Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and John Isner, of the U.S.A, were relegated to an outer court in their Wimbledon match-up today, and resumed their match from yesterday with none of the fanfare associated with the Center Court, where the celebrities play.
But five hours later everyone was watching them, as this first-round match played Read More
Spain’s Fernando Verdasco is the mystery man of the men’s draw. All the other guys looking at the quarterfinals have a line about them–they’re Grand Slam winners, or finalists, or wildly talented up-and-comers, or they dated Martina Hingis (Radek Stepanek)–but there’s no read on Verdasco.
That may well change this tournament. Novak Djokovic had difficulty Read More
We are shielding our eyes from the “embarrassing” (CBS’ word, not ours) blowout that Kateryna Bondarenko is currently executing against Gisela Dulko…on Arthur Ashe, no less. (It’s 6-0, 5-0 as we write this.) (UPDATE: 6-0, 6-0. Yikes.)
That means that Melanie Oudin will get an early start–she’s the next match up on Ashe. Certainly Nadia Read More
John Isner told us yesterday that he’d be practicing with a left-handed junior to prepare for his fourth-round match tomorrow against Fernando Verdasco, a power leftie. We caught up with the lucky junior, 17-year-old Evan King, after they hit on Practice Court 2.
King called the experience “pretty sweet” and had nothing but praise for Read More
Before we even got the shot to embrace him in the way we promised we would, Andy Roddick is out.
In a marathon shootout, John Isner, the 24-year old boy giant, shocked Roddick in a 3 hour, 51 minute five set victory, which ended in a 7-5 tiebreak.
But Roddick didn’t choke. It Read More
Well, CBS is sitting awfully pretty. Its coverage begins today and the network has what is far and away the best day of matches in the tournament so far. So much to watch:
Roger Federer v. Lleyton Hewitt; Ashe, 11 a.m.:
Now, this really shouldn’t be much of a match, but you know, it’s two Read More
After five days of eating stadium food, every trip to the player’s dining room is making us a little dizzy.
This afternoon we saw three players who have a day off before their next matches. And for two of them, it;s likely to be their last lunch here. Lleyton Hewitt, who has Roger Federer in 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’s the hotly anticipated match of the first week. Federer v. Isner: The giant of tennis versus the boy giant.
It’s not really a matter if Isner can beat Federer — no one thinks that — but about how good a fight the young American can put up. Everyone seems to agree that Isner could Read More