The real king of queens
Two weeks before the start of the U.S. Open, the first-ever Grand Slam event Andy Murray will enter as defending champion, the No. 2 player in the world was 25 miles from downtown Cincinnati, quietly strolling onto Court No. 5 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center for a noontime practice session ahead of Read More
Living in New York
Last week, I reported that some surprising tennis stars–Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, Taylor Dent, Ryan Harrison–weren’t staying at The Waldorf or The Standard, but, of all places, a Radisson!
Well, not long after I posted it, all of those players have been eliminated. American upstart Ryan Harrison, after having three match points in his Read More
Maybe Andy Murray should start declaring the Rogers Cup in Canada is his favorite tournament.
Andy Murray fell today in four sets in a long, 3 hour, 56 minute match to Roger Federer’s sometimes doubles partner, Stanislas Wawrinka. Murray did not look his best, and Wawrinka, who played well, nevertheless gave Murray plenty of opportunities Read More
You may expect most tennis stars to stay at places like The Waldorf, Le Parker Meridien, or The Carlyle while they make their stay in New York. Maybe some even rent out a penthouse on the Park! When you’re a tennis player with a full international schedule, you only get a couple weeks a year Read More
We called up Yasuhiro Makoshi, the manager of Restaurant Nippon in Midtown, to find out which players had been dining at the 46-year-old restaurant, one of the first to serve sushi in America, during the Open. The Nippon, due to its proximity to many of the players’ hotels and its owner’s passion for Read More
The weather has been wonderful for nine days, but don’t look at the forecast. It’s calling for a chance of rain today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.
In 2014, by which time the folks at Roland Garros will have finished building a new center court with a retractable roof, the U.S. Open will be the Read More
It seems like Mopey Murray, the player of a couple of years ago who would get into a funk in a match and not be able to pull himself out, is back. The tournament’s second seed is now losing to Marin Cilic, 5-7, 2-6, and is down a break in the third. Cilic’s first-serve percentage Read More
Rafael Nadal doesn’t seem to enjoy the Open.
After his second round match, which ended well after midnight on Friday night, he complained about the late start time. Late start times are part of the charm of the Open and whether players like them or not, they should say they do (even Federer, who says Read More
Rub the sleep out of your eyes, kids! Yesterday was one of the nuttiest days we’ve ever seen at the Open, but nine hours after it all ended, it’s time to get back to tennis.
Later this afternoon, Venus Williams will take on Kim Clijsters, an absurdly intriguing fourth round match. We’re giddy just thinking Read More
Still no upsets on the men’s side.
Andy Murray had to work a little bit today, but ultimately dusted off Paul Capdeville, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. Juan Del Potro, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat their opponents in straight sets. Croatian Marin Cilic, after falling behind Roger Federer’s left-handed hitting partner Jesse Levine two sets Read More