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Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast
Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in the new ATP Cup team competition.

Hibino defeats Doi to win Japan Women
Hibino defeats Doi to win Japan Women's Open

Nao Hibino defeats compatriot Misaki Doi to win the Japan Women's Open.

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast
Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

SYDNEY (AP) -- U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in Perth in the new ATP Cup team competition.

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast
Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in the new ATP Cup team competition. Spain was drawn into Group B with Japan and Georgia and will play in Perth on Australia

US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown
US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown

Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on Sunday. Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, presented Andreescu with a key to the city. Prime Minister Justin

Hibino beats compatriot Doi to win Japan Women's Open

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- - Nao Hibino beat compatriot Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women's Open. In the first all-Japanese WTA final in 22 years, Doi made the better start and twice broke Hibino's serve in the first set. Doi regained some late momentum by winning consecutive

Pliskova overcomes rain, Martic to win Zhengzhou Open
Pliskova overcomes rain, Martic to win Zhengzhou Open

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic in the final of the Zhengzhou Open.

Top players set for ATP Cup in Australia in January
Top players set for ATP Cup in Australia in January

The ATP says all top 10-ranked players, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have committed to play in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia in January.

Rafael Nadal wins US Open 2019: Is it possible to be an underrated 19-time major winner?
Rafael Nadal wins US Open 2019: Is it possible to be an underrated 19-time major winner?

Should you ever dare to suggest to Rafael Nadal that a victory was straightforward, a couple of things will invariably happen. His left eyebrow will arch drastically upwards, he will exhale, and he will describe his latest 6-1, 6-1 thrashing as "very tough". Nadal may be arguably the greatest

Kenin, Garcia advance to second round in Zhengzhou

Sixth seed Kenin, seeking a third WTA title this year following triumphs in Hobart and Mallorca, rallied from a break down in the second set to close out the win after 83 minutes in sweltering conditions. "Chloe is a tough player. Eighth seed Caroline Garcia overcame a mid-match wobble to overcome

Kenin opens WTA's Asian swing with win over Paquet

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Sofia Kenin started the WTA's Asian swing with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Chloe Paquet at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open on Monday.

Rafael Nadal wins U.S. Open
Rafael Nadal wins U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal claimed his fourth U.S. Open Title on Sunday (September 8), bringing him just one win away from a world record. The match - which at first seemed like a sure fire win for Nadal - turned into an almost 5 hour thriller, thanks to his opponent: 23 year-old debut grand slam finalist Daniil Medvedev. Nadal's victory creeps him closer to Roger Federer on the grand slam ladder: with one more win he'll match Federer's record of 20. The 33 year-old lefthander has also become the second oldest U.S. Open champion - behind Australian Ken Rosewall, who was 35 when won in the 70s. In another clash of generations over the weekend,...

Nadal wins 19th Slam title by edging five-set US Open thriller
Nadal wins 19th Slam title by edging five-set US Open thriller

Delivering one of his most dramatic major final performances, Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title Sunday by winning his fourth US Open, outlasting Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander moved one shy of Roger Federer's all-time

US Open glance: Nadal holds off Medvedev for 19th Slam title
US Open glance: Nadal holds off Medvedev for 19th Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) -- A quick look at the U.S. Open's final day:

Medvedev earns US Open cheers during and after loss to Nadal
Medvedev earns US Open cheers during and after loss to Nadal

Imagine this a week ago: U.S. Open fans going crazy for Daniil Medvedev. A spirited effort on the court was followed by humble words after it, as he congratulated Rafael Nadal and saluted the crowd following his 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 loss in his first Grand Slam final. It's an amazing story,&

Medvedev proud as
Medvedev proud as 'amazing summer' ends with US Open final defeat

Daniil Medvedev said he was incredibly proud of a remarkable six-week hardcourt run in North America that culminated with Sunday's agonizing five-set loss to Rafael Nadal in the US Open final. Medvedev became just the third man to reach finals at Washington, Canada, Cincinnati and the US Open in

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open
19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major

Medvedev earns US Open cheers during and after loss to Nadal
Medvedev earns US Open cheers during and after loss to Nadal

Imagine this a week ago: U.S. Open fans going crazy for Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev earned them with the way he played. A spirited effort on the court was followed by humble words after it, as he congratulated Rafael Nadal and saluted the crowd following his 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 loss in his first

Clay fiend Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open
Clay fiend Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open

Unlike at his beloved Roland Garros, success did not arrive overnight for Rafael Nadal on the unforgiving hard courts of the US Open, where he surged to within a title of Roger Federer's all-time men's Grand Slam singles record Sunday. Nadal's epic victory over Daniil Medvedev secured the

