NEW YORK - Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers.
TORONTO - Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver's champion and at different times has laid claim to the world's fastest man.
NEW YORK - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was handed a danger filled path to the final of the U.S. Open and a possible showdown with number two Roger Federer after Thursday's draw for the season's final grand slam.
- Boris Becker says he was surprised by the level of criticism when world number one Novak Djokovic took him on as his coach last year.
- Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's U.S. Open but Novak Djokovic is favorite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe.
- Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.
LONDON - A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the end-of-season tournament in London.
- Five times Cincinnati winner Roger Federer blunted Andy Murray's attempt at a comeback, while women's world number one Serena Williams roared to victory as they moved into the semi-finals at the Western & Southern Open on Friday.
- Spain's Tommy Robredo shocked world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6(6) 7-5 on Thursday to move into the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.