U.S. Open Tennis: Day 4 Recap

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppRoger Federer survived five sets and over three hours with Mikhail Youzhny of Russia Thursday to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. After taking the first set 6-1, Federer dropped two straight, then won the final two to secure the victory. Youzhny appeared to injure his left foot in set five, the The New York Times reports. Federer improved to 17-0 head-to-head against Youzhny. He is a perfect 12-0 against his third-round opponent, No. 31 seed Feliciano Lopez. Federer also went the distance…

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US Open tennis: Day 2 recap

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppRain marred the second day of play at the US Open Tuesday, forcing the tournament to suspend play on outside courts at 12:45 and to postpone all but two outside-court matches three hours later, The New York Times reports. With Arthur Ashe Stadium the only operational tennis venue, spectators crowded in under the closed roof to watch a number of notable players begin their campaigns. Rafael Nadal, who ousted Susan Lajovic in straight sets by a score of 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2, said the crowd…

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Eighteen-Year-Old Denis Shapovalov Upsets Nadal

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThursday, in the third round of the Rogers Cup, on home soil in Montreal, 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov upset Rafael Nadal of Spain on the strength of a comeback the teenager may remember for the rest of his life, ESPN reports. Shapovalov, who hails from Richmond Hill, Ontario, took two straight sets from Nadal after dropping the first. He fell behind 3-0 in the final set tiebreak, but allowed Nadal only one more point. The final scoreline read 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4). With the victory,…

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