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Metz R1 previews and picks: Janowicz vs. Mannarino, Seppi vs. Sijsling

Jerzy Janowicz will kick off his Metz campaign on Tuesday against Adrian Mannarino. Andreas Seppi and Igor Sijsling are also in action as the fall swing gets underway.

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U.S.A. back in Davis Cup World Group thanks to Isner, Querrey, Bryans

Bob and Mike Bryan had no trouble finishing off a 3-0 sweep of Slovakia as the United States booked its spot in the 2015 Davis Cup World Group. The Bryans won Saturday’s doubles rubber in Chicago, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 over Lukas Lacko and Norbert Gombos.

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U.S. Open final notable in spite of absences

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The 2014 US Open Final was supposed to feature Andy Murray, Roger Federer, or Novak Djokovic, or some combination thereof. After all, the last time a Grand Slam Final didn’t feature one of those men or Rafa Nadal was 2005.

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U.S.A. back in Davis Cup World Group thanks to Isner, Querrey, Bryans

Bob and Mike Bryan had no trouble finishing off a 3-0 sweep of Slovakia as the United States booked its spot in the 2015 Davis Cup World Group. The Bryans won Saturday’s doubles rubber in Chicago, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 over Lukas Lacko and Norbert Gombos.

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Tsonga, Monfils in action as fall swing begins in Metz

Metz’s Moselle Open is the only event taking place this week, but it has plenty to offer in its own right. Top two seeds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils headline a strong field and are sure to provide plenty of entertainment for the home crowd.

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Beyond the bright lights: A look at the unheralded stars in New York

Who flew under the radar in NYC? Who deserved some of the spotlight despite getting outdone by the two finalists? The Grandstand’s Ricky Dimon, Steen Kirby of Tennis East Coast, and Joey Hanf of The Tennis Nerds have a roundtable discussion regarding the U.S. Open’s unheralded stars.

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Davis Cup SF previews and picks: Gasquet vs. Berdych, Tsonga vs. Rosol

The Czech Republic’s bid for a third straight Davis Cup title will be put to a stern test starting on Friday in France. Opening-day singles rubbers pit Richard Gasquet against Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against Lukas Rosol.

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Davis Cup SF previews and picks: Federer vs. Bolelli, Wawrinka vs. Fognini

Led by Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland is looking for a place in the Davis Cup final as it hosts Italy this weekend. Federer is opening against Simone Bolelli on Friday while Wawrinka is facing Fabio Fognini.

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France, Switzerland host Davis Cup World Group semifinals

Some of the usual suspects like Serbia and Spain are absent from the Davis Cup World Group semifinals this time around, but the last-four lineup in 2014 is still a blockbuster one—especially in terms of individual talent.

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U.S. Open final notable in spite of absences

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The 2014 US Open Final was supposed to feature Andy Murray, Roger Federer, or Novak Djokovic, or some combination thereof. After all, the last time a Grand Slam Final didn’t feature one of those men or Rafa Nadal was 2005.

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The tennis world reacts on Twitter to Cilic’s U.S. Open title

Fellow players and a few others in the tennis world took to Twitter following Marin Cilic’s U.S. Open final victory over Kei Nishikori. Here are some of the highlights.

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Cilic clobbers Nishikori at U.S. Open for first Grand Slam title

A Grand Slam year with more parity than any other in the last decade culminated with Marin Cilic’s 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final on Monday evening. The Croat needed just one hour and 54 minutes to join Stan Wawrinka as first-time major winners in 2014.

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U.S. Open final expert picks: Nishikori vs. Cilic

A five-team panel previews and picks a most unexpected U.S. Open final that will take place on Monday evening at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Either Kei Nishikori or Marin Cilic will capture his first Grand Slam title.

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