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September 9th, 2015

Serena Overpowers Venus To Reach 10th US Open SF; Azarenka v Halep Wednesday

Serena and Venus Williams resumed their storied rivalry Tuesday night in the US Open quarterfinals with the younger sisters, Serena, keeping the upper hand with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

The win raises Serena’s advantage over Venus to 16-11 overall and 9-5 in Grand Slam play.

“It was great to see her do so well tonight,” Serena said. “She was at an unbelievable level today. Down to the match point, it was just not easy. It’s probably the toughest match I’ve played in …

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in US Open | 2 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Kevin Anderson Wants To Be A Top 5 Player

Following his biggest career win, beating former champion Andy Murray in four sets to reach his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal, Kevin Anderson wants more. A lot more.

“Top 10 has been a lifelong dream for me,” the 29-year-old Anderson said. “I feel like I’m getting closer. Even top 5, I think that’s ultimately where I want to be.

“So we try structure and think that way. Obviously it’s a lot of tennis and a lot of wins to get there. But …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:37 pm in US Open | 10 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Roger Federer Explains How He Keeps His Cool On The Court And When He Stopped Being Angry

Tennis fans know that Roger Federer rarely looks rattled out on the court and rarely does he lose his cool, no matter what the situation.

Last night, facing the biggest serve in tennis, Federer kept his compsure despite being down break points and some incredible shot-making from the American.

“I think this time of my career, I see a dropshot when it comes back,” Federer said. “It’s obviously just one point. Like an ace is just a point. Like a horrible error …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:28 pm in US Open | 9 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Roger Federer Becomes The First Player To Bagel John Isner In A Tiebreaker

Roger Federer keeps piling up the records. The 34-year-old won last night over American John Isner 76, 76, 75 in an exciting match which featured many incredible shots. But the Federer made history become the first player to ever skunk John Isner in a tiebreaker, beating the Big Man 7-0 in the first set breaker.

“When you win a tiebreak 7-Love, things have to go your way,” said Federer. “You need to make some right decisions; he needs to take some …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:13 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 8th, 2015

Federer Masters Isner; Serena v Venus Tonight at US Open

World No. 2 Simona Halep and former No. 1 and No. 20 seed set up a potential blockbuster match when both won on Monday at the US Open.

Halep fought through a leg injury and cramping to outlast No. 24-seeded German Sabine Lisicki 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-2, while Azarenka put on her hard hat for a routine 6-3, 6-4 win over unseeded American Varvara Lepchenko.

“At the beginning, it was, actually [hurting],” Halep said of her leg which was eventually heavily wrapped during …

Posted by Staff @ 12:13 am in US Open | 422 Comments »

September 7th, 2015

Williams Sisters Book QF Meeting at US Open; Federer v Isner Monday

World No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 23 seed Venus Williams won in straight sets on Sunday to book a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting on Tuesday.

Serena served past fellow American and No. 19 seed Madison Keys 6-3, 6-3, while Venus dominated Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-1.

Venus with the win returned to the quarterfinal round for the first time in five years at the US Open.

“I’ve played some tough matches so far, and I feel like that helped me get a …

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 237 Comments »

September 6th, 2015

Eugenie Bouchard Withdraws From US Open After Sustaining A Concussion In Locker Room Fall

Top-ranked Canadian Eugenie Bouchard withdrew today from the US Open due to a concussion, the tournament announced.

Bouchard slipped and fell in the locker room Friday forcing her out of both mixed and women’s doubles yesterday.

Today, she confirmed her withdrawal from singles. She was to play Italian Roberta Vinci who moves on to her third US Open quarterfinal.

According to reports, Bouchard suffered the injury Friday after her late-evening mixed doubles win with Nick Kyrgios.

Bouchard (concussion) withdraws from

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 6th, 2015

Roger Federer Says He Couldn’t Stay Up Late To Watch Nadal Lose To Fognini Because He Had To Sleep!

Roger Federer is a huge consumer of tennis matches but the Swiss star was unable to catch the best match of the first week at the US Open because it finished too late.

