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September 22nd, 2017

Laver Cup Opens Play Friday With Zverev v Shapovalov; Nadal In Doubles

The Laver Cup exo opens play on Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in Laver Cup | 42 Comments »

September 10th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Over Kevin Anderson 16th Grand Slam Title, 3rd US Open

Rafael Nadal closed to within three of Roger Federer’s 19 Grand Slam titles.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:14 pm in US Open | 247 Comments »

September 10th, 2017

Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson In The US Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:36 pm in US Open | 103 Comments »

September 9th, 2017

Nadal Wears Out Del Potro, to Meet Anderson in US Open Final

“After a couple of years of tough moments, it has been an emotional year,” said Nadal after reaching his fourth US Open final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:19 am in US Open | 84 Comments »

September 8th, 2017

Nadal v Del Potro, Carreno Busta v Anderson; US Open SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s semifinals today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:50 pm in US Open | 128 Comments »

September 7th, 2017

Del Potro Ruins Federer-Nadal SF Party at US Open

“I think it’s my home court,” Del Potro said of the New York Argentine-heavy crowd. “You make me so happy every time I play here. I love to see the crowd chanting for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in US Open | 57 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Don’t Want To Look Like I’m Going To Be Roger Federer’s Boyfriend

Rafael Nadal does not like Roger Federer like that.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:03 pm in US Open | 8 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Anderson, C-Busta Into Unlikely US Open Semifinals; Rafa, Federer-Del Potro Wednesday

“It is something that I always dreamed,” Carreno Busta said upon reaching his first Grand Slam final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Tennis, US Open | 243 Comments »

September 5th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Don’t Want To Get Older, I Haven’t Found A Way To Stop Aging

Rafael Nadal is searching hard for the fountain of youth. Maybe Roger Federer has it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:32 pm in US Open | 28 Comments »

September 4th, 2017

Del Potro Wins Thriller Over Thiem, Sets Up Federer Showdown At US Open; Nadal Rolls

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are now just one win from a first US Open meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in US Open | 90 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Querrey Coasts, Shapovalov’s US Open Run Ends; Former Champs Federer, Nadal, Del Potro Monday

Who will emerge as a first-time Grand Slam finalist from the bottom half of the US Open men’s draw? We are closer to a determination.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Federer Better, Rafa Rallies At US Open; Shapovalov Sunday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are getting closer to a semifinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in US Open | 30 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

“He won the first set. He was playing good tennis,” Shapovalov said. “He was playing me the right way. Yeah, I picked it up in the second. Stayed calm after the first. I knew I would have my chances. I converted in the second set when I had the chance. So I was happy with that — it’s unfortunate what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis, US Open | 285 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Old Men Federer, Nadal Hobble Into 3rd Rd. After Struggles at US Open

“[My back is] better than the first round, so I’m happy,” Federer said afterwards. “Yeah, this match wasn’t about the back, which is good. This is more just a grind. I felt different, completely different, the way it played and everything. But I’m really, really happy I got through.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:17 am in Tennis, US Open | 37 Comments »