Hooo boy. Three hours and forty two minutes into the Sam Querrey and Stanislas Wawrinka match, we’re heading to a fifth set. I’ve got a feeling this isn’t going to be a 20-minute, 6-2 final set either. This has all the looks of a fifth set tiebreak, which means, tack another hour to this match. Read More
There’s something about Rafael Nadal and New York that doesn’t quite work yet. Players like Federer or Murray or Roddick or Djokovic love to play at night (especially since something about the late Queens night air allows them to make allusions to the part “between their legs”). But Rafa seems wary about 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
I went to a fight last night and a tennis match broke out!
Three people left Ashe in handcuffs last night, and here’s video of the very fight that distracted Novak Djokovic and confused the hell out of everyone down below who were saying, “A fight? Here? At Ashe?” Read More
It’s going to be a collision course.
Novak Djokovic and James Blake are headed for a third round match. It’s an insanely great match for a third round. It’ll be in Ashe. It’ll be on CBS. It’ll be the talk of the weekend.
On the one end, you’ve got Blake: He’s a guy a bunch Read More
Jelena Jankovic has always provided good copy for reporters (including me!).
So when she was asked at a press conference about fellow serbs Ana Ivanovic and then Janko Tipsarevic (who defeated Andy Roddick last night) after she won today, she was not pleased.
Q. How much do you know about [Tipsarevic's] game?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Read More
Are we going to get in all the tennis on Friday with Hurricane Earl heading toward New York?
Tennis officials here in Queens are expecting heavy rain from about 8 in the morning until mid-afternoon tomorrow, a source told me. They do, however, (at this point) expect the rain to let up around 3pm, and Read More
Alert: We have a new bubbly teenage tennis prodigy growing up at the U.S. Open.
Beatrice Capra defeated 18th ranked Aravane Rezai today in three sets. Capra is poised to play Maria Sharapova and (especially after Oudin’s flameout), we’ve got a hungry press corps in deep search for a new young American.
“Congratulations! Now tell Read More
Times restuarant critic Sam Sifton strode into Queens yesterday and evaluated the grub I’m gonna be living off of for the next two weeks at the Open. He was not happy! He said it was fatty, expensive and “not very good.” Also, it didn’t make him feel very good. And you wonder why 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