Well, that was fast.
The Roger Federer of old returned this evening and dispatched Andy Murray in a quick and breezy 1 hour, 51 minutes, in three sets, at 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
It was evident early on that Federer wasn’t going to let Murray touch him tonight. He blitzed when he needed to, and showed Read More
Andy Murray just came off the practice courts and is about two hours from the biggest match of his life.
If he plays anything like the way he played yesterday, Roger Federer might have a real test.
But then again, these matches often come down to big-situation experience (please see: Serena v. Jankovic last Read More
In the tennis world, we have grown used to assuming that when good players lose, especially in "upsets," the loser must be suffering from injuries. And the truth of injury declarations has been a factor towards the end of this tournament, as when Novak Djokovic publicly defended himself against Andy Roddick’s maybe-joking doubt about Djokovic’s Read More
The grounds, at about 11:30 this morning. Not a soul in sight here, other than a few scattered security people.
In six hours, there will be more than 23,000 fans here.
The top tier of men’s tennis has gotten so deep and so good in the last year and now it’ll have to welcome a new member: Andy Murray.
Murray just defeated the 5-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal in four sets, winning the fourth set on the biggest stage in tennis with a 6-4 Read More
About 26 hours after the match was delayed yesterday, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have resumed play at a packed-house at Arthur Ashe Stadium, a far cry from their match at a half-filled Louis Armstrong yesterday.
And Nadal, who was up a break in third set yesterday, has taken the set, 6-4.
Reflection on early Read More
Play for the rest of the day has been canceled.
This means the Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray semifinal–which Murray currently leads 6-2, 7-6, 2-3–will resume tomorrow at 4pm, with coverage on CBS. Women’s tennis will have its biggest stage ever, with a primetime 9pm final tomorrow night on CBS. The winner of the Nadal-Murray match will Read More
Well, this is going to be an interesting day!
Today, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic square off at 11am (promptly!) at Ashe. Nadal and Murray follow, though the USTA allows the possibiltiy that they may play on Armstrong.
We thought we retired that court four days ago, but with the possibility of squeezing the Read More
Every question from reporters for the next two days will be focused on Serena and Venus Williams. Both players won tonight in straight sets which means they’ll duel in the quarters on Wednesday night in what pretty much amounts the de facto women’s final of this tournament.
Andy Murray also won tonight in three quick Read More
Honestly, this might be the best day at the Open in years. Each marquee match offers a lot:
Mardy Fish v. Gael Monfils:
Fish is finally coming into form with an impressive victory over James Blake, and now he plays the wonderfully entertaining Gael Monfils who had that fantastic run to the French Read More