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Sep 16, 2013

Big brother Peyton in control in ‘Manning Bowl’

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Big brother got the better of little brother in what may have been their last showdown as Peyton Manning steered the Denver Broncos to a 41-23 pounding of Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday.

Peyton improved his head-to-head record against Eli in the National Football League to 3-0 in the so-called ‘Manning Bowl’ staged at MetLife Stadium.

Sep 10, 2013

Nadal crowns brilliant year with U.S. Open title

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal crowned his brilliant year by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 to win the U.S. Open men’s singles title at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

The number two ranked Spaniard added a second grand slam crown this season to his French Open triumph when the top-seeded Serb dumped a forehand into the net, sending Nadal down onto his back before rolling face down and sobbing in joy.

Sep 10, 2013

Nadal moves one set away from U.S. Open triumph

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal won a tightly-fought third set in the U.S. Open men’s final against world number one Novak Djokovic to move within one set of claiming the championship on Monday.

The second-seeded Spaniard battled back from triple break point down in the ninth game of the set to hold for 5-4 and then broke Djokovic in the next game to take a 6-2 3-6 6-4 lead.

Sep 10, 2013

Tennis-Nadal moves one set away from U.S. Open triumph

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal won a tightly-fought third set in the U.S. Open men’s final against world number one Novak Djokovic to move within one set of claiming the championship on Monday.

The second-seeded Spaniard battled back from triple break point down in the ninth game of the set to hold for 5-4 and then broke Djokovic in the next game to take a 6-2 3-6 6-4 lead.

Sep 9, 2013

Djokovic levels men’s final against Nadal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic turned up the intensity and outslugged French Open champion Rafa Nadal to win the second set of the U.S. Open men’s final and level the match 2-6 6-3 on Monday.

The top-seeded Serb claimed a rare service break in the sixth game, taking a 4-2 lead by winning an exhausting 54-stroke, battering ram of a rally when he handcuffed Nadal with a backhand to his feet.

Sep 9, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic levels men’s final against Nadal

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic turned up the intensity and outslugged French Open champion Rafa Nadal to win the second set of the U.S. Open men’s final and level the match 2-6 6-3 on Monday.

The top-seeded Serb claimed a rare service break in the sixth game, taking a 4-2 lead by winning an exhausting 54-stroke, battering ram of a rally when he handcuffed Nadal with a backhand to his feet.

Sep 9, 2013

Serena lucky in love on the tennis court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams admits that having love in her life has been a key to her rousing success over an exhilarating 13 months in which she has won Olympic gold, two U.S. Open titles and a French Open.

Following a fitful night’s sleep after winning her fifth U.S. Open crown on Sunday in a three-set thriller over world number two Victoria Azarenka, Williams surprised a small group of reporters when asked about the power of love.

Sep 9, 2013

Tennis-Serena lucky in love on the tennis court

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Serena Williams admits that having love in her life has been a key to her rousing success over an exhilarating 13 months in which she has won Olympic gold, two U.S. Open titles and a French Open.

Following a fitful night’s sleep after winning her fifth U.S. Open crown on Sunday in a three-set thriller over world number two Victoria Azarenka, Williams surprised a small group of reporters when asked about the power of love.

Sep 9, 2013

PREVIEW: 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 9, 2013

Serena Williams beats Azarenka in U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (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 that earned her a fifth U.S. Open singles title that took her total to 17 grand slams.