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Showing posts with label US Open. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Marin Cilic wins US Open title

Marin Cilic wins US Open title

Marin Cilic scored a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori to win the 2914 US Open title, his first grand slam title.

Cilic fell to the ground and held his hands together, looking up to the sky. Moments later, he looked to the stands, seemingly stunned. He shook Nishikori's hand at the net, then ran up to his player's box to hug family and friends.
Compared to the veteran champions, he seemed unsure what to do once he sat back in his chair. There, he picked up his phone and tried to call his family in Croatia. Only his younger brother, who recently started college in the United States, was at the match.

The win was the culmination of a surprising second week. Either Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, or Rafeal Nadal (or two of the three) has played in every Grand Slam final since the 2005 Australian Open. One of those three won all but four of those titles, too. But this year, after 38 slams, came a new chapter.

Friday, September 5, 2014

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Federer survives Monfils at US Open

Federer survives Monfils at US Open

Roger Federer needed exactly one minute to win the first game. It seemed an indication of how the night would go: Surely, he'd march through this quarterfinal meeting with the ever-athletic but spacey Gael Monfils.

The crowd expected this narrative. Many journalists had been predicting it all day. With a 7-2 advantage in previous meetings, Federer seemed confident. But if that was how it was supposed to go, no one told Monfils.

Monfils brought everything he could muster, pushing Federer to the brink before losing in a thrilling five-set match. Monfils won five points on five chances at the net in the first set and his serve hit 132 mph en route to taking the set 6-4. In the second, he only improved.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014

US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014

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Men's Singles First Round

2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beatt Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-3 6-4 7-6(4).
WC-Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Dustin Brown (Germany) 7-6(2) 6-4 7-6(3).
20-Gael Monfils (France) beatt WC-Jared Donaldson (USA) 6-4 6-2 6-4.
Alejandro Gonzalez (Colombia) beat Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-4 6-4 7-5.
17-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) 5-7 7-6(1) 1-6 7-5 6-1.
Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3
Tim Smyczek (US) beat Filip Krajinovic (Serbia) 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-6(5)
4-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 6-1 6-2 2-6 6-2 "
26-Gilles Simon (France) beat Radu Albot (Moldova) 6-3 6-4 6-2
Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Pere Riba (Spain) 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-2
12-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 7-5 7-6(5) 6-4
Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 2-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-5
Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 1-6 2-6 1-2 (Lorenzi retired)
Borna Coric (Croatia) beat 29-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-1 6-2
Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-2
13-John Isner (US) beat Marcos Giron (US) 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(2)
Sam Querrey (US) beat Maximo Gonzalez (Argentina) 6-2 4-6 6-4 4-6 6-3
28-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 2-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-5
10-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Wayne Odesnik (US) 6-2 6-4 6-2
Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat Jack Sock (US) 6-4 3-6 6-1 0-0 (Sock retired)
Borna Coric (Croatia) beat 29-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-1 6-2
Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-2
Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat Noah Rubin (US) 6-4 6-3 6-0
Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 1-6 2-6 1-2 (Lorenzi retired)
12-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 7-5 7-6(5) 6-4
15-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-4 6-2
25-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-4
Marcel Granollers (Spain) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 7-6(1) 6-3 6-2


