articles by Anusha Rasalingam

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Laver Cup owes success to competitive fire displayed by players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

At the start of the weekend, no one really knew what to make of the Laver Cup, and whether it should be taken seriously. After an exhilarating weekend in Prague, the only doubt left is whether we can really wait a whole year to do it again.

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US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal produced relentless tennis to make final with Kevin Anderson a no-contest

Rafael Nadal’s unique brand of looping shots, quick movement and relentless pressure was always going to be a bad matchup for the 31-year-old South African Kevin Anderson

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US Open 2017: Sloane Stephens relied on disciplined strategy to dismantle Madison Keys

The tough realities of the tour gave Sloane Stephens some perspective — talent alone may not yield titles. After all, the field is filled with talent — it’s the mental edge that makes the difference at this level, and Stephens showed that edge on Saturday.

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US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal solves Juan Martin del Potro puzzle to reach third Grand Slam final of year

What makes Nadal especially brutal as an opponent is that Nadal has the unique ability to make his opponents’ strengths seem like weaknesses

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US Open 2017: Sloane Stephens’ gutsy win over Venus Williams is latest chapter of comeback from 934th ranking

With this win, Stephens continues an incredible summer, where she entered the summer hard court season ranked 934th, and has already moved up to 83rd with two semi-final runs in Toronto and Cincinnati.

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US Open 2017: Juan Martin del Potro's confident win over Roger Federer serves as reminder of his class

Based on Juan Martin del Potro's play against Roger Federer on Wednesday, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see him playing for his second title on Sunday, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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US Open 2017: Venus Williams rolls back the years to win three-set thriller and seal semi-final berth

Venus Williams tops Petra Kvitova to reach third Grand Slam semifinal in 2017, her best performance in the Slams since 2002