By Simon Cambers

Shorten men's matches, says former Player Council head

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis must consider shortening matches in a bid to engage with a younger fanbase and avoid losing television viewers, according to former ATP Player Council president and doubles specialist Eric Butorac. The 35...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 1:44 AM

Williams sisters on collision course at U.S. Open

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena and Venus Williams, the sisters with 29 grand slams and a stack of records between them, will try to maintain a collision course at the U.S. Open on Monday when they play their fourth-round matches....

Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:20 AM

Williams sisters on collision course at U.S. Open

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena and Venus Williams, the sisters with 29 grand slams and a stack of records between them, will try to maintain a collision course at the U.S. Open on Monday when they play their fourth-round matches....

Monday, September 5, 2016, 3:43 AM

Latvia's Sevastova beats Konta to reach U.S. Open last eight

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anastasija Sevastova, who quit tennis because of injury in 2013, became the first Latvian woman to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals since 1994 when she beat Britain's 13th seed Johanna Konta 6-4 7-5 on Sunday...

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:15 PM

Wawrinka saves match point to beat unseeded Evans

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third seed Stan Wawrinka saved a match point at the U.S. Open on Saturday before squeezing past unheralded Briton Dan Evans in five sets to reach the fourth round. The Swiss faced match point at 5-6 in the fourth-set...

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 7:14 AM

Djokovic and Nadal closing in on semi-final showdown

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can take a step closer to a 50th career showdown when they play their fourth-round matches at the U.S. Open on Sunday. Both arrived in New York with question marks over...

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:23 AM

Del Potro surprising himself with last-16 run

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - When former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro began his latest comeback in March he said he was playing for fun after three operations on his wrist. Six months on, with an Olympic silver medal in...

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 5:16 AM

Serena eyes next step on path to history

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams will try to take a step closer to history on Saturday when she plays her third-round match at the U.S. Open. The world number one takes on Johanna Larsson of Sweden for a place in the last 16...

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 7:26 AM

Impressive Monfils happy to show his serious side

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seriousness and Gael Monfils usually go together about as well as fish and chocolate. However, 10 months in the company of Mikael Tillstrom seems to have turned Monfils into a more consistent performer...

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 4:47 AM

Resilient Konta crushes Bencic to reach last 16

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain's Johanna Konta looked back to full fitness at the U.S. Open on Friday as she swept past Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-1 to reach the last 16 for a second year in a row. A semi-finalist at the 2016...

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:10 AM

Has Nadal found another secret weapon in title bid?

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - In 2010, Rafa Nadal tweaked his service action to give him more power and it helped him to U.S. Open glory later that year. Six years on and despite the effects of a wrist injury, it looks as though he may...

Friday, September 2, 2016, 11:24 PM

Resurgent Wozniacki downs Niculescu to reach last 16

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her resurgence at the U.S. Open with a commanding 6-3 6-1 win over Romania's Monica Niculescu on Friday to reach the fourth round. The Dane, a...

Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:53 PM

Improving Nadal eyes place in the last 16 in New York

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, with his troublesome left wrist improving every day, will be eyeing more progress at the U.S. Open on Friday when he bids for a place in the last 16. The two-time champion, who suffered the injury at...

Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:42 AM

Nishikori wins second-round match in four sets

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori battled for the second match in succession before claiming his place in the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The sixth-seeded Japanese, the runner-up in New York in 2014, dropped...

Friday, September 2, 2016, 3:49 AM

Murray says noise under roof a distraction for players

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andy Murray said on Thursday the noise created by the U.S. Open's new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is a distraction to players and makes it difficult to react to opponents' shots....

Friday, September 2, 2016, 1:32 AM

Solid Kvitova battles into third round

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova battled into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(2) 6-3 win over Turkey's Cagla Buyukakcay on Wednesday. In steamy conditions, the Czech, seeded...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:51 PM

Impressive Murray leads British charge in New York

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whisper it quietly, the Brits are coming. Of the eight British players in the main draw at the U.S. Open, the most since 1985, five made it through to round two, with Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Naomi Broady...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:14 AM

Tomic courts controversy again with lewd rant at heckler

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian Bernard Tomic courted controversy yet again when he fired lewd comments toward a heckler at the U.S. Open during his first-round upset loss to Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Tuesday. Television cameras and...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:50 AM

Vulnerable Djokovic looks to right ship against Vesely

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic, faltering and looking unusually vulnerable in his opening match at the U.S. Open, will attempt to right the ship on Wednesday when he plays Czech Jiri Vesely in the second round. The defending...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 4:02 AM

Nishikori hoping to feed off Olympic inspiration

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to inspiration, winning an Olympic medal is pretty hard to beat. For Japan's Kei Nishikori, the bronze medal he won at the Rio Games earlier this month could be what gets him over the line in a grand...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:34 PM