In a statement released by the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev denied any “malicious intent” and said his quotes had been taken out of context.
Federer’s second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings on June 23, 2003, two weeks before he won Wimbledon for the first of his record 17 major championships.
Ah, the sounds of summer. What would late August in NYC be without the shrieks from Flushing’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?
Sean Hartnett previews the women’s side of the 2011 U.S. Open. Check out his opinion on tournament contenders and 2011 champion prediction.