Thursday was a predictable day at the U.S. Open as players adjusted to the overflowing crowds and vocal enthusiasm.
The top seeds continued to show the gap between themselves and the rest of the field.
Week Two of the Australian Open 2011 begins today and there are some new faces in our analysis of all 8 women’s and 8 men’s pairings.
There are no easy quarterfinal brackets in the very balanced Australian Open 2001 Men’s draw, but Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer drew some unexpected early challengers.
Robin Soderling is off to a fast start in 2011 and is hoping his Brisbane success translates to surprising the top two ranked players and claiming his first Grand Slam Championship in 2011.
In a match that featured spellbinding power tennis, magical retrieves and unequalled athleticism surrounding a two hour rain delay, Rafa Nadal put his stamp on the 2010 U.S. Open.
When a player with 16 Grand Slam trophies gets two favorable let cords in a tiebreaker, you know things are going bad.
In the gusty offshoots of Hurricane Earl, the strong and experienced players had their way with lesser competitors in the eight matches completed Saturday.
There are so many good choices at the 2010 U.S. Open that a longshot has a strong chance to outdistance a few veterans and walk away with a stirring championship in a fortnight or so. Defending titleholder, Juan Martin DelPotro, will be missing but Argentina has reason to be confident as their newest ace, hot David Nalbandian goes headhunting.
Last week the top four seeds all made the semifinals, and this week they have all made the quarterfinals where four hungry challengers are looking for upsets.