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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 »

August 30th, 2017

Federer: Playing Under The Ashe Roof Is Cool; Nadal: Playing Under The Ashe Roof Is Too Noisy

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer don’t agree on the Ashe noise when the roof is closed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:16 pm in US Open | 28 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Nadal Wins, Federer Escapes Tiafoe Test Tuesday at US Open; Cilic, Delpo Wed.

“At the beginning of the match, he played well. I didn’t,” said Nadal, who saw Lajovic serve for the first set at 5-4. “That’s part of the nerves a little bit, and you need to win matches, no?”

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in US Open | 72 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sock Socked as Americans Open Play at US Open; Nadal, Federer Tuesday

“The last eight, nine days I’m practicing full without thinking about it,” Cilic says of his health. “That’s quite good. With this first match out of the way, I think that just resolves everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 am in US Open | Comments Off

August 26th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I’d Rather Play Someone Easy Than Federer In The US Open SFs!

Rafael Nadal wants an easy draw, please.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:23 pm in US Open | Comments Off

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 22nd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I’ll Go With Roger Federer’s Bad Back

Yeah, Roger Federer’s playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year’s US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don’t feel like locks to win it. That’s because we’ve seen breakthroughs [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in US Open | 32 Comments »

August 21st, 2017

2017 US Open Men’s Seeds: Rafael Nadal Top Seed For Third Time

The last two times Rafael Nadal was the top seed at the US Open, he won the title!

Posted by Staff @ 1:39 pm in US Open | 36 Comments »

August 21st, 2017

Rafael Nadal Officially Returns To No. 1 In ATP Rankings

Rafael Nadal returns to No. 1. But can he keep it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:39 am in Year-End No. 1 | 42 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Kyrgios Cleans Nadal’s Clock, Big 4-Less Semifinal Set In Cincinnati

Who’ll win their first Cincinnati title this weekend?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:59 am in Cincinnati | 89 Comments »

August 18th, 2017

Rain Stops Rafa, Dimitrov Dumps Delpo, Isner, Ferrer Advance At Cincinnati

Rain played havoc with the Thursday schedule in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Past Gasquet; Tired Zverev Ousted By Tiafoe; Dimitrov-Delpo Thurs

Alexander Zverev is happy to get some rest.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 16th, 2017

Nadal, Zverev Open Play Wed In Cincinnati; Delpo Beats Berdych, Raonic Withdraws

Rafael Nadal opens his bid for a second Cincinnati title Wednesday night against Richard Gasquet.

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 am in Cincinnati | 56 Comments »