McEnroe Ends Coaching Partnership With Raonic

Britain Tennis - Aegon Championships - Queens Club, London - 13/6/16 John McEnroe and Canada's Milos Raonic during a practice session Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien

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McEnroe Ends Coaching Partnership With Raonic
Seven-times major winner John McEnroe has ended his coaching role with Canada’s Milos Raonic ahead of the year’s final grand slam, the U.S. Open.

What to Watch Monday at US Open: Djokovic, Nadal Left Wrists
All eyes will be on a very important pair of left wrists during Day 1 of the U.S. Open — those belonging to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

After a Set Off Serena, McHale Aims for US Open Success
Since Christina McHale won a first-set tiebreaker against her idol Serena Williams at Wimbledon last month, she’s played three tournaments and World Team Tennis to prepare for the U.S. Open.

Qualifying for United States Open After ‘Hard and Lonely’ Years
Saketh Myneni of India made five attempts at getting through Grand Slam qualifying draws before winning a spot at this year’s United States Open.

Canada, a Hockey Power, Is Embracing Tennis and Grand Slam Success
The junior world tennis rankings feature several successful Canadians, and Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have broken ground by reaching the Wimbledon final.

Keeping Score: How to Watch Tennis: Trust Numbers, Not Eyes
Replacing guesswork and opinion with reliable patterns and percentages can lead to a better understanding of the game, as well as improved play.

Olympic Champion Puig Sets Sights on Grand Slam Victory
Put the rubbish out, get the shopping done, win an Olympic gold medal.

Old Grandstand to Be Used for 1 More US Open After All
The old Grandstand at the U.S. Open isn’t retired after all.

For US Open’s New Roof, a Question of Changing Conditions
Novak Djokovic won’t mind if it rains for the next two weeks in New York.

Essay: Africa’s Tennis Talent, Though Obscure, Is Apparent
The continent has skilled players, but a lack of resources and opportunities, including access to top competition, keeps them from breaking through.

For Retired US Open Champ Flavia Pennetta, No Regrets
Flavia Pennetta arrived back at Arthur Ashe Stadium and had one question: “Where is it?”

Confident Nishikori Has Good Feeling About Another Open Run
Kei Nishikori is brimming with confidence heading into the U.S. Open starting on Monday, despite acknowledging the presence of a flock of title contenders at Flushing Meadows.

NY More of a Distraction Than Top Ranking for Muguruza
For most women at the U.S. Open, overcoming Serena Williams is the biggest challenge.

Mladenovic, Garcia and Paire Suspended by French Tennis Fed
The French tennis federation has provisionally suspended Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Benoit Paire for “damaging” its image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

At Puerto Rico Parade, Gold Medalist Puig Saw Island’s Hope
Monica Puig gazed out at her fellow Puerto Ricans jamming the parade route, and in their eyes she saw hope.

Radwanska Beats Svitolina to Take Connecticut Open Title
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska completed a dominating week at the Connecticut Open on Sunday, beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final then spraying her coaches and friends with champagne.

Busta Beats Agut in 3 Sets to Win Winston-Salem Open
Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title Saturday, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets in the Winston-Salem Open final.

McEnroe Says He Won’t Work With Raonic During US Open
John McEnroe says he won’t work with Milos Raonic during the U.S. Open “for Milos’ sake, for ESPN and my sake.”

Carreno Busta Beats Bautista Agut in U.S. Open Warm-Up
Pablo Carreno Busta recorded his first ATP title triumph by beating fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the final of the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina on Saturday.

Heir-Apparent Kerber Confident She Can Handle Pressure
Angelique Kerber says she is ready to deal with the increasing pressure as she targets U.S. Open glory and the world number one ranking.

Nadal Aims to Carry Olympic Boost Into U.S. Open
Rafa Nadal was exhausted yet exhilarated following his emotional return to action at this month’s Rio Olympics after an injury-absence and is looking forward to gearing back up for the U.S. Open starting on Monday.

Venus Williams Gave Me a Tennis Lesson
A Times reporter learns how to split-step, sidestep and hop on one leg from one of the sport’s greatest players.

Venus Williams, Off the Court
At 36, Venus Williams is balancing a still-vibrant tennis career and her athletic-wear and interior design businesses.

