TAG: US Open

By Richard Pagliaro I think Patrick's a good coach. Serena has won more majors after 30 than any champion in history and part - certainly not all but part - of that is his influence. Even basic things like getting her to change the racquet and strings was a huge benefit for her. Continue to read full article...

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  By Scoop Malinowski A day after one of the most unfortunate finals in Grand Slam history, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro restored respect and class to professional tennis with their thrilling confrontation. Djokovic prevailed 63 76 63 by virtue of a devastating display of machine like efficiency and pinpoint accuracy. When Djokovic is operating at his highest level there is no man from history who can topple him. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Like a "street artist" sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today's US Open women's open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct. The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American.By Scoop Malinowski Like a "street artist" sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today's US Open women's open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct. The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

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Does Federer Subconsciously Duck Rafa and Djokovic?

By Scoop Malinowski Ducking happens in one on one sports, it happens in pro boxing and it happens in tennis, perhaps even at the highest level. After Federer lost to John Millman this week, I made a comment on a Facebook post about the match suggesting that maybe Federer subconsciously tanked to Millman to avoid having to face Djokovic in the next round. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

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McEnroe’s Millman Comments

By Scoop Malinowski You decide if John McEnroe said anything offensive or disrespectful of John Millman's game vs Novak Djokovic in their US Open quarterfinal, which was derided by Bjorn Fratangelo and Mitchell Krueger on Twitter ... "It's always great to see a story about someone who battled in the minor leagues of tennis and came out on the other side to beat an all time great on one of the biggest stages of the sport." Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

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McEnroe Slammed by ATP Journeymen on Twitter

By Scoop Malinowski During his career as a player John McEnroe regularly pissed off the establishment with his rebellious behavior. Last night, McEnroe ticked off at least a couple of ATP journeyman players who rebuked the legendary champion on Twitter for apparently dismissive comments he made about John Millman during his futile attempt to upset Novak Djokovic two days after shocking the sports world with his unforgettable four set upset of Roger Federer. Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

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US Open Inside Scoops

Andy Murray is not too happy with Fernando Verdasco who he claims received illegal coaching in the locker room after a break during their four setter yesterday in the sweltering day heat. Then it was revealed by Michael Dickson of the Daily Mail that Marcos Bagdhatis witnessed Verdasco taking an ice bath in the locker room to help him cool off from the brutal heat. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Leave it to Nick Kyrgios to spark the biggest controversy of the US Open ... so far. Today Nick was getting trounced by Pierre Hugues-Hebert on court 17. Nick double-faulted to squander the first set 4-6 and was down 0-3 in the second. The crowd was booing what appeared to be another Kyrgios tank. One witness said he saw Nick mutter to his box, "I'm done." Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

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Federer Mindset Strong Entering 19th US Open

By Scoop Malinowski Roger Federer has not felt the joy of winning the US Open since 2008 when he defeated Andy Murray 62 75 62. That was ten years ago. Since then there have been several close calls but they all fell short. 2009 loss to Del Potro in the final. 2014 loss to eventual champion Cilic. Two semi losses with match points to Djokovic. Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

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Biofile: Danielle Lao Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA rank 236. Has qualified for the US Open main draw for the second year in a row. Last year she lost in the 1R with match points. Ht: 5-3 Wt: 114 DOB: May 28, 1991 In: Pasadena, CA First Tennis Memory: I remember in Mexico, hitting on synthetic grass when I was seven. And I remember whiffing on my first ball. Did not make contact at all [smiles]. My first memory. Continue to read full article...

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