We’re mere hours from the start of the 2011 Australian Open. The preview is coming late, and this is the first time in four years that I’m not linked into cable television for the tournament. (For all my gripes about television, the main one is the cost — yet somehow it ended up that my [...]
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NTSF 104: The origins of non-traditional spectatorhood plus news from Spain, Flushing Meadows, Monza and more…
What makes us enjoy what we enjoy; how do our spectating proclivities develop, and why do we take interest in some events and not in others? It’s one of those things that I keep rolling over again and again in my brain as I find myself overwhelmed at times with the sheer number of events that [...]
Championship weekend looms as the singles tournaments play to their conclusion on Saturday and Sunday. But there was a major storyline converging to open the play on the showcase court. The Cinderella story missed its most fitting outcome possible as the U.S. Open; but even in defeat, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna gave us a [...]
The first champions of the 2010 U.S. Open were officially crowned today, the mixed doubles final headlining the day’s showcase at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was the top-seeded team of Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan against the unseeded Czech-Pakistani partnership of Kveta Peschke and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi for the title. It was a warm-up for tomorrow’s [...]
The final Wednesday at Flushing Meadows saw the men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws pared back enough to play out the day at just Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium, closing down the Grandstand for another season. Before we get to that action, though, the junior courts offered up some interesting outcomes amongst [...]
Labor Day weekend arrived in Queens as the middle weekend of the 2010 U.S. Open continued to play through its various draws. The sun continued shining down on the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, causing some players to stand tall and others still to wilt in the heat. With the [...]