The entire media center–including us!–was writing Venus Williams’ obituary. Down 4-5 in the second set against 47th-ranked Vera Dushevina, three points away from a stunning upset, Venus managed to turn it around and avoid her first-ever exit during the Open’s first week. But not without more twists: up 4-0 in the third, she let Dushevina Read More
What exactly do tennis players know about food?
We know they have a thing for sushi. But are they foodies? Do they care about Frank Bruni? Do they cook?
That’s what we wanted to find out last week at the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis event at the W Hotel in midtown last Thursday Read More
No need to channel-surf! Here’s a list of notables on late night tonight. We’ll post each weekday, for your convenience!
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:30pm): Andy Roddick, musical guest Mutemath.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC, 11:35pm): Mike Tyson, Matisyahu.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC, 12:05am): Kathie Lee Gifford, Selena Gomez, Darius Read More
At some point in the not-so-distant past, Andy Roddick was our great American hope. It was early in the decade, and Pete Sampras was calling it quits. Andre Agassi was slowing down, and New York–area tennis fans turned to a cute, plucky native of Texas. He was going to be the new king of Queens. Read More
Andy Roddick said that his comments about Novak Djokovic’s various injuries were all a big joke.
"Listen, I joke all the time. I don’t think anybody in their right mind takes me serious. I think it’s very clear when I give a serious answer and when I don’t give a serious answer."
Well, Read More
I caught up with Novak Djokovic’s agent Benito Pérez-Barbadillo after last night’s PR disaster, and he said a center court interview was definitely the wrong place for Novak to vent his anger.
"He’s young, and he’s learning," said Mr. Pérez-Barbadillo "He learns from defeats, and he learns from wins and he learns from life. He’s Read More
The Serbian sweetheart of 2007 has lost his New York support.
That bad blood between Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick that we discussed? It bubbled all over center court last night. After Djokovic’s hard-earned four set victory over Andy Roddick last night, he shot back in a post-match on-court interview at Roddick for Read More
We made the argument this week that men’s tennis today is looking exactly like the golden age of women’s tennis from about eight years ago–its full of high quality tennis, rivalries and interesting characters. The only thing men’s tennis appeared to be missing was the Henin-Williams-sisters-type feud. And now it looks like men’s tennis Read More
Andy Roddick, the 2003 Open champion and perpetual Great White Hope of U.S. men’s tennis, dominated his fourth-round match against Fernando Gonzalez, taking just about an hour and a half to win, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.
Roddick played excellently and consistently, committing only 7 unforced errors and and winning 93 percent of first-serve points, but Gonzalez Read More
Novak Djokovic got his first test of the tournament this afternoon, and now it’s Roger Federer’s turn. Federer and Igor Andreev have nabbed a set each (at 7-6) and Federer is up a break in the third. At this point, we’ll start the women’s match at about 8:30, Roddick’s match at 10:30, and we’ll all Read More