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Roger Federer leads Team Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

Roger Federer leads Team Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

Isner's greatest moment was yet to come as the world number 17 edged Nadal, this year's French and US Open champion.

US Open 2017: Karolina Pliskova breezes past Jennifer Brady to advance to quarter-finals US Open 2017: Karolina Pliskova breezes past Jennifer Brady to advance to quarter-finals

After facing a match point during her third-round battle against Zhang Shuai on Saturday, Pliskova was never pushed by Brady, who failed to find her groove on a sunny day that cast a severe shadow across center court.

WTA Rankings: Wimbledon Champion Garbiñe Muguruza ahead of Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina in race to World No. 1 WTA Rankings: Wimbledon Champion Garbiñe Muguruza ahead of Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina in race to World No. 1

But with every round unfolding, one or the other chipped off the race. Second-seeded Simona Halep was stunned in the first round of the tournament by Maria Sharapova. Pliskova, Muguruza, and Svitolina raced away deeper into the tournament which put aside the remainders on the list. Ergo, the race now stands between these three tennis players.

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter US Open 2017 quarter-finals Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter US Open 2017 quarter-finals

Paes and Raja went down 4-6, 6-7(7) on Court 10 of Flushing Meadows in an hour and 27 minutes.

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova knocked out by Anastasija Sevastova US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova knocked out by Anastasija Sevastova

Sharapova, who returned to the tour in April after her suspension ended, had defeated world number two Simona Halep in the first round and was being spoken about as a potential title contender.

US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal criticises delay in Fabio Fognini ban US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal criticises delay in Fabio Fognini ban

The 22nd seed Fognini was cited for three code violations during his 6-4 7-6(8) 3-6 6-0 loss to fellow Italian Stefano Travaglia on Wednesday and was heard directing vulgar language towards Swedish chair umpire Louise Engzell.

Denis Shapovalov's US Open dream ended by Carreno Busta in round three Denis Shapovalov's US Open dream ended by Carreno Busta in round three

Qualifier Shapovalov, 18, was beaten 7-6, (7/2), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) by 26-year-old Carreno Busta, who also made the French Open quarter-finals this year.

Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena welcome a baby girl named Tara Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena welcome a baby girl named Tara

Jelena gave birth on Saturday evening and their second child will be named Tara, Blic newspaper reported on its online edition.

US Open 2017: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna advance to next round US Open 2017: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna advance to next round

Sania and her mixed doubles partner Ivan Dodig of Croatia lost to the Latvian-French pair of Jelena Ostapenko and Fabrice Martin 7-5, 3-6, 6-10.

US Open 2017: Roger Federer marches into fourth round with victory over Feliciano Lopez US Open 2017: Roger Federer marches into fourth round with victory over Feliciano Lopez

Chasing a sixth U.S. Open title, Federer needed just one hour and 46 minutes under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium to put away the 31st seed Lopez.

US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal enters last 16, edges closer to Roger Federer duel US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal enters last 16, edges closer to Roger Federer duel

Nadal will face Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, against whom he is 6-2, for a place in the quarter-finals.

Sania Mirza looks like a dream on L'Officiel India cover Sania Mirza looks like a dream on L'Officiel India cover

Currently Sania is in New York where she is competing in the last Grand Slam of the year – US Open.

Fabio Fognini kicked out of US Open 2017 after foul-mouthed rant Fabio Fognini kicked out of US Open 2017 after foul-mouthed rant

The 30-year-old Fognini lashed out at the umpire with a series of insults during his first round loss in singles to fellow Italian Stefano Travaglia.

US Open 2017: Top seed Karolina Pliskova survives scare to advance to fourth round US Open 2017: Top seed Karolina Pliskova survives scare to advance to fourth round

Pliskova, runner-up at Flushing Meadows last year, would have lost her world number one ranking had she been beaten on Arthur Ashe Stadium but moved another step closer to a first career grand slam title.

Maria Sharapova hits back at Caroline Wozniacki over ‘Centre Court’ remark Maria Sharapova hits back at Caroline Wozniacki over ‘Centre Court’ remark

Soon after Wozniacki attacked Sharapova over the ‘Centre Court’ scheduling for the Russian star at the ongoing US Open, the latter has come hard at the Danish player, taking a swipe at her being knocked out early in the  tournament. While Sharapova has entered the fourth round in New York, Wozniacki was knocked out in the second round.

Leander Paes-Purav Raja win US Open opener; Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza lose respective matches Leander Paes-Purav Raja win US Open opener; Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza lose respective matches

On Day 5 of the US Open on Friday, four Indian players played in the men’s doubles. There was also one representation in the mixed doubles section.