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Cup For Sale: A Historic Trophy Could Go to Highest Bidder

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Because of intense rain at the National Tennis Center in Queens last week, the U.S. Open men’s singles final will be held on a Monday for the fourth-consecutive year. The match-up will also be a repeat of last year’s final: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will duel it out for the winner’s trophy. But regardless of what happens inside Arthur Ashe stadium, both players could take home a champion’s trophy — but one will have to pay for it.

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Learning How to Fly the US Open Blimp

Friday, September 09, 2011

When not hovering over the U.S. Open or another event in the area, the Direct TV airship lays low at the Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey. We visited the aircraft and took a flying lesson.

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Power Play: Roddick Says He'd Consider Being Commissioner

Friday, September 09, 2011

For years, tennis players have complained that, unlike many other pro sports, there is no designated commissioner of tennis, an objective decision-maker who can point the game in the right direction. And in his post-match press conference, Andy Roddick was asked about whether he might be the right guy for this job.

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Players Concerned for Safety at Rain-Soaked US Open

Thursday, September 08, 2011

For a whopping 16 minutes, players at the U.S. Open were able to play a handful of games before rain drenched the courts — and the top players in the world were not happy about it.

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Rain Halts Action at the US Open

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

It took nine days to halt the tennis at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, Queens, this year. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the United States Tennis Association, the organization that runs the tournament, announced it was canceling all day and night sessions for Day 9 of the US Open.

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Laboring Away: A Fruitful Holiday Weekend at the US Open

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday of September each year, was first observed in 1882 by the Central Labor Union of New York. Now, the holiday also marks the start of the second week of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Queens, where, so far, the players have every reason to be happy.

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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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