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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 »

September 7th, 2014

Serena Williams Collects 3rd Straight US Open Title, $4 Million

Facing a year without a Grand Slam title to her name, world No. 1 Serena Williams stepped up her game on Sunday to claim a third consecutive US Open title and the 18th Slam crown of her career, defeating former No. 1 and friend Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3.

The first set featured five straight breaks of serve until both players righted their respective ships. In the second set Williams claimed an early break and held the initiative until breaking again in …

Posted by Staff @ 7:53 pm in US Open | 10 Comments »

September 7th, 2014

2014 US Open Women’s Final Preview: Serena Williams v Caroline Wozniacki

Best friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki clash for the third time this summer, this for the final Grand Slam of 2014. Serena has beaten her Danish BFF 8 of 9 times but their two recent meetings last month in Montreal and Cincinnati both went the distance.

This fornight the top-seeded Serena hasn’t lost a set and looked her dominant self en route to her 22nd career Grand Slam final, her 8th at the US Open.

Wozniacki returns to the finals of …

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 pm in US Open | 13 Comments »

September 6th, 2014

Saturday SF Shockers: Djokovic, Federer Lose At The US Open; Cilic-Nishikori Final Set

In one of the most upsetting semifinal days in Grand Slam history the top two tournament favorites and former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were both stunned by Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic, respectively.

Having watching both matches and most if the tournament, it’s hard to say which result was the bigger surprise. Djokovic had been suspect entering the US Open but he seemed to turn things around nicely in the early rounds. Federer was lucky to still be around …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:10 pm in US Open | 179 Comments »

September 6th, 2014

Kei Nishikori Presser: I Almost Didn’t Play The US Open, So I Wasn’t Expecting Anything

#454785012 / gettyimages.comKei Nishikori became the first Asian man in history to make a Grand Slam singles final after shocking top seed Novak Djokovic 64, 16, 76(4), 63 earlier today.

Nishikori has now beaten three Top 5 seeds in No. 5 Milos Raonic and and No. 3 Stan Wawrinka as he awaits the Marin Cilic-Roger Federer …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:02 pm in US Open | No Comments »

September 6th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Presser: I Just Wasn’t Myself Today, But I Congratulate Kei, He Was The Better Player

#454787076 / gettyimages.comTop seed Novak Djokovic was stunned today by Kei Nishikori in the US Open semifinals. Djokovic had made the US Open finals the last four years, winning the title in 2011. This was his earliest loss in New York since 2009.

Afterward, Djokovic, who didn’t make a final in any of the three events …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:52 pm in US Open | 7 Comments »

September 5th, 2014

Serena, Woz Line up Pressure-packed (re: Choke?) US Open Women’s Final

The US Open women’s final will feature the current world No. 1 in her last chance to capture a Grand Slam title in 2014, against a former No. 1 who has seen the US Open championship round before, but has never raised a Slam trophy.

BFF’s Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will square off in the Sunday final after each won straight-set encounters on Friday.

Williams overpowered Russian Ekaterina Makarova in under an hour, crunching 24 winners in a free-flowing 6-1, 6-3 …

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis, US Open | 15 Comments »

September 5th, 2014

Will It Be Federer v Djokovic Monday In The US Open Finals? Saturday SF Picks And Pans

We are now just one round from a super-sized Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic US Open final. Will the stars align one last time for us tennis fans to enjoy it? Read on.

First to yesterday.

Tomas Berdych says he wants to win, says he’s trying, says tournaments don’t really start until the quarterfinals, but that’s around the stage when he keeps losing, and losing meekly. For the third straight Slam the Czech lost as a favorite in straight sets – Gulbis …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:57 pm in US Open | 406 Comments »

September 5th, 2014

Roger Federer’s Career 0-2 Comebacks [Chart]

For a ninth time Roger Federer overcame a two set deficit yesterday in the quarterfinals in a win against Gael Monfils last night at the US Open. Federer’s nine are the most among all active players.

Roger Federer’s Career 0-2 Comebacks (9)
2000 U.S. Open R128 — def. Peter Wessels, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 3-4, retired
2001 French Open R64 — def. Sargis Sargsian, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 9-7
2005 Miami Masters F — def. Rafael Nadal, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-1
2009 …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:02 pm in Charts, US Open | 30 Comments »

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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
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