Aug 28 2017
They have played 37 head-to-head matches, including 12 at major tournaments - at least twice in a final - but never at the Flushing Meadows in any round.
A back problem restricted Federer in the final but he has recovered sufficiently to face American teenager Frances Tiafoe in the first round at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday. She, however, has defeated Halep on all six occasions that they have played, including the French Open final in 2014.
Nadal cited different ball contracts for the US Open and its main tuneup events as a problem that could be resolved. The Russian made a decision to withdraw from all her previous tournaments prior the last Grand Slam of the year in order to be fully fit to compete.
The other semifinal could be No. 2 Andy Murray vs.
Even Roger Federer finds it all a little surprising.
But the third seed has been practising freely in NY and said: "I'm really happy how I'm feeling". Sharapova missed last year's U.S. Open because of a doping suspension and sat out the tournament in 2013 and 2015 because of injuries.
"It's an exciting match", defending champion Angelique Kerber said.
The Spaniard, though, thinks policing it with a shot clock would make the titanic matches he has played at the slams against Novak Djokovic in particular, impossible.
This Yankees-Tigers Brawl Was the Real Deal
Left hander Jaime Garcia toes the rubber for the New York Yankees for his first career matchup with the Detroit Tigers . Twice more the dugouts emptied in the next two innings, a sign that the Yankees and Tigers had some anger to work out.
Moon says even slight conflict on Korean Peninsula may threaten many lives
Strategic Command John Hyten are both in South Korea , the first time such high-level military leaders are on the peninsula during the exercises.
Newspaper: Agreement reached with generals on Afghanistan, claims Trump
The U.S. still has almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan as military advisers and to conduct counter-terrorism operations. He said the deliberations, including talks at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday , were done properly.
Four-time US Open champion John McEnroe told ESPN this week that, "at the moment, we're just assuming that Roger is going to pull the rabbit out of the hat again".
The 30-year-old Russian was given a wild card for the US Open, a move critics complained about earlier in the season, suggesting that to award the former champion a place defeated the point of the two-year drug ban, which was reduced on appeal and elapsed earlier this year. "It just sounds totally surreal to me", Federer said.
Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam match in more than a year will come against second seed Simona Halep at the US Open. She really played so great at Wimbledon, such attractive tennis, and I thought maybe she would carry that over to the hard-court season. Thanks to her ranking Sharapova was expected to be back and compete at the qualifying of Wimbledon, but the injury she sustained in Rome kept her from playing any grass tournament.
She's 18 now, a Cinderella story at two Opens, including in 2014 at age 15 when she became the youngest American to win a match here.
Sharapova faces a hard test Monday in the night feature match at Arthur Ashe Stadium against world number two Simona Halep of Romania. Venus is on the bottom half of the bracket in a section that also features Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and former U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki. Remarkably, the elder Williams won her two titles in NY in 2000 and 2001, and was last No1 more than 15 years ago, yet she is the only woman this year to have reached two Major finals. But Kerber's 2017 has been rough, including a first-round loss at the French Open, and she is seeded No. 6 at the U.S. Open.
Well, no fewer than eight women can walk away from Queens as World No. 1. Nadal ranks second among men with 15.
Federer has a 35-3 record this year, having taken his Grand Slam tally to 19 titles with wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Aug 27 2017
West Indies 109-3 against England
But Stokes, two runs shy of a century, mistimed a drive off Roach only for Gabriel to drop a simple chance at mid-on. Anderson was the only bowler to take a wicket.
Aug 27 2017
Facebook and Instagram 'crash' for thousands of internet users
Facebook has issued a statement this morning that said that the problem was a technical issue and that service is being restored. Facebook on Saturday went down with thousands of users reporting they can not access the popular social media site.
Aug 26 2017
Miguel Cabrera throws punch at Yankees catcher as wild brawl erupts
Robertson relieved Betances and proceeded to hit John Hicks on the hand - a wayward pitch that was apparently deemed an accident. Sanchez sucker-punched Miguel Cabrera while he was on the ground during one of the brawls, but only Cabrera was ejected.
Aug 24 2017
Taylor Swift Announces 6th Studio Album Reputation… and a Single, Too!
The unusual activity has fans thinking Swift is planning on releasing new music and announcing a new album. The album will be released November 10, and the first single will debut on Thursday.
Aug 23 2017
Questions on immigration, race follow Trump to Arizona
He also said he didn't want to cause a "commotion" by attending, and that he still supports the president. An executive for Downtown Phoenix Inc. said the group feels reassured. "I am seriously thinking about it".
Aug 22 2017
Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong
The clock's keeper, Steve Jaggs , said Big Ben falling silent was a "significant milestone" in the project to restore the tower. Some have argued that silencing the iconic bell during renovation work is unnecessary.
Aug 21 2017
Kohli hopes to keep Dhawan in his 'happy zone'
Innings after innings, match after match, Dhawan is blasting Lankan bowlers all around the park and scoring big runs for his team. He also said that Sri Lanka is likely to go with two frontline seamers with Mathews and Perera to support.
Aug 21 2017
Reports say shell hits Syrian fair
In a statement on Sunday, he said Egypt's participation in the event will give momentum to the Egyptian-Syrian economic ties. Assad said that hardly a week passes without an attack in the West, referring to assaults carried out by IS supporters.
Aug 21 2017
Mane scores as Liverpool beats Palace 1-0 in Premier League
Crystal Palace have lost six of their past seven games in the Premier League, failing to score in each defeat. It was a nice goal and we deserved it a lot. "I saw a team who wants to fight for one another".
Aug 21 2017
Slapstick comic Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91
The reunion of Martin and Lewis made global headlines, but Martin downplayed it to his daughter, Deanna, telling her "it was OK". The comedian is said to have started his career in his teens, in movies, television, stage, and radio.
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