We learned a lot this year!
We learned that men’s tennis has entered a new golden age, and that women’s tennis is in disrepair. (Though that didn’t stop the women’s final from being surprisingly riveting, and the men’s final from being something of a bore.)
We noticed that American men like Andy Roddick Read More
Well, that was fast.
The Roger Federer of old returned this evening and dispatched Andy Murray in a quick and breezy 1 hour, 51 minutes, in three sets, at 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
It was evident early on that Federer wasn’t going to let Murray touch him tonight. He blitzed when he needed to, and showed Read More
Andy Murray just came off the practice courts and is about two hours from the biggest match of his life.
If he plays anything like the way he played yesterday, Roger Federer might have a real test.
But then again, these matches often come down to big-situation experience (please see: Serena v. Jankovic last Read More
In the tennis world, we have grown used to assuming that when good players lose, especially in "upsets," the loser must be suffering from injuries. And the truth of injury declarations has been a factor towards the end of this tournament, as when Novak Djokovic publicly defended himself against Andy Roddick’s maybe-joking doubt about Djokovic’s Read More
The grounds, at about 11:30 this morning. Not a soul in sight here, other than a few scattered security people.
In six hours, there will be more than 23,000 fans here.
Experience prevailed tonight.
Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic in an often nervous but ultimately riveting match 6-4, 7-5.
It lasted over 2 hours, including a 1 hour, 17 minute second set that brought everything to the table: dramatic rallies, set points saved, a match point saved, key errors and stirring winners.
For Serena, it Read More
New York can make you, and it can ruin you. Fast.
Case in point: Novak Djokovic.
Last year, in his two weeks at the Open, Djokovic transformed himself, on our stage, before our very eyes, from a gifted-but-little-known Serbian up-and-comer into a full-fledged star. Yes, it had much to do with his daring, nerveless play, Read More
In less than an hour, Anita Baker will be on that red carpet singing "America the Beautiful," and shortly thereafter, it’ll be time for Serena and Jelena.
It is, also, bigger than a Saturday night match or a Sunday evening match–the traditional time for the women’s and men’s finals, respectively–and the biggest primetime slot ever Read More
Barbara Walters arrived at Cipriani on 42nd St. just before 8 on Friday, Sept. 5, dressed in slimming black pants, a black sequined top, and a droll pair of hot-pink satin heels. Ms. Walters was there to present Billie Jean King—the guest of honor for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball—with the 2008 Read More
The top tier of men’s tennis has gotten so deep and so good in the last year and now it’ll have to welcome a new member: Andy Murray.
Murray just defeated the 5-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal in four sets, winning the fourth set on the biggest stage in tennis with a 6-4 Read More