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NEW YORK | Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent’s unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was that Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

NEW YORK | ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. On the previous three such occasions, he’d lost. On this one, he managed to come back to win, although it took … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open