The 14th-seeded Cilic won his first major final Monday, beating 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 at the U.S. Open by using 17 aces and a rebuilt game.
The U.S. Open aired on CBS 11 Friday, just one day before a non-profit tennis program is set to get special needs kids on the court. The group called “ACEing Autism” will hold tennis classes in Dallas.
Steady as ever, even at 33, Roger Federer saved two match points en route to coming all the way back from a two-set deficit, edging the Gael Monfils on Thursday night.
Bob and Mike Bryan won another tough three-set match to move within one victory of their 16th Grand Slam title. The twins beat Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram on Thursday.
Through a pair of back-and-forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions.
Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers “to stay in the shade.” At this U.S. Open, she finally believes she deserves to play under the brightest lights.
Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag. That’ll happen after playing more than 8 1/2 hours of tennis in two Grand Slam matches separated by about a day and a half.
Healthy enough to train properly and push forward whenever possible, Roger Federer got back to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows with a win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on Tuesday night.
Tomas Berdych schooled Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the youngster’s debut in the Grand Slam round of 16.
The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air dive at this year’s French Open.
Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before — when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12.
Caroline Wozniacki knew, as anyone paying attention does, that the woman she played in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, Sara Errani, does not hit booming serves.