By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The last two weekends the last major in tennis was played in New York City with many of the stars of the game taking a pass due to the Covid-19 scare. Men’s defending champion Rafael Nadal and Women’s defending champion Simona Helep. The long list included Stan Wawrinka, Ashleigh […]Read more "BLACK ANGER, WHITE ANGER AT THE U.S. OPEN"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Guess what? Neither Roger Federer, nor Rafael Nadal, nor Novak Djokovic won the US Open on Sunday. That could be a story in and of itself. After all, they had won the last 13 Grand Slams. That’s a bunch of years. Instead, Dominic Thiem defeated his buddy Alexander […]Read more "An historic finish at The Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The cream usually rises to the top. And it did Saturday at Flushing Meadows. Naomi Osaka overcame a blistering start by Victoria Azarenka to defeat the 2-time Grand Slam champion 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Not since 1995 had a US Open Champion come back from an opening set deficit. It was […]Read more "Another title for Osaka"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Both players played great. One of the players came up bigger on the biggest points. That was No. 3 seed Serena Williams, as she defeated No. 15 Maria Sakkari of Greece, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 to book a spot in the US Open quarterfinals. It will […]Read more "100 & counting: Serena beats Sakkari, advances to Open quarterfinals"
The two keys for Williams throughout were both her serve and perhaps more importantly her calm, despite building a big first set deficit. Williams hit 12 aces and ripped a 122 mph serve.Read more "Serena outlasts Sloane to advance at The U.S. Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The Scot is a fighter. He has been his entire career. And now, playing with a metal hip after hip surgery, Andy Murray on the comeback trail outlasted 49th-seeded Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Open. He saved one […]Read more "Murray’s Comeback"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Pushing Roger Federer in three tough Australian Open sets. Beating top American John Isner in Washington, D.C. Being the No. 1 ranked junior American in 2014. That’s Long Island’s own Noah Rubin. Rubin is currently playing in the Oracle Challenger in New Haven. A big fan favorite, […]Read more "The Book of Noah: Rubin Continues To Rise"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It isn’t going to happen. Not at the US Open at least. No less of a pundit than John McEnroe has proclaimed it. Fedal simply wasn’t meant to be in New York. That is Federer-Nadal. They have incredibly never played in the US Open and it seemed […]Read more "Upset: Another Non-Fedal Final In Flushing"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The U.S. Open may still be going on in New York, but there is also a Challenger event in New Haven, Connecticut played at the Yale tennis facility. Some of the players who lost early at Flushing Meadows have made the relatively short trek to New Haven […]Read more "Professional tennis is still a huge thing in New Haven"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Many have circled Saturday’s match since the draw was announced more than a week ago. It seemed inevitable, but it is really happening. It’s Coco Gauff vs. Naomi Osaka Saturday at 7 pm on ESPN2 at The US Open. Tickets are going for $600 and up for […]Read more "Coco Gauff vs. Naomi Osaka: A Moment In Time"