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014

US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014

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Men's Singles First Round

1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 6-1 6-2 6-4.
Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-7(7) 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-1.
Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Alejandro Falla (Columbia) 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 6-4.
wc-Michael Llodra (France) beat Daniel Gimeno (Spain) 6-4 6-3 7-5.
Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5.
5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Q-Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1).
Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) beat Donald Young (USA) 7-5 6-4 6-4
3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 6-2 7-6(6) 7-6(3)
16-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-4 6-3 6-4
Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-2 6-4 6-2
5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1)
Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kazakhstan) beat James McGee (Ireland) 4-6 6-2 6-1 7-6(3)
Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-1
22-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Facundo Bagnis (Argentina) 6-2 7-6(3) 6-3
9-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Juan Monaco (Argentina) 6-3 4-6 7-6(2) 6-1
Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Andreas Beck (Germany) 6-3 4-6 6-2 7-6(0)
Benoit Paire (France) beat 24-Julien Benneteau (France) 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-4
31-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Blaz Rola (Slovenia) 6-3 3-6 7-5 1-6 6-4
Matthias Bachinger (Germany) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2 6-2
8-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 6-3 7-6(6) 1-6 7-5
Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-1
Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat 21-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 7-5 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(1)
Matthew Ebden (Australia) beat Tobias Kamke (Germany) 6-4 6-3 7-6(2)
Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) 6-3 6-1 6-4
23-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat Albert Montanes (Spain) 6-2 3-0 (Montanes retired)


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Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 US Open Draw

2014 US Open Draw

DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB [1] - SCHWARTZMAN, Diego ARG
MULLER, Gilles LUX - MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG - QUERREY, Sam USA
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE - GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP [28]

KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER [22] - BAGNIS, Facundo ARG (Q)
LLODRA, Michael FRA (W) - GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ - STRUFF, Jan-Lennard GER
GIRON, Marcos USA (W) - ISNER, John USA [13]

TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA [9] - MONACO, Juan ARG
MCGEE, James IRL (Q) - NEDOVYESOV, Aleksandr KAZ
CARRENO BUSTA, Pablo ESP - BECK, Andreas GER (Q)
PAIRE, Benoit FRA - BENNETEAU, Julien FRA [24]

VERDASCO, Fernando ESP [31] - ROLA, Blaz SLO
KLAHN, Bradley USA - KUZNETSOV, Andrey RUS
BACHINGER, Matthias GER (Q) - STEPANEK, Radek CZE
HAASE, Robin NED - MURRAY, Andy GBR [8]

WAWRINKA, Stan SUI [3] - VESELY, Jiri CZE
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA - MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
KAVCIC, Blaz SLO - YOUNG, Donald USA
FALLA, Alejandro COL - CHARDY, Jeremy FRA [30]

YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS [21] - KYRGIOS, Nick AUS
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR - SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BOLELLI, Simone ITA - POSPISIL, Vasek CAN
ROGER-VASSELIN, Edouard FRA - ROBREDO, Tommy ESP [16]

NISHIKORI, Kei JPN [10] - ODESNIK, Wayne USA (W)
ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP - SOCK, Jack USA
EBDEN, Matthew AUS - KAMKE, Tobias GER
MONTANES, Albert ESP - MAYER, Leonardo ARG [23]

ROSOL, Lukas CZE [29] - CORIC, Borna CRO (Q)
ESTRELLA BURGOS, Victor DOM - SIJSLING, Igor NED
GOJOWCZYK, Peter GER (Q) - BECKER, Benjamin GER
DANIEL, Taro JPN (Q) - RAONIC, Milos CAN [5]

BERDYCH, Tomas CZE [6] - HEWITT, Lleyton AUS
DARCIS, Steve BEL (Q) - KLIZAN, Martin SVK
DONSKOY, Evgeny RUS - KUDRYAVTSEV, Alexander RUS (Q)
GABASHVILI, Teymuraz RUS - GIRALDO, Santiago COL [27]

LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP [19] - DODIG, Ivan CRO
JOHNSON, Steve USA - ITO, Tatsuma JPN (Q)
LACKO, Lukas SVK - THIEM, Dominic AUT
DE SCHEPPER, Kenny FRA - GULBIS, Ernests LAT [11]

CILIC, Marin CRO [14] - BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
MARCHENKO, Illya UKR (Q) - CHIUDINELLI, Marco SUI (Q)
JANOWICZ, Jerzy POL - LAJOVIC, Dusan SRB
CUEVAS, Pablo URU - ANDERSON, Kevin RSA [18]

