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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Mardy Fish Can Relate to What Naomi Osaka Is Going Through

Anxiety forced Fish to withdraw from the 2012 U.S. Open. Now he is open about his mental health and works with the U.S.T.A. to provide more resources for players.

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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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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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Will Newbies Keep Playing Tennis and Golf Now That Other Sports Are Back?

Recreational athletes flocked to accessible and safely distanced sports. Leaders in golf and tennis — both of which have had massive public investment — want to sustain their pandemic booms.

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An American Made Week 2 at the Australian Open. He Avoided Djokovic and Nadal.

The next generation of American men are still searching for a big win on a Grand Slam stage against the best players.

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David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him

The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.

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This U.S. Open Will Be Judged by the Future of Osaka and Thiem

Does this Grand Slam title deserve an asterisk given the absence of so many stars? Not if Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka endure at the top of the sport. They appear on track for just that.

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A U.S. Open Missing Fans and Stars: Was It Worth It?

No Federer or Nadal, and so many top women taking a pass, plus a fracas with the French, but the United States Tennis Association needed to hold this tournament and has no regrets.

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A Deep U.S. Open Run Becomes a Pitch For College Tennis

For years, college tennis was seen as a dead end for aspiring pros. Jennifer Brady, a semifinalist at the U.S. Open, is the latest player to show it does not have to be.

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Why Novak Djokovic Was Disqualified From the U.S. Open

The rule on the books is not well-known to some tennis fans, but it is clear.

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With More Black Women, U.S. Open Shows Serena and Venus Legacy

“It’s amazing to see so many girls that look like me playing in the tournament and the main draw,” said Hailey Baptiste, 18, who received a U.S. Open wild card.

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‘A Total Collapse’ for a Player Restricted by U.S. Open Contact Tracing

Kristina Mladenovic was so close to a dominant victory. After it fell apart, she said that the restrictions she faced because of another player’s positive virus test had taken a toll.

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A Long Trip, a U.S. Open Bubble and a Terrible Luck of the Draw

Anhelina Kalinina and Damir Dzumhur traveled from Eastern Europe to get to the United States Open. Then they ran into the buzz saw of No. 1 seeds.

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Suburban Home Sales Boom as People Move Out of N.Y.C.

Buyers worried about the health risks of living in packed urban neighborhoods seek the space and land the city can’t provide.

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Tennis’ Most Ambitious Doubleheader in Years is Underway

Two players withdrew from the first New York event, the Western & Southern Open, after their fitness trainer tested positive for the virus, but the qualifying tournament has started for the U.S. Open’s precursor.

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With Simona Halep Out, U.S. Open Field Is Missing Many Top Women

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Sofia Kenin remain, giving the New York event plenty of star power and interesting story lines.

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Tennis Tours Hope to Salvage Their Seasons. It’s Not Getting Easier.

Both the ATP Tour and the WTA are set to resume play in August, but travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines may pose roadblocks.

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As Other Stars Waver, Serena Williams Says She’ll Play in the U.S. Open

The men’s and women’s tennis tours are set to resume in August, as both circuits announced their plans on Wednesday.

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Top International Players Uneasy on U.S. Open Plan as Decision Nears

The president of the United States Tennis Association said a decision on staging the Open must be made next week, but some top international players have reservations on the proposal.

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U.S.T.A. Plans a $15 Million Bailout for Various Tennis Groups

The funding, intended to help during shutdowns associated with the coronavirus pandemic, comes amid uncertainty about whether the association will be able to host the U.S. Open tournament as planned.

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