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Tennis' grossest tradition won't throw in the towel

NEW YORK —€” In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness: the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.  It happens dozens of times in a long match and is in full glory on the courts at Flushing Meadows: Players call for a towel to be brought to them in the middle of a game, and they quickly wipe the sweat...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nadal’s absence drops prices for Men’s Final US Open tickets, whole tournament up 11%

The biggest tennis tournament in the country is under way. As the first round of the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is in process, demand for U.S. Open tickets on the secondary market has been increasing compared to both last year and just a few weeks ago. Originally, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow with...
Via Attacking The Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal’s absence drops prices for Men’s Final US Open tickets, whole tournament up 11%

The biggest tennis tournament in the country is under way. As the first round of the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is in process, demand for U.S. Open tickets on the secondary market has been increasing compared to both last year and just a few weeks ago. Originally, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow with...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Code Violations Almost Knock Out Kyrgios at US Open

  (August 25, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Nick Kyrgios knocked out Rafael Nadal Wimbledon in the fourth round. At the US Open on Monday, the Australian almost knocked himself out of the tournament with his conduct. The 19-year-old was hit with three code violations for fits on anger, one away from being defaulted in his victory over the 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2...
Via Tennis Panorama
7 days ago  |  Discuss

US Open, minus Nadal, begins in steamy conditions

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Open is underway in steamy conditions. Rafael Nadal isn't around to defend his title because of a right wrist injury. Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeking her third straight championship on the women's side. Second-seeded Simona Halep, fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber are among the players with early matches Monday...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Faces Golden Opportunity at U.S. Open

With defending champion Rafael Nadal announcing Monday that he was withdrawing from the 2014 U.S. Open due to a wrist injury, Roger Federer now appears to have his best shot at winning a Grand Slam title since his Wimbledon triumph in 2012. Due to Nadal’s absence, Novak Djokovic and Federer will now be the tournament’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, meaning that they...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Men are favorites to win the U.S. Open?

The final tennis major of the year sees most of the best players in the world descend upon New York City for the U.S. Open Championship. Starting Monday, the biggest names of the sport will vie for the only tennis major played in the United States and hope to head into the offseason as a champion. So who to the oddsmakers believe will reign supreme in the Big Apple? Novak Djokovic...
Via 110 Nation Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Men’s Draw Analysis

Bracketed tournaments — in basketball, soccer, tennis, water polo, and anything else under the sun — always elicit certain kinds of conversations when the brackets are first revealed. Some people are bracket zealots, in that they think the draws mean everything. Other people, tired of the bracket zealots, think that draws mean absolutely nothing, or something close to it. Which...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal To Miss US Open Due To Wrist Injury

Huge bummer for tennis fans, defending US Open champ, Rafael Nadal, will not partake in this year’s US Open. The world number 2 player made the announcement on Wednesday. Nadal released this statement on the US Open website, via Yahoo: “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s U.S. Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals...
Via Geeks and Cleats
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Out of The US Open With Wrist Injury

Photo Credit: mirsasha via www.photopin.com   The last Major Tournament of the year in tennis is fast approaching and one main player won’t be participating.  Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open due to an injured right wrist.  The defending champion injured his wrist during practice three weeks ago. His doctors informed him to wear a cast on his injured wrist for a few...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrist Injury Forces Rafael Nadal to Withdraw From US Open

ESPN has announced that Rafael Nadal’s right wrist injury (which has kept him out of action since Aug. 1) will force him to withdraw from the US Open. “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open — a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations,” Nadal said in a statement. “I am sure you understand that...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrist Injury Forces Rafael Nadal to Withdraw From US Open

For only the 4th time in U.S. Open history, the reigning men’s champion will not be in competition this year as it’s been announced that Rafael Nadal’s right wrist injury (which has kept him out of action since Aug. 1) will force him to withdraw from the tournament. “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open — a tournament on which...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal officially withdraws from the US Open due to wrist injury

Today Rafael Nadal officially withdrew from the US Open with the right wrist injury he sustained in practice at the end of July. He made the announcement via his Facebook page:I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations. I am sure you understand that it is a very...
Via Down the Line!
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has announced he will not defend his U.S. Open crown due to his ongoing recovery from a wrist injury.In a statement posted to Facebook on Monday morning, Nadal said he won't compete at the Grand Slam event, which begins next Monday in New York. Siento anunciar que no podré participar en el US Open, torneo en el que en los últimos años he tenido muy buenos.....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to miss U.S. Open Championship

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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From U.S. Open, Will Not Defend Title

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year’s final Grand Slam tournament begins. The 28-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he had...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending U.S. Open Champion Rafa Nadal Withdraws From Event

Rafael Nadal announced to his Facebook page that he is withdrawing from this year’s U.S. Open because of a wrist injury. The current No.2 player in the world won last year’s event over Novak Djokovic in four-sets. Here’s Nadal’s statement: I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US […] The post Defending U.S. Open Champion Rafa Nadal Withdraws...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal will not defend US Open title because of wrist injury

  Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 28-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he had...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2013 champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open because of wrist injury

NEW YORK (AP) 2013 champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open because of wrist injury.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending Champ Rafael Nadal Withdraws from US Open with Wrist Injury

(August 18, 2014) NEW YORK, NY – The USTA has announced that reigning US Open champion Rafael Nadal, of Spain, has withdrawn from this year’s US Open men’s singles tournament due to a right wrist injury.   Statement from Rafael Nadal:   “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals...
Via Tennis Panorama
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati ATP & WTA Recap: Steel Beneath The Velvet

We’ve seen two utterly fascinating weeks of North American hardcourt tennis since the world’s best (minus Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and Li Na, among others) came to Canada in early August. Tour action continues this week in New Haven (Connecticut) and Winston-Salem (North Carolina). Moreover, a few of the big names on the WTA Tour — Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova,...
Via Attacking The Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati ATP & WTA Recap: Steel Beneath The Velvet

We’ve seen two utterly fascinating weeks of North American hardcourt tennis since the world’s best (minus Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and Li Na, among others) came to Canada in early August. Tour action continues this week in New Haven (Connecticut) and Winston-Salem (North Carolina). Moreover, a few of the big names on the WTA Tour — Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova,...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

FASHION FIX: Nike US Open looks for Nadal, Federer, and Dimitrov

The season's final major, the US Open, is less than two weeks away and Nike just officially released the duds for their top ballers. Here's a run down of what their boys will be wearing, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Grigor Dimitrov. The status of Rafa and the defense of his title at Flushing Meadows is still up in the air (we should all reportedly know something...
Via Down the Line!
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrist injury puts Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open defense in question

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the upcoming Masters 1000 tournaments at Toronto and Cincinnati with a right wrist injury. In a statement published by The New York Times, the 14-time Grand Slammer flew to Spain to have an MRI done, and based on his doctor's recommendations, will have to "be out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks." The timing puts his participation...
Via Down the Line!
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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