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Belief powers Nishikori bid for Open final return

New York (AFP) - Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's US Open runner-up, makes another bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam singles title starting Monday.

Serena, Djokovic in first-day action at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic help launch the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday's opening day of the year's final grand slam. …

Groth eyes milestone moment in New York

A year after winning his first-ever match at a grand slam event, Australian Davis Cup hero Sam Groth returns to Flushing Meadows eyeing another magic milestone.

Djokovic confident despite run-up losses to rivals

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic lost to rivals Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the finals of U.S. Open warm-up events but the Serb insists those …

Djokovic ponders his own Slam possibilities

New York (AFP) - Not since Australian legend Rod Laver in 1969 has a man completed a calendar year Grand Slam, but top-ranked Novak Djokovic believes he could be the next man to do it.

Kvitova overcomes Safarova for New Haven triumph

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - Defending champion Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday. …

Kvitova downs Safarova for New Haven three-peat

New Haven (United States) (AFP) - Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova clinched her third WTA Connecticut Open crown here Saturday with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 6-2 victory over Czech compatriot …

Federer likes Open chances but faces early test

New York (AFP) - Roger Federer likes his chances of winning the US Open after a resurgent run to the Wimbledon final and aggressive play that produced a tuneup title last week at Cincinnati.

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