The men’s final contained the single most entertaining point of the U.S. Open—the only point Stan Wawrinka won in the first set tiebreak against Novak Djokovic, before taking the next three sets and the trophy.
ESPN baseball commentator Dan Shulman struggled a bit to welcome viewers to tonight’s Cubs-Astros game joined in progress after the network’s U.S. Open men’s final broadcast.
Gael Monfils and Novak Djokovic began their U.S. Open semifinal today on strange terms, with Monfils showing few signs of life until the third set, which he won. Even at his most disengaged, though, the Frenchman is still good for a few entertaining points.
Like a carefree penguin belly-sliding across a glacier, the best men’s tennis player in the world has cruised into the semifinals of the U.S. Open by playing only nine full sets. Let’s examine how cushy Novak Djokovic has had it:
In a surprising upset, Serena Williams lost to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open Thursday night for the second year in a row.
Well after 1 a.m. in Queens this morning, Stan Wawrinka defeated Juan Martin del Potro in four sets, but the real loser was every tennis ball in play. The quarterfinal match pitted two of the sport’s most violent groundstrokes against one another and admittedly, all that violence is pretty to look at.
Life is not easy for Andy Murray, who has spent most of his career laboring away under the long shadows of three all-time greats—Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic—without ever tasting the No. 1 ranking. But nor is life particularly precious to Andy Murray, who slew a butterfly on court during the fifth set of his U.S. Open…
Oh, you thought Andy Murray was just a cool down-to-Earth Scottish bloke who liked to swing his tennis racket in peace? You thought he wouldn’t commit lepidoptericide on the court? Wrong, he’s a monster.
Tennis is typically a sport of silent courts, but rain battered the newly retractable roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium today, drumming up a dull roar over a second-round U.S. Open match between Marcel Granollers and Andy Murray.
Mike Tyson is apparently a big fan of tennis, as his daughter is an avid high school player and he’s attending the U.S. Open this week. He’s also apparently a big fan of ice cream, as he allegedly swiped an ice cream bar from a vendor this morning at the U.S. Open and never paid for it.
Bernard Tomic is mad! How mad? Mad enough to tell a heckling spectator, in front of the on-court mics and everyone, to suck his balls.
Gaël Monfils has a habit of pulling off wild trick shots during games. In his first round victory over Giles Muller at the US Open, he was forced to try a rather ostentatious return after Muller spiked a soft lob into the ground. Monfils could have watched it go, or perhaps even tried to hit it from the ground, but…
Angelique Kerber came into the Olympics as one of this planet’s best in 2016; having won the Australian Open and reaching Wimbledon’s final, the WTA #2 was a heavy favorite in yesterday’s gold medal singles match against Puerto Rico’s Mónica Puig. But Puig, currently ranked 34th, shocked Kerber in becoming the first…
Juan Martin del Potro has missed most of the past two years due to injuries. The Rio Olympics have marked an incredible comeback for the Argentine, with him defeating world #1 Novak Djokovic and, now, Rafael Nadal in a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) semi-final thriller today.
In a story I can’t believe is playing out somewhere besides the Olympics, Scotland Yard is investigating whether or not British tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned with bacteria from rat urine by an organized crime syndicate at Wimbledon, per The Daily Telegraph. Taylor was the furthest-advancing British…
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Juan Martín del Potro’s years of injuries have dropped his once-top-five ranking down to #141, but the Argentine showed the skills that marked his early career in downing the world’s #1 player, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets—a result that earned del Potro a lovely embrace and some words that brought him to tears.
The Williams sisters have been playing as doubles partners at the Olympics since 2000, and had never lost a match together—until today, when they were eliminated in the first round in Rio by the Czech team of Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.
Nick Kyrgios’s Rogers Cup doubles match was delayed by rain yesterday, and Kyrgios figured the stoppage was the ideal time for him to take a bathroom break. Seems logical, right?