Kei Nishikori’s journey to the US Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy.
Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying fifth US Open doubles championship Sunday for their 100th tournament title. The top-ranked twins beat 11th-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4.
Japan's social media lit up on Sunday as the country awoke to the news that Kei Nishikori had become the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
Marin Cilic completed a sensational set of semi-final shockers by upsetting 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the US Open.
Nishikori won 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday afternoon. He had played five-set marathons in his last two matches totaling more than 8 1/2 hours, yet he looked far fresher than a player known as one of the fittest on tour.
India's Sania Mirza captured her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Friday, winning the US Open crown with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.
Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the US Open women's final, winning their semi-finals in contrasting fashion at Flushing Meadows.
Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level.
Left teary-eyed after her 'Indianness' was put into question just weeks back, tennis star Sania Mirza dedicated her US Open title to the country and the new state of Telangana, where her appointment as brand ambassador triggered a political furore.
Sania Mirza captured her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Friday, winning the US Open crown with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares and then declared herself 'a proud Indian'.
Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat 20th seed Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
It was the end of the road for India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black as the third seeded duo lost to Swiss-Italian pair Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in straight sets in the US Open women's doubles semi-finals in New York.