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Bryan's return from Davis Cup retirement helps keep US alive

Sep. 15, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Doubles specialist Mike Bryan's decision to come out of Davis Cup retirement gave the United States a much-needed lift. Bryan teamed with Ryan Harrison for the first time and helped the Americans outlast Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) over nearly five...

US Davis Cup players try to stay out of Williams controversy

Sep. 13, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — The men on the United States' Davis Cup team are treading very carefully over Serena Williams' insinuation that sexism played a role in the code violations she received during the U.S. Open final. Then again, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison are about to come face to face...

So tough not to sweat the small stuff at hot, humid US Open

Sep. 6, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer positioned a tiny black fan so it would blow air right at his face during changeovers in a bid to cool off during what became a stunning loss at the U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal piled up so many soaked white towels next to his sideline bench the following night that it looked like...

US Open tournament director: Courts were slowed 'a touch'

Sep. 5, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer called this "the slowest U.S. Open we've seen in years." Turns out that was no accident. U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer said Wednesday night that the Grand Slam event's hard courts were purposely slowed down "a touch" in response to players noting in recent years...

'It's cruel, sometimes, tennis': Nadal tops Thiem at US Open

Sep. 5, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. On the previous three such occasions, he'd lost. On this one, he managed to come back to win, although it took 4 hours, 49 minutes...

Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open

Sep. 5, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday night,...

US Open glance: After beating Federer, Millman gets Djokovic

Sep. 5, 2018 2:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY John Millman goes from one of tennis' greatest champions to another. Two nights after knocking out 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the fourth round to reach his first major quarterfinal, the unseeded Australian faces No. 6...

The Latest: Nadal edges Thiem in 5th-set tiebreaker at Open

Sep. 5, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Defending champion Rafael Nadal shockingly was shut out in the first set of his U.S. Open quarterfinal before coming back to beat No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in 4 hours, 49 minutes. It...

US picks team without Isner for Davis Cup semi vs Croatia

Sep. 4, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With his top singles player unavailable, U.S. captain Jim Courier brought doubles stalwart Mike Bryan out of Davis Cup retirement for the semifinals. Bryan was part of the lineup Courier selected Tuesday for the matches in Croatia from Sept. 14-16. John Isner, playing in the U.S. Open...

US Open glance: Williams to face Pliskova in 2016 SF rematch

Sep. 4, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY There will be a trio of intriguing rematches in Arthur Ashe Stadium as the singles quarterfinals get started. First up will be defending champion Sloane Stephens of the United States against No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, a repeat...