Casper Ruud wins 55-shot point to reach US Open semifinals
Casper Ruud claimed a 55-shot point to end the first set of his U.S. Open semifinal while building a big lead against Karen Khachanov and held on for a 7-6 (5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory Friday that put him in his second Grand Slam title match of the year. Ruud, the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the French Open in June, is a 23-year-old from Norway who can move from No. 7 to No. 1 in the rankings by winning the championship at Flushing Meadows on Sunday. “After Roland Garros, I was, of course, extremely happy,” Ruud said, “but also humble enough to think that could be my only final of my career.”news.yahoo.com
Ruud beats Khachanov to reach men's final | US Open updates
Casper Ruud moved into his second Grand Slam final of the year by beating Karen Khachanov 7-6 (5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. The No. 5 seed from Norway will play either No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz or No. 22 Frances Tiafoe on Sunday in the final. Ruud also kept alive his hopes of moving to No. 1 in the rankings on Monday.news.yahoo.com
Khachanov stops Kyrgios in 5 sets; faces Ruud in semifinals
Karen Khachanov stood on court, arms raised, basking in a rowdy crowd's cheers after reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at the U.S. Open. Not far away, Nick Kyrgios took out some of his frustration at the so-close-yet-so-far result on a pair of rackets. First, shortly after the last point of his 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 loss to Khachanov, Kyrgios cracked his piece of equipment against the ground — once, twice, three, four times.news.yahoo.com
French Open updates | Teen Alcaraz hits 'tweener lob in win
Carlos Alcaraz produced one remarkable back-to-the-net, between-the-legs lob to a corner to earn the last service break he would need in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Karen Khachanov that put the Spanish teenager in the French Open quarterfinals for the first time. The sixth-seeded Alcaraz accrued a 37-19 edge in winners against Khachanov and broke the big server five times.news.yahoo.com
Coach? Motivator? Kenin's dad moves, Paris match changes
“First of all, I mean, I don’t know, like, why HER coach sat in that section,” said Kenin, who is seeded No. Djokovic is seeking a second French Open championship and 18th major trophy overall. Tsitsipas and Rublev both dropped the first two sets they played in Paris last week — and now both are making a French Open quarterfinal debut. Their meeting Wednesday comes 10 days after Rublev beat Tsitsipas in three sets in the final of the Hamburg Open on Sept. 27 — Day 1 of the French Open. “I know he’s a tough cookie.”___AP Tennis Writer Fendrich reported from Washington; AP Sports Writer Pugmire reported from Paris.
The Latest: Djokovic in 11th French Open quarterfinal in row
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS – The Latest from the French Open (all times local):___6:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic reached the French Open quarterfinals for the 11th consecutive year, extending his own Open-era record at the tournament. Djokovic has won all 12 sets he’s played in Paris this year and dropped a total of only 25 games so far. Djokovic is seeking a second French Open championship and 18th major trophy overall. ___12:55 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the French Open quarterfinals for the first time in eight years by beating Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4. There will still be crowds for the final week of French Open after Paris police decided not to reduce the limit of 1,000 spectators per day.