SIMON, Gilles FRA [26] - ALBOT, Radu MDA (Q)
RUBIN, Noah USA (W) - DELBONIS, Federico ARG
TOMIC, Bernard AUS (W) - BROWN, Dustin GER
DZUMHUR, Damir BIH - FERRER, David ESP [4]

DIMITROV, Grigor BUL [7] - HARRISON, Ryan USA (W)
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG - SELA, Dudi ISR
DESEIN, Niels BEL (Q) - GOFFIN, David BEL
DANCEVIC, Frank CAN - SOUSA, Joao POR [32]

MONFILS, Gael FRA [20] - DONALDSON, Jared USA (W)
GONZALEZ, Alejandro COL - TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
NISHIOKA, Yoshihito JPN (Q) - LORENZI, Paolo ITA
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB - GASQUET, Richard FRA [12]

FOGNINI, Fabio ITA [15] - GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ
RIBA, Pere ESP - MANNARINO, Adrian FRA
KRAJINOVIC, Filip SRB (Q) - SMYCZEK, Tim USA (W)
HAIDER-MAURER, Andreas AUT - BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP [17]

KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO [25] - NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
MELZER, Jurgen AUT - GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP - GROTH, Sam AUS
FEDERER, Roger SUI [2] - MATOSEVIC, Marinko AUS

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Would you bet on Federer to win the 2014 US Open title?

Would you bet on Federer to win the 2014 US Open title?

The US Open tennis championship estarts today in New York City.

We all know that Roger Federer, a 5 time champion in NY (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008), has not won a grand slam title since 2012 but we also know that he is the mater of tennis and has been playing amazing tennis this season.

The Swiss, who will be the second seed because of Rafa's withdrawal, semifinals in 12 of his last 16 events, won 15 of 23 matches against the top 10 during that span, made it to the finals in Wimbledon and won his sixth title in Cincinnati.

His first match will be against Matosevic. The played in Brisbane this year with a results os 6-1, 6-1 in Roger's favor.

"I have only played him once in Brisbane this year and I played him very well on a similar court," he said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

It is very sad to write about Rafael Nadal pulling out of the 2014 US Open.

The defending champion and great tennis player from Spain won't be able to play in New York this year because of a wrist injury.

"I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals in my last participations," the world No. 2 said in a statement. "I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things. … Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back."

2014 US Open Qualifying Draw

2014 US Open Qualifying Draw

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Malek Jaziri (TUN) [1] vs. Chase Buchanan (USA)
Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) vs. Sergei Bubka (UKR)
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs. Benjamin Mitchell (AUS)
Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) vs. Hiroki Moriya (JPN) [29]

Go Soeda (JPN) [2] vs. Oscar Hernandez (ESP)
Guido Andreozzi (ARG) vs. Andre Ghem (BRA)
Martin Vaisse (FRA) vs. Niels Desein (BEL)
Louk Sorensen (IRL) vs. Gastao Elias (POR) [23]

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) [3] vs. Daniel Cox (GBR)
Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) vs. Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
Marc Gicquel (FRA) vs. Jesse Huta Galung (NED)
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) vs. Ante Pavic (CRO) [21]

Facundo Bagnis (ARG) [4] vs. Alex Bolt (AUS)
Roberto Marcora (ITA) vs. Pedja Krstin (SRB)
James Duckworth (AUS) vs. Axel Michon (FRA)
Ernesto Escobedo (USA) vs. Somdev Devvarman (IND) [24]

Horacio Zeballos (ARG) [5] vs. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)
Nikola Mektic (CRO) vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)
Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER)
Valery Rudnev (RUS) vs. Marsel Ilhan (TUR) [25]

Joao Souza (BRA) [6] vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR)
Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) vs. Jan Mertl (CZE)
Philipp Petzschner (GER) vs. H.Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI)
Di Wu (CHN) vs. Gerald Melzer (AUT) [26]

