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

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

The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I enjoyed tying my shoes one last time. Everything was the last time.” The epic tiebreak that sealed the win for the American pair was a fitting end to not only a match that, despite … Read more

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid farewell Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles … Read more

Laver Cup protest delays match after setting arm, court on fire

Laver Cup protest delays match after setting arm, court on fire

A protester lit the court and his arm on fire during a match at the Laver Cup tennis event Friday, briefly delaying the start of the second set between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman at the O2 Arena. The activist, carrying a lighter and wearing a white T-shirt with a message about private jets, made … Read more

Roger Federer: Playing final match on Friday alongside Rafael Nadal would be ‘special’

Roger Federer: Playing final match on Friday alongside Rafael Nadal would be 'special'

That opens the possibility of the Swiss star partnering with Nadal, 18 years on from when they first faced each other on the ATP Tour in Miami. The pair have met 40 times over the course of their careers — including nine grand slam finals — and also played together at the 2017 Laver Cup. … Read more

Serena and Venus Williams knocked out of doubles’ play by Czech duo at US Open

Serena and Venus Williams knocked out of doubles' play by Czech duo at US Open

The 23-time grand slam singles and 14-time doubles champion is still set to play against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the singles draw on Friday. Venus Williams lost in the first round on Tuesday. Thursday night might have been the last match for Serena and Venus as a doubles team. The Czech … Read more

Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend advised to ‘walk out’ over US Open drama

Nick Kyrgios' girlfriend advised to 'walk out' over US Open drama

A former tennis pro has suggested that Nick Kyrgios’ inner circle, including girlfriend Costen Hatzi, “should probably be standing up and walking out” of his events following Wednesday’s theatrics at the 2022 US Open. Todd Woodbridge, a former Australian athlete turned broadcaster, issued that sentiment in regard to Kyrgios’ behavior during his second-round victory against … Read more

Once a 50-1 long shot, Serena Williams now among favorites at US Open

Once a 50-1 long shot, Serena Williams now among favorites at US Open

11:26 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast host An extremely popular all-time great as a betting underdog typically presents liability for sportsbooks, and Serena Williams delivered that damage with her upset in the second round of the US Open over No. 2 seed Anett … Read more

Serena beats No. 2 seed Kontaveit at US Open to reach 3rd Rd

Serena beats No. 2 seed Kontaveit at US Open to reach 3rd Rd

NEW YORK (AP)—Serena Williams can call it “evolving” or “retiring” or whatever she wants. And she can be coy about whether or not this US Open will actually mark the end of her playing days. Those 23 Grand Slam titles earned that right. If she keeps playing like this, who knows how long this farewell … Read more

Serena Williams marches on in US Open singles play with win over world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit

Serena Williams marches on in US Open singles play with win over world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit

“After I lost the second set, I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, I got to give my best effort because this could be it,’” Williams told ESPN in an on-court, post-match interview. Williams looked better than previous matches this year, where she was still trying to shake the rust of a long layoff. In world No. … Read more