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August 29th, 2007

US Open Notes: Federer Open Era v Pre-Open Era

Federer winning four US Opens in a row would be a first-time feat — then if you want, throw in some asterisks from years when the event wasn’t much different from a local country club tournament.

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August 29th, 2007

US Open Notes: Sharapova’s Little Red Dress; Lefty Leverage

“I was trying to get through my warm-up as fast as I could so I could put the dress on actually. Not a joke,” Sharapova said. “Was pretty excited about putting it on. So I told my coach, I was like, ‘Last return and I’m out of here. I’m going in the locker room.’

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:40 pm in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

August 29th, 2007

US Open Notes: The Roddick-Gimelstob Show, Lendl at Mal Gala

At one point Roddick was asked how he would describe Justin to someone who doesn’t know him, and Gimelstob interjected “Sexy, a good kisser.” Roddick answered “Funny,” and Gimelstob summarized, “Enjoys a good cuddle.”

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August 28th, 2007

US Open Notes: Sampras to Play ATP? Federer Faux Pas?

Is it right to hold a Swiss citizen responsible for U.S. tennis history that occurred prior to the Open Era, prior to his birth?

Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:11 pm in Uncategorized | 39 Comments »

August 28th, 2007

US Open Notes: Hingis Blacked Out, Kuzy Loves NYC

I said, ‘No way, forget it. I cannot just sit and watch you hit this ball and you never make it. So I’m sorry.’..But I am in love with hats. I have many hats different design, and like this one and I love New York.”

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August 28th, 2007

US Open Notes: Delic Reluctantly Declines Isner in Doubles

“It was an honor that he asked me to play at his last US Open, but it was hard to say no to Isner.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:40 pm in American tennis, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

August 27th, 2007

US Open Notes: Althea Gibson; Navratilova Left Out

“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Navratilova told Newsday. “When you have a football team and Joe Montana becomes available, you don’t say, ‘Oh, we already have a quarterback,’ but that’s exactly what happened.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 7:11 pm in American tennis, American Women, Uncategorized | 22 Comments »

August 26th, 2007

Henman’s Last US Open

“Yeah, [he was] too good. That’s why he should retire,” Federer said. “No, I’m kidding. He knows best. I’ve had my struggles against him over the years. He beat me at Wimbledon. He beat me in my hometown [Basel] twice. He beat me at the places where it hurt me most. But I got him back a couple times, which is nice, too.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:45 pm in Uncategorized | 41 Comments »

August 26th, 2007

Serena on Divine Nudity, Serbs Don’t Ask Why

Serena Williams in her pre-tournament press conference Saturday dodged questions about posing nude in Jane magazine, with only a strategically-placed flower hiding her rear view.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:38 pm in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

August 26th, 2007

Bad Andy and How to Beat Roger Federer

Roddick will need some Bad-Andy-ness during the fortnight as he is defending runner-up ranking points, but is scheduled to meet world No. 1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:21 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

August 25th, 2007

Red-dressed Sharapova Says Shoulder, Serve Firing Entering US Open

Maria Sharapova is back in her self-professed “favorite city,” ready to debut her little red dress and defend her US Open title, along with the city other Europeans scorn. ADHEREL The Russian has struggled with a should injury all summer, though she says she is functioning at nearly 100 percent. “Yeah, I mean, I got [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 7:44 pm in Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

August 25th, 2007

Jankovic Passes on Mixed Doubles Coupling with Murray at US Open

Andy Murray’s brother Jamie has shot to doubles success this year, so much so that after winning the Wimbledon mixed title with Jelena Jankovic, he cut ties with regular partner Eric Butorac to apparently find a partner worthy of sharing half the court. ADHEREL Murray’s mixed doubles success, at least with Jankovic, won’t carry over [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:25 pm in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

August 25th, 2007

Injury-Prone Murray Now “Psyched” at US Open

Coming off a wrist injury, and a recent knee problem, Britain’s Andy Murray is “psyched” to be in Flushing Meadows and relatively healthy for the US Open — and approaching 100 percent again with the aid of a psychologist. ADHEREL “It’s just more I watch videos of what my forehand looked like before, just sort [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:21 pm in Uncategorized | 25 Comments »

August 22nd, 2007

US Open 2007 Men’s Preview: Federer Fronts Freaky Draw

World No. 1 Roger Federer, attempting an Open Era-record fourth consecutive US Open title, has brought out the freakiness this year on the men’s side in Flushing Meadows as the draw was unveiled Wednesday. Of the 16 qualifying positions randomly placed in the 128 position draw, how do FIVE CONSECUTIVE qualifiers land behind Federer? This [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:35 pm in Uncategorized | 68 Comments »

August 18th, 2007

Blake a Jolt for U.S.; Says Will Stay Aggressive, But Will the ATP?

The US Open Series has been step-up time for the American men — as in ‘Is anyone going to step up and become even a threat to win a big tournament this summer?’

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:43 pm in Uncategorized | 59 Comments »

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6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
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