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  • Wind blows chairs on court during Murray semi

    The wind is so strong during the US Open semi-final between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych that chairs are blown on-court during a point.

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  • Murray’s cap causes heated exchange

    Andy Murray agrees to replay a point in his US Open semi-final against Tomas Berdych despite the umpire awarding it to him when his cap falls off.

  • Memorable moments of Andy Roddick’s career

    Roddick wins the US Open in 2003 (AFP)

    At about 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday evening in New York, six days after his blockbuster announcement that he was retiring after the US Open, Andy Roddick's farewell tour came to an end.

    Roddick won the first set and forced a second-set tiebreaker against seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, but he ran out of steam from there, falling 7-6 6-7 2-6 4-6 to conclude a career marked by pace, resolve and charisma.

    He rose to prominence by bludgeoning opponents into submission with his booming serve. He enjoyed some of his greatest success during a brief stretch as Roger Federer's primary foil

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  • There are many ways to get noticed at the US Open.

    Some players have tattoos, some throw temper tantrums others wear outlandish clothing but only Brian Battistone has a two-handled racquet.

    Battistone once spent two years in Brazil preaching Christian values as part of a Mormon mission but whatever else the 33-year-old American does in his life, chances are he will be known for a phenomenal contraption, a racquet with two handles that looks more like garden shears than a piece of sporting equipment.

    You can see how Battiston uses the racquet in the video below.

    "I call it the alien," said

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  • Clijsters bows out after mixed doubles defeat

    The professional tennis career of Kim Clijsters officially ended on Saturday when the Belgian lost in the second round of the mixed doubles event at the US Open.

    The four-times Grand Slam winner, partnered by American Bob Bryan, lost to Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-2 3-6 (10).

    Clijsters had announced she was retiring after the US Open to focus on her family and had already lost in singles and women's doubles.

    The three-times US Open singles champion said she would like to be remembered for always giving 100 per cent effort.

    "I always tried to give my best," she told

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  • Sharapova announces she is single once again

    Sharapova and Vujacic in happier times (AFP)

    Tune up those backhands, gentlemen. Maria Sharapova is back on the market.

    After taking down Mallory Burdette in straight 6-1 sets on Friday in the third round of the US Open, Sharapova revealed that her engagement to - indeed, her entire relationship with - former LA Laker Sasha Vujacic is finis. And she did so via what must be a first with celebrity engagement breakups: not only did she not dodge the question, she wondered why it hadn't been asked before:

    "It's been since the end of spring actually," Sharapova said. "I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question, but nobody did

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  • Blood, sweat and tears no issue for Hewitt

    Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates after defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg at the US Open (Reuters)

    Socks filled with blood and body scarred by countless operations, Lleyton Hewitt simply refuses to quit.

    The Australian is a contemporary of Andy Roddick but a day after the American announced his impending retirement, Hewitt was still raging against dying of the light.

    The 31-year-old scratched and clawed his way to a 3-6 7-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 win over Gilles Muller in four hours and 35 minutes of sporting warfare at the US Open.

    Hewitt, the former world number one and champion at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows, has undergone major hip and toe surgery in recent years.

    His ranking has plummeted to

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  • A-Rod, thanks for the memories (but not those trainers…)

    Andy Roddick says he does not feel healthy or committed enough to play on the ATP Tour for another year.

    The full press conference in which A-Rod made the shock announcement that he will retire after this year's US Open.

    Eurosport expert Mats Wilander looks at his decision to retire and says it will be difficult to fill the void.

    The Swede says these are sad times for tennis after Roddick followed Kim Clijsters out of the game.

    And here are those trainers, sorry sneakers... ouch!

    Really??

    But don't worry, there's still time yet - you can see Roddick in action later tonight against Bernard Tomic.

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  • Kim Clijsters, we salute you

    A tribute to the career of Kim Clijsters, who retired from singles tennis after losing to British teenager Laura Robson in the US Open second round on Wednesday.

    Clijsters, three times a champion at Flushing Meadows and with four Grand Slam singles titles to her name in all, is extremely happy despite the shock defeat.

    Mats Wilander and fellow Eurosport expert Barbara Schett hail the Belgian, one of the most loved players to play on the women's circuit.

    The Swede star then takes a look back at her glorious tennis career.

    Enjoy highlights from her final singles match, which finished 7-6(4)

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  • Amputee Army veteran inspires as US Open ball boy

    Ryan McIntosh in action. (Via @usopen)

    If you're one of the 250 people chosen to serve as a ball person at the US Open, here's what you can look forward to: long hours spent in perpetual, knee-creaking vigilance, and chasing down errant shots and missed serves in speed and silence. All this for $7.75 an hour. Above all, do your best to be neither seen nor heard.

    For most ball people, that anonymity isn't a tough challenge. They do their jobs so fast they've left your mind before the next point even starts.

    Most, but not all. Meet Ryan McIntosh, a 23-year-old ball boy from Texas. He's an Army veteran who's doing everything his

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