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Sep 9, 2013

Tennis-Serena Williams repeats as U.S. Open champion

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Serena Williams repeated as U.S. Open women’s champion by holding off a battling Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1 in a windblown final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday.

Williams bounded in a series of joyous jumping jack leaps after Azarenka’s backhand sailed long on the second match point of a thrilling, two-hour 45-minute final.

Sep 8, 2013

Djokovic-Nadal next installment in top rivalry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Move over John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, the new greatest rivalry in tennis will be on display at Arthur Ashe Stadium when world number one Novak Djokovic meets number two Rafa Nadal for the U.S. Open title on Monday.

Djokovic and Nadal, who have been dominant over the last 15 slams, will be meeting for the 37th time in the championship showdown, surpassing McEnroe and Lendl for the most clashes since tennis turned professional 45 years ago.

Sep 8, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic-Nadal next installment in top rivalry

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Move over John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, the new greatest rivalry in tennis will be on display at Arthur Ashe Stadium when world number one Novak Djokovic meets number two Rafa Nadal for the U.S. Open title on Monday.

Djokovic and Nadal, who have been dominant over the last 15 slams, will be meeting for the 37th time in the championship showdown, surpassing McEnroe and Lendl for the most clashes since tennis turned professional 45 years ago.

Sep 8, 2013

Djokovic, Nadal set up blockbuster U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Rafa Nadal set up a mouthwatering men’s singles final at the U.S. Open with victories in the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

Monday’s U.S. Open championship showdown will be the third in four years for Djokovic and Nadal at the U.S. National Tennis Center after they advanced in contrasting fashion.

Sep 8, 2013

Djokovic finds a way to set date with Nadal in final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic was not at his best, but the world number one relied on experience, self-confidence and fitness to overcome an in-form Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday and reach the U.S. Open final.

“Wawrinka was a better player for most of the better part of the match because he was aggressive and played better tennis,” the world number one Serb said after the 2-6 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory that set up a blockbuster final with Rafa Nadal.

Sep 8, 2013

Djokovic finds a way to set date with Nadal in final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic was not at his best, but the world number one relied on experience, self-confidence and fitness to overcome an in-form Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday and reach the U.S. Open final.

“Wawrinka was a better player for most of the better part of the match because he was aggressive and played better tennis,” the world number one Serb said after the 2-6 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory that set up a blockbuster final with Rafa Nadal.

Sep 8, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic finds a way to set date with Nadal in final

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic was not at his best, but the world number one relied on experience, self-confidence and fitness to overcome an in-form Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday and reach the U.S. Open final.

“Wawrinka was a better player for most of the better part of the match because he was aggressive and played better tennis,” the world number one Serb said after the 2-6 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory that set up a blockbuster final with Rafa Nadal.

Sep 8, 2013

Djokovic and Nadal advance to U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Rafa Nadal set up a mouthwatering men’s singles final at the U.S. Open with victories in the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

Monday’s U.S. Open championship showdown will be the third in four years for Djokovic and Nadal at the U.S. National Tennis Center after they advanced in contrasting fashion.

Sep 8, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic and Nadal advance to U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Rafa Nadal set up a mouthwatering men’s singles final at the U.S. Open with victories in the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

Monday’s U.S. Open championship showdown will be the third in four years for Djokovic and Nadal at the U.S. National Tennis Center after they advanced in contrasting fashion.

Sep 7, 2013

Djokovic into men’s final in five sets over gutsy Wawrinka

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic booked the first berth in the men’s final of the U.S. Open by overtaking gutsy ninth seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in a heart-pounding five sets in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Djokovic survived a courageous challenge by Wawrinka with a 2-6 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory that earned both players long ovations from the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.