American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won their fifth Australian Open doubles title and 10th Grand Slam championship, beating India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday.
The Bryans have held the No. 1 ranking in doubles for the past eight years. They have also won the U.S Open three times and the French Open and Wimbledon once. Read More
The list was long. Everyone, even Rafael Nadal himself, tried to explain why he kept leaving the U.S. Open without a trophy, why it was the only Grand Slam tournament he hadn't conquered.
His grinding style exhausts him. The wind plays havoc with his spin-lathered strokes. The courts are too hard and too fast. The balls are too soft. And so on.
Two marvelous, nearly perfect weeks — and one thrilling victory in a tight final — make that all sound rather silly. Read More
So much for Rafa vs. Roger in the U.S. Open final.
Novak Djokovic prevented what would have been the eighth Grand Slam championship match between tennis' top two men — and first such showdown at Flushing Meadows — by saving two match points and coming back to stun Roger Federer 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in Saturday's semifinals.
"One of those matches," Djokovic said, "you'll always remember in your career." Read More
Venus Williams struggled with her serve. She kept tugging at her dress. Just as big a nuisance was her opponent, Shahar Peer.On a day when No. 2 Kim Clijsters cruised to her fourth-round win at the U.S. Open, third-seeded Williams never looked quite comfortable in her 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over 16th-seeded Peer on the second straight windy day in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Read More
Rafael Nadal swept Tomas Berdych in straight sets Sunday to win his second Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship.
The top-ranked Spaniard beat the 12th-seeded Czech 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours, 13 minutes to reinforce his current status as the No. 1 player in the game
Nadal broke Berdych four times and never lost serve in 15 service games. Read More
He’s here, watching Roger Federer succeed and thinking about the Raiders’ inability to succeed.
He’s here, raving about Serena Williams picking up her game and moaning about the Warriors picking up Ekpe Udoh in the NBA draft.
Opinions. Brad Gilbert will offer them. He’ll offer them for pay on ESPN, where at this Wimbledon and other tennis events, he serves as an analyst. Read More
One day after winning the longest tennis match ever, John Isner lost in about 75 minutes.
The Wimbledon marathon man looked weary from the outset Friday, required treatment for a neck injury and was beaten by unseeded Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3, 6-2.
Isner had no aces after hitting a record 112 in his epic three-day victory over Nicolas Mahut. Read More
Trying to switch directions while chasing a shot beneath the Royal Box at Wimbledon's Centre Court, Rafael Nadal lost his footing and took a nasty-looking spill, flinging his racket in the air while he fell. Read More
Accustomed to being on the move, Rafael Nadal fidgeted in his chair during a changeover one game from his fifth French Open title.
He jiggled his legs, took two bites of a banana, toweled off his arms and face, then rose and finished the job. Soon he was back in the chair sobbing into the towel, overcome with the emotion that accompanied his accomplishment. Read More
Redwood City tennis players hoping to reserve one of the city’s courts may soon have to fork over some cash.
The Park and Recreation commission will consider changes to the reservation process and prices because of the growing popularity of the city’s courts.
Redwood City does not currently charge a fee to use one of its dozen tennis courts. Read More