Andy Roddick said that his comments about Novak Djokovic’s various injuries were all a big joke.
"Listen, I joke all the time. I don’t think anybody in their right mind takes me serious. I think it’s very clear when I give a serious answer and when I don’t give a serious answer."
Well, Read More
I caught up with Novak Djokovic’s agent Benito Pérez-Barbadillo after last night’s PR disaster, and he said a center court interview was definitely the wrong place for Novak to vent his anger.
"He’s young, and he’s learning," said Mr. Pérez-Barbadillo "He learns from defeats, and he learns from wins and he learns from life. He’s Read More
The Serbian sweetheart of 2007 has lost his New York support.
That bad blood between Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick that we discussed? It bubbled all over center court last night. After Djokovic’s hard-earned four set victory over Andy Roddick last night, he shot back in a post-match on-court interview at Roddick for Read More
Roger Federer just finished wiping out Gilles Muller in straight sets. The victory means that Federer has now reached an ungodly 18 consecutive semifinals in Grand Slams.
"Yup, I’m playing great," he said on the court after his win.
And boy, is he ever: 42 winners, 19 unforced errors today. That’s a little something Read More
A lot is being made today of Venus’ "uncharacteristic" play last night: she made 45 unforced errors, and blew 10 set point opportunites. But really, this is the Venus Williams we’ve seen over the last couple years at the Open.
Last year, when she played Jelena Jankovic in the quarters, she commited 56 unforced errors, Read More
We know Vogue editor Anna Wintour is a very big fan of Roger Federer, and we know she always shows up to his night matches, and his weekend matches. But apparently she doesn’t want to miss his quarterfinals match, either–even if it is at 3 p.m. on the Thursday after Labor Day. Read More
The Women’s Tennis Association is clearly troubled by the injuries and disaffection that have plagued the tour in the last few years, and yesterday they announced a plan to do something about it.
In a "roadmap," the WTA announced that the amount of required tournaments will be scaled back from 12 to 10 (in addition to the four Grand Slams), and Read More
When Roger Federer finally dispatched Igor Andreev on Tuesday, the crowd went absolutely bananas. New Yorkers have always had a real fondness for the guy, but this time there was sort of a Shea Stadium-like shriek when he finally won in five sets. Jon Wertheim today makes the excellent point that the more Read More
Serena’s been talking all year now about how much she wants to up her ranking, and how much she wants to be feared (and respected) again.
She’s moving closer toward that goal. Even though her sister blew 10 set points last night, Serena showed a focused intesnity that we haven’t seen since the days she Read More
In the first set, it looked like it might happen. Everything that Mardy Fish said before the match–his "absolute" confidence–suddenly made sense.
Until it didn’t. Nadal made extremely quick work of Fish after dropping the first set. It was just an overwhelming blitz of slicker, faster stronger tennis from the No. 1 player in the Read More