Rain forced the postponement of the US Open men’s singles final on Sunday, but no amount of rain could have saved the women’s final on Saturday night. Has the time come for the women to play best-of-five sets in the final of the US Open?
The U.S. national anthem brought Arthur Ashe Stadium to its feet a few minutes before noon today. Shortly thereafter, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi walked out onto center court followed by the world’s No. 1 doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky temporarily put the future of American tennis on hold with his win this afternoon against 18-year-old Ryan Harrison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2010 U.S. Open came within a whisker of losing two of its top players in the first round of the men’s singles draw this afternoon. The fifth-seeded Robin Soderling was almost bounced by Austrian qualifier Andreas Haider-Maurer and French rebel-rouser Gael Monfils nearly succumbed to New York Sportime Robert Kendrick.