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
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 biggest, fastest serve of Day 1? Taylor Dent, who came in with a high of a 147 mph.
Some other fun stats from yesterday’s tennis:
Most unforced errors: Robin Soderling, 74
Most Aces: Andreas Haider-Maurer: 34
Total First Serve Percentage, All Players: 57 percent
Total Winners v. Unforced Errors, All Players: 665 v. 796 Read More
Rafael Nadal doesn’t seem to enjoy the Open.
After his second round match, which ended well after midnight on Friday night, he complained about the late start time. Late start times are part of the charm of the Open and whether players like them or not, they should say they do (even Federer, who says Read More
Rub the sleep out of your eyes, kids! Yesterday was one of the nuttiest days we’ve ever seen at the Open, but nine hours after it all ended, it’s time to get back to tennis.
Later this afternoon, Venus Williams will take on Kim Clijsters, an absurdly intriguing fourth round match. We’re giddy just thinking Read More
It was everything that night tennis at the U.S. Open should be, and the most stirring moment of the tournament thus far. After prevailing in a tense fifth-set tiebreaker, Taylor Dent squatted and screamed, releasing in one triumphant moment all of the joy and frustration of a long, difficult match against Ivan Navarro, which Dent Read More
In one of the most intriguing, raucous matches of the day, which stretched into the evening session, Taylor Dent, a 28-year-old American who left the tour for more than two years with a serious back injury, defeated Feliciano Lopez, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 7-5. It was an emotional return to the Open for Read More