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Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him. Nadal fended off a late comeback from Daniil Medvedev to win a five-set classic at Flushing Meadows, winning a 19th slam that also took him three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 titles. “I am playing tennis because I love to play tennis,” Nadal told reporters. “I…

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Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open title

Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final. Williams, 37, could not cope with the 19-year-old Canadian’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 defeat. Andreescu, seeded 15th, lost a double break in the second set before taking her third match point. To the disappointment of a stunned home crowd, Williams has now lost four successive major finals. “Bianca played an unbelievable match,” Williams told the crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I’m so proud…

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