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.
Rafael Nadal completed a semifinals victory over Andy Murray to set up a U.S. Open Final rematch between himself and Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a stunning comeback in the U.S. Open semifinals.
Whipping passing shots from all angles and returning superbly, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal beat No. 21 Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to reach the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the fourth consecutive year.
It’s been a few tough days for both US Open tournament officials and the players. Bad weather was behind two controversies which shed light on an issue that is gaining momentum: tennis professionals need a voice at the majors!
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.
Andy Roddick’s move to an outside court turned out to be a good one. The former champion pulled off a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 upset over fifth-seeded David Ferrer on Thursday.
Defending champ Rafael Nadal took full advantage of a fresh start, dominating Gilles Muller when their rain-delayed match resumed at the U.S. Open.
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.
Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray were among the players that voiced their concerns about being sent out to the courts to play while it was misting.
Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray began their fourth-round matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday after getting an extra day of rest because of rain. Then, about 15 minutes into the action, they stopped again.
The U.S. Open’s men’s final may have to be pushed back to Monday, Sept. 12, because of wet weather. While that hasn’t been a huge concern in the past, this year is different.
Rafael Nadal was back at practice Monday, the day after a bout with leg cramps interrupted his post-match news conference at the U.S. Open.
Answering questions in Spanish, Nadal suddenly started grimacing in pain. He tilted his head back, covered his face with his arm. His face twisted in agony as he slid down in his chair, he motioned for help.
Another match that got too close for comfort at times? That didn’t bother Rafael Nadal, either.