniil Medvedev in the final on Sunday.

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Novak Djokovic Beat Alexander Zverev, Will Play for Grand Slam at U.S. Open

Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, and has a chance to become the first man since 1969 to win a calendar-year Grand Slam. He will play Daniil Medvedev in the final on Sunday.

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Daniil Medvedev Easily Advances to U.S. Open Men’s Final

The No. 2 seed booked a spot in his second Open final, beating the 12th-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Medvedev will play either Novak Djokovic or Alexander Zverev.

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Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu To Meet Saturday in U.S. Open Final

The teenagers, who meet in Saturday’s final, have illuminated this U.S. Open and transformed it into perhaps the most surprising women’s Grand Slam tournament of the Open era.

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Fans Returned, a Grand Slam Was Chased, and Teenagers Stole the Show

The 2021 U.S. Open has by no means been conventional, but amid a fluctuating pandemic, it has been a notable milestone on the road to tennis and civic normality.

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Leylah Fernandez Advances to the U.S. Open Final

The 19-year-old Canadian, who won 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, becomes the youngest singles finalist at the U.S. Open since Serena Williams advanced at age 17 in 1999.

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Novak Djokovic Beats Matteo Berrettini in U.S. Open Quarterfinals

After dropping the first set, the world No. 1 smoothly beat sixth-seeded Matteo Berrettini, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the semifinals against Alexander Zverev.

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Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Fernandez Arrive at U.S. Open

The semifinalists are part of a new wave of Canadian tennis stars who are changing the image of the game in their country and reflecting its increased diversity.

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U.S. Open Hints at Better Days Ahead for American Men

There are currently 14 men in the top 100, the most since 1996, but none in the top 20. While the United States may not have any truly elite players right now, it does have youth.

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The Teenagers Are Taking Over Tennis. That Might Not End Well.

The U.S. Open play of Leylah Fernandez, Carlos Alcaraz and Emma Raducanu has been exhilarating. But if the past is prelude, rough seas are ahead.

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Serena Williams Is Not at the U.S. Open, but Her Coach Is Everywhere

Patrick Mouratoglou has become a bigger star than most players, and is building an empire, too. That does not leave much time for coaching, and that may be just how he likes it.

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Emma Raducanu Plays Shelby Rogers at the U.S. Open

The rising British star is into the round of 16 at her first Open, and tennis fans can’t get enough of the teenager who has yet to drop a set in New York.

#raducanu-emma-2002, #rogers-shelby-1992, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

A Trip to the U.S. Open Forever Changed Me

A father-son tournament gave our columnist almost unfettered access to players at the 1983 U.S. Open, changing the course of his life.

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What to Watch on Sunday at the U.S. Open

Barbora Krejcikova and Garbiñe Muguruza meet in a battle of players ranked in the top 10 in the world. Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime plays Frances Tiafoe.

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Carlos Alcaraz Emerges as a Sensation at the U.S. Open

After the teenager from Spain stunned Stefanos Tsitsipas, he said he has dreamed of playing on “the best court in the world” for much of his 18 years. Now he’s won on it.

#alcaraz-carlos-2003, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Even for the Greatest Players, Life in Tennis Can Be a Slog

Naomi Osaka is taking an indefinite break from tennis as she struggles to find meaning and joy from playing. It’s a sadly familiar script for the sport.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Canadian Tennis Players Excel at the U.S. Open

Canada’s high-performance tennis program is achieving its goal of producing elite players, several of whom have advanced at the U.S. Open.

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Naomi Osaka Loses to Leylah Fernandez at the U.S. Open

The 18-year-old Canadian pushed the defending champion to three sets, winning 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4, in the second major upset of the third round.

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Taking Aim at Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori Wants a Streak of His Own

The world’s No. 1 has beaten his third-round opponent in 16 straight matches. The unseeded Japanese player is optimistic. But he’s not delusional.

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The U.S. Open Is Alex Molcan’s Proving Ground

After seeing one of his junior opponents soar in the rankings while he floundered, Molcan has regained confidence and is in the third round of his first Grand Slam event.

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Sloane Stephens Beats Coco Gauff at the U.S. Open

The 2017 champion relied on her wicked forehand to outmaneuver Coco Gauff in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, moving into the third round in New York.

