Showing posts with label Steve Johnson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steve Johnson. Show all posts

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Video: Shanghai 2017 Tuesday Highlights

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Video: Shanghai 2017 Tuesday Highlights

Juan Martin del Potro, Steve Johnson, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas all advanced on Tuesday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.


Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters

Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters

Rafael Nadal scored a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jared Donaldson in the second round of the Shanghai Masters while Roger Federer advanced after beating Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (4), 6-4.

“It was a very quick match,” said Nadal. “I was happy to have that early break in the sixth game. After that I played a great match, not many mistakes, played aggressively.”

Federer took the win with his 14th ace on his second match point.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Video: Johnson Shanghai 2017 Hot Shot

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Video: Johnson Shanghai 2017 Hot Shot

With his back literally against the wall, Steve Johnson nails an overhead smash for a winner against Nick Kyrgios at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Video: Johnson Tokyo QF Hot Shot

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Video: Johnson Tokyo QF Hot Shot

Watch Hot Shot as Steve Johnson showcases his speed and agility against Diego Schwartzman on Friday at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tennis Video: Tokyo 2017 Tuesday Highlights

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Tennis Video: Tokyo 2017 Tuesday Highlights

Watch highlights as Milos Raonic and Steve Johnson score big wins to start their Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017 in Tokyo.

Video: Johnson Tokyo 2017 On court Interview

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Video: Johnson Tokyo 2017 On court Interview

Steve Johnson talks about beating Dominic Thiem at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017 on Tuesday in Tokyo.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Video: Johnson vs. Edmund US Open match preview

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Video: Johnson vs. Edmund US Open match preview

Kyle Edmund and Steven Johnson face off in R2 on Louis Armstrong at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Steve Johnson US Open Interview - Day 1 Monday August 28th 2017

Steve Johnson US Open Interview - Day 1 Monday August 28th 2017

S. JOHNSON/N. Almagro 6-4, 7-6, 7-6
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. That had to be a satisfying win.

STEVE JOHNSON: Yeah, very. Any time you can get to a Grand Slam and get through day one in straights is definitely a win, but definitely a great win, you know, both tennis-wise, emotionally, everything put together.

Q. Do the days get any easier right now? I know everybody says it gets easier, but it doesn't.

STEVE JOHNSON: Sometimes. I mean, some days, you know, you can process it all and take it in stride. Some days the littlest things will set you off.
I'm just taking it day by day. I have been doing a better job the last few weeks in the summer with managing my emotions on the court and not letting things slip away.

Q. How are you managing your emotions? Are you doing anything special to manage those emotions?

STEVE JOHNSON: No, just to -- I know they're going to be there, but, you know, kind of be practical about them, you know, don't let, you know, the highs, you know, take you or the lows take you. Because those thoughts come and, you know, I'm guessing it will get easier. I don't know if they will ever go away, but it's just something that I'm trying my best to, you know, deal with day by day.
You know, the more matches I play, the easier I think, I mean, I hope it's going to get. And some days it just is a bit easier than others.

Q. So was today one of those days?

STEVE JOHNSON: Yeah, I was able to get through it, play, you know, some good points in the tiebreakers, get up and get through it. You know, I'm glad to be in here right now, not playing a fourth or a fifth potentially.
You know, if I can get through days like that, I'm pretty happy with how the day went.

Q. Who's here with you this week?

STEVE JOHNSON: You know, Craig is here; Vahe Assadourian, who we work with in LA; Sam and myself; Christian Locascio; my fiancee, Kendall; her parents have been here the last few days and their close family friends have been here. It's been a good group. Have had a really enjoyable last few days in New York, got up here late from Winston.
Just enjoyed friends and family, having good meals. I think it's a good way to kind of enjoy it, because this is -- you know, we're blessed to be doing this and try and make the most of it.

Q. Is New York an easy place to kind of hide?

STEVE JOHNSON: Yes and no. I'm not a big New York fan.

Q. I hear that a lot.

STEVE JOHNSON: I grew up in Southern California, which is a bit more laid off, a bit more peaceful. Where I live now, nobody seems to be in a hurry. Here everybody seems to be in a hurry, which is fine. I enjoy the excitement and the buzz for this couple of weeks.
I don't know if I could live in Manhattan year round and do it -- I don't know, like, a lot of my college friends have done it and have loved it. I don't know if I'd be the same way.

Q. So you're talking about the highs and lows. I'm doing an article about the psychology of dealing with long rallies and also long games, both during them and kind of immediately after. One question I have about losing weight and stuff, does being fitter change the way you approach a long rally and game now?

