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Rafael Nadal believes his game is better than results ahead of US Open — Rafael Nadal cut an elegant outsider in Manhattan this week, a player with plenty to prove in the faltering autumn of his career but determined to look good, win or lose.

After the steroids, alcohol and painkillers, Mandarich carves clean new path — Tony Mandarich was juiced up on steroids, an outsized, chemicalloaded freak of nature, when he posed shirtless on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1989.

Roger Federer reinvented as world No2 and setting his sights on US Open — Roger Federer hit such a plane of brilliance over the weekend, comprehensively beating Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic to win his seventh Cincinnati Masters, that it is logical to wonder if he can do the same three weekends from now at the US Open, where he has won five times.

Serena Williams prepares for US Open with victory in Cincinnati — Serena Williams wore a victory smile in quiet, homely Mason on Sunday afternoon that will light up raucous Flushing Meadows without electrical help if she replicates the deed to seal a calendar grand slam in three weeks time. On the cusp of history, she did not have a flawless dress rehearsal.

Roger Federer crushes Novak Djokovic to win Cincinnati Masters — Novak Djokovic slid from outright favourite for the US Open to worryingly vulnerable contender in an hour and a half here on Sunday as Roger Federer crushed him in two sets to win a record seventh Cincinnati Masters only a week before the final slam of the season.

Roger Federer hopes to charge past Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati final — In his 35th year, Roger Federer remains as inventive as ever as he searches for new ways to extend his garlanded career. Over the past two years, he has changed his coach and his racket, and tweaked his schedule to accommodate the arrival of a second set of twins, not to mention a minor back injury and legs that have slowed ever slightly.

Roger Federer dazzles to beat Andy Murray in Cincinnati Masters — Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer for the fifth time in a row but was left with the minor consolation that Novak Djokovic might beat the rejuvenated maestro in Sunday's final of the Cincinnati Masters and thus preserve his own second seeding for the US Open next week.

Novak Djokovic reaches Cincinnati final and laughs off latest injury worry — For more than an hour in the afternoon sunshine, Novak Djokovic played with the distracted air of a man with a prior appointment - which, of course, he has in New York, starting on 31 August - before rousing himself to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

Andy Murray says verbal abuse not common, despite Nick Kyrgios incident — However many loud arguments Andy Murray might have with himself on the tennis court, he doesn't welcome the suggestion that trash-talking between opponents might liven up his sport.

Andy Murray warms up for US Open by reaching Cincinnati Masters semi-finals — After a week playing in the dark, with thunder and lightning for occasional companions, Andy Murray burst into the warm midwest sunlight on Friday afternoon and heads for New York this week with renewed vigour and a smile on his face.
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RT @russellcfuller: Jo Konta chalks up a 12th straight win, beating Naomi Osaka 64 64 to join Brydan Klein in final round of qualifying

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