Nick Bollettieri’s credentials speak for themselves. The legendary coach has worked with hundreds of players, is credited with developing Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Monica Seles.
With Andy Roddick calling it a career after this US Open, many are asking: What is the state of American tennis?
Andy Roddick was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday. And at approximately 6:03 p.m., he shocked the tennis world.
“The US Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve always looked forward to it in a big way,” Roger Federer said on Monday.
It was “Game on!” for the U.S. Open on Thursday. Unfortunately for American Donald Young, his breakthrough run at Flushing Meadows ended in straight sets against Andy Murray.
The gutsiest performance of the day goes to 26th seed Flavia Pennetta. The Italian, who pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far, ousting 3rd seed Maria Sharapova in the third round
American Donald Young reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time, beating 24th-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela in straight sets Sunday at the U.S. Open.
The 22-year-old Young won 7-6 (7), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in 4 hours, 20 minutes Friday.
What a satisfying victory it must be for 22-year-old American wild card Donald Young. Young ousted the 14th seed, Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7 points to 1 in that fifth set tie-breaker.
The field for the 2011 U.S. Open men’s singles tournament in Flushing Meadows just got a bit more crowded.