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US Open Diary Part 4

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Previous Entries: Part 1- Part 2- Part 3

I’m running, no sprinting, out of the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium, one last time past the cafeteria, through the media garden door, into the plaza, round the fountain, and up the Court of Champions. I’ve got five minutes to catch the shuttle bus and the main entrance gate ahead of me is closed. I’ve got forty pages to read about Old Testament codes of purity related to things like bestiality and eating pork because I have class tomorrow. The gate is locked and I’m cursing and I’m going to miss this bus and I’m going to get in past midnight and I’m going to be tired all day and...

US Open Diary Part 1

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Victoria Duval

The US Open is like Wimbledon’s rowdy little cousin. There aren’t perfectly chalked white lines or delicately mowed lawns or robotized ball boys. No, Queens has some hard court bounce and bravado. The pop music echoes between games, the fans scream when they feel it necessary. Even the players get creative and colorfully coordinated, freed from their white-clothed shackles, matching neon oranges from headband to shoelace. Across the East River, in Manhattan’s shadow where there’s room to breathe, the grunts grow louder and the cheers build to roars. If Quentin Tarantino were directing this major tournament, he’d call it Tennis Unchained

What's Up With Wimbeldon 2013?

by Julian Atienza

rafaholics.com

Mike Watts and Kris Venezia talk with Matt Cronin of Tennisreporters.net,TENNIS.com and USTA.com about the sruprising upsets of top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Matt tells the show what this means for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, and gives his take on the state of American tennis. They also look at why there are so many injuries at the All England Club this year and predictions for both the Men's and Ladie's draws.

Serena Sunday

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

While most of the country’s eyes were glued to opening day of football, it was just as monumental  a day for tennis. Due to severe weather conditions Saturday evening, the last men’s semi-final and women’s final were played Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Before the women’s match, Andre Agassi was inducted into the US Open Court of Champions. In Flushing, football became an afterthought.

Serena and Azarenka to play in finals

by Amit Badlani

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The final four in the women's draw were narrowed down to two earlier today. #1 seed from Belarus Victoria Azarenka and #4 seed American Serena Williams will face in the finals scheduled for tomorrow night.

Roddick Is Officially Retired, Berdych Upsets Federer

by Julian Atienza

Amit Badlani

The crowds at day ten of the U.S. Open saw Andy Roddick play his final match, a loss to 7th ranked Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, (6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4). Roddick only had 3 break opportunities after the first set and could not convert any of them. Despite being broken twice in the third set, Roddick continued to play hard. He served in 130MPH range at many points through out the match, and saved a match point on his serve. 

One on One Talks Tennis

by Kenny Ducey

On a warm, breezy, and most importantly, sunny day in Flushing Meadows, Amit Badlani, Jake Kring-Schreifels, and I hosted One on One live from the US Open. On a day filled with American tennis, we had much to discuss regarding the direction of the sport in our country. Just hours after Andy Roddick had shaken Arthur Ashe Stadium, we sat outside the venue with special guests discussing his impact on tennis and what chances he has to excite the fans a little while longer.