Posts Tagged Men’s tennis

Steve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Johnson’s hand was cramping so badly he couldn’t even hold his racket.

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What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Maria Kirilenko, of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — If Maria Sharapova’s opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn’t mind seeing that come at a cost.

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US teen Bellis, 15, stuns Cibulkova at US Open

Catherine Bellis, of the United States, drops to her knees after defeating Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.

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Japan’s Nishikori cruises in US Open first round

NEW YORK (AP) — Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations.

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US Open, minus Nadal, begins in steamy conditions

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, stretches his left leg during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

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