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Latest Roger Federer Items
After a year of closed-door meetings with tennis players seeking a greater say in the sport and a larger slice of Grand Slam revenues, the U.S. Open is making big changes.
The U.S. Open tennis tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 _ nearly double what it was last year _ and switch back to a Sunday men's final in 2015, The Associated Press has learned.
Nadal improved to a career-best 17-1 on the year, including 14 straight match wins. He's won three titles — two on clay while runner-up in another on his favorite surface — since returning from a left knee injury.
Tennis is adopting the biological passport program and increasing the number of blood tests as part of a new anti-doping drive that players themselves have demanded.
Mardy Fish eased his way back into big-time tennis with an exhibition match against top-ranked Novak Djokovic. The real test comes this week in the Southern California desert.
In any other sport it wouldn't be an issue.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have played in the last two Grand Slam finals, and it's easy to imagine their rivalry overshadowing an aging Roger Federer and an injury-plagued Rafael Nadal in the years to come.
The editor charged with assembling a posthumous essay collection of David Foster Wallace's work must have been in the same bind as the home cook preparing a salad out of leftovers. While "Both Flesh and Not" contains some of the author's best work, readers will encounter items better left in the fridge.
Nadal lost both the singles and doubles finals in the space of a few hours Sunday at the VTR Open in Chile. And Horacio Zeballos, who earned the first title of his career by beating Nadal in three sets, repeated what Nadal has been saying. "Not playing has hurt him," Zeballos said.