Men's tennis

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal shrugged his shoulders once, twice, three times. If his words weren't going to make his position clear, his body language would. The question: Would he like to end up with the record for most Grand Slam titles won by a man? The answer, essentially: Yes, of course. And...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 06, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th from all Grand Slam tournaments by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy. Nadal...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, reacts after scoring a point against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov saved two match points in the third set, a fleeting sign that perhaps the lowest-ranked semifinalist at the U.S. Open since 1991 could somehow scrap to one more set. Then maybe, an astounding comeback. For the Bulgarian who knocked Roger Federer out of Flushing...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 05, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was way back in March, before Bianca Andreescu had ever won a WTA title, when she lost in the semifinals of a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. That's the last time the Canadian finished a match on the wrong side. Six months and two titles later, that's the way 15th-seeded...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after scoring a point against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has reached the final in her U.S. Open debut by beating No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6 (3), 7-5. The 19-year-old Andreescu is appearing in only her fourth...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a return to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal is as gracious and complimentary as can be whenever discussing an upcoming foe, so it came as no surprise to hear him talk up the player he'll face in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday, 23-year-old Matteo Berrettini of Italy. "Nice guy. Young, with very good potential,"...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, tapes his racket grip before facing Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the fifth set during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 04, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of Roger Federer wannabes had the same experience when they first tried tennis. They would retreat to the baseline, wait for the ball to come, take a swing, and whack ... into the bottom of the net. So the next ball would come, they would swing a little harder, and whack .....
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a return to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Rafael Nadal has reached his 33rd Grand Slam semifinal and prevented Diego Schwartzman from making it to his first. Nadal beat Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium to move a step closer to a...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 04, 2019 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash tweeted about her. So did WNBA player Kia Nurse. Canada is crazy for Bianca Andreescu. "It's really cool having other Canadian athletes shout me out like that," Andreescu said. "I think it gives me extra motivation to just keep striving and keep...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning a point against Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 03, 2019 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal will try to make sure the U.S. Open has one member of the Big Three in the semifinals. With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic out of the tournament, Nadal is the only major champion left on the men's side as he faces No. 20 Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday night. Nadal,...
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