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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.
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 foilRead More »from Memorable moments of Andy Roddick’s career
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.
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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 toldRead More »from Clijsters bows out after mixed doubles defeat
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 didRead More »from Sharapova announces she is single once again
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 toRead More »from Blood, sweat and tears no issue for Hewitt
- Eurosport | Tramlines – Fri, Aug 31, 2012 10:23 BST
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!
But don't worry, there's still time yet - you can see Roddick in action later tonight against Bernard Tomic.Read More »from A-Rod, thanks for the memories (but not those trainers…)
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)Read More »from Kim Clijsters, we salute you
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 hisRead More »from Amputee Army veteran inspires as US Open ball boy