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Aug 21, 2014

Williams looking to wave American flag again

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes center stage at New York’s Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings.

The world number one has always made a point of how special it is to play at home and there is no bigger stage than center court at the U.S. National Tennis Center during the year’s final grand slam.

Aug 21, 2014

Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver’s champion and at different times has laid claim to the world’s fastest man.

The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.

Aug 21, 2014

Tennis-Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

TORONTO, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver’s champion and at different times has laid claim to the world’s fastest man.

The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.

Aug 21, 2014

Tennis-Williams looking to wave American flag again

Aug 21 (Reuters) – Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes centre stage at New York’s Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings.

The world number one has always made a point of how special it is to play at home and there is no bigger stage than centre court at the U.S. National Tennis Center during the year’s final grand slam.

Aug 11, 2014

Tsonga caps week of upsets with Rogers title

TORONTO (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had one more surprise in his bag of upsets, beating second seeded Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (3) to cap a scintillating march to the Rogers Cup title on Sunday.

After knocking off world number one Novak Djokovic in the third round, taking out twice champion and eighth seed Andy Murray in the quarters and seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in the semis, Tsonga denied 17-time grand slam winner Federer a landmark 80th career title.

Aug 10, 2014

Tennis-Tsonga caps week of upsets with Rogers title

TORONTO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had one more surprise in his bag of upsets, beating second seeded Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (3) to cap a scintillating march to the Rogers Cup title on Sunday.

After knocking off world number one Novak Djokovic in the third round, taking out twice champion and eighth seed Andy Murray in the quarters and seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in the semis, Tsonga denied 17-time grand slam winner Federer a landmark 80th career title.

Aug 10, 2014

Federer cruises into Rogers final, to meet Tsonga

TORONTO (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title.

Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who claimed his third straight upset by dispatching seventh-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3.

Aug 10, 2014

Tennis-Federer cruises into Rogers final, to meet Tsonga

TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title.

Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who claimed his third straight upset by dispatching seventh-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3.

Aug 9, 2014

Giant-killer Tsonga reaches final with another upset

TORONTO (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued to play giant killer at the Rogers Cup, upsetting Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3 on Saturday to storm into the final of the Canadian hard court event.

After knocking off world number Novak Djokovic in the third round and taking out twice champion and eighth seed Andy Murray in the quarters, the muscular Frenchman pushed the seventh seeded Dimitrov on a steaming centre court to reach his second final of the season.

Aug 9, 2014

Tennis-Giant-killer Tsonga reaches final with another upset

TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued to play giant killer at the Rogers Cup, upsetting Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3 on Saturday to storm into the final of the Canadian hard court event.

After knocking off world number Novak Djokovic in the third round and taking out twice champion and eighth seed Andy Murray in the quarters, the muscular Frenchman pushed the seventh seeded Dimitrov on a steaming centre court to reach his second final of the season.