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Shirtless Protesters Storm French Open

Flare-wielding protesters demand Francois Hollande quit

(Newser) - It was just another boring French Open final, with Rafael Nadal soundly thumping David Ferrer—until a masked, half-naked flare-wielding protester hopped onto the tennis court, reports the AP . Security personnel quickly subdued the man, but other protesters climbed atop an adjacent court with flares and a sign demanding the... More »

Djokovic Beats Ferrer, Heads for Final

Defending champ 'a different player' when match resumed today

(Newser) - The weather was much better at the US Open today. So was Novak Djokovic. Under a cloudless blue sky, in only a hint of wind, defending champion Djokovic got his game into high gear and reached his third consecutive final at Flushing Meadows by beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain... More »

Murray Beats Berdych in Windy Match

Brit advances to 5th Grand Slam final

(Newser) - Dealing with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto the US Open court on one point and yanked his hat off during another, Andy Murray navigated his way into his fifth Grand Slam final. Now he'll try to win his first Grand Slam title. Adapting to the... More »

On Night of Upsets, Blake Falls to Friend

Nadal advances easily, but other leaders get unwelcome shocks

(Newser) - Despite James Blake's hometown support in Flushing Meadows and recent victory over Roger Federer, the No. 9 seed couldn't move on to the fourth round of the US Open. Standing in his way was Mardy Fish, the friend for whom Blake will serve as groomsman next month, the New York ... More »

Federer Fends Off Blake

Swiss sensation will see Djokovic in semifinals

(Newser) - Roger Federer had to work to defend his top ranking and earn a berth in the Australian Open finals, as American James Blake put up a good—though ultimately futile—fight today. Despite plaguing Federer with his powerful forehand, Blake fell 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-4, as the crowd roared support... More »

Aussie Open Quarterfinals: Federer v. Blake

Ferrer to face Djokovic; Venus and Serena both make women's final 8

(Newser) - The day after playing a five-set marathon, Roger Federer dispatched his latest opponent, Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 to move to the Australian Open's quarterfinals. Federer will go up against American James Blake, who defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, AP reports. In other fourth-round action: More »

All Business, Federer Advances

Swiss phenom takes out Davydenko, will face Djokovic in final

(Newser) - Roger Federer put in another day at the office this afternoon at the US Open, fending off early and late uprisings by Nicolay Davydenko to secure a spot in his 10th straight grand slam final with a 7-5, 6-1, 7-5 victory. Novak Djokovic—the only man who's beaten Federer this... More »

Countryman Dumps Nadal

Ferrer upsets no. 2 in moonlit marathon, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2

(Newser) - David Ferrer achieved the biggest victory of a big year last night, eliminating second-ranked Rafael Nadal from the US Open 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2 in a 3½-hour match that lasted until nearly 2am. Ferrer's energy wore down Nadal, whose left-knee tendinitis had required daily laser treatment since the tournament... More »

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