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September 11th, 2014

So Maria Sharapova And Grigor Dimitrov Have Broken Up?

#452245596 / gettyimages.comThe speculation is spreading that tennis’s top couple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have split up. Just before the US Open the two unfollowed each on twitter – that’s right, how dare they! And during the event in New York the two did not speak of the other nor were they photographed anywhere …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:17 am in Romance | 8 Comments »

September 10th, 2014

Is Rafael Nadal Set To Return For An Exo On September 25 In Kazakhstan?

According to the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, Rafael Nadal will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga two Thursdays from tomorrow in an exhibition match on September 25 in Astana.

President of Kazakhstan Tennis Federation Bulat Utemuratov said via Google Translation, “Promotion and development of tennis in Kazakhstan – the basic objective of our Federation. We are delighted that the stars of world tennis – Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – will arrive in Astana with an exhibition match. This visit – an invaluable opportunity …

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 pm in Exhibitions | 64 Comments »

September 10th, 2014

Serena Williams Declares She Has No Boyfriend, She’s Single!

Following her 6th US Open title, Serena Williams was twitter 24 hours later on Monday evening to declare that she’s single!

Some people will always choose a terrible choice even though they have a rainbow in front of them. But now that rainbow is gone

— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 9, 2014

To answer all your questions I'm single and I have been single so the speculations can stop.

— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 9, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:28 am in Romance | 5 Comments »

September 10th, 2014

Partied-Out Serena Williams Misses Her US Open Media Tour

After partying with BFF Caroline Wozniacki until 3am Sunday night, Serena Williams was unable to make her post-US Open media commitments early on Monday, according to pagesix.com.

While Cilic was awake and alert for his tour Tuesday, Serena was still in bed according to the report. “‘GMA’ had teased Williams’ appearance on Monday morning at 7, then, less than an hour later, had to tell viewers she wasn’t going to appear. ‘Today also confirmed the champ was booked, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:09 am in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 10th, 2014

Marin Cilic Reads The Letterman Top 10 List During US Open Media Tour [Video]

The highlight of Marin Cilic’s post-US Open media tour was a stop at the David Letterman Show where the Croat hosted the Top 10 list segment, “Thoughts going through my mind during the championship match”.

Cilic also appeared on the Kelly and Michael Show, the Charlie Rose Show, Fox Business News top of the Empire State Building for a photo shoot. Now the 25-year-old will race back to Europe for a Davis Cup tie this weekend….

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:48 am in US Open, Videos | 1 Comment »

September 9th, 2014

Murray Drops Out Of Top 10, Cilic Clinches London Finals Alternate Spot

Andy Murray’s hopes of returning to the London finals faded this weekend when Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic both moved ahead of the Scot in the latest ATP Race standings.

Following the US Open, Murray slipped to 11th, some 360 points behind No. 8 Tomas Berdych. Murray will have to at least make up that 360 point difference to have a chance at London.

Also, Cilic climbed to No. 5 while Nishikori moved to No. 6.

According to ATP Finals qualification rules, Cilic …

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in US Open | 58 Comments »

September 8th, 2014

Marin Cilic Presser: It Seems Unreal To Be Called A Grand Slam Champion, This Is The Peak Of The World

Playing in his first career Grand Slam final, Marin Cilic took home the US Open title thrashing Kei Nishikori 63, 63, 63 today in the final. The 25-year-old Cilic becomes the first Croatian to win a Slam since his coach won Wimbledon in 2001.

Cilic ended the event winning his last 10 sets including straight set victories over Tomas Berdych and Roger Federer. The 6-foot-6 Cilic also moves to No. 9 into the next ATP rankings, and he’ll also qualify for …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 pm in US Open | 47 Comments »

September 8th, 2014

Kei Nishikori Presser: That Was One Of The Worst Match I’ve Played, But It’s Been A Good 2 Weeks

After impressive wins over Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori was no match today for a red hot Marin Cilic falling to the big Croatian 63, 63, 63 in the US Open final.

Nishikori still becomes the only man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, and at 24 hopes are high he’ll have many more chances at Grand Slam glory.

After the loss, Nishikori spoke to the press about the loss:

Q. Obviously disappointment for tonight, but when …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:56 pm in US Open | No Comments »

September 8th, 2014

Gambler Would Earn $126K From A $37 Bet If Kei Nishikori Wins The US Open!

According to a tweet from Australian bookmaker Tab, a bettor stands to collect $135,526 AUS ($126K USD) from a $40 AUS ($37 USD) bet if Kei Nishikori wins the US Open final today.

The gambler placed the bet weeks ago as part of a 6-way parlay. So far five of the bets from Winston-Salem and New Haven have come through with the kicker, an 80-1 wager on Nishikori to win the US Open, still in play!

It's not just Nishikori

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:09 pm in Gambling, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 8th, 2014

Poll: Will Serena Williams Equal Steffi Graff’s 22 Career Grand Slam Titles?

#454893074 / gettyimages.comSerena Williams’s 6th US Open title gave her 18 overall Grand Slam victories equalling legendary rivals Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time Grand Slam leaderboard.

Serena’s next target on the list is Steffi Graff who is at 22, four ahead of Serena. With Serena turning 33 in a few weeks, can the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:50 pm in Polls, US Open | 11 Comments »


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ATP - Sep 15 WTA - Sep 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Petra Kvitova
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Na Li
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Kei Nishikori8 Angelique Kerber
9 Marin Cilic9 Caroline Wozniacki
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Ana Ivanovic
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