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August 25th, 2014

Andy Murray Says His Poop Is Proper, So He’s Not Sure Why His Body Broke Down Today

Former champion Andy Murray very nearly suffered his earliest loss ever at the US Open today, needing a very tough 4-sets to beat Robin Haase 63, 76, 16, 75.

Murray was down 41 in the fourth set before he overcame an assortment of ailments to beat the Dutchman. Afterward, the 2012 US Open champion admitted he wasn’t sure why his body began cramping after he won the second set after just 90 minutes of play.

“I trained very hard, so I don’t …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:43 pm in US Open | 25 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Nick Kyrgios Reveals He Likes The US Open More Than Any Other Slam, Including The Australian Open!

Following an impressive win over 2-time US Open semifinalist Mikhail Youzhny, rising superstar Nick Kyrgios revealed that the Australian Open isn’t his favorite Grand Slam. It’s the U.S.!

“It’s awesome,” the 19-year-old said about the US Open atmosphere. “I’m going to get scorched in Melbourne, but it’s my favorite Grand Slam.

“It sort of suits my personality a bit. I like to go out, not go out, but just roam the streets and that sort of stuff. I like the atmosphere at …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:33 pm in US Open | 24 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Watch A Bee Attack Kimiko Date Krumm During Her Match At The US Open [Video]

Bugs got into the game today at the US Open. During her first round on Arthur Ashe Stadium, 43-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm not only had to deal with 2-time champion Venus Williams but also a pesky bee. Eventually the bee buzzed off but not Venus who won the matchup of the two oldest women in the draw 26, 63, 63.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:00 pm in US Open, Videos | 2 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

2014 US Open TV Schedule: CBS, ESPN, Tennis Channel

For the final time the US Open will be broadcast on three different networks in the USA. In the last year of their contract CBS will broadcast the US Open middle weekend and the men’s and women’s semifinals and finals.

Included in their 100+ hours, ESPN will air matches during the weekdays and into the evening with Tennis Channel on the first set of matches at 11am. The network will take over CBS’s role starting in 2015.

“We are proud of …

Posted by Staff @ 2:18 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Former Champions Djokovic, Murray, Venus And Sharapova In US Open Action Monday

The US Open kicks off on Monday with a quartet of former champions headlining opening day play. Among the 56 matches scheduled are four former US Open champions on the main two showcourts: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Murray plays Robin Haase who nearly stunned the Scot three years ago but blew a 2-set lead. Djokovic, who’s struggled post-Wimbledon, begins against the lightly-regarded Diego Schwartzman who has never played in a main draw hardcourt match!

2006 champ Sharapova …

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in US Open | 40 Comments »

August 24th, 2014

Rosol Wins Winston-Salem; Kvitova Can Take No. 1 at US Open

Lukas Rosol saved match points in the final, and Petra Kvitova showed her Wimbledon-winning form in capturing titles days before the kick-off of the US Open.

The 29-year-old Rosol saved two match points to defeat Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open final on Saturday.

“I waited patiently to see if he would give me a chance on his serve, and he did,” Rosol said. “I didn’t start out well, but I finished strong.”

Rosol has reached the quarterfinals or better …

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

Novak Djokovic: I Wasn’t Close To My Best Over The Summer, But It Was An Emotional Period

Novak Djokovic re-iterated his disappointment at his summer performance. The Serb who was married just a few days after his Wimbledon triumph, fell apart in third round losses at both Toronto and Cincinnati. But he says leading up to the US Open where he won a few years ago and has reached the finals the last four, he’s feeling better.

“I’m feeling better and better as the days go by,” Djokovic said on Saturday. “Yes, I wanted to do better in …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:35 pm in US Open | 23 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

Roger Federer: We Hope Rafa Feels Better Quickly, But His Absence Gives Me An Opportunity

Roger Federer said Saturday that he’ll miss rival Rafael Nadal at the US Open, but admitted that the Spaniard’s absence does open for players like himself with the defending champion out.

“I’m more disappointed for the fans, his fans, and the tournament,” Federer said of Nadal’s withdrawal. “It’s more exciting with him.

“For us, the players, I mean, we hope he gets well and he feels better quickly and all these things and he’s back on tour soon. But at the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:23 pm in US Open | 19 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

Milos Raonic: I Like My Girls Without Tattoos

Milos Raonic has blossomed into a full force thus summer after a Wimbledon semifinal followed by a Washington title and a Cincinnati semifinals.

The Canadian who’s now knocking on the door of the Top 5 thinks the US Open, along the Australian, could be his two best events.

“If you asked me at the beginning of this year the two slams that I would have said where I would have the best shot is Australia and here,” he said.

So Raonic aims to …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:11 pm in US Open | 5 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

Guess Who Recognized Simona Halep In New York City?

Simon Halep is among the many new stars to emerge this year on the WTA. But none have reached the heights of the Romanian who has risen to No. 2 in the world for the US Open.

“I didn’t expect that I can get in top 10 this year, but it was my dream to be in top 20,” Halep said. “Now I’m second in the rankings, so it’s an amazing feeling for me. I”

The 22-year-old Halep has a shy persona …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:01 pm in US Open | No 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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