Federer admitted that he went to bed before the conclusion of Fabio Fognini’s thrilling 5-set comeback win Friday night over Rafael Nadal which ended at 1:30am. It was a tough decision, he said, because he would have liked to have seen it.

“When I went to bed clearly thought …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:31 am in US Open | 13 Comments »

September 6th, 2015

Roger Federer Explains The Origins Of His SABR Shot And What It Stands For

Roger Federer new trick shot, the SABR (stands for “Sneak Attack By Roger”) has been the story of the summer. The 34-year-old Swiss brought it out with varied success en route to his Cincinnati title, and now he’s using at the US Open where he finds himself in the fourth round.

After a third straight-set win of the week, a tougher victory over friend Philipp Kohlschreiber, Federer explained how the idea of the SABR came up.

When I arrived in Cincinnati, I …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:21 am in US Open, Videos | 21 Comments »

September 6th, 2015

Andy Murray Is Feeling Better And His Voice Is Normal Again!

After dealing a minor cold at the start of the US Open, Andy Murray is feeling better. The 2012 champion cruised past Thomaz Bellucci last night 63, 62, 75 to make the fourth round at the US Open for the 8th time.

“Today I felt much better. When I woke up this morning, I slept like during the day yesterday two or three times. Today I got up, and I slept again before coming out to the courts. Today I felt …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:49 am in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 6th, 2015

Federer Continues To Dominate While Young, Azarenka Post Dramatic Wins At US Open; Djokovic, Serena Sunday

American Donald Young was the feel-good story of the US Open on Saturday, posting his second comeback of the tournament from 0-2 sets down to upset No. 22 seed Viktor Troicki 4-6, 0-6, 7-6(3), 6-2, 6-4.

“I’ve been slaving in the gym, killing it,” Young said. “It was a weak point in my career. I’m not exactly where I want to be, but I’m moving in the right direction.”

Young will next meet No. 5 seed Stan Wawrinka, who defeated Ruben Bemelmans …

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in US Open | 143 Comments »

September 5th, 2015

Rafael Nadal: I Am Playing Worse Than I Was Two Years Ago

For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal blew a 2-set lead in a Grand Slam. That happened last night when the 2-time US Open champion couldn’t hold a 2-set and 3-1 lead in the third only to lose to new rival Fabio Fognini 36, 46, 64, 63, 64 in a 3-hour, 46-minute thrill ride Friday at the US Open.

“He play great,” he said about Fognini who has now beaten him three times this year. “It was not a …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:38 am in US Open | 67 Comments »

September 5th, 2015

Fognini Stuns Nadal In 5-Set Thriller, Serena Survives Threat At US Open; Federer v Kohlschreiber Saturday

In the best match of the tournament, Fabio Fognini became the first player to ever come from two sets down in a Grand Slam match and beat Rafael Nadal 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

The Spaniard had won 22 of his last 23 matches in New York with titles in 2010 and 2013, but couldn’t match the power from the Italian for the duration of the 3-hour, 45-minute slugfest which ended approximately 1:26am.

Fognini cracked 70 winners to Nadal’s 30 and converted …

Posted by Staff @ 1:48 am in US Open | 209 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

2-Time Finalist Wozniacki Czeched Out Of US Open; Venus v Bencic Friday, Serena Resumes March

An otherwise uneventful day in the women’s draw changed with the final match of the Thursday as the women’s draw lost a another seed. Two-time finalist Caroline Wozniacki was checked out of the US Open by Petra Cetkovska in a final set tiebreaker. Wozniacki had lost to the Czech in straight sets when they last played at Wimbledon two years ago. Now she goes the distance and holds off the nerves to win.

Wozniacki’s loss leaves just three Top 10 players …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:54 am in US Open | 34 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

Federer Darts Past Darcis, Murray Struggles At US Open; Djokovic, Nadal v Fognini Friday

Roger Federer kept on rolling. The Swiss has been playing some of his best tennis in years today crushing Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the US Open.

Federer has now held serve an incredible 72 straight times since his 34th birthday last month – we should all be so lucky. He won Cincinnati and he’s won his first two matches in New York quite easily.

“Doing the right things on the court,” Federer said tonight after breezing …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 am in US Open | 244 Comments »

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