Employees of Japanese noodle maker Nissin Foods Holdings, which sponsors Kei Nishikori, watch the final of the US Open. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japanese fans responded with groans and tears when Kei Nishikori was beaten in the final of the US Open last night, but took some consolation from the(...)

 Roger Federer shakes hands with Gael Monfils after their quarter-final match at the US Open. Federer defeated Monfils in five sets 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Roger Federer pulled off a great escape by fighting off two match points to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils and reach the semi-finals of the US Open last (...)

 Novak Djokovic  celebrates after defeating Andy Murray  in their men’s singles quarter-final  at t Flushing Meadow. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray blasted forehands as he had perhaps never blasted forehands before. He played with fire and conviction, but there has rarely been a tennis(...)

Novak Djokovic  chases down a shot during a second round match in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Barton Silverman/The New York Times

World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the US Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6(...)

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot against Vania King of the United States during their women’s singles second round match on Day Four of the 2014 US Open. Photograph:  Elsa/Getty Images

Serena Williams won 10 games in a row to defeat countrywoman Vania King and reach the third round of the US Open. The world number one, who is bidding(...)

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland uses ice bags wrapped in towels to keep cool during her match against Peng Shuai of China. Photograph: Mike Segar / Reuters

Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska became the first major casualty of the US Open when she was dumped out in the second round by Peng Shuai. Radwanska d(...)

The sunsets as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays against Marinko Matosevic of Australia during their men’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open in New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Roger Federer put on a show in front of Michael Jordan to reach the second round of the US Open. Federer tweeted a picture with the former basketball (...)

Catherine Bellis of the United States reacts after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Fifteen-year-old American wild card Cici Bellis stunned Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the biggest upset of the US Open so far. Bellis(...)

 Heather Watson of Great Britain returns a shot against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the US Open. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Heather Watson was blown away by Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the US Open. Nothing went right for the British number one, who won ju(...)

James McGee of Ireland will face  Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee has been drawn against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. McGee, who qualified for the main d(...)