The Curse of the Radisson

Last week, I reported that some surprising tennis stars–Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, Taylor Dent, Ryan Harrison–weren’t staying at The Waldorf or The Standard, but, of all places, a Radisson!

Well, not long after I posted it, all of those players have been eliminated. American upstart Ryan Harrison, after having three match points in his 5-set match, blew them all and lost on Friday; Jankovic blamed the wind for her shocking loss on Saturday; Murray fell in the third round, his worst performance at the Open in three years and began doubting himself with whether he’d ever win here; Dent was blown away in straight sets on Thursday afternoon, only hours after I posted the story. Another player who stayed–though only briefly–was Svetlana Kuznetsova, and she lost today in another upset.

Could it be: Is the Radisson cursed?

The only surviving Radisson player is Vera Zvonareva who plays tonight at Ashe. It must be getting awfully lonely in the hotel, and now she has to shoulder the load and keep honor to the Radisson. Maybe she should do a seance, and, hopefully, the bad luck won’t rub off on her.

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The Curse of the Radisson