Nadal’s knees have had recurring problems over the years, particularly the left one, which kept him out from late 2012 until early 2013.
U.S. Tennis Association officials said Thursday that Arthur Ashe Stadium could be covered as soon as the 2016 tournament, but more likely the following year.
The eighth-ranked Frenchman hasn’t played since June 26 when he was forced to retire from his second-round match at Wimbledon against Ernests Gulbis.
The United States Tennis Association says a retractable roof will be constructed over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the U.S. Open.
From an operations standpoint, there is ample space in the state park for hospitality and other structures that have turned the Ryder Cup into the biggest show in golf.
Roger Federer usually feels good when he arrives in Cincinnati for a tournament he has won more times than anyone else. This week, not so much.
The top-ranked woman breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. This was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career.
Two-time U.S. Open winner Monica Seles will be inducted into the tournament’s Court of Champions during a ceremony before the women’s final Sept. 8.
Andy Murray made a successful return in his first match since winning at Wimbledon, beating Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup.
When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.
Next week, for the first time in 40 years of ATP rankings, there will be no American men in the top 20. That’s because John Isner, who is 20th this week, is assured of dropping lower after losing Tuesday.
The last one eluding Mickelson is the U.S. Open, a championship where he’s been the runner-up six times — most recently last month at Merion.
Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. “It will be a fun weekend,” Woods said. “This golf course is going to be difficult.”
Costas threw a bucket of cold water on Sunday’s win, calling New York’s on-field celebration an “indication of the ongoing decline of western civilization.”
As much as I hoped Phil Mickelson’s storybook week would end on a high, putting an end to his nightmares at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose makes a fine champion.