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Rafael Nadal  greets friends and family in the stands as he celebrates his US Open win. Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters

It was early afternoon on Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre and Rafael Nadal’s father, Sebastian, and other members of the Nadal (...)

Rafael Nadal congratulates Novak Djokovic after Djokovic won the epic 2011 final. Tonight’s match will be their third here in four years. Photograph: Getty Images

Before a roof is put on the Arthur Ashe Stadium there will surely be a few memories left to cherish in the night-time breeze in the magnificent deep s(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates beating  Richard Gasquet of France in his US Open semi-final. Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters

Rafael Nadal will take on Novak Djokovic in a sixth Grand Slam final at the US Open on Monday.After Djokovic struggled past Stanislas Wawrinka in the (...)

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after a missed point against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the US Open championships in New York. Photograph: Reuters

Andy Murray’s US Open title defence came to an end in the quarter-finals with a straight-sets defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka at Flushing Meadows last ni(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in the fourth round of the men’s singles at the 2013 US Open. Photograph: Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A dejected Roger Federer admitted he self-destructed as his decline continued with a straight-sets defeat by Tommy Robredo in the fourth round of the (...)

Dan Evans of Great Britain signs autographs for fans after winning his men’s singles second round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

All of a sudden, there are no limits to Dan Evans’s dreaming. As he was leaving the boutique surroundings of Court 17 at Flushing Meadows, having crus(...)

 Andy Murray runs down the ball during his men’s singles first round match against Michael Llodra at the  US Open. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Murray was a man in a hurry as he began the defence of his US Open title with a speedy victory over Michael Llodra under the lights on Arthur As(...)

Roger Federer:  Standing in his way at Flushing Meadows as early as the quarter-finals of a tournament he has won five times is Rafael Nadal, who has won not only 21 of their 31 contests but 53 of his 56 matches this year. Photograph: John Sommers II/Reuters

It is profoundly sad that every Roger Federer press conference now resembles the reading of a will. But that is the way it is and shall remain for a m(...)

Fans waving a Union flag and the Scottish national flag cheer Andy Murray during this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

For some, Wimbledon’s All-England Club is the quintessential, if hackneyed, expression of Englishness: strawberries and cream, sunny days (when they c(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Jeremy Chardy of France in their singles match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

World number one Novak Djokovic laid down a marker for his Wimbledon rivals tonight as he took apart France’s Jeremy Chardy. The 26-year-old’s assault(...)

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