The day was highlighted by two goodbyes. Marat Safin fell to Juergen Melzer in the first round, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, ending his final Open early. Safin won here in 2000, and also won the Australian Open in 2005. One of the most promising players of the past decade, he brought power and passion Read More
There’s a nice mix of first and second round matches today, and this also presents really good stuff we’ve been looking forward to since the tournament began. Play!
Richard Gasquet v. Rafael Nadal; Arthur Ashe, Late Afternoon:
Gasquet has been gone all summer thanks to a suspension after low doses of cocaine was discovered in Read More
In the end, it was James Blake who successfully handled the grueling physical demands of five-set tennis. When Fabrice Santoro stepped off the court and entered the hallways of Arthur Ashe Stadium, four USTA medical staffers stood ready with a wheelchair and a bottle of water waiting for him. (He wound up going into the Read More
James Blake just met with the press. I'll have a full wrap in the morning, but here are a few quotes on winning his first-ever five set match and what this could mean for the rest of the tournament.
"So yeah, the monkey's off my back. It's a good feeling to know that I Read More
Live from a very electric — and very stunned — Arthur Ashe Stadium, we've got an upset watch to alert. The absolutely stubborn and scrappy Fabrice Santoro of France has brought James Blake the distance. We're going to a fifth set.
Santoro has played agonizingly good defense and it's frustrating Blake to no end. Through Read More