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 [...]
I wasn’t planning on having to write this piece, and I wasn’t planning on having to bring this week’s column to you late. What you’ll read deeper into this week’s edition is the direction I’d hoped to go, discussing hour tournaments like the Olympic hockey spectacle and the Davis Cup and the Ryder Cup are [...]
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 [...]
You had to look really hard for an upset today at Flushing Meadows, a large reason why the U.S. Open took a backseat in the American news cycle to the start of the 2010 college football season today. The chalk held all across the board in both men’s and women’s singles, and about the only [...]
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 [...]