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US Open final: Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud both bidding for history in high-stakes encounter

The high-stakes encounter sees Ruud competing in his second major final and Alcaraz his first. The Norwegian fifth seed was blown away by Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open this year, but Sunday’s match promises to be a closer affair — not least because Alcaraz appears to be in the habit of …

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Woman seen knitting during Frances Tiafoe-Carlos Alcaraz US Open thriller

The marathon Frances Tiafoe-Carlos Alcaraz US Open semifinal on Friday sent Ashe Stadium into an uproar much of the night. But it apparently wasn’t entertaining enough for one fan. Cameras caught a woman knitting during the five-set thriller that was eventually won by Alcaraz. Carlos AlcarazREUTERS The knitting wasn’t the first bizarre viral moment from …

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Carlos Alcaraz ends Frances Tiafoe’s US Open to reach first Grand Slam final

After a sensational first set, the Frances Tiafoe Express derailed Friday night at the US Open, but not before the young American did himself proud. Tiafoe even got to meet Michelle Obama in the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium after he forced a fifth set against Carlos Alcaraz in a monumental semifinal. But Alcaraz, the …

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Carlos Alcaraz to play for US Open title, shot at No. 1 ranking after 5-set win over Frances Tiafoe

NEW YORK — Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe engaged in a high-level, high-energy spectacle of a back-and-forth semifinal at the US Open — no point over when it seemed to be, no ball out of reach, no angle too audacious. one-sequence was so stuffed with “What?! How?!” moments by both men that Arthur Ashe Stadium …

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Carlos Alcaraz to play for US Open title, shot at No. 1 ranking after 5-set win over Frances Tiafoe

NEW YORK — Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe engaged in a high-level, high-energy spectacle of a back-and-forth semifinal at the US Open — no point over when it seemed to be, no ball out of reach, no angle too audacious. one-sequence was so stuffed with “What?! How?!” moments by both men that Arthur Ashe Stadium …

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Carlos Alcaraz defeats Frances Tiafoe at the US Open semifinals in a battle of tennis’ rising stars

Frances Tiafoe’s run at the US Open ended Friday with a loss to No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals. After being down in the match, Tiafoe had forced a fifth set, delighting the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd — which included Michelle Obama. But it was the 19-year-old and world No. 4 from Spain …

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Casper Ruud into US Open final as first Grand Slam title, No. 1 ranking within reach

NEW YORK — Casper Ruud claimed a 55-shot point to end the first set of his US Open semifinal while building a big lead against Karen Khachanov and held on for a 7-6 (5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory Friday that put him in his second Grand Slam title match of the year. When it ended, …

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Iga Swiatek immediately regrets ‘disgusting’ US Open reveal

A bathroom break helped propel Iga Swiatek to a comeback win against No. 6 seed Aryna Sabalenka in the second semifinal at the US Open on Thursday night. In her post-match interview, the No. 1-ranked player, who used the restroom after the first set, said she felt much “lighter” when she returned to the court. …

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