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Novak Djokovic and the 54-Shot Rallie...

Novak Djokovic (Getty Images)

. Among the various impressive points that yesterday’s U.S. Open final has given us, one of them had been labelled by some “the longest rally of all-time”, a 54-shot rally with Novak Djokovic leading Rafael Nadal 3-2 in the second set, and which gave the Serbian his first break of the set. However, was it […]

Nadal vs Djokovic, Chapter XXXVII ...

Nadal vs Djokovic XXXVII

The first ball of the 37th meeting between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be hit shortly after 17:00 today, in Flushing Meadows, as this Monday marks the end of the U.S. Open. For the occasion, we should be treated to another battle royale between the two best players in the world. An Open Era […]

Lots of Positives for Wawrinka

Heartfelt, smiley hug between two great players after an intense battle

After his crushing round-of-16 loss to the hands of Novak Djokovic, in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka could be seen barely able to contain bitter tears of deception on court, even as Djokovic was exuberantly celebrating his epic triumph. Wawrinka had given all he had, and came up short, very late in the fifth set. Today’s U.S. […]

U.S. Open Semis – Stars Against...

Can Wawrinka and Gasquet prevent another meeting between Dajokovic and Nadal? 
(Original photos: Getty Images; Montage: BATennis World)

The U.S. Open men’s semifinals will get under way, today, under the New York sun, at noon sharp, and will oppose the two best players in the world to two of the tournament’s surprises. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [9] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 12-2 Last meeting: 2013 Australian Open, round-of-16 Djokovic won […]

Roger Federer: “I kind of feel ...

Still an image we are not used to seeing so early in Grand Slams...

A wave of shock hit the tennis world yesterday when, after a very lengthy rain delay, former World n°1 Roger Federer was knocked out of the U.S. Open by 19th seed Tommy Robredo, 7-6(3) 6-3 6-4, in the round-of-16. It is not so much the defeat in itself rather than the way it happened that […]

The Good Ol’ Rusty Hewitt

Juan Martín del Potro congratulates Lleyton Hewitt at the net. The veteran Aussie had just upset him.

When the U.S. Open draw was made and came out on 22 August, I made a bit of a bold prediction: Making a bold prediction: if Hewitt gets to Rd2, he’ll upset Delpo. — Caro Paquin (@caropaquin80) August 22, 2013 Yes, I knew that Juan Martín del Potro had wrist issues since the start of […]

James Blake Announces his Retirement

James Blake

When the USTA announced that James Blake was to give a press conference, today, at 11:45, everyone expected what was coming: a retirement. It was not long to be confirmed when the 33-year-old sat down with the media: “Everyone, I guess I don’t think I’m catching anyone by surprise by the e mails and calls […]

Andy Roddick Is Retiring: Tribute To ...

Andy Roddick Is Retiring: Tribute To A Colourful And Outspoken Player (with many videos)

    At Wimbledon, many questioned why Andy Roddick made the gesture he made when he left the court, after losing to David Ferrer. Of course, rumours of retirement were quick to appear, but I remember writing that we should never retire a player until he is ready to do so himself.   Yesterday, Andy […]

U.S. Open – Any Other Favourite...

U.S. Open – Any Other Favourite?

  The U.S. Open starts tomorrow, and if the Masters 1000 of Toronto and Cincinnati are any indication, the favourites for the title are not very original: world n° 1 Roger Federer and world n° 2 (and defending champion) Novak Djokovic. If the former has a very nice draw, the same can be said for […]

They Cannot Be Serious!

They Cannot Be Serious!

I’m paraphrasing the famous John McEnroe quote and that’s for a very good reason: we know that the US Open has serious issues with scheduling, most of it coming from the Super Saturday – Sunday men’s finals, which is more and more criticized by players, experts and fans alike, as the players don’t have much […]

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