At two sets and a break down, 16-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic retired through injury in his fourth round match against Stanislas Wawrinka at the US Open this week. He was immediately greeted by a chorus of boos from the Flushing Meadows crowd as they realised what was happening and most damning of all, their reaction wasn’t all that surprising.
Playing his 100th match at the US Open in 19 years is yet another marker of just how good Roger Federer has been -- and for so long. But his 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 second-round win over 99th-ranked Damir Dzumhur suggests it could be a struggle for the 20-time grand slam winner to get to an appetizing rematch with men's favorite Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
When Caty McNally took the court Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, she tried not to overthink who her opponent across the way was, even though it happened to be Serena Williams. “I just try to take it as another match and not really worry about who’s across the net,” McNally said at the US Open. “I know if I did that, it might affect the way I play. I might become more emotionally attached to the match. That’s not good for me.”
Roger Federer said he did not want to be “depressed about actually an amazing tennis match,” which is easy for Roger Federer to say. Harder words to live by. It really was an amazing performance for him, on any objective terms. Serving against the greatest returner ever, Federer didn’t face a break point through three sets. In the full five hours he broke more than he was broken, won more points, and won more games in the longest Wimbledon final ever—which he lost to Novak Djokovic, 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3). Take any stat you like, except the only one that matters, and Federer comes out on top.
The top players in the world descend upon Wimbledon to compete for tennis' oldest major. Here's a breakdown of the prize money they're competing for, including how much each winner makes.
When Simona Halep won last year's French Open, having suffered defeats in her first three major finals, Martina Navratilova quipped 'It wasn't a monkey off her back.
Novak Djokovic has won his fifth men’s singles title at Wimbledon after beating Roger Federer in five epic sets
Cori “Coco” Gauff’s incredible run at Wimbledon came to an end Monday at the All England Club with a round of 16 loss to Simona Halep, the former No. 1 who took the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Gauff, 15, exits the tournament along No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who lost to American Alison Riske, on a “Manic Monday” that lived up to its name.
Bernard Tomic was fined $56,100 on Thursday by tournament organizers for not meeting the “required professional standard” in his first-round loss.
WIMBLEDON, England — For a while, as the shadows marched slowly across Court No. 1 on Thursday, nothing worked for Serena Williams. Her vaunted serve crashed repeatedly into the net. Her groundstrokes careered wide or carried repeatedly long.
Nick Kyrgios isn't sorry that he tried to hit Rafael Nadal with a ball during their heated Wimbledon match Thursday.
Wimbledon has dropped the titles of “Miss” and “Mrs” when announcing scores in women’s matches in order to “move with the times”.
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From who's hot and not to potential upset picks to grass-court power rankings, these are the players most likely to shape what happens over the next two weeks.
Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem in the French Open final for the second straight year, giving Nadal his 12th career title at Roland Garros -- the most by one player at a single Grand Slam tournament.
We took a look at the quotes Roger Federer gave after each of his five French Open losses to Rafael Nadal in advance of their semifinal meeting on Friday.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic might have a more difficult draw than 11-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal, but SI executive editor Jon Wertheim believes that the tournament's top-seeded players are on track to meet in the final at Roland-Garros.
Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the French Open citing illness, a few days after saying the tournament ‘absolutely sucks’ – but his slated first-round opponent did not offer any criticism
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We'd be lying if we said this match wasn't one of the first significant showdowns on our radar the moment the Australian Open draw was released. Turns out the results have played out as we had hoped, and now it's on: Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep. Yes, the 23-time Grand Slam winner takes on the world No. 1 on Monday (3 a.m. ET on ESPN2) in a quarterfinal battle that's no doubt worthy of being the championship match Down Under. So who has the advantage? That's a good question, which is why we asked a handful of experts around the grounds. Here's what they had to say: