US Open Tennis
No. 4 seed David Ferrer saved five set points in a first-set tiebreaker Sunday and went on to defeat 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the third round of the U.S. Open.
A day after surprisingly announcing the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career, Andy Roddick dominated Australian teenager Bernard Tomic from start to finish and reached the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 victory.
Lleyton Hewitt is back in the third round of the U.S. Open at age 31 — 11 years after his title at Flushing Meadows.
Laura Robson dissolved into giggles at a reference to British boy band One Direction.
Former top-ranked players Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia are quietly into the third round of the US Open with impressive performances so far.
“The U.S. Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve always looked forward to it in a big way,” Roger Federer said on Monday.
Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.
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In an Olympic year, the U.S. Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.
Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.