Defending champion Andy Murray rallied from a set down to complete the men’s quarterfinal lineup at the U.S. Open, where top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lost a combined three games in dominant wins.
Five-time champion Roger Federer looked for the positives after his earliest exit from the U.S. Open in 10 years prevented a first meeting with Rafael Nadal at the tennis season’s final Grand Slam tournament.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic joined defending champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray in advancing at the U.S. Open, where the host nation is without a man in the last 16 for the first time in the tournament’s 133-year history.
Rafael Nadal lost three games in advancing to the third round of tennis’s U.S. Open, where five- time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Serena Williams also won second-round matches in straight sets.
British hopes of having a man and woman in the second week of Wimbledon for the first time this century were hanging by a thread before Laura Robson fought back to beat Marina Erakovic and join Andy Murray in the last sixteen.
Top seed Novak Djokovic cruised through at Wimbledon as Laura Robson fought back reach the last sixteen to give Britain both a man and woman in the second week of the grass-court tennis major for the first time this century.
After Wimbledon’s “Wacky Wednesday,” it was perhaps fitting that yesterday belonged to 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm, who played her first major when her next opponent -- defending champion Serena Williams -- was 7 years old.