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Injured Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. Nadal announced his withdrawal, blamed on a bad right wrist, ...

Federer, Serena claim titles

Aug 18, 2014

Federer, Serena claim titles

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in ...

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Aug 17, 2014

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Serena Williams came back to advance to the Western & Southern Open final Saturday as Roger Federer moved into position for his sixth title in the tournament. The top-ranked Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and the second-seeded Roger Federer turned back fifth-seeded ...

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Aug 16, 2014

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times already. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from the first point as he evened ...

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Aug 15, 2014

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the third round. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils ...

Federer reaches another milestone

Aug 14, 2014

Federer reaches another milestone

Roger Federer had another big moment. Those seem to happen for him a lot in Cincinnati. Federer won his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, a three-set victory over Vasek Pospisil that was his 300th career victory during a Masters ...

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Aug 13, 2014

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic came back to beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The Cincinnati tournament is the only Masters series event Djokovic has never won, finishing as the runnerup four times. If ...

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Aug 11, 2014

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent. The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic ...

Venus outplays Serena in 25th showdown between sisters

Aug 10, 2014

Venus outplays Serena in 25th showdown between sisters

Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-court event for her first victory over her sister since 2009 in Dubai. “I think for both of us, what’s so unique ...

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Aug 10, 2014

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title. Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ...

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Aug 9, 2014

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup with hard-fought victories on Friday, both coming from a set down. Serena overcame Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus rallied to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. It will be ...

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Aug 8, 2014

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. “Just nothing ...