The day was highlighted by two goodbyes. Marat Safin fell to Juergen Melzer in the first round, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, ending his final Open early. Safin won here in 2000, and also won the Australian Open in 2005. One of the most promising players of the past decade, he brought power and passion Read More
Each morning here at the Observer's U.S. Open blog we're going to tell you what to look out for in the day's action. Today's tip: arrive early!
The heavy-hitters — Jelena Jankovic, Justine Henin, Roger Federer — will steal the spotlight at Arthur Ashe today. But you know how these first-round matches go: some of them Read More