For years, Roger Federer has tried to get under Novak Djokovic’s skin. After Novak was a little-known rising Serbian star and beat Federer in a U.S. Open tune-up in 2007, Federer said he “wasn’t that much impressed” and called the win “insignificant.” He has kept this act up. After Federer’s quarterfinal victory on Wednesday, Read More
The only exciting moment of the Rafael Nadal and Mikhail Youzhny semifinal this afternoon was the moment it ended. Nadal, for the first time in his career, is in the U.S. Open Men’s Final. Nope, no 4th round hiccup against David Ferrer. No, no semifinal loss to Andy Murray. No “broken abdominal” that leads to Read More
It’s been a long time since any of us saw a tennis match that dramatic. Two old time vets showed up in Queens this evening, and they show a lot of guts (and lot of nerves!), but it’s Kim Clijsters who walks away with the win and the final’s appearance defeating Venus Williams 4-6, 7-6, Read More
Moments after the biggest upset in the women’s draw at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters had a bit of an urgent stride toward the women’s locker room. Vera Zvonareva had just defeated Caroline Wozniacki in a surprisingly quick match, and Clijsters was suddenly in a rush because in a few minutes she would be on Read More
Venus Williams gets her test today.
It’s the only time this U.S. Open–whether she wins or loses–that she’ll have to play a fellow two time+ Grand Slam champion. Neither Venus nor Clijsters are playing their best tennis–Clijsters got through her quarterfinals match by seemingly losing less than Stosur–but we’re hoping they put on a show Read More
Vera Zvonareva is vying for an upset this afternoon in taking down no. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki who is a step away from her second straight U.S. Open.
Zvonareva is matched up well against Wozniacki, and there’s a good chance she’ll give her a good match–if she can control her emotions, that is!
Zvonareva has Read More
Rafael Nadal is thisclose to the Men’s Final after making quick work of Fernando Verdasco in straight sets in the quarterfinals tonight.
Going into the match, Nadal had not lost a service game. Well, Verdasco broke Nadal very early in the first set, and that was literally the only break point he would see for Read More
Tonight is ESPN2′s last day of U.S. Open coverage, which means the tournament is about to get super serious as we turn to the men’s and women’s semifinals and finals, all of which are broadcast on CBS.
This is ESPN’s second year covering the Open after USA covered it for years and years. Overall, I Read More
Fernando Verdasco has an uphill climb tonight to beat a player who hasn’t dropped a set, or a single service game at the Open. Also, Verdasco is 0-10 lifetime against Rafa.
But if there’s one thing that works to Verdasco’s advantage tonight it’s his eagle-eyed ability to use replay. On challenges so far at the Read More
Get that wind-breaker on because it is most definitely not U.S. Open weather. When you look around at those semi-bright yet very cloudy skies, and all those jackets, sweaters and hoodies out in the grounds, it feels like a New York October playoff baseball game for the Wawrinka-Youzhny quarterfinal match this afternoon (first set right Read More