Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last match

LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federerand for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that spanned nearly a quarter-century and … Read more

Roger Federer bids farewell in last match before retirement

LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federerand for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer was bidding farewell Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after an illustrious career that included 20 Grand Slam … Read more

Frances Tiafoe: From sleeping at a tennis center to the US Open semifinals

It felt like a seminal moment in the 24-year-old American’s career; a culmination of hard work and raw talent which has long been heralded as the potential future of men’s tennis in the country. Now, with Tiafoe reaching the semifinals by beating Andrey Rublev in straight sets Wednesday, he has recorded the best grand slam … Read more

Karen Khachanov bests Nick Kyrgios in 5-setter at US Open to reach first career Grand Slam semifinal

NEW YORK — Karen Khachanov stood on court, arms raised, basking in a rowdy crowd’s cheers after reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open. Not far away, Nick Kyrgios took out some of his frustration at the so-close-yet-so-far result on a pair of rackets. First, shortly after the last point of his … Read more

Frances Tiafoe vs Rafael Nadal: American upsets grand slam champion in the fourth round of US Open

In a match that lasted more than 3 hours and 30 minutes, the Maryland native defeated Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Tiafoe, 24, is the youngest American man to get this far in the US Open since a then-24-year-old Andy Roddick was a finalist in 2006. “It was definitely one hell of a performance,” he … Read more

Athletes, celebrities react to tennis legend’s US Open loss

Serena Williams’ farewell at the US Open took over the sports and celebrity worlds. She fell to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round Friday night, capping her iconic 27-year playing career. Throughout the tournament, Arthur Ashe Stadium was filled with a “who’s-who” of notable fans taking in Williams’ last moments, including Mets star Francisco Lindor, … Read more

Serena Williams’ last opponent, Alja Tomljanovic, is a fan

NEW YORK (AP) — Alja Tomljanovic wanted to beat Serena Williams, of course. She wanted to seize the chance for a big victory, wanted to add to her career highlights, wanted to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time. Still, it was not easy for her to watch as tears … Read more

Serena Williams receiving lopsided action from betting public at US Open

Serena Williams entered the US Open as a sentimental long shot, who, at 50-1 to win the tournament, didn’t receive much support from bettors. That’s changed. The betting public is flocking to bet Williams in her third-round match on Friday against Ajla Tomljanovic (7 pm ET, ESPN) and to win the tournament in what’s expected … Read more

Serena Williams marches on in US Open singles play with win over world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit

“After I lost the second set, I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, I got to give my best effort because this could be it,’” Williams told ESPN in an on-court, post-match interview. Williams looked better than previous matches this year, where she was still trying to shake the rust of a long layoff. In world No. … Read more

Hugh Jackman, Anna Wintour take in Serena Williams’ US Open match

Serena Williams brought out the stars. The 40-year-old had quite the cheering section for the start of her final go-round at Flushing Meadows, a Monday night matchup against Danka Kovinic. “The crowd was crazy,” Serena told CBS’ Gayle Williams post-match. “Really helped pull me through.” Chief among her well-wishers was Serena’s four-year-old daughter Olympia, who … Read more