Living in New York
Last week, I reported that some surprising tennis stars–Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, Taylor Dent, Ryan Harrison–weren’t staying at The Waldorf or The Standard, but, of all places, a Radisson!
Well, not long after I posted it, all of those players have been eliminated. American upstart Ryan Harrison, after having three match points in his Read More
Ryan Harrison doesn’t look like a tennis player. With that floppy hair, flush face, boxy frame and baggy polo, he looks like a freshman jock in college. Maybe a middle infielder for Seton Hall.
But for a couple hours on Friday afternoon, he absolutely owned the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The USTA Read More
Whether he wins or loses, Ryan Harrison’s fifth set at the Grandstand is quickly going down as a moment that will be remembered in Open lore.
We’ll have a full report on Harrison, the match and the crowd later this afternoon.
But if you’re near a TV now, put on ESPN2 and catch the end Read More
You can’t expect Ryan Harrison to go on his own Melanie Oudin–or, Beatrice Capra!–run this year, but he gets his second round match today on the Grandstand. He plays Sergiy Stakhovsky. We expect it’ll be packed.
And later this afternoon, the lady we’re predicting will be this year’s spoiler at the Open, Ana Read More
You may expect most tennis stars to stay at places like The Waldorf, Le Parker Meridien, or The Carlyle while they make their stay in New York. Maybe some even rent out a penthouse on the Park! When you’re a tennis player with a full international schedule, you only get a couple weeks a year Read More
The first week of the Open is a challenge for reporters to develop a big-picture narrative when there isn’t much of a story yet–unless there’s a major upset, not much to report. Nevertheless, I was confused to see Melanie Oudin get such big play on Tuesday morning after her first round victory. Yes, she was Read More