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US Open 2018: How can I watch grand slam? When is the draw, plus latest odds and predictions 

What is it? It's the final grand slam of the year, the US Open in New York. When is it? It begins on Monday, August 27 and runs until Sunday September 9. How can I watch it? Amazon won exclusive UK rights to show coverage of the US Open earlier this year. Subscribers of its Prime service, which

Grosjean loss of form like Djokovic in tennis

Romain Grosjean has compared his struggles during the 2018 Formula 1 season to 13-time tennis grand slam winner Novak Djokovic's run of poor form prior to his recent Wimbledon success.

US Open 2018 prize money: How much will this year's champions earn?

The US Open has increased their prize pot further this year for a tournament which marks it's 50th anniversary. The women's and men's champions will each take home £2.99m which is £590,000 more than Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic received for their respective victories at Wimbledon

Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last week, is pacing his tennis year, playing a limited schedule and skipping events when he feels the

Serena beaten by Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Serena Williams was beaten 6-3 2-6 6-3 by Petra Kvitova in a thrilling second-round match at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday, ending the American's bid for a third title at the event. Williams looked rusty in the first set, struggling to handle the Czech's booming left-handed serve

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer and Williams were making their

Roger Federer Advances, Serena Falls in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.

Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Roger Federer cruised to a 6-4 6-4 win over Peter Gojowczyk in his first appearance since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals while rising Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of the first round at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. World number two Federer, the top player in the men&

Tennis leaders preparing to vote on Davis Cup overhaul

A new Davis Cup format that tennis' governing body believes is more enticing for players and more lucrative for nations will be voted on this week. The proposal to overhaul the current calendar-year format of the 118-year-old event is being discussed this week at the International Tennis Federation

Tsitsipas falls at first hurdle in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Stefanos Tsitsipas was unable to build on his magical Toronto run as the Greek upstart fell 7-5 6-3 to Belgian David Goffin in first-round action at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. Tsitsipas, who strung together four consecutive wins over top-10 players in Toronto before falling to world

Nick Kyrgios accidentally forgot to bring his tennis shoes to a match

Australian Nick Kyrgios forgot to bring his tennis shoes down to the court with him on Tuesday for his Round of 64 match at the Cincinnati Masters.

Sock-A-Bye Baby as Kyrgios forgets footwear before first-round win

(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has a knack for being the centre of attention and the Australian was at it again on Tuesday as he arrived on court for his first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday without his tennis shoes. The world number 18 took his courtside chair and kicked off his high-top

Wawrinka and Azarenka given U.S. Open wildcards

(Reuters) - Former Grand Slam champions Victoria Azarenka, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Stan Wawrinka headlined the list of players given wildcards into this year's U.S. Open, the U.S. Tennis Association said on Tuesday. Former world number one Azarenka, the winner of two Australian Open titles and twice

Watch: Nick Kyrgios Forgot His Shoes At ATP World Tour Match

Nick Kyrgios is perhaps the most interesting tennis player in the world. From his obvious talent, to his precarious actions, he's someone that many will agree that, when on the court, is equal parts dazzling and maddening to watch.

Former champs Wawrinka, Kuznetsova get US Open wildcards

Former US Open champions Stan Wawrinka and Svetlana Kuznetsova received wildcards into the event on Tuesday along with two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament organisers announced. Switzerland's Wawrinka, who beat Novak Djokovic to win the title in New York in 2016, has dropped

Wawrinka, Azarenka, Kuznetsova given US Open wild cards

Stan Wawrinka never got to defend his 2016 U.S. Open title, forced to miss last year's tournament because of a knee injury that dropped him far down the rankings. The U.S. Tennis Association made sure he has a spot this year. Wawrinka and former women's No. 1 Victoria Azarenka received wild

Williams wins Cincinnati opener; Murray first-round victim

Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65 minutes to dispatch Gavrilova

Serena Williams breezes past Gavrilova, Pouille ousts Murray

Cincinnati (AFP) - Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.

