Playing the Davis Cup on clay in Madrid this week is not ideal preparation for the hard-court swing in Asia and an assault on the number one ranking, according to newly crowned US Open champion Rafa Nadal.
WTA rankings on Monday
Britain's Andy Murray joined world number one Novak Djokovic and newly-crowned US Open champion Rafa Nada las definite qualifiers for the ATP World Tour finals on Tuesday but Roger Federer faces a battle to make the eight-man field.
With the 55th and last swing on the longest of many long points in the US Open final, Rafael Nadal pushed a backhand into the net to get broken by Djokovic.
Victoria Azarenka insists she can topple Serena Williams from her perch despite slumping to an eighth defeat in eight Grand Slam meetings against the 17-time major champion.
Celebrities from political and entertainment field participated the US Open finals at the Flushing Meadows in New York.
Serena Williams admits that having love in her life has been a key to her rousing success over an exhilarating 13 months in which she has won Olympic gold, two US Open titles and a French Open.
Rafa Nadal captured his second US Open title when he beat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 in Monday's final.
Belarussian veteran Max Mirnyi captured his third US Open mixed doubles title on Friday when he and Czech Andrea Hlavackova beat American Abigail Spears and Mexican Santiago Gonzalez 7-6 (5) 6-3.
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were convincing winners over Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the men's doubles final at the US Open on Sunday.
Croatia made a clean sweep of the junior singles titles at the US Open on Sunday when Borna Coric and Ana Konjuh posted victories at Flushing Meadows.
Serena Williams repeated as US Open women's champion by holding off a battling Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1 in a windblown final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday