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Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Federer savours phenomenal fightback against Monfils

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – With his back to the wall and U.S. Open hopes fading fast, Roger Federer produced one of his most memorable New York performances to haul himself back from the brink and win a thrilling five-setter against mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils on Thursday.

Federer rode a wave of tumultuous support to battle back from two sets down and double match point to claim what the stoic Swiss termed an “emotional” victory over Monfils at a buzzing Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 5, 2014

Hingis after more grand slam hardware at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martina Hingis is already enshrined in the Tennis Hall of Fame, but the 33-year-old Swiss is zeroing in on more grand slam hardware at the U.S. Open.

Hingis, winner of five grand slam singles titles, nine doubles crowns and one mixed doubles title, and partner Flavia Pennetta of Italy booked a berth in the women’s doubles final on Saturday against Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Sep 5, 2014

Serena coach says she is only human

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Even the best players have their ups and downs, and crises of confidence, says tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who believes Serena Williams has now regained her way in pursuit of a third U.S. Open title in a row.

Williams who failed to reach the quarter-finals in the first three majors of 2014, has reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open, closing in on an 18th grand slam singles crown that would tie her with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth place on the all-time list.

Sep 5, 2014

Federer battles back to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men’s record total of 17 singles crowns, survived a pair of match points when down 15-40 on serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Federer battles back to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men’s record total of 17 singles crowns, survived a pair of match points when down 15-40 on serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.

Sep 5, 2014

Federer comes back from two sets down to reach semi-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat 20th seed Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men’s record total of 17 singles crowns, survived a pair of match points when down 15-40 on serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Federer comes back from two sets down to reach semi-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat 20th seed Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men’s record total of 17 singles crowns, survived a pair of match points when down 15-40 on serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Serena coach says she is only human

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Even the best players have their ups and downs, and crises of confidence, says tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who believes Serena Williams has now regained her way in pursuit of a third U.S. Open title in a row.

Williams who failed to reach the quarter-finals in the first three majors of 2014, has reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open, closing in on an 18th grand slam singles crown that would tie her with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth place on the all-time list.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Hingis after more grand slam hardware at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Martina Hingis is already enshrined in the Tennis Hall of Fame, but the 33-year-old Swiss is zeroing in on more grand slam hardware at the U.S. Open.

Hingis, winner of five grand slam singles titles, nine doubles crowns and one mixed doubles title, and partner Flavia Pennetta of Italy booked a berth in the women’s doubles final on Saturday against Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Sep 4, 2014

Murray buoyed by slugfest defeat by Djokovic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For two sets, Andy Murray went toe-to-toe with world number one Novak Djokovic and battled him to a standstill at the U.S. Open.

In the end, the Scotsman’s body betrayed him and he was eliminated 7-6 (1) 6-7 (1) 6-2 6-4 in a three hour 32 minute quarter-final that gave him some optimism going forward.