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"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — There is hype in sports and there is, at the next level hype realized. In the case of 15-year old Coco Gauff of the USA, the hype is both palpable and real. Gauff played her first US Open main draw match yesterday before a huge […]Read more "Going Cuckoo For Coco"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It is such a tough tournament to handicap. How humid will the weather be? Will it be so hot that it could lead to a player like Australian John Millman beating a physically drained, yet highly favored Roger Federer in the quarters like last year? Who know, […]Read more "Handicapping The Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Where have you gone Venus Williams? Actually, nowhere. She is still around and playing at a very high level. We all read about Serena, but her older sister seems to be somewhat out of the public consciousness now, at the tender young age of 39. She is […]Read more "Venus At 39: Still Standing"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — There may be no greater bargain in sports than the week before the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Yes, the week before. Starting this past Monday. Take Thursday for example. Besides the great qualifier matches, featuring such top players as Luke Rosol and Nicole Gibbs taking place on […]Read more "The Open Before The Open"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The United States of America has had an issue with race ever since its beginning in the late 1600’s when Blacks were considered as property and or slaves, Native-Americans were savages, Asians and Latinos just did not count. This country has had some radical racial swings from right wing […]Read more "AMERICA IS IN A RACIAL QUANDARY — AGAIN"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Did anyone in the building not expect a Serena Williams-Madison Keys U.S. Open final? Probably not too many. Well, an interloper has changed the dynamic completely. And she idolizes Serena. Her name is Naomi Osaka from Japan. The 20-year-old, ranked no. 19 in the world and moving […]Read more "It’s Osaka vs. Williams in the Open final"