Historic firsts on the women’s side, a sight we haven’t seen in a long time on the men’s side and lots of high-stakes action looming… Zach breaks down the Australian Open semifinals heading into championship weekend.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
It was back to work for most everyone in the United States, and the stars of tennis were no exception as they graced the grounds of the USTA National Tennis Center. The youngsters took to the outer courts to wind their way down to the weekend finals. The pros took to the show courts, the [...]
In the wake of that blundering performance by Andy Roddick on Wednesday night, the U.S. Open reawakened on Thursday with renewed purpose as those players still alive in the touranment got back to the business of playing tennis. I spoke my nickel’s worth earlier today in my weekly column about the aftermath of Roddick’s behavior [...]
NTSF 102: Final majors of 2010 in cycling and tennis, soccer’s tournament cycle begins anew and more…
Wow… seems that the beer my wife bought me last night really did a number on me. As I sat in front of the computer on Wednesday, digesting the 22 ounces of Bourbon County Brand Stout by Goose Island Brewery (13.0% alcohol by volume) and trying to finish up stage recaps from the Vuelta and [...]
So I broke down both sides of the singles draws when the 32 seeds were revealed. There weren’t too many surprises, the U.S. Open a tournament that deigns to seed mostly by the current ATP rankings. But we’ve got a little more insight into how the last Grand Slam of the 2010 tennis season might [...]