Pouille outlasts Murray in Cincinnati opener

(Reuters) - Andy Murray's comeback following hip surgery hit another roadblock on Monday after he was beaten 6-1 1-6 6-4 by France's Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Cincinnati Open. Murray, whose ranking plummeted into the 800s last month but has now risen to 375, has fallen at the first

Serena dominates in return at Cincinnati Masters

(Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams looked sharp in her return to the hardcourts after a week-long break, soundly defeating Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-2 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters. Williams, who made the Wimbledon final last month but withdrew from

Federer 'anxious' ahead of return in Cincinnati

Roger Federer on Monday said he is eager to make his start at the Cincinnati Masters as the world number two begins his delayed summer hardcourt season. "Watching from afar is tough," said Federer, who will start against Peter Gojowczyk after the German beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 2-6,

Keys rallies for first-round win in Cincinnati

Madison Keys got off to a slow start Monday in her first match since Wimbledon, but the 13th-seeded American recovered for a win. In the first round of the Western & Southern Open at Mason, Ohio, Keys defeated American wild-card entrant Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. After losing in the third

Frenchman Pouille outlasts Murray in Cincinnati opener

(Reuters) - Andy Murray's comeback following hip surgery hit another roadblock on Monday after he was beaten 6-1 1-6 6-4 by France's Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Cincinnati Open. Murray, whose ranking plummeted into the 800s last month but has now risen to 375, has now fallen at the

Andy Murray suffers three-set loss in first round of the Cincinnati Masters to Lucas Pouille

There were no tears for Andy Murray this time, just a sad trudge off the court to the strains of Journey's Don't Stop Believin'. As he continues his painful attempt at a comeback, it felt oddly fitting.  After his lachrymose run to the Citi Open quarter-finals two weeks ago, Murray was

Murray loses in Cincinnati, clearing Federer's path

Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dropped out Sunday night to prepare for the U.S. Open after winning his fifth title of the year in

Tennis Podcast: Stefanos Tsitsipas comes of age in Canada

Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal left with the titles, but it was Stefanos Tsitsipas who generated the most buzz at last week’s Rogers Cup in Canada. On the Tennis Podcast, presenter Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport, Amazon Prime) is joined by Charlie Eccleshare of Telegraph Sport to look back on the young

Halep seals spot in WTA Finals

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep became the first player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Monday. The Romanian is the only player to have qualified for all five editions of the event since it has been held in Singapore and will look to win the title

Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati Masters for extra rest

(Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters as he adjusts his schedule to retain fitness ahead of his U.S. Open title defense. The 32-year-old Spaniard swept aside Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim his 80th career title with victory at the Rogers Cup in

Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday withdrew from next week's ATP Cincinnati Masters event as he prepares for this month's US Open. The 32-year-old scooped the 80th title of his career earlier Sunday with victory at the Toronto Masters. "I am very sorry to announce that I won't

Battle lines drawn as tennis prepares for crunch Davis Cup vote

The most radical overhaul in the 118-year history of the Davis Cup could be given the green light on Thursday as the tennis world gathers in Florida to vote on sweeping reforms which have divided the sport. Delegates at the International Tennis Federation's annual meeting in Orlando will decide

Nadal ends Tsitsipas' Toronto run on Greek's 20th birthday

Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday - and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas' 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. ''If you told me this two weeks ago I would not have believed

Nadal drops out of Cincinnati, scuttling 'Big 4' reunion

Nadal withdrew a few hours after he won his fifth title of the year in Toronto, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4). Instead of playing more grueling matches in Cincinnati, he'll take a week to get some rest and get ready for the U.S. Open. ''No other reason than personally taking care

Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters

Rafael Nadal held off a late surge from birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim the 80th title of his career with victory at the Toronto Masters on Sunday. Nadal overcame a second set fightback from Greek youngster Tsitsipas to claim a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory in just under 1hr 45mins. Earlier, a vocal

