Found August 24, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
(August 24, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY -  No. 1 in the world and 2011 US Open champion Novak Djokovic spoke about the competition among his rivals for this year’s title and primarily about Rafael Nadal on US Open media day.   “First of all, Nadal is definitely back,” Djokovic said, “and he’s playing maybe […]

Nadal brings winning streak into Open

Ask Rafael Nadal how his famously troublesome left knee is feeling on the eve of the US Open, and he'll balk a bit while formulating a response. ''I am ...'' the 12-time major title winner began, haltingly, during an interview with The Associated Press. ''You know ...'' he resumed, before smiling sheepishly and pausing again. Eventually, Nadal...

Djokovic advances to third round

Novak Djokovic faced two set points early in his second-round match at the U.S. Open. He saved them, won the set, then needed less than an hour to close out a victory. The 2011 champion beat 87th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-2 on Friday. Becker had a chance to serve for the first set at 5-4. But he wasted the first with a forehand into the net and the second...

Ana Ivanovic makes awkward Twitter debut, makes up for it with cute photo (pic)

Ana Ivanovic apparently was one of the last holdouts of the crème de la crème of the WTA Tour to have not yet joined the Twitter revolution. In fact, The New York Times’ Ben Rothenberg pointed out in a tweet that only Samantha Stosur and Li Na remain of players in the top 20 without official […]The post Ana Ivanovic makes awkward Twitter debut, makes up for it with cute photo...

No Murray-Djokovic final, BUT...

Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows -- might meet in the quarterfinals. Murray earned his first Grand Slam championship by beating Djokovic in the 2012 U.S. Open final, then added a second by beating the No. 1-ranked Serb...

2013 US Open Men’s Contender Profiles

(August 25, 2013) Profiles of the top Men’s Singles contenders for the 2013 U.S. Open.  Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff 1. Novak Djokovic 2013 Record: 44-8 Grand Slam Record: 152-29 U.S. Open Record: 39-7 U.S. Open Best Result:  W (2011) Fast Fact: With Federer’s 2R loss at Wimbledon, Djokovic...

Players take to Twitter ahead of Open

Novak Djokovic Oh, nothing. Just giving a speech at the United Nations: On my way to the United Nations :) it's a really special day today. #excited -- Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 23, 2013 Rafael Nadal Out for a little stroll in the city: Disfrutando de un paseo por NYC! #UsOpen Enjoing a walk in NYC! #UsOpen
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