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Alexander Zverev Soars on the Court as Abuse Allegations Linger

The German star has a good chance of getting in the way of Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of a Grand Slam, even as he confronts allegations of domestic violence.

#tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #zverev-alexander

Stefanos Tsitsipas Is Being Criticized for Mid-Match Bathroom Breaks

Andy Murray says his Monday opponent employs stall tactics too often. Reilly Opelka says Tsitsipas is probably changing his socks.

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Naomi Osaka on Tennis and Childhood: ‘Home Is Queens and These Courts’

The defending U.S. Open champion got her start playing with her family in a city park in Jamaica, Queens.

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Naomi Osaka on Her Tennis Roots: ‘Home Is Queens and These Courts’

The defending U.S. Open champion got her start playing with her family in a city park in Jamaica, Queens.

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To Play Tennis, Naomi Osaka Finds a New Purpose. So Far, So Good.

The defending champion started the U.S. Open with a solid 6-4, 6-1 win over Marie Bouzkova, a hard-hitting Czech. Feeling good about herself is the next challenge.

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Benoit Paire Loses, But Scores a Victory Just by Playing

Last year the French player missed the tournament after a positive Covid-19 test kept him confined to his hotel room. Even after a first-round loss, Paire felt free.

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Novak Djokovic Knocks on the Door of a Very Exclusive Club

Only five players have achieved a Grand Slam, the last being Steffi Graf in 1988. Winning four major titles in a calendar year — the holy grail of tennis — is improbably hard.

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Putting the ‘Open’ Back Into the U.S. Open

The Grand Slam tournament that signals the end of summer in New York welcomes fans who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to pack the house when the main draw begins Monday.

#ashe-arthur-stadium, #coronavirus-reopenings, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Tennis Players Want a Choice About Vaccination; Tours Encourage It

Despite the possible consequences of not being vaccinated — illness and the loss of income and opportunity to play — tennis players have been stubbornly slow to get the vaccine.

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Can Novak Djokovic Be Invincible Again?

For months, the Serbian champion was unbeatable at the sport’s biggest tournaments. Then came the Olympics.

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Overlooked No More: Randy Snow, Paralympic Champion of Wheelchair Tennis

He won gold medals in singles and doubles at the 1992 Games in Barcelona and was the first Paralympic athlete to be inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.

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Heading Into the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic Knows His Role

Heading into the United States Open, an opportunity to win all four majors in the same calendar year has not altered his outlook on life and tennis.

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Serena Williams and Her Fellow Tennis Greats Are Limping Toward the Exits

Graceful final chapters in tennis can be difficult to achieve, as Serena Williams and Roger Federer are learning firsthand.

#age-chronological, #federer-roger, #nadal-rafael, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

After a Year Without Fans, U.S. Open Will Welcome a Full House

No proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test will be required for fans to enter the grounds, and no masks will be required when they are outdoors.

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Serena Williams Pulls Out of the U.S. Open

The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not played on tour since an injured right hamstring forced her out of her first-round match at Wimbledon.

#tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of U.S. Open and Will Miss Rest of 2021

The four-time U.S. Open champion said he was withdrawing because of a chronic problem with his left foot.

#nadal-rafael, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Mackenzie Hughes, Louis Oosthuizen, Russell Henley tied for lead at U.S. Open

Mackenzie Hughes, Louis Oosthuizen and Russell Henley are knotted at five under par, but Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm enter Sunday’s final round as threats.

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Tennis Can’t Quit Its Covid Bubble

The world is opening, but tennis players are still dealing with serious restrictions on their movement, and they are not happy about it.

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Naomi Osaka’s Uneasy Rush Into the Spotlight

Since emerging as an elite tennis player and Grand Slam tournament champion in 2018, Osaka has experienced success and anguish, both of which played out in public. It is “a lot to put on anyone’s plate.”

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Why the Grand Slam Tournaments Risked Playing Hardball With Naomi Osaka

Leaders in the game noted that Osaka’s decision to bypass news conferences came as major media organizations had been cutting back on tennis coverage for years, a troubling dynamic for a sport that battles for exposure.

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Naomi Osaka Fined $15,000 for Skipping News Conference

Osaka won her opening match at the French Open, but was warned that she risked escalating penalties, including default, if she failed to fulfill her media obligations.

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