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Jamie Murray may be less famous than his illustrious brother, but he extended his lead on Saturday night in the family race to have the most Grand Slam titles.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Sloane Stephens completed an incredible summer comeback when she overwhelmed Madison Keys to take the US Open title. The young American won it in straight sets.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: A 31 year-old South African giant ranked 32 in the world is left as the only barrier between Rafael Nadal and a sixteenth career Grand Slam title.
South African Kevin Anderson beat Pablo Carreno Busta in the US Open semi-final in New York. Anderson, 31, beat the Spaniard 4-6. 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 on Friday.
Sloane Stephens began the summer working with tennis broadcasters as an analyst, while she recuperated from surgery on her left foot.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK:Having won Wimbledon together, they are through to Saturday’s final of the US Open after beating Romania’s Horia tecau and American Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 7-6.
Sloane Stephens began the match in perfect form, winning the first set 6-1, but Venus Williams responded with a bagel in the second to level the tie and give herself a chance of reaching the final.
The most likely outcome of the US Open is that it ends with the list of 2017 men's Grand Slam winners reading Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal. Yet the season could also throw up a final twist.
The US Open is set to bring the curtain down on the Grand Slam calendar in some style, with a record £38.5million in prize money to be handed out come the end of the competition.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal kept up his end of the bargain when he crushed the overmatched Russian teenager Andrey Rublev.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Some things are meant to happen in life and perhaps Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal at the US Open is simply not among them.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Madison Keys made it four Americans out of four in the US Open semi finals when she swept aside Estonia's Kai's Kanepi.
Former British No 1 Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray is right to be cautious about undergoing hip surgery. Murray has been mulling over options since pulling out of the US Open.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Andy Murray announced that he is almost certain to sit out the rest of the season, and it remains entirely possible we will not see him regain his full powers at all.
Garbine Muguruza will become world No 1 on Monday after Coco Vandeweghe continued America's dominance of the women's US Open by beating Karolina Pliskova.
Andy Murray has followed Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in effectively calling time on his 2017 season. However, the now deposed world No 1 pledged he will be back at the start of the new year.
During his first round singles defeat by compatriot Stefano Travaglia he swore in Italian and called Swedish umpire Louise Engzell a ‘whore’, which earned him a £18,500 fine.
Not since Wayne Ferreira at the 2003 Australian Open has a South African made the semis at a slam, while Cliff Drysdale in 1965 was the last man to do so in New York, when it was still an amateur event.
Venus Williams seized her moment to win a thrilling clash with Petra Kvitova and reach her first US Open semi-final in seven years. Williams said: 'It definitely felt like a special match.
MIKE DICKSON AT FLUSHING MEADOWS: Venus Williams is even older than Roger Federer, and her season of 2017 has been barely less extraordinary.