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Shuai Peng of China, who back in 2011 was ranked no. 14 and in 2014 reached the semi-finals of the US Open, and Marco Trungelliti of Argentina, who at 29-years-old reached a career-high of no. 112 this year, both qualified for the US Open Main Draw today out on Court 6. Peng, who stands 5-9 […] 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

21

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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Aug/19

21

My Tuesday US Open Qualies Scoops

Dan’s view of US Open qualies yesterday was a whole lot different than mine as we only connected early in the day by Kozlov vs Gerasimov and Young vs Jung and then we veered apart and never saw each other again. So let’s get started with the standout moments of the day. Nao Hibino the […] Continue to read full article...

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands looked her usual splendid self today in her first round Qualis match against Ana Bogdan of Romania, the no. 20 seed. She had on her short colorful skirt, a white t-shirt tied with a colorful image emblazoned on it tied in a knot at her waist and a black sports bra underneath and […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

20

Appreciating Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has never been hated. He’s been resented by Fed and Rafa fanatics who always viewed him as a threat. Djokovic had some, shall we say, imperfect moments in his career which fueled the resentment and his parents were not the most well behaved parents supporters, so these things added up to fuel Djokovic […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

20

Jose Higueras Pro Journey: First & Last Matches

USTA Coach Jose Higueras was at the US Open watching the Aragone vs Kwon match and the Spaniard who reached no. 6 in the world and won 16 singles titles with a career record of 455-237, shared his memories of his first and last professional matches. FIRST: My first match…I don’t remember to be honest. […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

18

Unbelievable Opening Day at the Qualis

Every once in a while you look at a Qualis Schedule of Play and go “Wow, what a day!” Tomorrow at the US Open is one of those days. I am to meet Scoop at the 125th Street train station at 10 am after he rides his bike in for New Joisey and I ride […] Continue to read full article...

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