Archive for August 2019

This US Open has featured quite a few instances of rebel, bad boy behavior, something which the ATP Tour has been lacking for years with the pristine images of the high profile top players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, among others. Last night, Daniil Medvedev actually gave the middle finger to the Ashe Stadium crowd in […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

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US Open Biofile Paulo Lorenzi

Status: ATP no.  135. Turned pro in 1999. Highest singles ranking was 35 in 2016. DOB: December 15, 1981  In: Rome, Italy First Tennis Memory:  When I was playing with my older brother Bruno. I remember when he was taking a lesson, he had 50 minutes, then the last ten minutes with the coach was […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

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Tommy Haas: The Journey, First & Last Matches

A very recognizable face was strolling the US Open grounds yesterday. And he agreed to share his first and last matches. Tommy Haas, now the tournament director at Indian Wells, was once the second ranked player in the world (in 2002). He won 15 singles titles, 567 singles matches and over $13 million in prize […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

29

US Open Third Day Report

Weather calls for rain but I have a ticket and chance to see some friends from Pittsburgh. I get to the BJK Tennis Center at 10:30 and the first player I spot on the grounds is Feliciano Lopez cutting through the grounds from Ashe to the indoor courts for a practice with his coach Jose […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

27

Felix vs Denis

The US Open match of the day will be contested on grandstand in the later afternoon, when Canadian titans Denis Shapovalov duels his friend Felix Auger-Aliassime. This is a very unique, special contrast of two diverse tennis gladiators on a concrete tennis court. The two have a brotherly respect and relationship and a history of […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

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John Lloyd Is High On Taylor Fritz

Last week I ventured over to The Benjamin Hotel on East 50th Street, where John Lloyd was hosting a morning meet and greet, as one of his many US Open events and festivities. On the agenda were to ask him about Facing Guillermo Vilas, his close encounters with Donald Trump and his view of the […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

23

Serena and Dimitrov Reunited: Mind Games For Maria?

The love triangle of Grigor Dimitrov-Maria Sharapova-Serena Williams added a new twist today as Dimitrov and Serena practiced together on Ashe Stadium. The practice combination comes one day after the draw ceremony which revealed the most intriguing first round match of the tournament, Williams will play her arch nemesis Sharapova. The two bitter rivals have […] Continue to read full article...

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When you have two championship points to win Wimbledon and lose them both and ultimately the match, it could be a draining torture for any player, even one as accomplished as Roger Federer. Federer had his 21st major title on his Wilson racquet but the amazing Serbian escaped, survived and eventually raised the title. Pete […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

22

US Open Thursday Qualies

Xiyu Wang beat Yanina Wickmayer 64 75 on 17. Wang is a big tall, Kvitova type lefty. Keep an eye on her. Sumit Nagal, the tiny Indian, matched Peter Polansky’s firepower and had a little more, edging out a tough 76 76 win. Both players sported black outfits in the 90 plus degree heat but […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

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US Open Fan Week A Hit

The USTA has created a new initiative for the 2019 U.S. Open called Fan Week, with events and activities on a stage in front of Ashe Stadium near the water fountains. There is an emcee named Harry Cicma, an affable, enthusiastic chap, who does interviews with players like Jack Sock and coaches like Sasha Bajin […] Continue to read full article...

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