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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel around his head during a changeover against Joao Sousa, of Portugal, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Novak Djokovic keeps cool, beats Joao Sousa at hot U.S. Open

- Associated Press

Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for a medical timeout - the second time during the tournament he’s sought help from a doctor because of harsh weather - during what would become an otherwise straightforward 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over 68th-ranked Joao Sousa of Portugal on Monday in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Novak Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy U.S. Open

- Associated Press

He was not even 11/2 hours into his first match at Flushing Meadows in two years, and while Djokovic eventually would get past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Tuesday, it was a bit of an ordeal. “Survival mode,” Djokovic called it.

Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Simona Halep 1st No. 1 seed to lose 1st U.S. Open match

- Associated Press

Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit Monday, overwhelmed by the power-based game of Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to become the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the U.S. Open in the half-century of the professional era.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes his face during his ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match against Japan's Kei Nishikori at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Flustered Federer loses ATP Finals opener to Nishikori

- Associated Press

Kei Nishikori hit a backhand so good it threw Roger Federer off his game as the 20-time Grand Slam champion earned a code violation before capitulating in a surprise defeat at the ATP Finals on Sunday.

Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic reacts after scoring a point against Sofia Kenin of the United States during their tennis match of the Fed Cup Final between Czech Republic and United States in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Czechs lead defending champ US 2-0 in Fed Cup final

- Associated Press

Barbora Strycova and Katerina Siniakova won their singles for the Czech Republic to take a commanding 2-0 over the defending champion United States in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.

US Danielle Rose Collins, right, talks to her teammate Sofia Kenin, left, during a training session prior to the final match of the Fed Cup between Czech Republic and USA in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Kenin to open Fed Cup final for US against Strycova

- Associated Press

America's chances of retaining the Fed Cup this weekend improved on Friday when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ruled out of the opening singles for the Czech Republic due to illness.

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Serena Williams fo the U.S. during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Osaka is headed for big money with both Japanese and global appeal. Among companies vying to cash in on her stardom is Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co. Its 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out after it got a lot of exposure on her wrist at the U.S. Open, where she beat Williams. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

- Associated Press

Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams. Off the court - on the marketing front - experts say she could have the same potential as Williams, and maybe more.

US captain Kathy Rinaldi, left, talks to Danielle Rose Collins, right, during a training session prior to the final match of the Fed Cup between Czech Republic and USA in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Inexperienced US faces weakened Czechs in Fed Cup final

- Associated Press

United States captain Kathy Rinaldi has had a winning formula since taking over the Fed Cup team, and she's not expected to change anything in this year's final against the Czech Republic.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches for the ball return it to Karen Khachanov of Russia during their final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season.

Karen Khachanov of Russia raises the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

- Associated Press

Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters titles.