Australia's hopes of reaching a first Davis Cup final in 14 years were shattered on Sunday when Belgium fought back from an overnight deficit to win their semi-final 3-2 and set-up a title showdown with neighbours France.
Rafael Nadal extended his lead at the top of the world rankings on Monday after claiming his 16th Grand Slam title at the US Open, while Roger Federer took second spot from Andy Murray.
Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson.
Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta cruised into his first Grand Slam semi-final and American Sloane Stephens matched her best Slam showing by reaching the last four Tuesday at the US Open.
Rafael Nadal notched up his 50th win at the US Open to reach the quarter-finals for the seventh time on Monday as teen sensation Andrey Rublev and comeback queen Kaia Kanepi muscled into the spotlight.
Roger Federer needed a second successive five-setter to reach the US Open third round on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow veteran Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.
Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam return from her doping ban continued Wednesday when the former world No 1 reached the US Open last 32 with a 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1 win over Timea Babos of Hungary.
Rafael Nadal has conquered the French Open 10 times and battled career-threatening knee and wrist injuries, but his greatest challenge awaits him -- telling rowdy New Yorkers to be quiet.
Canadian Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open with a left wrist injury, the world number 11 announced on Instagram on Wednesday.
World No 9 Kei Nishikori of Japan will miss the remainder of the 2017 ATP season after suffering a torn tendon in his right wrist, his management team announced Wednesday.