Tennis

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, smiles as John Millman, of Australia, goes to change clothes during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2018 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent's unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was that...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, sits during the changeover in a quarterfinal against John Millman, of Australia, of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 05, 2018 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The U.S. Open quarterfinal between Novak Djokovic and John Millman has resumed after a brief break at 2-all in the second set so that Millman could change out of his sweat-soaked outfit. Normally, players...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2018 - 1:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. On the previous three such occasions, he'd lost. On this one, he managed to come back to win, although it took 4 hours, 49...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 05, 2018 - 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a shot from Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 04, 2018 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Serena Williams shook off a slow start to grab eight consecutive games and beat 2016 runner-up Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 for a spot in the U.S. Open semifinals. Williams delivered 13 aces, part of a 35-12...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Why do it? Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football's national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn't...
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John Isner, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. will be without its top player when the team visits Croatia in the Davis Cup semifinals. John Isner is playing in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday and won't travel with the Americans next week because his wife is due to give this month. Captain Jim Courier announced...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, sits in front of a fan during a changeover in his match against John Millman, of Australia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer served poorly. He volleyed poorly. Closed out sets poorly, too. And now he's gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his illustrious career. Looking slow and tired on a sweltering night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the No...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to John Millman, of Australia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 03, 2018 - 11:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Roger Federer has been stunned in the U.S. Open's fourth round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3). It's the first time in Federer's career that he has lost to a man ranked...
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