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5hGreg Garber

Early returns inconclusive for Novak Djokovic

With all the drama surrounding him the past couple of months, the question is whether Novak Djokovic can check all that baggage at the door and focus on the daunting task at hand at the US Open.

Isner down two sets at US Open, still pulls off victory (0:58)
Isner calls Kaepernick's actions 'pathetic' (0:27)
Rafa thrilled with win, sends well-wishes to Federer (1:58)
Ballperson makes sweet one-handed grab (0:28)
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7hHoward Bryant

US Open reaction from new Grandstand court

Howard Bryant reports from Monday's US Open matches at the new Grandstand court, starting with Caroline Wozniacki's underwhelming win over Taylor Townsend.

Monfils goes for ridiculous shot, destroys clock (0:20)
Isner comes to net, wins tiebreaker, roars (0:22)
Digital Serve: Serena's serve will have to be 100% (0:44)
The most outlandish tennis tantrums (0:51)
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4dPeter Bodo

Why US Open top seeds aren't at top of their games

Serena Williams has a sore right shoulder, and Novak Djokovic's left wrist has been troublesome. Are the US Open top seeds healthy enough to rebound from their Olympic disappointments?

The history of the US Open venue (2:02)
Federer surprises kids testing rackets (1:14)
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Three French players suspended by national fed

The French tennis federation has provisionally suspended Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Benoit Paire for "damaging" its image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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4dBy Luke Knox

Infographic: Serena's Grand Slam History

Serena Williams has done nearly everything possible in Grand Slams. Hundreds of match wins, dozens of finals and a record-tying 22 titles. A look at her body of work.

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2dLiam Grace

Robson awakes from two-year nightmare

After two seasons in and out of hospital with an ongoing wrist injury, Laura Robson has bounced back with 12 wins in a row under her belt and a place in the US Open, writes Liam Grace.

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7dMark Hodgkinson

Zverev leads pack of players ready to break out in New York

Yes, there's a good chance the familiar, proven faces will shine in New York, but that doesn't mean these five up-and-comers won't have some time in the spotlight.


Pam Shriver @PHShriver

wired from day 1 @usopen latest ever women's finish. Can you all suggest ways to settle down? Camomile, read, meditate, deep breathing, pray

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Well, Madison Keys and Alison Riske are headed to a third set at 1:20 a.m. ET. It's almost certain they'll break the US Open record for latest-ever ending women's match, which currently belongs to Sam Stosur and Elena Dementieva, who played until 1:35 a.m. ET six years ago.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Novak Djokovic, who struggled to a four-set win Monday, on his health: "To be honest, I take it day by day. That's what I feel at the moment. It's good, as I said, just to finish the match. I'm pleased that as the match progressed I was feeling better and better. Tomorrow is a new day. I hope that I'll feel overall good so I'm able to perform at my best for the next match."

ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Late night tennis --> early morning tennis. 12:08AM & Keys serves to open 2nd set. No.8 seed dropped opener 6-4 to fellow American Riske.