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August 23rd, 2014

US Open Monday Schedule

The US Open released the schedule for Monday’s opening day of play. Former champions Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova all are in action along with Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka, Canadian ace Milos Raonic and world No. 2 Simona Halep.

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00am Start Time
Danielle Rose Collins (USA) vs. Simona Halep (ROU)[2]
Not Before: 1.00pm
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[19]
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[3] vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE)
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00pm Start Time
Maria Sharapova …

Posted by Staff @ 6:01 pm in US Open | 4 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

A Look At The US Open Tennis Renovation [Video]

The US Open’s ambitious multi-year renovation to it’s 20-year-old Billie Jean King National Tennis Center facility is underway.

The $550 million dollar projected includes a retractable roof over the cavernous Arthur Ashe Stadium in place by August of 2017 and a new Louis Armstrong court with its own roof for the 2018 tournament.

Already a new set of practice courts accompanied by sides of bleachers have been installed.

Yesterday the US Open release more visuals of what the completed site renovation will look …

Posted by Staff @ 5:51 pm in US Open | No Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

US Open Women’s Preview: Serena v Maria Final?

World No. 1 Serena Williams has a last chance to win a Grand Slam during the coming fortnight at the US Open, having been shut out of the Australian, French and Wimbledon.

But Serena’s road starting next week will be anything but easy.

After an opener that should be a walk-through against the young American Taylor Townsend, her road will then go through former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone, in the fourth round former US Open winner Sam Stosur, and in the …

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 22nd, 2014

Serena Williams Sings Karaoke, Visits Letterman, Breaks A Deli Window [Video]

As part of a Delta promotion, Serena Williams was in New York City Wednesday night where she did some karaoke at Arena.

Serena sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.

Last night Serena was a guest on the Letterman show where she broke a window of a neighboring deli.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:29 pm in Videos | No Comments »

August 22nd, 2014

Watch Rafael Nadal Dump A Big Bucket Of Water On His Head For The #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Rafael Nadal braved a bad right wrist by partaking in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Again, is there any ice in that bucket?)

“I’m accepting #ALSIceBucketChallenge to raise awareness on ALS and I challenge @miss_belmont @Charlymoya and @Ronaldo”, Nadal wrote on Facebook.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:33 pm in Videos | 15 Comments »

August 22nd, 2014

Roger Federer Takes The ALS #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

After being nominated by several celebrities, Roger Federer accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday.

“Challenged accepted, Anna Wintour, Gavin Rossdale, and Ana Ivanovic!” Federer posted on Facebook. “ALS is a tragic disease, and I hope that the social media attention from the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to bring more awareness and donation dollars to curing ALS. Funny videos are entertaining, and can be important to raise awareness, but a more important measure of impact is donating:

“In the spirit of …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:26 pm in US Open, Videos | 7 Comments »

August 21st, 2014

US Open: Roger Federer Has To Like His Draw, Djokovic And Murray Probably Won’t!

The final Grand Slam draw of 2014, the US Open, was unveiled earlier this afternoon in New York City, and wouldn’t you know it Roger Federer got another golden draw.

Not only does the 5-time US Open champion not have to deal with Rafael Nadal, who’ll watch from Mallorca, upon quick glance in his quarter the only player to have made the last eight is Richard Gasquet, and he’s injured!

So quite a nice draw for Roger who might have to fend …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:50 pm in US Open | 142 Comments »

August 20th, 2014

Rafael Nadal’s Still Training On Hardcourts, The Splint Is Back On [Video]

Despite his absence from the US Open, Rafael Nadal is still training on the hardcourts in Mallorca hoping to possibly return for Spain’s Davis Cup playoff tie next month in Brazil on red clay.

In the video Nadal is seen wearing the splint on his right wrist again. No timetable for return has been set. The team will continue rehabilitating the wrist and testing it’s strength. When it’s healthy again that when he’ll be back, he says.

If Nadal cannot play in …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Videos | 34 Comments »

August 20th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Appears On David Letterman Show, Says Roger Federer Is Best Dressed Player [Video]

Novak Djokovic began his US Open media tour with a debut stop on the David Letterman show Tuesday night. The World No. 1 and 2011 US Open champion joked about his upbringing, skiing, his chances next week and a revelation that he thinks Roger Federer is the best dressed tennis player (what was that shirt Novak’s wearing?).

Here are the interviews:

And here’s what happened when he …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:18 am in US Open, Videos | 7 Comments »

August 20th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Does The #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Novak Djokovic took part in wave sweeping the globe for a good cause: the ALS ice bucket challenge.

“Hello everybody, I want to thank all the good people for helping spread awareness about this noble cause,” Djokovic said of the disease which afflicted the late ATP CEO Brad Drewett and former star Jerome Golmard.

The World No. 1 then warmed up with a quick dance to Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice, Baby” before getting doused with a bucket of water (was there any …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:03 am in US Open, Videos | 3 Comments »

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