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US Open: Champion Dish

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Undeniably, one of the great pleasures of attending a sporting event is eating and drinking. Food plays a major role in the way fans experience any pro sports competition. How else would they have the energy to clap and scream and shout? And at no other sporting event is the food and drink better than at the US Open. While attending a day or night match, tennis fans can satisfy their sophisticated palettes with a wide selection of some of New York’s finest food and beverage offerings. While it may cost you a limb, you might be tempted to make the trade.

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The Indo‑Pak Express

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, Indians and Pakistanis found cause to celebrate together in New York. The bi-national, men’s doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi advanced to their first-ever Grand Slam doubles final at the US Open. One break was all it took to beat the Argentinean team of Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos, 7-6, 6-4, in just under an hour and a half.

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The Long Shot: Why Can’t US Tennis Fans Make a Buck Off the Open?

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

In England, any Tom, Dick, or Prince Harry can walk up to a window and hand over a stack of cash to a bookie for 11/2 odds on Stanislas Wawrinka. Betting on tennis is a treasured pastime that’s been part of British culture since, “forever!” says Graeme Sharpe, Media Relations ...

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Querrey Ousted, Venus Remains Last American Standing

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

United States tennis fans will have to pin all their hopes on Venus Williams, the last remaining American singles player in the 2010 U.S. Open.

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The Competition Before the Match: Getting a Tennis Court in New York City

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

To play tennis in New York City, it helps if you know the rules. Not the rules of the game -- the rules of finding a place to play.

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Patrick McEnroe on the Future of U.S. Tennis

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Some news was made off the tennis courts at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows this week. Patrick McEnroe announced he's resigning as captain of the United States' Davis Cup team, a position he's held for 10 years. He coached the team to a victory in 2007, after a 12-year drought. McEnroe says he's stepping aside to spend more time in his role as general manager of the United States Tennis Association's player development program.

WNYC's Amy Eddings had a chance to speak with McEnroe about the development of U.S. tennis players. There's a lot of hand-wringing in the tennis world about America's fading dominance in the sport, and the rise of multiple top players from Russia and Spain.

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Labor Day Massacre: Wozniacki Scorches Sharapova

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A clear front-runner emerged from the women’s draw of the U.S. Open this afternoon on Arthur Ashe stadium, though it comes as no surprise.

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Coach McEnroe Calls It Quits

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The news took everyone by surprise this morning at the National Tennis Center, site of the U.S. Open. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., U.S. Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe announced he will be stepping down as captain of the American squad after the World Group Play-Offs against Colombia later this month in Bogota.

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Djokovic Guts Fish

Monday, September 06, 2010

On Day 8 of the U.S. Open, Serbian Novak Djokovic filleted resurgent American Mardy Fish in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1. All in all, it took the Serb a mere hour and 50 minutes to cook the 19th seed and advance to the quarterfinals.

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No. 25 Wawrinka Knocks Out No. 4 Murray

Monday, September 06, 2010

The most shocking result of this weekend in U.S. Open tennis was, without a doubt, the stoic exit of Glasgow, Scotland's golden boy, Andy Murray, the world's No. 4 seed. Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka, the No. 25 seed in the world, knocked Murray out on Sunday, 6‑7 (3), 7‑6 (4), 6‑3, 6‑3.

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Weekend Wrap: Championship Hopes, Blowin' in the Wind

Monday, September 06, 2010

U.S. Open ticket holders didn't get washed out this weekend by Hurricane Earl. But tennis fans and players did come up against some seriously blustery weather in Flushing Meadows on the penultimate weekend of the tournament. Swirling winds on Saturday exceeded 25 miles per hour at times. While the elements were kinder to some players than others, it seemed the weekend's wind gusts were all that anyone could talk about.

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Long Matches Cap a Weekend at the U.S. Open

Monday, September 06, 2010

At the U.S. Open here in New York, a lot of the big names have advanced to the next round. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams all made it easily through their matches over the weekend. But there were a few upsets: Great Britain's Andy Murray and American  John Isner both lost yesterday.

WNYC's Amy Eddings was there. She spoke with WNYC's Marc Garber about this weekend’s action in Flushing Meadows.

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Match of the Week: Stakhovsky Edges Harrison

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky temporarily put the future of American tennis on hold with his win this afternoon against 18-year-old Ryan Harrison.

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Blake Punishes Polansky

Friday, September 03, 2010

New York native James Blake ignited Louie Armstrong Stadium last night with his win over Canadian Peter Polansky. The American punished Polansky in the second round of the U.S. Open, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. He out hit his opponent from Ontario, 52 winners to 30.

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Fish Nets Easy 3rd Round Win

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Mardy Fish became the first American male to advance to the third round of the US Open this afternoon, after Andy Roddick flamed out last night. The 19th-seeded Fish thumped Argentine Pablo Cueveas, hitting 14 aces enroute to the 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 win.

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Americans Roddick and Oudin Upset in 2nd Round

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Andy Roddick, America's top male tennis player, was upset by Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the second round of the US Open Wednesday night.

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U.S. Open Day Three: Heat, Wind and Tears Steal the Show In Flushing

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Wednesday was a hot day at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Temperatures were in the 90s and sometimes it felt even hotter. At times, wind gusts were clocked at over 40 miles per hour.

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Fish Reels One In; Blake Blasts Ahead, Then Looks Back

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

American Mardy Fish narrowly escaped being devoured this afternoon in his first-round match of the U.S. Open. The No. 19 seed took a quick lead after bageling his opponent, Jan Hajek, 6-0 in 20 minutes flat. But the Czech shark wouldn’t relent so easily, capturing the second and third sets. In the end, however, Fish was able to turn the tide and put Hajek out of his misery 6-0, 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. All in all, the episode lasted just over two and a half hours. Fish was overjoyed with the win.

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French Players Pull Off Three Upsets

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day Two of the U.S. Open shaped up nicely for the nation of France. This afternoon, 33-year-old veteran Arnaud Clement upset 16th seed Marcos Baghdatis. The Frenchman hasn’t had a win at the Open since 2007.

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Narrow Escapes For Top Women Seeds

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jelena Jankovic, the fourth seed, nearly got walloped by upstart Simona Halep in the first round of the U.S. Open this afternoon. Jankovic pulled ahead at the last moment and stole the win, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. After 2 hours and 20 minutes, the Serbian former-world No. 1 could, at last, breathe easy. She triumphantly blasted a few balls into the stands before exiting Ashe Stadium.

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