For the last three years, we’ve been waiting for someone to nudge his way into the very top tier of players, a guy who could share the stage with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Two years ago, it appeared it was going to be Novak Djokovic. At the Open in 2007, Djokovic had his chances, Read More
Roger Federer’s number one fan didn’t stay until the bitter end tonight.
Anna Wintour left tonight’s men’s singles final between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro during the fourth set, a moment when Federer was leading two sets to one and had the match seemingly in hand. Federer wound up losing that fourth set, Read More
Roger Federer just took the first set, 6-3, from Juan Martin del Potro. And there certainly isn’t a lot of support coming from the del Potro family box, at least not if you’re counting bodies. Federer’s box is filled to capacity with fifteen people: Anna Wintour, Gavin Rossdale, and Gwen Stefani, not to mention Roger’s Read More
For a second straight year, we’ve got a Monday men’s final, which means things are a little quieter than normal around here. We’re about four hours away from the start of it. Roger Federer is trying to win his sixth straight Open; Juan Del Potro is trying to pull a Marat Safin–who beat Pete Sampras Read More
This one was never in doubt. Yeah, the ledger will read that Roger Federer outlasted Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 7-5, which looks like you had three close sets, but there was no question who was going to win every critical point at the end of each set.
Federer’s play has been so carefree in this tournament. Read More
When we asked Open attendees last week for their recommendations about a night in the “wild city” Federer kept referring to, they directed him to the bars and clubs of the Meatpacking District, SoHo, and the East Village.
One of Federer’s countrymen is living the dream: 21-year-old student Roman Herzl is in town with Read More
The weather has been wonderful for nine days, but don’t look at the forecast. It’s calling for a chance of rain today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.
In 2014, by which time the folks at Roland Garros will have finished building a new center court with a retractable roof, the U.S. Open will be the Read More
It was an incredible day of tennis on the first Saturday of this U.S. Open. The biggest stories, of course, were John Isner and Melanie Oudin, but it was a day full of excellent matches, Novak Djokovic’s hardfought win over Jesse Witten among them. There was so much great play that by Read More
Roger Federer’s number one fan, Anna Wintour, was perched in her regular seat in the second row of the players box this afternoon during a surprisingly tough third round win over former U.S. Open champion, Lleyton Hewitt.
After the match, I bumped into Anna and asked if she was at all nervous today, especially after 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