Match point

Algarve tennis star Rui Machado gained 33 ATP ranking points in reaching the semi-finals of the Seville Challenger before Spain’s Albert Ramos put an end to the 26-year-old’s title hopes.

Meanwhile Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djorkovic to take the US Open and become only the seventh man in history to complete a career Grand Slam of all four major titles. Belgium’s Kim Clijsters was victorious in the ladies event.