Federer plots his way to first-round rout

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer was in a different class than his first-round opponent but the Swiss master took pains to prepare for Leonardo Mayer as he would …

Clarke pulls out of BBL deal

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has withdrawn from his contract with his Big Bash League team the Melbourne Stars.

Hewitt wins as cramps stop Kokkinakis

Thanasi Kokkinakis has retired with severe cramping in the fifth set of his first-round US Open clash but Lleyton Hewitt is through to round two.

Cramps foil upset bid by Aussie teen Kokkinakis

New York (AFP) - Australian teen Thanasi Kokkinakis, foiled by cramps while poised for the biggest victory of his young career, left the US Open frustrated after his body quit before he did.

Federer cruises as US Open quit list hits record nine

New York (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer breezed through sweltering conditions at the US Open on Tuesday as the crushing heat and humidity took the number of first-round retirements to a …

Hewitt extends U.S. Open farewell with a win

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his …

Federer eager for US Open roof, not on-court chat

New York (AFP) - Roger Federer is all in favour of the roof which will tower over the cavernous Arthur Ashe Stadium at next year's US Open -- just don't ask him to discuss it mid-match.