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'Murraymania' is preventing Wimbledon champion Andy Murray from reaching his true potential as his own man

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US Open: Serena Williams claims 17th Grand Slam with victory over Victoria Azarenka

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US Open 2013: Awesome Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final against Richard Gasquet

The second seed beat Tommy Robredo 6-0 6-2 6-2

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The Swiss claims to be in the form of his life

Novak Djokovic

US Open 2013: Rivals warned as Novak Djokovic produces 'some of the best tennis that I've played in my career' to reach quarter-finals

World number one dropped just four games against Marcel Granollers

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Roger Federer waves goodbye to the Flushing Meadows crowd after the latest defeat in his least successful year since 2002

US Open 2013: Roger Federer admits to lack of confidence as defeat threatens London finale

Former world No 1 risks dropping out of year's top eight after being crushed by Tommy Robredo

Rafael Nadal

US Open 2013: Rafael Nadal drops first set but comes through against Philipp Kohlschreiber

The second seed advances to the quarter-finals

Roger Federer pictured in his defeat at the US Open

US Open 2013: Roger Federer admits he 'self-destructed' in shock fourth round defeat to Tommy Robredo

The former world number one had been dreaming of a sixth US Open title

Djokovic celebrates progress to the fourth round

US Open 2013: Novak Djokovic completes crushing win over Joao Sousa

The world number one eases into week two

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are just one win each away from each other

US Open: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal head for first New York clash

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have never met at the US Open, but the Swiss and the Spaniard are now just one win each away from a mouth-watering quarter-final  showdown for the ages.

Dan Evans is expected to climb the rankings after his success

US Open: Dan Evans’ new beginning earns the respect of his peers

His remarkable run at the US Open may be over, but Dan Evans is hoping that this is just the beginning.

Roger Federer won his match against Grega Zemlja

US Open 2013: Roger Federer impresses with victory over Carlos Berlocq

The five-time champion is seeded only seventh

US Open 2013: Andy Murray set for Leonardo Mayer test

Scot hoping to advance to third round

Roger Federer won his match against Grega Zemlja

US Open 2013: Roger Federer eases into second round with straight-sets victory over Grega Zemlja

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