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144th Belmont Stakes

Liguori: What A Weekend!

Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.

06/12/2012

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French Open Men’s Final Suspended By Rain

The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended in the fourth set because of rain, the first time in 39 years the tournament won’t end on a Sunday.

06/10/2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup and the clock after winning championship point and playing in the longest grand slam final ever in his men's final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day fourteen of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Liguori: A Classic Down Under

When was the last time any major sports match or game lasted close to six hours, outside of professional men’s tennis?

01/31/2012

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Djokovic Wins Australian Open In Longest Final

This was the final act in Djokovic’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final — a sweat-drenched, sneaker-squeaking 5 hour, 53-minute endurance contest that ended at 1:37 a.m. Monday morning

WFAN–01/29/2012

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after he won match point against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Men's Final on Day Fifteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2011. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Novak Djokovic And Rafael Nadal Final Was One For The Ages

It was a battle befitting of the two top players in the game Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal brought their ‘all’ to the court and put on a four hour slugfest that could rank up there with the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier slugfest in October 1975.

09/13/2011

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After Run To US Open Title, McEnroe’s Record Within Reach For Djokovic

Novak Djokovic was on the wrong side of the court, and the celebration, a year ago after the last ball was struck in the U.S. Open final. But for “Nole,” 2011 has been much, much different.

WFAN–09/13/2011

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic’s Near-Flawless Effort Ends With First U.S. Open Crown

Returning brilliantly, swatting winners from all angles, the No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic held on to beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 on Monday night to earn his first U.S. Open title.

WFAN–09/12/2011

Novak Djokovic of Serbia waits for the start of the men's championship match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Novak Djokovic Wears FDNY Cap Onto US Open Court

Novak Djokovic walked into Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open final Monday wearing a cap adorned with the New York City fire department logo.

09/12/2011

Spanish player Rafael Nadal (L) shakes hands with Serbian player Novak Djokovic. (credit :CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: The Predicted Final: Novak Djokovic Vs. Rafael Nadal For US Open Title

It’s Djokovic’s time. The momentum he has carried to put together such an impressive record this season, and the fact that he has beaten Nadal all five times they’ve played this year, gives the Serb the ‘mental’ edge.

09/12/2011

Novak Djokovic (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images), Rafael Nadal (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images for USTA)

US Open Men’s Final Comes Down To Djokovic-Nadal Rematch

When Novak Djokovic faced Rafael Nadal in the 2010 U.S. Open final, Rafa solidified his standing atop the tennis world by earning third Grand Slam title of the season. Oh, how their rivalry has changed in the short span of 12 months.

WFAN–09/12/2011

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Tennis In The Park

It wasn’t just another typical sunny Saturday in the park as hundreds of tennis fans gathered around a giant screen at Madison Square Park to watch the US Open Men’s Singles Semifinals match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

09/11/2011

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Nadal Victorious, Setting Up Finals Rematch With Djokovic

Rafael Nadal completed a semifinals victory over Andy Murray to set up a U.S. Open Final rematch between himself and Novak Djokovic.

WFAN–09/10/2011

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Djokovic Defeats Federer In U.S. Open Classic, Returns To Final

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a stunning comeback in the U.S. Open semifinals.

WFAN–09/10/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Andy Roddick Hits The Small-Time; US Open Moves Men’s Final To Monday

Oh, to be a kid again. To play tennis on an out-of-the-way court without a lot of people watching — on a court surrounded by trees and wind screens and a bit of shade, where the biggest distractions might be a baby crying or a guy trying to climb a fence.

WFAN–09/09/2011

Workers dry the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium during Day Ten of the 2011 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2011. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images for USTA)

Two Quarterfinal Matches Postponed At US Open

Tournament officials said the Novak Djokovic-Janko Tipsarevic and Roger Federer-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga matches would not be played Wednesday because of rain at the U.S. Open.

09/07/2011

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