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  • Nadal a timeless champion

    When Pete Sampras reluctantly (and tearfully) announced his retirement in 2003, his final match having come 12 months earlier in the form of a storybook 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 triumph over career-long nemesis Andre Agassi in the title tilt at the US Open, the smart money was on his industry-best 14 Grand Slams standing as a record for decades to come, if not forever. Untouchable, we thought. Beyond reach.

  • Stephens defeats Keys, wins US Open women's title

    Sloane Stephens, the 24-year-old American who earlier this year was confined to a wheelchair after foot surgery and 11 months off tour, won her first major, the US Open, on Saturday.