Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer, a genius who made tennis look effortless

CNN — We are living through a period where the expected has surprised. In life, there is always an ending. Always. We know this. We anticipate this. We try to prepare for this. But when the passage of time forces a chapter to inevitably close, the reality of it all still stuns like a thunderbolt. … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz wins US Open for 1st Slam title, top ranking

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking out for his first Grand Slam final at age 19, Carlos Alcaraz bumped fists with fans leaning over a railing along the path leading to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Moments later, after the coin toss, Alcaraz turned to sprint to the baseline for the warmup, until being beckoned back … Read more

Tiafoe ends Nadal’s 22-match Slam streak in US Open 4th Rd

NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe’s vision was blurry from tears. He was thrilled — overwhelmed, even — when the last point was over and it hit him that, yes, he had ended Rafael Nadal’s 22-match Grand Slam winning streak Monday and reached the US Open quarterfinals for the first time. “I felt like the … Read more

Novak Djokovic still hopes to play at the US Open despite strict unvaccinated entry rules

Novak Djokovic said he remains hopeful he will be allowed to play at the US Open when it begins in late August, despite not being vaccinated against Covid-19. The unvaccinated tennis star was booted out of Australia ahead of the Melbourne Slam back in January after the government decided he’d broken strict Covid-19 regulations and … Read more

How Novak Djokovic came back to win the Wimbledon final over Nick Kyrgios

LONDON — Novak Djokovic kept his cool in the furnace of Center Court against Nick Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon championship. As Kyrgios stuck the ball in the net on championship point, Djokovic looked at his team and let out a massive exhale. The triumph sees him go one behind Rafael Nadal’s record of … Read more

Novak Djokovic beats Cameron Norrie to reach the Wimbledon final

LONDON — Novak Djokovic fashioned a second consecutive comeback victory at Wimbledon on Friday, this one with a deficit far less daunting, the drama far less palpable. The top-seeded Djokovic beat No. 9 seed Cameron Norrie of Britain 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals to run his winning streak at the All England Club … Read more

Novak Djokovic defeats Jannik Sinner to reach Wimbledon semifinals

He’s no Jock’.Image: Getty Images It’s getting to the point where whenever Novak Djokovic gets down two sets at a Grand Slam, he’ll be an even bigger favorite than he was at the start of a match. If he isn’t already. For the seventh time in his career, Djokovic pulled off the feat yesterday at … Read more

Even Djokovic knew he wasn’t at his best in his Wimbledon debut

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Novak Djokovic’s play was not particularly, well, Djokovic-esque, at Wimbledon on Monday. Even he acknowledged as much. He got broken early and trailed 3-1 as he began his bid for a fourth consecutive championship and seventh overall at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. He recovered to take that set, then dropped … Read more