Great Britain will face a testing time in the inaugural ATP Cup tennis tournament in Australia in January, having been drawn in the same group as Roger Federer’s Switzerland, and Belgium.
A tennis match was interrupted by the appearance of a snake apparently attempting to make its way on to the court.
There was disappointment for England as Australia retained the Ashes with a 185-run victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
Rafael Nadal admitted he feared he had blown his chance of a 19th grand slam title when Daniil Medvedev mounted his astonishing comeback in their epic US Open final.
Rafael Nadal moved a step closer to a fourth US Open title with a straight-sets, but far from straightforward, win over Diego Schwartzman in their quarter-final at Flushing Meadows.
Teenager Bianca Andreescu’s remarkable rise continued as she came from a set down to sink Elise Mertens and reach the last four of the US Open.
Rafael Nadal came through his first stern examination at the US Open to move a step closer to a maiden Flushing Meadows meeting with Roger Federer.
Coco Gauff tearfully bowed out at the hands of defending champion Naomi Osaka.
Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas were high-profile casualties in the first round at the US Open but Rafael Nadal roared through in straight sets against John Millman.
Former British number one Greg Rusedski has backed Johanna Konta to recover from a loss of form in time to put in a good display at the US Open.
Serena Williams will start her bid for a seventh US Open singles crown against familiar foe Maria Sharapova.