Australian Open adds an extra day to stop matches going late into the night | CNN

Australian Open adds an extra day to stop matches going late into the night | CNN

CNN  —  The Australian Open will add an extra day to its schedule next year in a bid to reduce pressure on players and fans following a series of punishing matches in recent years that ended well into the early hours. The new 15-day schedule for January’s season-opening grand slam in Melbourne comes after growing calls to limit finish times across a notoriously crowded schedule marked by a number of matches going long into the…

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US Open provides the scene for the latest chapter in rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz | CNN

US Open provides the scene for the latest chapter in rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz | CNN

CNN  —  The stage is set for another epic showdown between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open which starts on Monday. The pair have thrilled tennis fans this season with two special matches, first in the Wimbledon final and then most recently at the Cincinnati Open. Djokovic described last Sunday’s Cincinnati Open final victory over Alcaraz as “one of the toughest matches” of his career and the three-set, nearly four-hour clash will…

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ESPN tennis analyst John McEnroe will miss some of US Open after positive Covid-19 test | CNN

ESPN tennis analyst John McEnroe will miss some of US Open after positive Covid-19 test | CNN

CNN  —  ESPN’s lead tennis analyst John McEnroe said he tested positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 and will miss some time covering the US Open tennis championships. “Unfortunately, after feeling a bit under the weather, I tested positive for Covid,” McEnroe said in a statement Tuesday. “I’m watching the US Open from home & can’t wait to get back to work soon.” ESPN said it wishes the tennis Hall of Famer well and…

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Novak Djokovic beats American star Taylor Fritz to reach US Open semifinals and celebrates with a singalong | CNN

Novak Djokovic beats American star Taylor Fritz to reach US Open semifinals and celebrates with a singalong | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic booked his spot in the US Open semifinals with an emphatic victory over American Taylor Fritz on Tuesday. The world No. 2 looked his assured self, rapid around the court and hitting winners from all manners of angles, in his 6-1 6-4 6-4 win. Fritz did show glimpses of why he’s being tipped as part of tennis’ next generation of star players, but he was not able to hold out in…

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Tiafoe and Shelton make history in the first US Open quarterfinal between 2 Black men | CNN

Tiafoe and Shelton make history in the first US Open quarterfinal between 2 Black men | CNN

CNN  —  No matter who was to win Tuesday’s US Open quarterfinals match between Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton, history was going to be made: For the first time, two Black men faced off in the match. Shelton came out on top in the milestone match, upsetting world No. 10 Tiafoe 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2 and booking a semifinal clash with 23-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic. It also was the first time since 2008…

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Coco Gauff dominates Jelena Ostapenko to reach her first US Open semifinal | CNN

Coco Gauff dominates Jelena Ostapenko to reach her first US Open semifinal | CNN

CNN  —  Coco Gauff continued her run of emphatic victories at the US Open on Tuesday, breezing past Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets. The world No. 6 didn’t lose a game in the opening set before wrapping up a convincing 6-0 6-2 victory to book her first ever semifinal spot at the US Open. With many of the top seeds in the women’s draw having already been knocked out, Gauff remains one of the few…

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Naomi Osaka announces return to professional tennis in 2024 | CNN

Naomi Osaka announces return to professional tennis in 2024 | CNN

CNN  —  Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka intends to return to professional tennis in 2024, the 25-year-old said in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. The four-time major champion – who welcomed a baby girl in July with her boyfriend, rapper Cordae – said she plans to play a busy schedule next year. “It’s definitely way more tournaments than I used to play,” Osaka told ESPN. “So, I think some people will be happy…

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US Open women’s semifinals: Coco Gauff and Madison Keys lead American quest for home glory | CNN

US Open women’s semifinals: Coco Gauff and Madison Keys lead American quest for home glory | CNN

CNN  —  It began with 128 contenders, but now the women’s draw at the US Open is down to just four. After almost two weeks of grueling action in the searing heat in New York, the semifinalists have been confirmed for the fourth and final grand slam of 2023. American teenager Coco Gauff faces Czech world No. 10 Karolína Muchová, while world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka takes on local favorite Madison Keys. Here’s everything you…

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Coco Gauff ‘can’t really get upset’ at climate protesters who caused 45-minute delay in her US Open semifinal | CNN

Coco Gauff ‘can’t really get upset’ at climate protesters who caused 45-minute delay in her US Open semifinal | CNN

CNN  —  Coco Gauff said she couldn’t “really get upset” with the climate protestors who caused a 45-minute delay in the middle of her US Open semifinal against Karolína Muchová on Thursday. Gauff, who went on to win the match 6-4 7-5 and reach her second grand slam final, was leading at the start of the second set when the disruption took place. In a statement, the US Open called it a “fan-related” incident on…

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US Open: Novak Djokovic cruises to final after comfortable win against American Ben Shelton | CNN

US Open: Novak Djokovic cruises to final after comfortable win against American Ben Shelton | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic cruised through to the US Open final after a dominant 6-3 6-2 7-6 (7-4) win against American youngster Ben Shelton. Shelton, playing in his first ever grand slam semifinal, came out all guns blazing but was unable to lay much of a glove on the ever-impressive Djokovic. The world No. 2 was at his imperious best during the clash and controlled proceedings against Shelton from start to finish. “These are the…

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