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August 11th, 2007

Djokovic ousts Roddick, Three-way battle for No.1 in 2008?

One year ago, Novak Djokovic had just cracked the Top 30 after picking up his first title on the Dutch clay of Amersfoort and reaching the final in Umag the next week. On Monday, the Serb will be the No.3 player in the world again after advancing to the semifinals of the Masters Series event [...]

Posted by Abe Kuijl @ 2:05 pm in US Open Series | 52 Comments »

August 10th, 2007

Mathieu lets Nadal off the hook, Federer vs. Hewitt

Paul-Henri Mathieu is enjoying his career best ranking of 23, so it was clear that Rafael Nadal was in for a real test when he faced the Frenchman in the third round of the Rogers Masters in Montreal. That the recent Gstaad winner would have the match for the taking early in the second set [...]

Posted by Abe Kuijl @ 12:05 pm in US Open Series | 10 Comments »

August 6th, 2007

US Open Series heating up: Welcome back Roger and Rafa

The US Open Series is entering its fourth week, but for many tennis fans, they haven’t truly started up until this point. Is there anything organisers could have done to prevent this mindset? Not really, because the casual tennis fan only cares about events Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are playing in, and they only [...]

Posted by Abe Kuijl @ 4:36 pm in US Open Series | 23 Comments »

August 3rd, 2007

Big Names, Big Matches Friday in US Open Tennis Series Play

While tennis is under the gun with the Davydenko betting investigation, I think I’d be remiss not to mention that on the brighter side what a great US Open Series line-up today in Washington and San Diego.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:57 pm in US Open Series | 6 Comments »

July 30th, 2007

US Open Series Tries to Reload with Sharapova, Venus this Week

It was another banner week for the US Open Series, aka, the Greatest Road Trip in Sports. Once again, though, few top players decided to make the roadie last week and we were left with “stars” Frank Dancevic and Dmitry Tursunov playing for the Indianapolis title, and Anna Chakvetadze and Sania Mirza battled in the [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:51 am in US Open Series | 10 Comments »

July 23rd, 2007

Stepanek Worm Dances His Way to the US Open Series Lead

Now I know. When you win the first hardcourt tournament of the summer which puts you onut in front of the US Open Series, that’s when you break out the worm dance. That according to Czech Radek Stepanek who bounced the blundering James Blake in three sets in the LA final Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in US Open Series | 26 Comments »