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In the Tramlines:
The last major of the year is upon us, and with the absence of Rafael Nadal, the men's field is seemingly more wide open than normal. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray obviously have not gone anywhere, but now they have to like their chances much more without Nadal. Three different men have won majors so far this year, but all from the Big 3. Will that trend continue or we will have a newcomer to the party? After the jump we'll look at five storylines to watch as the tennis world focuses on New York for the fortnight.
1. Roger Federer's continued excellence
Dominance is not a word we would use to describe Federer anymore, but at age 31, he's the number one player in the world and is coming off the Wimbledon victory and the Cincy title. He loves New York, and only a miracle forehand from Djokovic stopped Federer from reaching the final last year. He's hitting his backhand better than ever, and he has to the be the favorite to win. He's got Mur...
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FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer both stopped young Americans on Opening Night at the 2012 US Open.
Clijsters, after an inconsistent start, held herself together to dispatch 16-year-old Victoria Duval 6-3, 6-1 while Federer pushed back Donald Young 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
“The U.S. Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve...
By Gail Green
After watching Roger Federer’s win at Wimbledon in July, I was inspired to ponder the commonalities between the champion’s elegant performance and that of great interior design. With some replay observation, I came to the conclusion that the confluence of genius tennis and superior architecture is best expressed by one word: FLOW.
Top-seeded Roger Federer returned to the U.S. Open on Monday and defeated Donald Young 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to improve his career record to 62-7 at Flushing Meadows.
Looking to extend his record with an 18th Grand Slam title, Federer finished with seven aces and needed only 1 hour, 34 minutes to dispatch Young, an American who endured a 17-match losing streak earlier in the year.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the final on day nine of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2012 in Mason, Ohio.
(August 18, 2012 – Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America)
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Andy Murray could meet in a U.S. Open semifinal that...
Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, is tennis’ biggest fashion fan and a longtime friend of Roger Federer. Clad in designer dresses and sporting a perfect bob and her signature shades, Wintour is never far from the U.S. Open action. In honor of this year’s tournament, Wintour merged her interests in tennis and high-fashion.
Vogue magazine enlisted 11 designers to take the iconic...
By Romi Cvitkovic
The US Open is underway and the top players are on fire — not only with their games, but also their on-court tennis apparel. Curious about what your favorite players are wearing and where to buy it? Well, wonder no more and check out this year’s US Open Nike and adidas tennis outfits for both men and women. Serve it up!
Top women’s seed Victoria Azarenka...
By Romi Cvitkovic
With the absence of Rafael Nadal giving the men’s draw a shakeup, many were expecting early upsets and surprise winners on the men’s side, but it was several seeded women who went crashing out today in the first round. Check out this and other big headlines from Day One of the U.S. Open below, including Andy Murray, Sorana Cirstea, Jack Sock, Petra Kvitova...
The fourth grand slam of the year is finally upon us. After such a hectic post-Wimbledon tour schedule, the ATP’s best are seasoned, grizzled, and ready to give it one last go. Rafael Nadal’s arthritic knees have created a gaping hole in the draw, with one semifinalist guaranteed to not be a part of the big four. All four sections of the draw have some promising early round match...
Profiles of the top contenders for the 2012 U.S. Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. – by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
1. Roger Federer
2012 Record: 56-7
Grand Slam Record: 244-36
U.S. Open Record: 61-7
U.S. Open Best Result: W (2003–’08)
Fast Fact: Federer has held match points in his last two U.S. Open losses (2010 SF...