The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, August 24
What better way to kick off a late-summer festival in celebration of extraordinary athleticism than with the sweatiest, most athletic music act in the game? Girl Talk (né Gregg Gillis), the Pittsburgh D.J. whose mixes mash together classic rap with ultra-current pop and whose concerts could very well Read More
After two long weeks of hype, it is over: Rafael Nadal has won the U.S. Open. In his ninth career Grand Slam victory, and his first victory here in New York, Rafa defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in a match that started at 4:21, and ended just after 10 p.m. There was Read More
The men’s final is currently in a rain delay here in Queens with the rain expected to conclude sometime in the next 30 minutes.
But in a stunning move, CBS has decided to abandon its coverage of the Men’s Final in order to maintain its primetime lineup, and the rest of the match will air Read More
It’s pretty impossible to downplay the significance of Novak’s extra day of rest. This is someone who gets tired! This is likely someone who made it this far because he benefited from a light workload and cool temperatures in rounds two through five. And while he roved the hallways of Arthur Ashe stadium yesterday, Read More
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
After Novak Djokovic’s absurd 3 hour, 40 minue match on a brutally hot day on Tuesday, I was concerned. Playing those exerting matches at any point during the first four rounds is a sure-bet to run yourself out of the tournament by time you get to the second week when fitness counts for a Read More
There were a few competitive moments tonight, but James Blake’s moments of glory were brief. Novak Djokovic made quick extremely work of Blake, winning in straight sets and in less than two hours. By Djokovic the Grinder standards, that’s like playing a half a match.
Considering how easily Blake was disposed of tonight, it was Read More
James Blake and Novak Djokovic are, surprisingly, playing the night match tonight, which means most of you won’t get to see it.
Why? Because today is CBS’ first of coverage and once their broadcast is finished, Open matches will run on The Tennis Channel while ESPN2 plays Nascar and College Football (don’t want to miss Read More
It’s going to be a collision course.
Novak Djokovic and James Blake are headed for a third round match. It’s an insanely great match for a third round. It’ll be in Ashe. It’ll be on CBS. It’ll be the talk of the weekend.
On the one end, you’ve got Blake: He’s a guy a bunch Read More
That’s what he said after his win this afternoon in an on-court interview with Brad Gilbert: The shade = sleeping with his girlfriend.
But seriously: What’s up Novak?
Djokovic made the least of his first round match this afternoon, spending nearly four hours on a very hot Arthur Ashe center court, to defeat Viktor Troicki Read More