I fought like hell, says US Open runner-up Medvedev
I fought like hell, says US Open runner-up Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev said the energy of the New York crowd helped instigate his stunning fightback that saw him fall just short against Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic in Sunday's US Open final. The Russian fifth seed dropped the first two sets to Nadal in his first Grand Slam final but charged back

Clay fiend Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open
Clay fiend Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open

Unlike at his beloved Roland Garros, success did not arrive overnight for Rafael Nadal on the unforgiving hard courts of the US Open, where he surged to within a title of Roger Federer's all-time men's Grand Slam singles record Sunday. Nadal's epic victory over Daniil Medvedev secured the

Mertens, Sabalenka win US Open women
Mertens, Sabalenka win US Open women's doubles title

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka are both focused on their promising singles careers.

Mertens, Sabalenka win US Open women
Mertens, Sabalenka win US Open women's doubles title

Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka are both focused on their promising singles careers. Mertens and Sabalenka defeated Victoria Azarenka and Ash Barty 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium to win the U.S. Open women's doubles championship. Mertens and Sabalenka lost only one set in the tournament

US Open: Rafael Nadal
US Open: Rafael Nadal's four titles

New York (AFP) - Rafael Nadal outlasted Daniil Medvedev in a five-set epic to capture a fourth US Open title and 19th major overall Sunday. AFP Sport looks at Nadal's four Flushing Meadows victories:

The Latest: Nadal edges Medvedev at US Open for 19th major
The Latest: Nadal edges Medvedev at US Open for 19th major

Rafael Nadal has edged Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall. The second-seeded Nadal's victory Sunday moves him within one major championship of Roger Federer for the most by a man in tennis history. This one did not come easily

Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal, US Open final - live updates
Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal, US Open final - live updates

11:37PM Medvedev is wilting under the relentless Nadal pressure  Try as he might Medvedev has not found a way past the many weapons in Nadal's armoury   Credit: Getty Images   11:34PM Nadal* 7-5, 6-3, 3-2 Medvedev (*next server) - Nadal breaks  Once again Nadal's forehands comes to the fore,

The Latest: Nadal goes for 19th career Grand Slam title
The Latest: Nadal goes for 19th career Grand Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

Serena Williams running out of time after US Open final upset against Bianca Andreescu
Serena Williams running out of time after US Open final upset against Bianca Andreescu

After losing a fourth straight major final, will Serena Williams ever make it to her stated goal of 24 grand-slam titles? The question carries a weight that extends beyond the American player's personal ambitions. Many would like to see the name of Margaret Court - now a Pentecostal pastor with extremely

US Open 2019: Young British wheelchair player Alfie Hewett claims second straight title
US Open 2019: Young British wheelchair player Alfie Hewett claims second straight title

Alfie Hewett, the outstanding young British wheelchair player, claimed his second straight US Open title on Sunday and then revealed that the recent controversy over his future in the sport had spurred him on. On Saturday,Telegraph Sport reported that Hewett was in danger of being barred from competition

US Open mixed doubles champions Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in plea for more recognition
US Open mixed doubles champions Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in plea for more recognition

Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for a year for just £20 There were two showpiece finals played on Saturday, and two very different cheques delivered at the end of them. Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who won the mixed doubles in comfortable style, would have needed to repeat the

Andreescu hoists trophy in New York after U.S. Open triumph
Andreescu hoists trophy in New York after U.S. Open triumph

VIDEO SHOWS: U.S. OPEN WINNER BIANCA ANDREESCU POSING WITH HER TROPHY AT TOP OF THE ROCK IN NEW YORK. ANDREESCU TALKING ABOUT HER VICTORY. SHOWS: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. U.S. OPEN WINNER BIANCA ANDREESCU HOLDING HER TROPHY AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BIANCA ANDREESCU, U.S. OPEN WINNER, SAYING: "I woke up today with the biggest smile on my face. I don't want to take anything for granted, these are the moments you live for and I'm just beyond blessed." 3. VARIOUS OF ANDREESCU HOLDING TROPHY 4. PHOTOGRAPHERS...

Canada
Canada's champ: Andreescu a US Open winner with a big future

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bianca Andreescu had the U.S. Open trophy in her hands and one thought going through her mind.