Radwanska Crushes Kvitova to Ease Into Connecticut Final
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska put on a dominant performance against double defending champion Petra Kvitova to ease into the final of the Connecticut Open with a 6-1 6-1 triumph on Friday.

Bautista Agut Battles Past Troicki
Roberto Bautista Agut will meet fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in Winston-Salem Open final after he outplayed Serbian Viktor Troicki 7-5 6-7(2) 6-2 in a dramatic semi-final that lasted more than two hours in steamy afternoon heat.

San Diego Aviators Win First World TeamTennis Title
Ryan Harrison won a doubles match after qualifying for the U.S. Open to help the San Diego Aviators win their first Mylan World TeamTennis title.

A More Relaxed Serena, but Unsure About Shoulder
Top-seeded Serena Williams said on Friday that she was not sure about the state of her balky right shoulder but felt more relaxed entering next week’s U.S. Open than last year.

Murray Keen to Win Another Grand Slam Before Turning 30
With a second Wimbledon title in the bag, a second gold medal in his pocket and his biggest rival struggling with injury, Andy Murray believes he has a golden chance to add to his three grand slam titles.

Agut Reaches Final at Winston-Salem Open
Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Friday.

Scene City: Nation’s Parks Turn 100, a Church Fund-Raiser, and Tennis Time
Benefit parties and charities that took place in New York last week.

Challenging Early Foes for Djokovic, Williams
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the U.S. Open following Friday’s draws for the year’s last grand slam starting on Monday.

Svitolina Beats Larsson to Move Into Connecticut Open Final
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina beat Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-2 Friday to move into the final of the Connecticut Open, the last women’s tuneup before the U.S. Open.

Tough U.S. Open Openers for Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic
Williams, the top women’s seed, drew 36th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. On the men’s side, Djokovic drew Jerzy Janowicz, a 2013 semifinalist at Wimbledon.

The Latest: Stephens Withdraws From US Open With Foot Injury
The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):

Del Potro Could Loom in US Open 1st Round for Seeds
When the U.S. Open draw sets the first-round matchups, a top player could find himself with a daunting task.

On Tennis: For Aaron Krickstein, and a Reporter, a Covered Open Brings Closure
Krickstein’s five-set loss to Jimmy Connors in 1991, replayed on TV during rain delays, was the first big story for a Times reporter, now on his last assignment.

A Motivational Tool: Believing That Tennis’s Big Four Era Is Over
Ending the dominance of Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray requires mental adjustments by the rank and file, says Carlos Moyá, who coaches No. 6 Milos Raonic.

Dark Horses Abound at the United States Open
One observer cites Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martín del Potro among the men, along with Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova and Mónica Puig in the women’s field.

Kvitova Advances, Vinci Ousted in Connecticut Open
Petra Kvitova moved closer to a third straight Connecticut Open crown after defeating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-1 to reach the semi-finals on Thursday.

Mónica Puig, Puerto Rico’s Favorite Daughter (and Only Gold Medalist)
In the span of a week, Puig went from a little-known tennis player to a hero, with the island’s first gold medal around her neck at age 22.

Year After Slam Bid at US Open, Williams Eyes No. 23, No. 1
Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

Capsules on Top Men’s Players at the 2016 US Open
Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:

Capsules on Top Women’s Players at the 2016 US Open
Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:

Records Aside, US Open Getting Personal for Serena
At last year’s U.S. Open, Serena Williams was trying to rewrite the record book and fell short, but starting on Monday at Flushing Meadows winning is getting personal.

Svitolina, Larsson Advance to Semifinals in New Haven
Elina Svitolina advanced to the Connecticut Open semifinals Thursday with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-1 victory over Olympics doubles champion Elena Vesnina.

Millman Upsets Top-Seeded Gasquet at Winston-Salem
John Millman upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-3 in the Winston-Salem Open quarterfinals Thursday.

Look! Up on the Billboard! It’s Me! Let’s Take a Mega-Selfie!
The United States Tennis Association lured tourists and locals to Times Square for a digital takeover to promote the U.S. Open.

Character Study: Tennis Without Thought, or Backhands
Steven Turner, 69, is a tennis coach and kabbalah scholar who takes a spiritual approach to the sport by teaching techniques that are tailored to a student’s “total self and spiritual persona.”

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