Andreas Beck (GER) [7] vs. Mathias Bourgue (FRA)
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs. Sanam Singh (IND)
R.Carballes Baena (ESP) vs. Rhyne Williams (USA)
Martin Fischer (AUT) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) [28]

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) [8] vs. Mackenzie McDonald (USA)
Luca Vanni (ITA) vs. Collin Altamirano (USA)
Martin Alund (ARG) vs. Guilherme Clezar (BRA)
Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) vs. Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS) [27]

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) [9] vs. Matt Reid (AUS)
Denys Molchanov (UKR) vs. Marius Copil (ROU)
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs. Egor Gerasimov (BLR)
Yann Marti (SUI) vs. Aljaz Bedene (SLO) [17]

Peter Polansky (CAN) [10] vs. Tennys Sandgren (USA)
Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) vs. Miloslav Mecir (SVK)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs. Taro Daniel (JPN)
Toni Androic (CRO) vs. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) [18]

Tatsuma Ito (JPN) [11] vs. Francis Tiafoe (USA)
Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)
Daniel Smethurst (GBR) vs. Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS)
Stefano Travaglia (ITA) vs. Michal Przysiezny (POL) [22]

Yuichi Sugita (JPN) [12] vs. Tim Puetz (GER)
Pedro Sousa (POR) vs. A.Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)
Matthias Bachinger (GER) vs. Andrea Collarini (ARG)
Matteo Viola (ITA) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [20]

Norbert Gombos (SVK) [13] vs. Austin Krajicek (USA)
Ze Zhang (CHN) vs. Mate Delic (CRO)
James McGee (IRL) vs. Gonzalo Lama (CHI)
Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) vs. Yuki Bhambri (IND) [30]

Michael Russell (USA) [14] vs. Enrique Lopez-Perez (ESP)
Inigo Cervantes (ESP) vs. Steve Darcis (BEL)
Emilio Gomez (ECU) vs. John-Patrick Smith (AUS)
Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) vs. Andrej Martin (SVK) [32]

James Ward (GBR) [15] vs. Aldin Setkic (BIH)
Guido Pella (ARG) vs. Vincent Millot (FRA)
Radu Albot (MDA) vs. Gregoire Burquier (FRA)
Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) vs. Marton Fucsovics (HUN) [31]

Jimmy Wang (TPE) [16] vs. Daniel Evans (GBR)
Agustin Velotti (ARG) vs. Hyeon Chung (KOR)
Mitchell Frank (USA) vs. Stefan Kozlov (USA)
Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Thiemo de Bakker (NED) [19]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Photo: Roger Federer US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Photo: Roger Federer US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

This is the Nike outfit that Rofer Federer will be wearing at the 2014 US Open....

Photo: Rafa Nadal US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Photo: Rafa Nadal US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

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Photo: Grigor Dimitrov US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Photo: Grigor Dimitrov US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rafael Nadal wins 2013 US Open title

Rafa wins 2013 US Open title

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win the 2013 US Open title.

Just eight months after there was speculation as to whether he would ever play again because of his troublesome knees, he is even poised to reclaim the world No 1 ranking before the end of the season.

Rafa has now won four on hard courts, he played 22 matches on hard courts this year and won them all.

This was a record 37 meeting between Rafa and Nole as senior professionals and for periods of the match the quality of tennis they provided was arguably better than ever, although Djokovic was unable to sustain that level in the closing stages.

During this final, the two men were both wonderful athletes and they treated the crowd to a succession of stunning rallies, repeatedly retrieving shots which had looked certain to be winners.

Nadal has been at the peak of his powers throughout the north American hard-court campaign and again played with consistent brilliance. Nobody gets out of difficult situations more effectively than the world No 2, who can turn defence into attack with the flick of his wrist.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Watch US Open Final Nadal Vs. Djokovic Free Live Stream Online

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Fans can watch men's final action on US Open Live Streaming available to U.S. residents on USOpen.org.