STEVE JOHNSON: Yes and no. I'm still going to play the way I played. You don't overhaul your game, you know. You do what you do and you just keep doing it better and better and you work on your strengths and weaknesses and everything.
But being in better shape, being fitter, it just gives you another tool to hopefully, if the day is not going so well tennis-wise, it gives you that luxury of, okay, you know, I can maybe not go for as much, play longer rallies, kind of find my way back into the match and feel comfortable doing that.
More or less it just gives me another chance to, you know, if the tennis isn't going well, forehand is not working, the serve, you name it, to just kind of outwork the other guy and use my legs that day rather than maybe my tennis skills.

Q. The long rally in that sense can be to your advantage?

STEVE JOHNSON: Yes, of course. Yeah.

Q. What about in terms of right after, you know, and not necessarily in the second or third game of a match? You won in straight sets, but all the sets were obviously very close. At crucial moments, if you have a 10 deuce game or 15-shot, 20-shot rally, on the next point, do you look to keep it shorter?

STEVE JOHNSON: No.

Q. Or you think I'm in better shape than this guy, I will make him work?

STEVE JOHNSON: Depends who you're playing, of course, but I know I have put in the work and I know the work I have put in sets me up for that situation. So I know I feel comfortable doing that.
So, I mean, there is definitely certain guys where you feel more comfortable playing long points and long rallies against because you know you're in better shape than that. But guys are in good shape out here. It's not an easy sport to be a professional in.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

Friday, August 25, 2017

Video: Kyle Edmund Is First Into SFs At US Open Series Winston-Salem Open

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Video: Kyle Edmund Is First Into SFs At US Open Series Winston-Salem Open

Kyle Edmund pulls off the comeback upset against Steve Johnson with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory at the Winston-Salem Open.

Video: Steve Johnson Enters QFs at US Open Series Winston-Salem Open

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Video: Steve Johnson Enters QFs at US Open Series Winston-Salem Open

Steve Johnson secures an emotional 7-6, 6-4 win over Carlos Berlocq at the Winston-Salem Open.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cilic reaches Wimbledon fourth round without dropping a set

Cilic reaches Wimbledon fourth round without dropping a set

Marin Cilic beat Steve Johnson 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Cilic took his aces tally to 63 for the tournament as he ended Johnson's Wimbledon run and underlined his own status as one of the main challengers to the established favorites.

The Croat is one of only two people, alongside Stan Wawrinka, to have won a grand slam in the last seven years outside of the game's dominant quartet of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Video: Steve Johnson ATP Player Profile 2017

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Video: Steve Johnson ATP Player Profile 2017

Steve Johnson talks about why he cherishes time away from the court and which American tennis player cracks the best jokes in this ATP Player Profile.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Video: Johnson Hot Shot In London Queens 2017

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Video: Johnson Hot Shot In London Queens 2017

Watch as Johnson's quick feet and even quicker reaction time earn him this point in London Queen's 2017.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Video: Johnson wins Houston 2017 Title

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Video: Johnson wins Houston 2017 Title

Steve Johnson fights through cramp to beat Thomaz Bellucci in a third-set tie-break in the Houston final.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Video: Johnson Throws First Pitch 2016

Video: Johnson Throws First Pitch 2016

Steve Johnson throws the first pitch at a New York Mets baseball game.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Video: Johnson Pleased With Isner Win In Washington 2016

Video: Johnson Pleased With Isner Win In Washington 2016

Steve Johnson discusses his quarter-final win over compatriot and friend John Isner at the Citi Open in Washington.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Video: Wimbledon Day 7 Highlights, Roger Federer vs Steve Johnson

Video: Wimbledon Day 7 Highlights, Roger Federer vs Steve Johnson

Watch highlights from Roger Federer fourth round victory over Steve Johnson.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Video: Steve Johnson Wimbledon third round press conference

Video: Steve Johnson Wimbledon third round press conference

Steve Johnson speaks to the media after his third round victory over Grigor Dimitrov.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Johnson Claims Maiden Title In Nottingham

Johnson Claims Maiden Title In Nottingham

Steve Johnson scored a 7-6(5), 7-5 win over Pablo Cuevas to claim his first ATP title in Nottingham.

Johnson has enjoyed great success in Nottingham, having notched the ATP Challenger Tour crown on the same court in 2013, before the tournament moved to the ATP World Tour 250 level.

"It feels really good, I'm not going to lie," said an elated Johnson. "I had some ups and downs so far this year. To find my groove on the grass is fantastic. I had a good week at Queen's Club and felt pretty comfortable on the grass. Once I got here and played my first couple of matches, I knew I was definitely a contender to win this."