2010 U.S. Open – Day 15 Musings…

Before we got to the showcase showdown between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on another rainy New York day, there was the matter of finishing off the women’s doubles title match. Already having split the first two sets, the #6 pairing of Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova were now staring at imminent defeat once the match restarted. Down 5-4, their opponents — #2 Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova — were just three points away from... Read More

2010 U.S. Open – Championship Weekend Musings (Days 13-14)

We close up the Grand Slam calendar today after a weekend in Flushing Meadows that settled the championships in all divisions at the 2010 U.S. Open. It’s been an amazing fortnight on the courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, from the showcase arenas to the outer courts, full of upsets and superstars, fresh faces and new names, contenders and pretenders and everyone in between that make up the myriad draws held simultaneously... Read More

2010 U.S. Open – Day 12 Musings…

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 display that will resonate longer than any victory or defeat ever can. It may have been the Bryan brothers that walked... Read More

2010 U.S. Open – Day 11 Musings…

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 final of the men’s doubles, which incidentally will feature both men involved in the championship... Read More

2010 U.S. Open – Day 10 Musings…

The final Wednesday at Flushing Meadows saw the men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws pared back enough to play out the day at just Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium, closing down the Grandstand for another season. Before we get to that action, though, the junior courts offered up some interesting outcomes amongst those players who could very well be destined to become the future stars we’re following on the WTA... Read More

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