Nadal topples birthday boy Tsitsipas in Toronto final

Tsitsipas, who was contesting the Masters 1000 final on his 20th birthday after four consecutive wins over top-10 players in Toronto, threw all he had at Nadal but was ultimately unable to beat the world number one. "If you told me this two weeks ago I would not have believed it," Nadal said

Simona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens

Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title. The 26-year-old Romanian star also won the hard-court event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal in 2016 in Montreal. In a rematch of Halep's French Open final victory

Halep beats Stephens in Montreal in repeat of French Open win

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep turned back American Sloane Stephens 7-6(6) 3-6 6-4 to win the Rogers Cup women's title in a rematch of their French Open finale in Montreal on Sunday. Romanian Halep, who had beaten Stephens in Paris in June, claimed her second Montreal title in three years

World number one Halep beats Stephens to take Montreal crown

World number one Simona Halep held her nerve in a rollercoaster duel with Sloane Stephens Sunday to win the WTA Montreal crown for the second time. In a gruelling 2hr 41min battle, French Open champion Halep prevailed 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-4 over Stephens in a repeat of the duo's meeting in the final

Peng accused of 'stalking' doubles partner in Wimbledon corruption row

Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck on Sunday accused Peng Shuai of "stalking" her in the controversy which saw the Chinese tennis star banned and fined in a Wimbledon corruption row. Van Uytvanck had been due to play women's doubles with Peng at Wimbledon in 2017 but the Chinese was accused

Federer, Serena return in Cincinnati

Roger Federer will make a delayed start to the hardcourt season as the main draw of the Cincinnati Masters gets under way Monday with Serena Williams poised to return in the ATP-WTA event. Former world number one Williams will be back on court a fortnight after the worst loss of her career, with the

Nadal sets up showdown with birthday boy Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal beat Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Saturday to set up a final with birthday boy Stefano Tsitsipas at the Toronto Masters. The Spanish icon will try on Sunday to spoil the 20th celebrations of the Greek youngster who reached the second final of his career by beating Wimbledon finalist

Surging Tsitsipas to face Nadal in Toronto final

(Reuters) - Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas slayed another tennis giant on Saturday, saving a match point as he toppled big-serving Kevin Anderson 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(7) in a thriller to set up a Rogers Cup final against top seed Rafa Nadal. Tsitsipas dropped his racket, smiled and then screamed in front

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Toronto final

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final. Tsitsipas, who will be 20 on Sunday, will face the winner

Halep, Stephens set up rematch of French Open final

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep set up a rematch of the French Open final with Sloane Stephens after cruising to a 6-4 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Saturday. The Romanian, who overhauled reigning U.S. Open champion Stephens at Roland Garros to earn her maiden

Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Halep's victory in the French Open final.

Halep, Stephens into Montreal final

Sloane Stephens sent defending champion Elina Svitolina crashing out of the WTA Canada tournament in Montreal on Saturday to set up a rematch of the French Open final against Simona Halep. American third seed Stephens surged into Sunday's final against world number one Halep after overpowering Svitolina

Early birthday as Tsitsipas sinks Anderson in Toronto

Teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson on Saturday, winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) to reach the final of the Toronto Masters. The Greek, who turns 20 on Sunday, will aim for the title against either top seed Rafael Nadal or Russian Karen Khachanov after saving a match

Stefanos Tsitsipas to Play Rafael Nadal in Rogers Cup Final on 20th Birthday

TORONTO — Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final.

Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens Advance to Rogers Cup Final in Montreal

MONTREAL — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final.

Tsitsipas upsets Anderson in thriller to reach Toronto final

(Reuters) - Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas slayed another tennis giant on Saturday, saving a match point as he toppled big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(7) in a thriller to reach the Rogers Cup final. Tsitsipas dropped his racket and screamed in front of a frenzied crowd after

Halep turns back Barty to make Montreal final

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep breezed into the Rogers Cup final with a 6-4 6-1 semi-final victory over Australian Ashleigh Barty in Montreal on Saturday. Romanian Halep, the 2016 Rogers Cup champion, will meet the winner of the late semi-final between defending champion Elina Svitolina of

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