A fan reacts as Marin Cilic  plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles final match at the US Open. Photo: Jaime L Mikle/Getty Images

After the worry and the wait; after other years’ nerves and last year’s bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic. Tomas Berdych in the US (...)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic  celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men’s singles semi-final at the   US Open in  New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The draw to another Grand Slam title, the 18th he has been targeting since winning Wimbledon in 2012, had never looked more inviting for Roger Federer(...)

 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(...)

Gael Monfils of France returns a shot against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in their men’s singles fourth round match   at the US Open.

As Gael Monfils played in the fourth round on Tuesday, it was impossible to tell that he was winning his match in straight sets or that he had not dro(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Roger Federer buried another of last year’s ghosts by defeating Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.Twelve months ago, t(...)

James McGee in action against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in the US Open. Photograph: Mike Frey/Inpho

In Irish tennis it has always taken an adventurer, someone single minded, with a pioneering spirit to make the hard yards. Conor Niland was the first (...)

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 (...)

“The stretch of water between the Bull Island and St Anne’s Park was the venue for a unique rowing challenge involving the four pubs fronting Clontarf Road – The Schooner, Foley’s, Shingles and The Dollymount Inn”. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Considering his deep trade union bloodline, Vinny Fitzpatrick would have been entitled to saddle up for work, on Sunday and Monday, wearing war paint (...)

 Rory McIlroy in action during a practice round for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course.  “There’s plenty of players that would like to be as inconsistent as me.” Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Now that Rory McIlroy has won his third Major, his next goal is to claim his first World Golf Championships title this week at the Bridgestone Invi(...)