Anderson, Kevin

US Open finalist Kevin Anderson, fresh off a four set win vs Pablo Carreno Busta in their semifinal, was asked about his new on court intensity level which has captured the attention of the media. As the topic has been discussed and speculated about here at Tennis-prose.com for several years now, Anderson declared that he feels expressing confidence and intensity in the form of fist pumps and Come ons has contributed to uplifting his level of tennis.

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By Scoop Malinowski

Juan Martin Del Potro only infrequently shows his highest gear of tennis might. It comes and goes like the wind, for a match or two or a tournament, then it dissipates until reappearing later. The cycle has been a constant of the Argentine’s unique professional career which began in 2005.

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By Scoop Malinowski

You can talk all you want about forehands, backhands, serve percentages, etc etc etc. You can talk all you want about technical tennis aspects and tactics regarding tonight’s epic Roger Federer vs Juan Martin Del Potro showdown. But none of it matters.

There is only one thing that matters tonight and one factor that will determine the outcome of Roger vs Delpo.

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By Scoop Malinowski

Once again, Sam Querrey came up flat in a career-defining match. The veteran American may have possessed the superior firepower but he lacked the burning desire and emotional intensity of Kevin Anderson and consequently was downed in four entertaining sets, falling just short of reaching his first US Open semifinal.

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Sep/17

5

The Biggest Match of the US Open Is Tonight

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Dominic Thiem and Juan Martin Del Potro played a brilliant five-set match yesterday with the Big Argentine coming back from a two-set drubbing to win. And everyone since the men’s singles draw came out is gearing for the possible Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer semis, their potential first meeting at the Open. Head to head, Rafa leads their rivalry 23-14, but Fed has won their last four meetings and Rafa hasn’t beaten Fed since 2014 Aussie O semis.

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Sep/17

5

US Open Notebook: Who Stole Patrick Rafter’s Rolex?

 

By Scoop Malinowski

Yesterday I left home at 9 am and the drive to the Open through New York City and Queens was the all time easiest trek I’ve ever had in twenty years of covering the tournament. I made it to the National Tennis Center in exactly 31 minutes where sometimes the same trip can take almost two hours.

The good start certainly was an omen for an excellent day. Right off the bat I got to see players practicing including 17-year-old American Sebi Korda with his good friend Patrick Kypson. It was a light-hearted practice featuring a lot of fun, like Sebi Korda trying a trick serve by resting a ball on his Wilson butt end before dropping the racquet straight down to the ground which would pop the ball straight up which then he would quickly grab the racquet and actually hit a serve.

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Sep/17

4

Biofile: Andrey Rublev Interview

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP no. 53.

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 178

DOB: October 20, 1997 In: Moscow, Russia

First Tennis Memory: [Laughs] I don’t know. Because I play tennis since I know myself because my mom was a tennis coach. So I don’t know.

Tennis Inspirations: I don’t know, I just love to play tennis.

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12717300_10207035083848785_8985683437354053219_nI know to write this a few years ago would be the biggest blasphemy, but now it absolutely seems plausible. All Sam Querrey has to do to reach the US Open Finals is take down Mischa Zverev in the Rd of 16, Kevin Anderson in the quarters (I’m projecting here) and either Denis Shapovalov or Diego Schwartzman in the semis. No one in the bottom half of the men’s draw where Querrey resides is in the top 10 or ever been to a slam semis except Sam.

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Sep/17

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Johan Kriek Recalls His Amazing US Open Memories

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I love the US Open in New York.

My tennis career kicked off for real at the US Open in 1978. I played two satellite tours called the WATCH Circuit in Florida earlier in the year and then the Southern Spring Circuit in the Carolinas and played through the early part of the summer in New Jersey and finally played the qualifying at the ’78 USOpen and reached the quarter finals.

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By Scoop Malinowski

Every US Open I make a point to watch Feliciano Lopez play as his aesthetic game is one of my favorites. Also his fitness level may be the very best as I’ve seen him endure and win multiple four and five set matches in afternoon heat marathons which were barely bearable to sit through in the courtside media box.

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