Andy Murray

Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule


LONDON - Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON - There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Dec 2014

Berdych to be coached by Murray's former hitting partner

LONDON - World number seven Tomas Berdych has appointed Andy Murray's former hitting partner Dani Vallverdu as his new coach from next year.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 16 Dec 2014

New crop threatens 'Big Four' hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI - With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men's grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game's top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Dec 2014

Anyone for fast-forward tennis? Welcome to the IPTL

SINGAPORE - It's tennis, but not as we know it.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 02 Dec 2014

Murray outlines marriage plans as Manila lose again

MANILA - British number one Andy Murray hopes to marry Kim Sears next year after the former Wimbledon champion announced their engagement last week after nine years together.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 Nov 2014

Crocked Federer hands Djokovic year-end title by default

LONDON - A mouth-watering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out through injury prior to his ATP World Tour Final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 16 Nov 2014

Federer hangs tough to set up Djokovic showdown

LONDON - Six-times champion Roger Federer survived a late-night Swiss semi-final thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up an ATP World Tour Finals showdown against Novak Djokovic.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 15 Nov 2014

Djokovic trounces Berdych, Wawrinka beats Cilic

LONDON - Novak Djokovic ensured he would end another year as world number one while adding another processional victory to a long list at the ATP World Tour Finals with his 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 14 Nov 2014

Federer crushes Murray, Nishikori reaches semis

LONDON - Hidden behind the artistic beauty of Roger Federer's tennis lurks the primal instinct of a cold-hearted killer and on Thursday Andy Murray was the unwitting victim as he was hammered 6-0 6-1 in his own backyard.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 13 Nov 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

Who will rule at the U.S. Open?

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