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US Open

Federer blames lack of confidence after shock US Open defeat against Spain's Robredo

The long awaited, first-ever US Open match-up between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will have to wait at least another year after Federer was bundled out in a shock fourth-round loss.

Wednesday, 4 September, 2013, 2:23am

Serena Williams and Li Na cruise into US Open quarters

Defending champion Serena Williams won her much-anticipated US Open showdown with Sloane Stephens, while Li Na avenged a painful loss in Rome to join the world number one in the last eight.

Williams defeated 15th seed American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals, winning eight of the last nine game in avenging a loss that ousted her from the 2013 Australian Open.

2 Sep 2013 - 11:13am 1 comment

England's Justin Rose treasures winning the US Open golf title

After a touching salute to his late father, a teary victory call to his mother in England and the kiss of the silver trophy, Justin Rose treasured the validation of winning the US Open for his first major golf championship.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Letting 'armchair officials' rule is a recipe for disaster

Someday soon, golf is going to regret letting people watching from home phone in rules violations. Consider what happened at this year's Masters a dry run.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Mickelson, Horschel tie for lead at US Open

The storm-hit showdown at Merion, thrown off schedule after play was halted for more than four hours on Thursday, continued in perfect conditions yesterday with 73 players making the cut at eight-over-par 148.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

Whistle-blowers on the back page, too

You don't have to look too far around this publication to know it has been a big week for whistle-blowers. Up front American Edward Snowden has blown the lid off the US National Security Agency's mass surveillance programme in an exclusive interview. Snowden emerged from hiding in Hong Kong long enough to start spilling the beans on some seriously disturbing and illegal snooping around here on folks like you and I.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Campaign against slow play must move into higher gear

There is no reason golf should take this long to play. That's why players at Merion for the US Open received a notice when they registered that warned about pace of play. The fear was that slow play was damaging the game's popularity, and the instructions in the notice could not have been clearer: "Be observant, reach your decision quickly and execute your shots with promptness and dispatch."

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Phil Mickelson flies into first-round lead at US Open after jetting off home

By the time Phil Mickelson got some caffeine in him and began making birdies on the back nine, the fans who braved wild warnings of hail and torrential rain in the opening round of the US Open started to get the idea that something more interesting than the weather was happening at venerable Merion Golf Club.

15 Jun 2013 - 4:21am

Jesse Smith, an amazing tale of the US Open

It isn't until you run across a story like Jesse Smith's that you remember why this is called the US Open. There is no shortage of longshots, wannabes and never-were's in the field. But scan a biography of any of the 155 other entrants who teed off yesterday and you won't find even one like Smith's.

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am

Talking points

HK summit on climate change and investment

13 Jun 2013 - 2:06am

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