Tennis

Thiem pulls off historic comeback to win US Open

NEW YORK — A US Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — and Dominic Thiem constructed a comeback the likes of which hadn’t been seen in 71 years. After dropping the opening two sets against Alexander Zverev on Sunday at a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium — fans were banned because of the coronavirus pandemic — Thiem slowly but surely turned things around for a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4,

Dominic Thiem makes history as he fights back from two sets down to win US Open

Dominic Thiem became the first man in the Open Era to fight back from two sets to love down in the final of the US Open as he beat Alexander Zverev in a tense fifth set tiebreak to win a first Grand Slam title. Thiem, the second seed from Austria, looked on course for a straight sets defeat as he fell two sets and a break down to the German

Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev live stream free: How to watch US Open final for free

Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will vie for the US Open title today in a final that will crown a new men’s Grand Slam singles champion for the first time in six years. Second-seed Thiem has lost three previous Grand Slam finals – twice to Rafael Nadal at the French Open and once to world No 1 Novak Djokovic in Australia – while Zverev had never previously been beyond the

US Open: Semi-finalists all hungry for first Grand Slam title

In the past 12 years, only seven men have won the US Open and, without any of them left in the 2020 draw, four others have the chance to write their names in the history books. Semi-finalists Pablo Carreno Busta, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem are all acutely aware of the opportunity that is in front of them. All came into this second Slam of the year knowing

Serena Williams makes French Open decision after US Open disappointment

Serena Williams has confirmed she intends to play at the French Open, which gets underway on September 27. The 38-year-old was beaten by Victoria Azarenka on Thursday in the US Open semi-finals, ending her hopes of a 24th Grand Slam title. In recent years, Williams has shut down her season after the US Open. But this year, following the coronavirus pandemic, the clay-court season was moved to September. And it

Serena Williams knocked out of the US Open by Victoria Azarenka

Serena Williams’ quest for an historic 24th Grand Slam singles title came to a stunning end against old foe Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals of the US Open in the early hours of Friday morning. Williams was not helped by a jarred Achilles injury early in the deciding set that required heavy strapping and her quest to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles goes on. Instead,

Naomi Osaka qualifies for the US Open final as rapper boyfriend watches on

Naomi Osaka is through to the US Open final after defeating Jennifer Brady in a high-standard match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Osaka is hunting her second title at Flushing Meadows to go with her 2018 crown after overcoming her American opponent 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-3. Watch LIVE coverage of the US Open from the opening round to the finals with ESPN on Kayo. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free

Novak Djokovic pleads with fans to stop social media abuse of line judge Laura Clark

Novak Djokovic has pleaded with his fans to stop the abuse of line judge Laura Clark. The world No 1 was sensationally kicked out of the US Open on Sunday night after accidentally hitting Clark with a ball after striking it in frustration. Djokovic himself apologised for his actions – but Clark, who was hit in the throat by the ball, has been receiving abusive messages on social media from

Djokovic responds after US Open disqualification with apology and vow to "grow"

Novak Djokovic has apologised to the line judge who he struck with a ball that saw him disqualified from the US Open. The Serbian was taking on Pablo Carreno Busta in his fourth-round match when he was defaulted by match officials. After a lengthy discussion in which the World No 1 pleaded his case he eventually trudged off the court. And Djokovic has taken to social media where he apologised

Nick Kyrgios in Nokak Djokovic response after line judge incident causes US Open default

Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open on Sunday night after hitting a line judge with a ball in a bizarre incident during his match with Pablo Carreno Busta, and rival Nick Kyrgios was quick to react.  Djokovic left the Rod Laver arena without speaking to any media after he was disqualified.  The Serbian ace was walking back to the baseline when he took a ball from his pocket and