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No Dream Matchup, but a Chance at History

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I really wanted to see a Rafa/Roger final at the US Open. In the press box, we were quietly rooting for it. It would have been a compelling and dramatic story. But Novak Djokovic spoiled the storyline, with his dramatic, hard-fought upset of Federer in their semifinal.

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Drop Shots

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weary of reading about five-set thrillers on Armstrong Stadium, or another crushing victory by Rafael Nadal? Here are the non-tennis headlines I’ve been following this US Open.

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Nadal Prevails Over Verdasco and Windy Conditions

Friday, September 10, 2010

Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was playing two opponents at the US Open last night: his fellow countryman, Rafael Nadal, and the wind.

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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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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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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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The Takeaway

Wrapping Up the First Weekend of the US Open

Monday, September 06, 2010

As the players ended the first week of the U.S. Open, many familiar faces moved on: Venus Williams advanced in straight sets, and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both won. Amy Eddings, host of "All Things Considered" on New York Public Radio, was at the U.S. Open on Sunday. She wraps up all the weekend's action.

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The Net Post

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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Roddick Crushes Robert

Monday, August 30, 2010

America’s No. 1 tennis player, Andy Roddick, sent Frenchman Stephane Robert packing this afternoon. It took 9th-seeded Roddick only 1 hour and 42 minutes to finish the straight-sets win at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The final score was 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

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Oudin And Schiavone Score Bagels in Flushing

Monday, August 30, 2010

American tennis sweetheart Melanie Oudin cruised through her opening round match with ease this afternoon at the National Tennis Center. Her opponent, Olga Savchuk of the Ukraine, managed to win a mere three games in the first match of the 2010 U.S. Open played on Arthur Ashe stadium. It took Oudin only 56 minutes to polish off the Ukrainian, 6-3, 6-0 (a.k.a…a bagel!)

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Ask the Insider: Behind the Scenes at the U.S. Open

Thursday, August 26, 2010

During the 2010 U.S. Open, WNYC will be talking with players taking part in the tournament and we want to ask them your questions.

American tennis twins Bob and Mike Bryan became the world's winningest men's doubles team earlier this year in Los Angeles, beating the long-standing record of 61 career titles held by Aussies Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, aka "The Woodies." Since that time, the Bryans have racked up three more titles and are seeking number 65 here at the Open.

They answered your questions:

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US Open: Serena Foot Fault Controversy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CBS coverage of Serena Williams' foot fault vs. Kim Clijsters, US Open semis

It took her two days, but Serena Williams has finally issued an apology for shaking her racket at a lineswoman, and threatening violence with a tennis ball, for a foot fault call in a crucial moment in Williams' semi-final match against Kim Clijsters at the US Open last Saturday. Serena may have done so because she finally realized that her reaction was an "inappropriate outburst," as she said in her statement. It also may be because she faces additional penalties for her unsportsmanlike conduct, including a possible suspension from a Grand Slam event. She's already been fined $10,000....a drop in the bucket for Williams, who earned $560,000 for her singles and doubles accomplishments at the US Open.

Serena's not the first tennis player to use foul language on the court, and to berate officials. Jimmy Connors famously called a chair umpire "an abortion." We all remember John McEnroe's tirades. And just yesterday, during the men's final at the Open, Roger Federer used an expletive while arguing with the chair ump during a changeover. The usually calm, cool and collected Fed was unhinged when his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro, took his time challenging a line call. Federer told ump Jake Garner, "Don't tell me to be quiet, OK? When I want to talk, I talk. I don't give a **** what he said."

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