When Hamptons magazine announced it was hosting a soirée in honor of its “U.S. Open & Hampton Classic” issue, Shindigger decided a trip to Southampton—replete with free booze and some lively tennis talk—would fit right into our schedule. We arrived to find leggy model-waitresses, festooned in ushankas, marching around the pool of the The Bathing Read More
The real king of queens
Two weeks before the start of the U.S. Open, the first-ever Grand Slam event Andy Murray will enter as defending champion, the No. 2 player in the world was 25 miles from downtown Cincinnati, quietly strolling onto Court No. 5 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center for a noontime practice session ahead of Read More
It’s a Grand Slam, so it’s time for these two to meet again.
The last time they met was in France back in June, and Robin Soderling stunned the sports world and ended the streak that John McEnroe has–repeatedly–said is more impressive than Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak: Federer’s 23 consecutive semifinal appearance at Read More
Roger Federer has yet another date with Robin Soderling in the quarterfinals.
Federer won in straight sets night, and barely broke a sweat, defeating Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. A-Rod was in attendance! And he may take Roger to his first baseball game.
“Yeah, I met him for three minutes,” said Federer. “It’s just nice Read More
Yup, it’s official. There is way more talk here about a potential Roger-Rafa men’s final than there has been at any other point in the four years that I’ve covered this event, and it’s building by the day. Keep in mind, we won’t even know who’s in the Men’s Final Read More
Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova all advanced in straight sets despite the tough conditions.
And Mardy Fish is beginning to go on a run like he did in 2008. He won in front of a full-house at Armstrong to advance to the fourth round where he takes on the winner of tonight’s Blake Read More
What’s the secret to great romance?
Let’s ask three former U.S. Open champions–two men, one lady–about love and tennis.
THE SINGLE MAN: MARAT SAFIN, 30
The 2000 U.S. Open champion, who retired last year, did an interview with Russian Hello! in which a revealed a pragmatic, if slightly bleak, view of relationships. Read More
By the way, Roger Federer, who had quite the between-the-legs shot last year at the Open, decided to show off his skills again last night. It’s cooler than the Gillette ad since it’s real.
Here’s the shot: Read More
Lleyton Hewitt, the 2001 U.S. Open champion and ex-fiance to Kim Clijsters, lost in the opening round last night in a five-set match to the Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu. It finishes a rough Grand Slam year for Hewitt who did no better than the fourth round at a Slam. Time to think about retirement?
Ana Ivanovic, Read More
In the four years that I’ve covered the Open, I’ve always been surprised at how little buzz there is over a potential Federer-Nadal final. This is supposed to be the great rivalry of our time! The Ali-Frazier! The Magic-Bird! New York has been the only Grand Slam home without a final between the two.
Finally, Read More