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September 1st, 2014

Wozniacki Ousts Sharapova At US Open; Federer, Dimitrov Start Slow, Tsonga-Murray Monday

Caroline Wozniacki continued her hot run of late toppling former champion Maria Sharapova in three tough sets in the hot, sticky conditions at the US Open Monday.

In the third set Wozniacki jumped out to a 3-1 lead and never gave back the break, clinching the match and moving into the quarters of a Slam for the first time in her last 11 Slam appearances.

“Maria is obviously a tough competitor,” Wozniacki said. “She’s won here before. She won the French Open …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:47 am in US Open | No Comments »

August 31st, 2014

Milos Raonic Says His Hair Is No Different Than Yours, It’s Just The Product He Uses

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A topic of conversation for rising star Milos Raonic has been the rising star’s almost perfect hair which never moves and never is out of place. After a third round win yesterday over Victor Estrella Burgos, Raonic addressed he he maintains his look.

“It’s not really a secret,” Raonic said. “I don’t got really …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:11 pm in US Open | 7 Comments »

August 31st, 2014

Novak Djokovic Invited A Girl To Sing On The Podium During His US Open Presser [Video]

During his press conference yesterday, Novak Djokovic invited a friend to come up to the stage to sing. Moments later 9-year-old Zia Uehling was standing on the podium singing next to the World No. 1.

“I will sing an original song I wrote called African Sun. I wrote this song to give hope to the children in Africa. I never really play without my guitar, so I’ll give it a try,” Uehling said.

“She’s a prodigy, a …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:51 am in US Open, Videos | 4 Comments »

August 31st, 2014

Serena Williams Insists The Women Are “Ready, Willing, And Able” To Play Best-Of-5

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Following a tough 63, 63 win over lefty Varvara Lepchenko in the US Open third round yesterday, tournament top seed Serena Williams admitted that she’s more than open to having women play best-of-5 set matches at the Slams.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We don’t mind playing five sets,” Serena …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:09 am in US Open | 8 Comments »

August 31st, 2014

Eugenie Bouchard: Winning Wimbledon Juniors Is My Proudest Accomplishment, But My Goal Is To Win A Real One

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Eugenie Bouchard has survived the rash of upsets thus far at the US Open. Just three of the Top 8 seeds remain in the women’s draw and that includes Bouchard who made the Wimbledon finals and the French and Australian semis.

Last night the 20-year-old needed three sets to clip Barbora Strycova Zahlavova, and …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in US Open | 5 Comments »

August 31st, 2014

Robredo Exposes Kyrgios; Wozniacki v Sharapova, Federer Sunday at US Open

World No. 1 and tournament favorite Novak Djokovic showed he is rounding into tournament form on Saturday in third-round play at the US Open, needing only 15 minutes to jump out to a 5-0 lead en route to a quick 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over unseeded American Sam Querrey.

“Peaking at the right time, at the right tournament,” Djokovic said afterwards. “This is where I want to play my best tennis. I haven’t done as well as I wanted in lead-up …

Posted by Staff @ 1:28 am in US Open | 117 Comments »

August 30th, 2014

What Strings Does Roger Federer Use In His Racquet? He Explains

If you ever wondered what string type Roger Federer uses in his racquet, wonder no more. Following a win last night over Sam Groth in the US Open second round, Federer explained his stringing preference of gut in the main, synthetic in the crosses.

“Coming up on tour I played with all gut until 2002,” Federer said. “And then I switched from the 85 to the 90 square inch racquet in 2002 before Rome. Then I think I won Hamburg with …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:07 am in US Open | 1 Comment »

August 30th, 2014

Roger Federer Says He Can Tell How Fast A Serve Is Going Without The Radar Gun!

After a relatively easy 64, 64, 64 win last night over the powerful Sam Groth at the 2014 US Open, Roger Federer spoke about how he can sense how fast a serve is going within a few miles per hour without looking at the radar.

“I’m aware of every serve, how hard it is after the point when he goes big, because I think it’s interesting and I want to see,” Federer said. “Sometimes I feel it, as well. I’m like, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:43 am in US Open | 4 Comments »

August 30th, 2014

No. 2 Halep, Kerber, Venus Exit at US Open, Federer Advances; Djokovic, Murray Saturday

Another day, another women’s Top 10 seed — this time actually two — who made stunning exits on Friday at the US Open.

Former teen prodigy and now 32-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia upset world No. 2 Simona Halep 7-6(6), 6-2, and Swiss teen Belinda Bencic shocked No. 6 Angelique Kerber 6-1, 7-5 in third-round play.

Bencic is into the second week of a Slam in her debut at the US Open, and will next meet former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic.

“It all …

Posted by Staff @ 1:47 am in US Open | 117 Comments »

August 29th, 2014

A Hip Injury Has Forced Bernard Tomic To Withdraw From The US Open

Bernard Tomic was scheduled to play David Ferrer this afternoon on Arthur Ashe Stadium in the US Open second round but the Australian’s surgically repaired left hip flared up forcing him out of the event.

The 21-year-old met the media to talk about why he withdrew.

Q. Is it the flu?

BERNARD TOMIC: Not really. I mean, I was sick for the last 10 days. It was difficult having the flu, but my hip’s a little bit not in shape. I’m feeling it …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:38 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »


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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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