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Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid farewell Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles …

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Carlos Alcaraz, 19, wins US Open to become youngest world No. 1 in men's tennis history

Carlos Alcaraz, 19, wins US Open to become youngest world No. 1 in men’s tennis history

NEW YORK — Walking out for his first Grand Slam final at age 19, Carlos Alcaraz bumped fists with fans leaning over a railing along the path leading to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Moments later, after the coin toss, Alcaraz turned to sprint to the baseline for the warm-up, until being beckoned back to …

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

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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