Cincinnati Masters 2019: Andrey Rublev’s win over Roger Federer a confirmation of his unmistakable climb to relevance
Andrey Rublev condemned Roger Federer to his quickest defeat (62 minutes) in more than a decade and a half; the last time the Swiss lost a match in an hour or less was back in 2003.
Australian Open 2018: Unheralded American Tennys Sandgren admits reaching fourth round was not expected
Sandgren was tickled pink by his achievement after downing Maximilian Marterer on Saturday to be the last man standing of 13 Americans in the draw.
Australian Open 2018: Leander Paes-Purav Raja beat fifth seeds Bruno Soares-Jamie Murray to reach third round
Paes and Raja overcame the Brazilian-Briton team 7-6(3) 5-7 7-6(6) after battling hard for close to three hours.
Dimitrov will face the winner of the eagerly-anticipated clash between home favourite Nick Kyrgios and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a place in the last eight.
Nadal's bid for a second Australian Open title and 17th grand slam win will continue with a step up in class against 52nd-ranked Argentine Leonardo Mayer.
Sydney International: Angelique Kerber labours past Lucie Safarova, Sloane Stephens stunned by Camila Giorgi
Kerber will meet second-seeded Venus Williams who received a bye in the first round.
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the ATP Finals admitting he had lost his fitness battle after crashing to defeat to David Goffin in a thrilling encounter.
ATP Finals: Rafael Nadal admits not training at 100% after injury scare, hopes to be ready for event
Rafael Nadal said he "hopes" to be ready for his opening match at the ATP Finals but admitted he has not been training at 100 percent after an injury scare.
Wawrinka last played at Wimbledon in July before withdrawing from the US Open and announcing the end of his season in August to undergo surgery following a recurring knee problem.
It was Sharapova's first appearance since she was beaten by Sevastova at the US Open in early September and gets her stop-start return from a doping ban back on track.
Former World No 1 Karolina Pliskova is confident that splitting with coach David Kotyza will not be a hindrance as she attempts to go it alone over the home stretch of the season, leading up to the WTA Finals in Singapore in October.
Kerber, seeded seventh, crashed to a shock 6-3, 6-1 first-round defeat by Osaka in New York last month as defending champion. But a repeat never seemed likely on Monday as the German quickly took control.
"We are talking about one of the greatest players in history and, as such, my faith in Nadal is rock solid," coach Moya said.
Murray, the 2012 Flushing Meadows champion, pulled out of the tournament days before it started, leaving a big hole in the bottom half of the draw.
Kyrgios and Australia play Belgium in the semi-final in Brussels this weekend, looking to secure their first trip to the decider since their 2003 win over Spain.
US Open champion Rafael Nadal successfully puts injuries and age behind him to raise game to the next level
Like so many players, Rafael Nadal has battled not just his opponents on the court, but those dual shadows that stalk athletes: injuries and time.
Rafael Nadal secures top spot as compatriot Garbine Muguruza reaches career high No 1 in WTA rankings
US Open champion Sloane Stephens capped her fairy-tale comeback from injury by climbing 66 places - from 83 to 17.
Having captured his third US Open title, Nadal made it very clear to his rivals that he would indeed not be going away any time soon.
From Wimbledon in 2003, an incredible 53 of 58 Slams have now been claimed by just five men — Roger Federer (19), Nadal (16), Novak Djokovic (12) and Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka with three apiece.
US Open 2017's top 5 memories: Maria Sharpova's spectacular comeback, Rafael Nadal's 16th Slam title and more
Here's a look at five unforgettable memories from the 2017 edition of US Open.