The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

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 »

September 8th, 2014

Roger Federer Talks About The Nishikori-Cilic US Open Final

After his shock straight set loss to Marin Cilic on Saturday, Roger Federer took a few moments to talk about the two players on today’s US Open final, Kei Nishikori and the Croatian Cilic.

On these two new faces to a Grand Slam final playing for the US Open title:
I think it’s exciting for the game, you know, to have different faces from time to time. At the same time, I think people still enjoy seeing the guys they have seen …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:34 pm in US Open | 8 Comments »

September 8th, 2014

After Crushing Her In The US Open Final, Serena Williams Then Partied With Caroline Wozniacki

Serena Williams captured her 6th US Open title yesterday easily beating Caroline Wozniacki 63, 63 in just 75 minutes.

Serena and Caroline are best of friends, so naturally afterwards the last two standing in the US Open women’s draw met for a night of celebration.

“She’s funny, she’s nice, she’s supportive,” Serena said of her relationship with Wozniacki. “She’s just really, really sweet. You …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:12 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 8th, 2014

Bryan Brothers Wins 100th Career Doubles Title, 6th US Open

#454859840 / gettyimages.comThe popular Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, collected their 100th career doubles title Sunday defeating the Spanish team of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4 for their 5th US Open title.

“It’s amazing relief, ecstasy,” Bob said. “I was having flashbacks to my whole career towards the end of that match. It was …

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 am in US Open | No Comments »

September 8th, 2014

Kei Nishikori v Marin Cilic In The US Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Some 36 hours later, it’s still just as hard to digest the fact that Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic are actually playing for a Grand Slam title on Monday. Let’s be honest, had this been a first round matchup at another event few would even have cared, now it’s a final for a Grand Slam title. Amazing.

Sticker shock aside, credit to both players. I’ve long tabbed Nishikori as a future force on the tour provided his frail body allowed him …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:30 am in US Open | 153 Comments »

  • Recent Comments
ATP - Sep 22 WTA - Sep 22
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Petra Kvitova
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 David Ferrer5 Na Li
6 Milos Raonic6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Caroline Wozniacki
8 Kei Nishikori8 Angelique Kerber
9 Marin Cilic9 Eugenie Bouchard
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Ana Ivanovic
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.