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Rafael Nadal: US Open champion puts resurgence down to 'passion' for tennis

Rafael Nadal: US Open champion puts resurgence down to 'passion' for tennis

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Rafael Nadal put his remarkable resurgence down to his "love for the game" after claiming a 16th Grand Slam title at the US Open.The 31-year-old Spaniard beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win his third title in New York.Following his French Open success in June, it is the first time since 2013 that Nadal has won two Slams in a year."I wake up every morning with the passion to go on court and to try to improve things," he said."I still want to compete and still feel the nerves every time that I go on court. While that keeps happening, I will be here."When some day arrives that I don't feel the nerves or that extra passion for the game that I feel, it will be the day to say, 'OK, I do another thing.'"I am 31, I'm not 25, but I still have the passion and the love for the game....
Unseeded Stephens thrashes Keys to win US Open

Unseeded Stephens thrashes Keys to win US Open

Sports
US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 SeptBBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary.Unseeded Sloane Stephens completed a spectacular return from injury by beating fellow American Madison Keys to win the US Open at Flushing Meadows.Stephens, ranked 83rd, beat 15th seed Keys 6-3 6-0 in the final.The 24-year-old was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago, having only returned from 11 months out with a foot injury at Wimbledon.She becomes only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the Open era.Stephens' six-week journey from world number 957 to US Open championNadal favourite to win 16th Slam title as he faces Anderson in US Open finalHingis & Murray win US Open mixed doublesBoth women were making their Grand Slam final debuts, and their combined ranking of ...
Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

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US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 SeptBBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary.Top seed Rafael Nadal swept past Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in brilliant style to set up a US Open final against Kevin Anderson.The Spaniard won nine games in a row at one stage on his way to a 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 victory in the second semi-final.Nadal, 31, will try for a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title on Sunday, against a surprise opponent.South African Anderson, 31, beat Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 earlier on Arthur Ashe Stadium.US Open semi-finals as they happenedFriends Stephens & Keys set for finalMurray & Hingis reach mixed doubles finalAt 32 in the world, Anderson is the lowest-ranked man to reach a singles final at Flushing Meadows since t...
Some closed funds are ready to open for business again

Some closed funds are ready to open for business again

Finance
Managers of actively run funds can't seem to get a break these days, and that includes closed ones.With the rise of passive investing, their business model and sales pitch for active management have come under seemingly constant attack. The latest domino: funds that had previously been closed to new investors. These funds — often run by prominent managers — have seen outflows on par with open active funds. It's leading them to reopen their gates once again. For some out there, this gives an opportunity to buy.In a closed fund, the managers have decided not to accept new investors. This typically means that the popularity of a manager or a fund grew due to outstanding performance, leading investors to clamor. Once the assets under management become too large, the managers can't safely deplo
US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

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Johanna Konta was beaten by Aleksandra KrunicMonday, August 28, 2017Johanna Konta suffered a shock loss to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in the opening round of the US Open.After Andy Murray's withdrawal, Britain's hopes predominantly rested on the shoulders of the world number seven.Konta's brilliant run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon marked her out as a contender for the title in New York on her favoured hard courts and she went into the tournament as one of eight players in the race to be world number one.But the 26-year-old never looked comfortable against 78th-ranked Krunic and lost 4-6 6-3 6-4 in two hours and 17 minutes.Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund opened his campaign in impressive fashion with a straight-sets first-round victory over seeded Dutchman Robin Haase, winning 6-3 7-5 6-3 in unde