NTSF 129: Fighting Through Adversity…

Boy, do I really need a new pair of glasses. Constructed as much out of electrical tape and Gorilla Glue as they are the original frames these days, my literal worldview just keeps getting more and more askew as they warp and wind around. Yet despite the fact that I seem to be harder on spectacles than Djokovic on his rackets, I keep on persevering. Perhaps that’s why I always see things a little differently… and that’s not necessarily... 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 9 Musings…

It was back to work for most everyone in the United States, and the stars of tennis were no exception as they graced the grounds of the USTA National Tennis Center.  The youngsters took to the outer courts to wind their way down to the weekend finals. The pros took to the show courts, the men completing the fourth round and the women starting to whittle down from eight to four. Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who I talked about yesterday... Read More

2010 U.S. Open – Day 3 Musings…

The biggest story of Wednesday in New York was undoubtedly the literal collapse of Victoria Azarenka in the first match of the day on the Grandstand Court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Down 5-1 in her match against Gisela Dulko, the #10 seed fell unconscious to the court a few feet behind her baseline in the first set of their second-round match and was taken off the court in a wheelchair. Temperatures in excess of a hundred... Read More

2010 U.S. Open – Men’s Preview

With the USTA releasing the 32 seeds for the men’s draw of the last Grand Slam tournament of the 2010 season, it is time to discuss just who might emerge victorious at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York when the final is played on Sunday 12 September. The most glaring omission, of course, is defending champion Juan Martin del Potro. The Argentine slugger knocked off Nadal and Federer in his semifinal and championship matches... Read More