About 26 hours after the match was delayed yesterday, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have resumed play at a packed-house at Arthur Ashe Stadium, a far cry from their match at a half-filled Louis Armstrong yesterday.
And Nadal, who was up a break in third set yesterday, has taken the set, 6-4.
Reflection on early Read More
Play for the rest of the day has been canceled.
This means the Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray semifinal–which Murray currently leads 6-2, 7-6, 2-3–will resume tomorrow at 4pm, with coverage on CBS. Women’s tennis will have its biggest stage ever, with a primetime 9pm final tomorrow night on CBS. The winner of the Nadal-Murray match will Read More
Roger Federer has found his game. He’s playing confidently, elegantly and has reestablished himself as the player to beat in this tournament. With the rain holding off for just long enough, Federer outlasted Novak Djokovic in four sets, taking the last set 6-2.
Djokovic, who started to find his own game in the second set, Read More
Well, this is going to be an interesting day!
Today, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic square off at 11am (promptly!) at Ashe. Nadal and Murray follow, though the USTA allows the possibiltiy that they may play on Armstrong.
We thought we retired that court four days ago, but with the possibility of squeezing the Read More
The USTA just released two contingency plans if it rains tomorrow.
Scenario I: If both the men’s semifinals and the women’s final are rained out:
Men’s Semifinals, 1pm and 4pm on Sunday, ESPN2 and CBS
Women’s Final, 9pm on Sunday, CBS
Men’s Final, 5pm on Monday, CBS
Scenario II: If men’s semfinals are completed on Read More
Serena Williams only need an hour-and-a-half to defeat Dinara Safina in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Williams really just let Safina implode: the Russian had 41 unforced errors, and won only 29 percent of points off her second serve.
After the match, Venus Williams was waiting for her kid sister outside the women’s locker room with Read More
Everyone is saying that this is Serena’s tournament to lose, but is that fair?
Serena has lost to both Dinara Safina and Jelena Jankovic this year. She lost to Safina at the Qatar Telecom German Open, a match which ended in a third-set tiebreaker. And she lost to Jankovic at the Australian Open in straight Read More
The occasionally gloomy Jelena Jankovic is headed to her first Grand Slam final after defeating Elena Dementieva 6-4, 6-4, in a sloppy, nervous match. In total, there were 8 breaks of serve and 66 unforced errors.
Jelena Jankovic calmly strolled to the locker room after the match–generally a moment heavy in emotions–like it was Read More
For all the dismal boredom of this year’s women’s draw, the talk of crazy upsets among the females, and the theory that Serena has this one locked up, the women’s semifinals look…surprisingly legit.
3 of the top 5 seeds will play in semifinal matches on the women’s side, the same Read More
For the last few days everyone in Flushing has been whispering about Tropical Storm Hanna. Right now, weather.com is calling for an 80 percent chance of rain tomorrow, and that there could be up to 1 inch of rain–more than enough to ensure no tennis.
Super Saturday is a huge day at the Open: Read More