Whether it turns out to be a tearful farewell or simply another fun-filled evening of tennis, Friday night figures to be electric in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Pretty much like any night Andy Roddick is playing at the US Open.
Andy Roddick was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday. And at approximately 6:03 p.m., he shocked the tennis world.
Andy Roddick said that the US Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 US Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference on Thursday, his 30th birthday.
This US Open finally got its first shocker. After three days of the top players winning decisively, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.
Kim Clijsters said that the US Open inspired her to do so well, but she inspired so many with her class and grace.
The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.
Brian Baker’s comeback is one of the more intriguing stories at the US Open this year. He is playing in his first US Open since 2005, and what joy he showed after beating Jan Hajek in straight sets on Court 11.
The first two days of the US Open featured mostly quick, one-sided matches. It was more of the same early on Wednesday.
Over the first two days of the US Open, the world’s largest tennis stadium turned into the world’s biggest bore.
That Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 US Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.
Radwanska beat Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday to start play at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 91st-ranked Bratchikova had 28 unforced errors to only six for Radwanska.
James Blake, no matter how far he gets in Flushing Meadows, always brings his heart and soul to the court — and New Yorkers eat that up.
Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.
“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.
In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.