Mertens and Sabalenka take US Open women
Mertens and Sabalenka take US Open women's doubles crown

Belgium's Elise Mertens and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka captured their first Grand Slam title Sunday by winning the US Open women's doubles final over Australia's Ashleigh Barty and Belarus' Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 7-5. The fourth-seeded duo dropped only one set in the tournament in reaching

Canada toasts
Canada toasts 'Queen B' Andreescu after major triumph

Most Canadians had never heard of Bianca Andreescu a year ago but on Sunday they woke up to realize her U.S. Open triumph was not a dream and she had in fact claimed the country's first Grand Slam singles title. All of Canada, it seemed, was clinging on to Andreescu's every shot during a bold

Eyeing 19th Slam title, Nadal plays Medvedev at US Open
Eyeing 19th Slam title, Nadal plays Medvedev at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rafael Nadal can win his 19th Grand Slam championship to move within one of Roger Federer's record for men by winning the U.S. Open final against Daniil Medvedev.

Nadal aims for 19th major title vs Medvedev in US Open final
Nadal aims for 19th major title vs Medvedev in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) -- A quick look at the U.S. Open:

Crowd helped Serena fight but she wished for better showing
Crowd helped Serena fight but she wished for better showing

Serena Williams took energy from 24,000 cheering fans Saturday at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but in the end it was not enough to enable her to defeat Bianca Andreescu in the US Open final. The 19-year-old Canadian defeated Williams 6-3, 7-5 to capture her first Grand Slam title, but only after battling Williams

'Fight for your dreams:' Andreescu embraces path to US Open joy

Teenager Bianca Andreescu said Saturday's US Open final triumph felt all the more rewarding after a 2018 qualifying defeat left her feeling particularly low and languishing outside the world's top 200. This time last year a despondent Andreescu was sat at home nursing an injury and coming to

Williams legacy assured even if number 24 remains out of reach
Williams legacy assured even if number 24 remains out of reach

Already regarded as the greatest women's player ever to pick up a tennis racquet, Serena Williams's legacy is already assured but the record equaling 24th Grand Slam that would help build statistical proof remains frustratingly out of reach. Twenty years ago a 17-year-old Williams walked away

Royal Flop: Williams denied Slam record in front of Duchess

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship. Meghan sat in Williams' box at Arthur Ashe Stadium and stood and cheered like thousands of other fans when Williams hit a booming overhand to win

Royal Flop: Williams denied Slam record in front of Duchess
Royal Flop: Williams denied Slam record in front of Duchess

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship. Meghan sat in Williams' box at Arthur Ashe Stadium and stood and cheered like thousands of other fans when Williams hit a booming overhand to win

Serena Williams again comes up short in Grand Slam final
Serena Williams again comes up short in Grand Slam final

Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. On Saturday night, Williams, as fierce a competitor as tennis has seen, could only focus on the

Serena Williams again comes up short in Grand Slam final
Serena Williams again comes up short in Grand Slam final

Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. On Saturday night, Williams, as fierce a competitor as tennis has seen, could only focus on the

Teen Andreescu topples record-chasing Serena in US Open final
Teen Andreescu topples record-chasing Serena in US Open final

Teenager Bianca Andreescu became Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion Saturday with a rollercoaster 6-3, 7-5 win over 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final. The 19-year-old Andreescu became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open, handing

US Open women
US Open women's final -- who's saying what

New York (AFP) - Reactions to Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu defeating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in Saturday's US Open women's final:

At 19, Andreescu lives dream of being Grand Slam champion
At 19, Andreescu lives dream of being Grand Slam champion

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu's fiery passion and impressive shotmaking skills had tennis experts figuring she would someday realize her dream of becoming a Grand Slam champion. It happened Saturday at the US Open in her first Slam final as the 19-year-old defeated 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena

USTA CEO discusses how women are changing tennis
USTA CEO discusses how women are changing tennis

Serena Williams took center court today in the U.S. Open Women's Final. A victory would be Williams' 24th Grand Slam Title. USTA CEO Gordon Smith talks about how tennis legends and newcomers are making big changes to the women's game. Reena Ninan reports.

US Open title caps
US Open title caps 'dream year' for Andreescu

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu said Saturday's US Open final victory over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was a "dream come true". The 19-year-old defeated six-time US Open winner Williams 6-3, 7-5 to become Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion, and the youngest

Canadian teen Andreescu topples Serena in US Open final
Canadian teen Andreescu topples Serena in US Open final

Teenager Bianca Andreescu became Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion Saturday with a rollercoaster 6-3, 7-5 win over 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final. The 19-year-old Andreescu became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open, handing

The Latest: Nadal takes 1st set tiebreaker in US Open semis
The Latest: Nadal takes 1st set tiebreaker in US Open semis

Rafael Nadal came from behind in a first-set tiebreaker to edge Matteo Berrettini and take the lead in the U.S. Open semifinals. The winner will face No. 5 Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. Daniil Medvedev has reached his first Grand Slam final by beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 at the U.S. Open

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