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Aug 23, 2014

Djokovic looks forward to life as a dad

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has had so-so results in the run-up to the U.S. Open, but the world number one is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father.

The 27-year-old Serb tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic four days after winning the Wimbledon trophy last month and with fatherhood looming he knows his life will be forever changed.

Aug 23, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic looks forward to life as a dad

NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has had so-so results in the run-up to the U.S. Open, but the world number one is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father.

The 27-year-old Serb tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic four days after winning the Wimbledon trophy last month and with fatherhood looming he knows his life will be forever changed.

Aug 23, 2014

McIlroy gives himself a shot with some Barclays practice

PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy blamed a first-round 74 on a lack of preparation, but after putting in extra time on the range, the Northern Irishman came out firing on Friday and put himself into contention at The Barclays.

The world number one fired a six-under-par 65 in the second round at Ridgewood Country Club to stand five shots behind co-leaders Adam Scott and American Cameron Tringale.

Aug 22, 2014

Golf-Scott grabs share of lead, McIlroy recovers nicely

PARAMUS, New Jersey, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Adam Scott used a run of four successive birdies on Friday to vault into a share of the halfway lead at The Barclays, and Rory McIlroy joined the fray at the opener of the four-event FedExCup playoffs.

The Australian world number two caught fire from the par-four fifth hole to post a 31 on the front nine and added two more birdies including a nice finishing touch at 18 to stand at eight-under-par 134 along with American Cameron Tringale.

Aug 22, 2014

Furyk shares lead, Stenson surges with a 64

PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) – Jim Furyk shot a two-under-par 69 for a share of the clubhouse lead at The Barclays, while Sweden’s Henrik Stenson surged into contention with a sizzling 64 midway through the second round on Friday.

Furyk was joined on seven-under-par 135 by fellow Americans Kevin Chappell (67) and Brendon Todd (69) on an overcast day at Ridgewood Country Club in the opening tournament of the PGA Tour’s season-ending, four-event FedExCup playoffs.

Aug 22, 2014

Van Pelt leads Barclays’ logjam, McIlroy struggles

PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) – Bo Van Pelt chipped in for eagle at the par-five 17th hole for a 65 that pushed him past a crowd of eight players and into the first-round lead at The Barclays on a Thursday when Rory McIlroy played poorly.

The Northern Irishman, winner in his last three starts including the British Open and PGA Championship, shot a three-over-par 74 and trailed Van Pelt by nine strokes.

Aug 21, 2014

Preview – Djokovic, Federer favored for grand slam sequel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic and number two Roger Federer are favored to wage another title showdown in the last grand slam of 2014, although some emerging young guns have other ideas for the U.S. Open starting on Monday.

Djokovic and Federer’s path to a championship clash could be less troubled than usual with the absence of last year’s winner Rafa Nadal due to a wrist injury, and the sub-par form of 2012 champion Andy Murray since last year’s back surgery.

Aug 21, 2014

Federer could win numbers game at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers.

Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by the Swiss maestro.

Aug 21, 2014

Djokovic, Federer favored for grand slam sequel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic and number two Roger Federer are favored to wage another title showdown in the last grand slam of 2014, although some emerging young guns have other ideas for the U.S. Open starting on Monday.

Djokovic and Federer’s path to a championship clash could be less troubled than usual with the absence of last year’s winner Rafa Nadal due to a wrist injury, and the sub-par form of 2012 champion Andy Murray since last year’s back surgery.

Aug 21, 2014

Tennis-Federer could win numbers game at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers.

Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by the Swiss maestro.