Gael Monfils tried this number on a ball he was directly in position to hit…normally. It was in the fourth game of the first set. He hit it into the net too. A tad unnecessary, but we appreciate the theatrics. I have a few friends in the stands today and I sized up the match Read More
Yesterday the line into Sam Querrey’s match at Armstrong streched hundreds deep, and apparently even the French men are a draw. Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet are in the third set of their match–Monfils leads two sets to love, but Gasquet is up a break in the third–and everyone wants to get in. Read More
This is the first night we felt like Rafa Nadal might have a chance at the Finals.
We saw listless tennis in his first three matches, but last night, we saw championship Rafa in an incredibly fun, high-spirited match. After losing the first set to the super-energized Gael Monfils, Nadal stayed steady and returned each Read More
What do hungry players eat?
Sam Querrey was in the player’s dining room eating some yogurt–granola, strawberries and berries included–and drinking some Evian, and he had an unopened box of sushi next to him. He was sitting across from John Isner, who was eating a small sandwich.
Outside, Gael Monfils was sitting with about six Read More
It was a bracingly Gallic morning on the Grandstand as 13th-seeded Gael Monfils took on his countryman Jeremy Chardy. I watched the third set with three 17-year-old citizens of the world, Phil from Argentina, Alex from Spain and Michael from England. Got that? Oh, and they’re all part-French. Asked who they were rooting for, Phil 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
Sam Querrey just proved to the world that he’s a real player. He made Rafael Nadal fight for 3 hours and 13 minutes in an incredibly satisfying four-set match. Nadal took the last set 6-3, thanks in large part to Querrey’s seven blown break points in the seventh game.
In other action, the 2006 Read More
You’ve gotta love the Americans’ love for the U.S. Open. Mardy Fish, with his best Grand Slam ever, just beat Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a flawless match. Asked on the court after his match how much he wanted to win here, he said, "I desperately wanted to do well here. Desperately."
Winner of 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
Week 1 of U.S. Open tennis draws to a conclusion at the end of the day, and with few upsets, we’re looking at an incredibly promising second week. Top seeds today all moved to the next round fairly easily.
Rafael Nadal won in straight sets, making very quick work of up-and-comer Viktor Troicki, 6-4, 6-3, Read More