The Big Picture
After 15 days in Queens, I learned quite a lot at this year’s U.S. Open!
For the third straight year, let’s start with the weather.
The rain did it again. It messed everyting up and made us crazy. It drove me to live-blogging the weather for five hours, it canceled play and pushed our 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
Two hours until the men’s final, and it’s a ghost town out there right now. Mostly everything is closed. The wine bar in the South Plaza is closed. The mojito stand is closed. Much of the food court is closed. Fans are being let in just as I post this, but there appear only to Read More
After about a 24-hour wait, we will finally get to see a men’s tennis match today!
But will anyone else?
The men’s final will broadcast at 4 p.m. this afternoon on CBS. Unless this match goes four or five long and tough sets, there’s a good chance you won’t catch any of it. Tonight is Read More
For a third straight year, the Men’s Final is being pushed to a Monday.
The only person that is happy about this is Novak Djokovic who gets an extra day of rest to prepare for Rafael Nadal after his exhausting 5-set match with Roger Federer.
Everyone else? What a disaster. In 2008, when the men’s Read More
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Here we go again!
We’re three hours until the Men’s Final will begin, and for a three straight year, rain may force the Men’s Final to be pushed to Monday afternoon. For perspective, in the Open era, this had never happened until 2008. Then it happened again last Read More
Hey, sorry, I just woke up.
In arguably the most boring women’s final ever played in Queens, Kim Clijsters defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in a 59 minute match.
For some perspective: The Djokovic-Federer fifth set was 68 minutes. They played four sets of tennis before that! Someone should have given Ana Ivanovic a wild Read More
Living in New York
Well, wait one minute here: Maybe the Radisson isn’t cursed.
Let’s recap. I reported last week that the Radisson–the Radisson!–was the home to a bunch of tennis stars. Well, almost as soon as I wrote it, nearly everyone lost. Murray! Jankovic! Ryan Harrison! All dumped. The only player who survied was…Vera Zvonareva.
Well Read More