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September 4th, 2015

2-Time Finalist Wozniacki Czeched Out Of US Open; Venus v Bencic Friday, Serena Resumes March

An otherwise uneventful day in the women’s draw changed with the final match of the Thursday as the women’s draw lost a another seed. Two-time finalist Caroline Wozniacki was checked out of the US Open by Petra Cetkovska in a final set tiebreaker. Wozniacki had lost to the Czech in straight sets when they last played at Wimbledon two years ago. Now she goes the distance and holds off the nerves to win.

Wozniacki’s loss leaves just three Top 10 players …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:54 am in US Open | 22 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

Federer Darts Past Darcis, Murray Struggles At US Open; Djokovic, Nadal v Fognini Friday

Roger Federer kept on rolling. The Swiss has been playing some of his best tennis in years today crushing Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the US Open.

Federer has now held serve an incredible 72 straight times since his 34th birthday last month – we should all be so lucky. He won Cincinnati and he’s won his first two matches in New York quite easily.

“Doing the right things on the court,” Federer said tonight after breezing …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 am in US Open | 20 Comments »

September 3rd, 2015

Andy Murray Has A Solution To Stop First Round Retirements: Pay Players Just For Making It Into The Draw

Andy Murray had to struggle today coming back from two sets down to win in five sets over Adrian Mannarino in 3-hours, 17-minutes.

“I’m proud of the way I fought,” said Murray after his eighth 0-2 comeback. “It was not an easy match to come through at all. He was making it extremely difficult for me, as well. Thought he played some really, really good tennis. He has such an unorthodox game, I didn’t really feel that comfortable at many points …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:36 pm in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 3rd, 2015

Sam Stosur Can’t Get A Car And Gets Kick Off Practice Courts At The Tournament She Won In 2011

Sam Stosur feels she’s not getting the treatment she deserves. Stosur won the US Open in 2011 beating Serena Williams, but the Australian veteran who’s into the third round talked about how she couldn’t get a car to the tournament and she was kicked off the practice courts by Serena.

“When you are still in the tournament you try and book a car they say you can’t have one before 10:00 because you don’t have a match, I don’t think it’s …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:08 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 3rd, 2015

Rafael Nadal: The Press Makes It Seem Like I Am No. 200 In The World, I Am Not, I Am No. 8!

According to Rafael Nadal, no, the sky is not falling. The former No. 1 has had a down year, but he’s quick to remind you that depsite his struggles he’s still ranked No. 8 in the world right now.

“Seems like I am No. 200 in every press conference,” Nadal said after a shaky win over Diego Schwartzman. “I am not so bad. After I arrive here with the victory, I come back to the locker room saying how bad I …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:54 pm in US Open | 21 Comments »

September 3rd, 2015

Serena Williams Is Finally Starting To Get Nervous

With so much history on the line this month, the nerves are slowly getting to Serena Williams as she chases the Calendar year Grand Slam.

Serena had to work hard Wednesday in the heat at the US Open, beating Kiki Bertens 76, 63 overcoming a 4-0 tiebreak deficit to the Dutchwoman.

Serena who served 10 double faults requiring extra practice after the win, admitted she was playing tight.

“I just got a little nervous today,” Serena said. ‘But, you know, I’ve been doing …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:43 pm in US Open | No Comments »

September 3rd, 2015

Novak Djokovic Dances It Up With Superfan At US Open [Video]

Novak Djokovic showed off some of his dance moves following an easy win over Andreas Haider Maurer last night at the US Open.

At the conclusion of the match, a “planted fan” from the crowd was “invited” on the court to get into it with the World No. 1. And Djokovic bought pre-planned act.

“Im glad that he came down to the court,” Djokovic said about Cameron Hughes, a profession fan. “It was not planned. I’m happy …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:05 pm in US Open, Videos | 2 Comments »

September 2nd, 2015

Djokovic, Serena Right Ships Wed. at US Open; Tennis-X Notes

No huge upsets on Wednesday at the US Open as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic capped the night session off by beating on unseeded Austrian Andreas “Don’t Be a” Haider-Maurer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.

