By Larry Fine

Wawrinka wins U.S. Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the U.S. Open on Sunday for the third grand...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:25 AM

Wawrinka within a set of winning U.S. Open final

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the U.S. Open on Sunday for the third grand slam title of his...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 3:25 AM

Djokovic/Wawrinka big-game talents in U.S. Open final

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Sunday's U.S. Open final, but the top-seeded Serb expects hard work ahead when he meets Stan Wawrinka at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Defending champion...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4:16 AM

Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final versus Djokovic

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2 in energy-sapping humidity at Flushing Meadows on Friday to set up a U.S. Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic. The...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:32 AM

Second edition of Laver Cup to be staged in U.S.

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Tennis Association has joined in the partnership launching the new Laver Cup team competition and will help stage the second edition of the event in the United States in 2018. The Laver Cup, named after twice...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 3:04 AM

New No. 1 Kerber eyes revenge against Pliskova in final

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber, who fulfilled a dream by completing her rise to the rank of world number one in women's tennis, now has a chance to satisfy a more basic urge - revenge - in the U.S. Open final on Saturday....

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:54 AM

Kerber celebrates number one by reaching U.S. Open final

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reaching top of the world seems to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to the number one ranking with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to Saturday's U.S. Open final...

Friday, September 9, 2016, 8:53 AM

Rested Djokovic big favorite against Monfils

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic, the only member of the so-called "Big Four" to reach Friday's semi-finals of the U.S. Open, also has the distinction of being the least tested of the last four at Flushing Meadows....

Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:28 AM

Wawrinka beats Del Potro to reach U.S. Open semis

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka outlasted tiring former champion Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to advance to the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Twice grand slam winner Wawrinka ended the...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:06 AM

Nishikori upsets Murray to reach U.S. Open semis

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 see-saw victory on Wednesday to reach the U.S. Open semi-finals. Nishikori, who became the first...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:08 AM

Nishikori upsets Murray to reach US Open semis

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 see-saw victory on Wednesday to reach the U.S. Open semi-finals. Nishikori, who became the first...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00 AM

Djokovic into semis after another opponent retires

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's strange U.S. Open took another bizarre turn as he advanced to the semi-finals on Tuesday when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired at the start of the third set, trailing 6-3 6-2. Tsonga took a...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 8:29 AM

Konjuh announces herself at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ana Konjuh has opened some eyes at Flushing Meadows as the 18-year-old former world number one junior emerged to reach her first grand slam quarter-final at the U.S. Open. Konjah, who three years ago...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:57 AM

Monfils routs Pouille to reach US Open semi-finals

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frenchman Gael Monfils overwhelmed worn-out compatriot Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-3 6-3 to become the first man into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Tenth seed Monfils was his dynamic self and...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 2:05 AM

Radwanska falls to teenager Konjuh at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Croatian teen Ana Konjuh avenged a Wimbledon loss with a stunning 6-4 6-4 upset of fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday to claim the last women's quarter-final spot at the U.S. Open. The 18-year-old, who won...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:47 AM

Djokovic, Kerber aim for semi-finals at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men's top seed Novak Djokovic and women's number two Angelique Kerber look to book berths in the last four of the U.S. Open as the quarter-finals of the year's last grand slam get underway on Tuesday. Kerber,...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:35 AM

Djokovic shakes off rust, shrugs off Edmund at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic has been starved of competitive action at the U.S. Open but on Sunday the world number one feasted on unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund in a 6-2 6-1 6-4 romp that put him into the quarter-finals...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:06 AM

Halep tops rival Suarez Navarro to reach quarters

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifth-seeded Simona Halep beat 11th-seeded Spanish rival Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Monday. The 24-year-old Romanian was broken...

Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:50 PM

Djokovic shakes off rust, shrugs off Edmund at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic has been starved of competitive action at the U.S. Open but on Sunday the world number one feasted on unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund in a 6-2 6-1 6-4 romp that put him into the quarter-finals...

Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:20 AM

Nadal vows to keep working, resets goals after Open loss

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal said he was sad to have squandered an opportunity to do something special at the U.S. Open with his fourth-round loss at Flushing Meadows, but happy with his effort and prospects going forward this season...

Monday, September 5, 2016, 8:30 AM