Rusedski makes his US Open picks

August 27, 2010

David Nalbandian of Argentina celebrates his win against Robin Soderling of Sweden during their match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto August 12, 2010.    REUTERS/Mike Cassese

The Toronto Masters Series has been very interesting this year for so many reasons. David Nalbandian will be a dark horse for the US open and none of the top men will want to play him. Andy Murray looked impressive all week serving well and taking the ball early using the width on the court and hitting his forehand well. He looks in the form that took him to the Australian Open final at the beginning of the year. Murray was sensational in the quarter-final against Nalbandian and even better against Rafael Nadal in the semis.

Memorial offers pointers to Pebble Beach contenders

June 2, 2010

Tiger makes eagle on way to Memorial triumph

This week’s Memorial tournament, an elite PGA Tour event in its own right hosted by golfing great Jack Nicklaus, is sure to offer several pointers toward the likely contenders at this month’s U.S. Open.

Can Federer complete a calendar slam?

February 1, 2010

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Received wisdom heading into the Australian Open was that the combined effects of fatherhood and a record-breaking number of grand slams would reduce Roger Federer’s hunger for success to the point where mere mortals on the tour need fear him no longer.

More from Mac on schedule and Murray

September 16, 2009

Former tennis player McEnroe watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Utah Jazz during their NBA basketball game in Los AngelesFour-times U.S. Open champion John McEnroe now works as a TV commentator for CBS network and for cable sports giant ESPN at Flushing Meadows, but the opinionated former bad boy of tennis did not hesitate airing his views to Reuters about the dubious scheduling of matches at the Open and other subjects.

U.S. Open shocker as Del Potro beats Federer to win title

September 15, 2009

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's final at the U.S. Open tennis championship in New York

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro has beaten Roger Federer to win in the U.S. Open and end the Swiss master’s five-year domination of the title.

Think Clijsters is world’s most famous Belgian? Not so fast…

September 14, 2009

tintinI was very disappointed to log on to FamousBelgians.net this morning and see nary a mention of Kim Clijsters. How much more famous can a Belgian get?

Triumphant Clijsters even surprises herself

September 14, 2009

It was not part of Kim Clijsters’s grand plan, and that made her U.S. Open victory feel surreal to the Belgian.

Serena outburst: was there any excuse?

September 13, 2009

TENNIS-OPEN/OK, don’t shoot me down for saying this, but can anyone see Saturday’s double-fault storm at the US Open from Serena Williams’s point of view?

Clijsters reminds us what we’ve been missing

September 7, 2009

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Venus Williams must wish Kim Clijsters had stayed retired and enjoyed a relaxing life as a millionaire mum.

A tale of two draws at Flushing Meadows

September 5, 2009

roddickIt has been a tale of two draws at the U.S. Open, with the men’s seeds advancing full steam ahead and the women’s field in disarray.