“I never played Andreas on a hardcourt, so it took time to get the positioning,” said Djokovic, who was forced to do an uncomfortable dance with a fan by uncomfortable ESPN on-court interviewer Brad Gilbert. “[Andreas] has a big serve. These are the kind of humid conditions you’re …

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 140 Comments »

September 2nd, 2015

Roger Federer Says The New Arthur Ashe Roof Will Help The Top Players

The roof over Arthur Ashe at the US Open is still a year away, but the structure in place will help the top guys, according to Roger Federer.

The Swiss opened his US Open yesterday blowing out Leonardo Mayer. With the shade covering and the beams, Federer says there will be less wind allowing for top players to play even better.

“Probably more so the top players,” Federer answered when asked who the roof will help the most, “because you know what …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:21 pm in US Open | 7 Comments »

September 2nd, 2015

Nick Kyrgios Says He’s Learned To Keep His Mouth Shut

After a month of controversy, what has Nick Kyrgios learned?

“Keep your mouth shut at times,” Kyrgios answered after a 4-set loss last night to Andy Murray in the US Open first round.

Kyrgios, who’s only 20, says he’s learning on the go as a pro, and he’ll get better. And he appreciates Murray’s support.

“I’ve had a really good relationship with Andy for a long time now,” Kyrgios said. “I’ve played him a lot. Never beaten him. I got a set off …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:12 pm in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 2nd, 2015

Andy Murray Doesn’t Think Nick Kyrgios Plays High Risk Tennis

It was one of the most intriguing matches of the first round, and while it didn’t have many thrills, Andy Murray’s match against Nick Kyrgios did provide some entertainment, especially from the controversial Australian.

But despite questionable shot selection, ill-attempted tweeners and lackadaisical attitude, Murray doesn’t take issue with Kyrgios’s playing style.

“I actually don’t think that he plays that high risk tennis to be honest,” Murray said. “I think it’s more that the ups and downs. Like when he’s on, he …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:05 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Federer, Murray Roll; Women’s Upsets Continue Tuesday at US Open

The women’s seeds kept dropping out on Tuesday at the US Open, where No. 6 Lucie Safarova, who has had a strong summer, was nonetheless easily sent out by unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-1.

“I talked with my coach about what to change,” said Tsurenko, who following Wimbledon won her first career title at Istanbul. “I changed the serve a little bit, made it a more active movement. I received pretty bad because she was a lefty. This time I …

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Tennis, US Open | 162 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Aside From Being Dehydrated, Rafael Nadal Thinks He Played Great Last Night

Despite a bout of dehydration, Rafael Nadal was pleased with his 4-set win last night over 18-year-old Borna Coric.

“I think I played great,” Nadal said. “The first two sets I played a very high level of tennis. Seriously, then I get a little bit tired. I had some problems. I was sweating a lot.

“I had little bit of stomach problem so I felt not perfect, physically perfect then. But then in the fourth I recovered little bit. I played …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:45 pm in US Open | 18 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Tommy Haas Says Roger Federer Is The GOAT

The clock is ticking for Tommy Haas. The 37-year-old German may have just played his last US Open yesterday, losing to Fernando Verdasco in the first round.

With all his experience and years on the tour, Haas was asked about who he thought are the greats of the game.

“Best player, Roger is up there, for sure,” Haas said. “I think he’s the greatest of all time. You know, the results speak for that, as well. A lot of great competitors out …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:24 pm in GOAT, US Open | 17 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Novak Djokovic Says Being A Father Is Not A Distraction, Instead It’s Added Energy And Love To His Tennis Game

Following a very easy 61, 61, 61 win over Joao Souza in his the opening round, Novak Djokovic talked about the impact have his baby boy Stefan is having here in New York as he tries to win a second US Open.

“It has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life,” Djokovic said. “It did not come to me in any way that it can be a distraction. In contrary, it only added a new dimension of …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:13 pm in US Open | 5 Comments »


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