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September 4th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: I Should Have Won That Match Before I Missed That Forehand

Rafael Nadal talks about the tough loss to Lucas Pouille Sunday night at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 pm in US Open | 18 Comments »

September 3rd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Hit This Fantastic Tweener At The US Open Friday Night [Video]

It’s rare for Rafael Nadal to hit a tweener, but he did last night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:58 am in US Open, Videos | No Comments »

September 3rd, 2016

Nadal Impresses At US Open, Another Easy Day For Djokovic; Murray, Del Potro Saturday

Rafael Nadal finished off the first week of the US Open in style routing Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round Friday night. “I think I played well tonight,” Nadal said. ‘Very happy about the way I played. First set especially was very high level.” The win lifted Nadal into his first [...]

Posted by Staff @ 1:31 am in US Open | 98 Comments »

September 1st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Became The First Player To Win A Match Under The New Arthur Ashe Roof [Video]

Watch Rafael Nadal try to hit the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof with a ball.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:07 pm in US Open, Videos | No Comments »

September 1st, 2016

Some Players Are Finding The New Arthur Ashe Stadium Too Noisy

Is the new enclosed Arthur Ashe too noisy?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:40 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

August 30th, 2016

Flat Djokovic Wins In 4 At US Open; Nadal, Cilic Strong; Murray, Del Potro Open Play Tuesday

Novak Djokovic still doesn’t look himself out on court.

Posted by Staff @ 12:47 am in US Open | 31 Comments »

August 28th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber Kick Things Off On Day 1 At The US Open

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline opening at the US Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in US Open | 84 Comments »

August 27th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: The Big 4 Won’t Be Here Forever!

Ahead of the US Open, Rafael Nadal is still working on getting wrist fixed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:23 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 70 Comments »

August 25th, 2016

Andy Murray Leads My List Of US Open Favorites Over Novak Djokovic

An early look at the US Open favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:40 pm in US Open | 61 Comments »

August 24th, 2016

Tennis Announces Ryder Cup-Clone Laver Cup With Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

A new tennis exhibition copies the popular Ryder Cup in golf.

Posted by Staff @ 5:51 pm in Exhibitions, Laver Cup | 44 Comments »

August 23rd, 2016

After A Busy Few Weeks, Rafael Nadal Was On Court Monday At The US Open

Rafael Nadal got his first look at the new Arthur Ashe stadium court.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:23 am in Cincinnati, US Open | 22 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Slogs Through Anderson To Win 600th, Nadal Ousted By Coric, Nishikori Falls In Cincinnati

The quarterfinals are set in Cincinnati and Andy Murray is the only former champion left.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 48 Comments »

August 17th, 2016

Wawrinka Escapes, Nadal Strong, Loaded Schedule Thursday at ATP Cincinnati Including Murray

“I think I played well,” said Nadal, who lost to Cuevas in their last meeting. “I think I played a good match against a tough opponent in the first round for me for sure. After coming from Rio and after the marathon that I had, it’s a very important victory for me. So I’m very happy.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Cincinnati | 37 Comments »

August 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal’s Wrist Isn’t 100%, He’s Tired, But He’s Playing Cincinnati And He’s Staying Positive

How will Rafael Nadal’s wrist hold up this week in Cincinnati?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:21 am in Olympics | 2 Comments »