The official draws for the U.S. Open were announced Thursday and for the third time this season, the bookmakers and the men’s seeding committee do not see eye-to-eye in a Grand Slam event.
The seeding survived at the Farmers Classic until Janko Tipsarevic upset 3rd seeded Marcos Baghdatis to complete the semifinal pairings.
At The Queen’s Club in London the top six seeds are down and out as five of the tour’s biggest guns failed to pass the season’s first test on grass.
French Open Champion and clay court genius Rafa Nadal will bring his new number one world ranking to the grass courts of London for the AEGON Championships at the Queens Club.
In Israel, a land attuned to the ancient texts of the world’s monotheistic faiths, the words “my cup overflows” possess a considerable amount of historical weight and meaning. That phrasing comes from scripture, of course–it’s no small thing in the Holy Land to encounter a lavish and abundant blessing. Now, 108 years after the Davis […]
The first day of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships witnessed a number of matches in which dangerous players flirted with disaster. For Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, a dance with danger turned out to be deadly. Lopez, who reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon last year (before losing to Marat Safin) and has typically performed well on the lawns […]
When Roger Federer won his fourteenth Grand Slam singles title a few weeks ago in Paris, the number one storyline for the 2009 Wimbledon Championships became etched in stone. But as the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament gets set to start in suburban London, the gentlemen’s singles competition now owns a second supreme theme: Life’s […]
Top seed Andy Murray kept his challenge for a first Queen’s title on course with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The world number three had enjoyed a comfortable win over Andreas Seppi in his previous match and looked good again as he battled past Garcia-Lopez in straight sets to set up a […]
Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco set up an Australian Open semifinal clash between friends, compatriots, and Davis Cup teammates by winning their respective quarterfinal matches on Wednesday in Melbourne. Verdasco turned back 2008 Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets, while Nadal dispatched Gilles Simon in three sets. It was not a routine three […]
One day after victorious Spanish Davis Cup captain Emilio Sanchez Vicario officially stepped down from his position at the head of the winning team from Spain, Alberto Mancini called it quits as the Argentine general. During his tenure as Argentina’s captain, which began in 2004, the country has lost twice in finals, first against Russia […]