Sharapova, the 2006 champion at Flushing Meadows, has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.
Physically, Roger Federer looks great. Mentally? It would be fascinating to get into his head to see how Andy Roddick’s retirement affected him.
If the enthusiasm and energy from the USTA Eastern Long Island 22nd Annual Dinner is any indication of the health of the sport of tennis in our country, I can happily say that tennis is alive and well amongst a wide age group.
A second consecutive morning-to-evening damp day at Flushing Meadows washed out all but about 15 minutes of action Wednesday, leaving nerves frayed and the schedule in disarray.
Roger Federer can tell that playing conditions at the U.S. Open are slower than last year. He wonders whether — for the good of the game — it would be more interesting if they were quicker.
Andy Roddick’s former coach, Jimmy Connors, says that for the American to win another Grand Slam title, “he’s going to have to come up with something spectacular, and I don’t know if he can do that now.”
Federer, a 16-time major champion who completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2009, improved on the mark he shared with Jimmy Connors. The last time Federer failed to reach the quarterfinals at a major was at the 2004 French Open.
STOCKHOLM (AP) Roger Federer beat Germany’s Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open on Sunday and match Pete Sampras’ total of 64 career titles. Since 1968, only Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94) […]