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Men's Singles - Final
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]

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Novak Djokovic US Open Semifial Interview | 9/7/2013

Novak Djokovic US Open Semifial Interview | 9/7/2013

Q. Third game of the fifth set obviously started turning into its own little thing. How did you come back from that after such a long game?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, first of all, I think, as I said on the court, Wawrinka was a better player for most of the better part of the match because he was aggressive and played better tennis. Other hand, me, I just tried to hang on and fight and be mentally tough and believe all the way through I can actually win. And I sincerely believed that as the match progresses and longer it goes, I felt I have maybe that physical edge over him, and that I also, being in particularly these kind of matches and situations, playing on a big stage in semifinals, maybe that experience could, you know, give me a little bit more of confidence on the court mentally, also. Even though I was quite nervous at the start of the match and we played five sets I still felt that I was there, you know, and that I was fighting. Credit to him for playing really well. We had some great exchanges, you know, in swirly conditions. Definitely not easy to play because you had to always adjust to the where the wind goes and make a lot of footsteps. In the end of the day, I managed to stay tough and play well when I needed to. That's something that definitely encourages me before the final.

Q. Stan said he found you were extremely nervous today. He said maybe because of his game you couldn't find a game plan. Was it the maybe reason, especially at the start of the match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, yes. I was nervous because I mean, first of all, it's normal to be nervous, excited, whatever you want to call it, you know. There is a lot of sensations that go through your mind, through your body, because it's semifinals of Grand Slam. Even though I have been in this particular situation for many times in my career, I still feel the big excitement before the match, and I knew that he was playing well. He had a tremendous performance against Murray. I knew that he's gonna come out with big backhands and be aggressive, so, you know, I tried to be close to the line. But I wasn't managing to find my rhythm. That's what frustrated me. I wasn't hitting the ball well. A lot of unforced errors. But it was one of those days, you know, where even if you don't feel well on the court you have to be tough and believe that you can win. And I have done so.

Q. The warning for coaching seemed to take you by surprise. Did the umpire explain the reason?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I mean, in that particular moment I thought that maybe it wasn't fair to give me a warning at that particular moment because I wasn't communicating with my box. But there were a few times that, you know, I was looking to my box and, you know, my coach was trying to help out. So I have o complaints about the warning. I think it's fair, in general, you know, and I had to take it.

Rafa Nadal US Open Semifial Interview | 9/7/2013

Rafa Nadal US Open Semifial Interview | 9/7/2013

Q. Each of the remaining men and women have won one Grand Slam this year. What would winning a second title mean towards determining who had the most successful 2013 season?

RAFAEL NADAL: No. Well, at the end, you know, not everything is about Grand Slams. That's the first thing. Not all the tennis depends only on the Grand Slams, so we have to look not only at the four Grand Slams to see how the season goes. For me, I was able to play three Grand Slam this season. I won one; I lost in the third round in another. That's a great result for me. Happy the way that I played since I came back. I gonna try my best to win on Monday. But be the second will not make the difference. What makes the difference is win the US Open. That's most important and win one or second, no? Either one for me means the same. That match means the same if I already had one or doesn't matter. At the end, for me the only important thing is the US Open. That's the most important thing.

Q. I asked you earlier in the tournament about wins in Montreal and Cincinnati, and I phrased it in such a way as, are they great confidence builders for this. You very clearly said, They're more than that. They're great accomplishments in their own right. Then I just heard what you were saying here. So do you think that too many times we make greatness all about Grand Slams and maybe put too much emphasis on the Grand Slams?

RAFAEL NADAL: I am nobody to say what you are doing or if it's right or if it's not right.

Q. What's your opinion?

RAFAEL NADAL: But my opinion is at the end, no doubt that the Grand Slams are the bigger tournaments that we have on the tour. But at the same time, is no doubt that in the other tournaments all best players are playing too in the Masters 1000s. Is more important to win Grand Slam? Yes. 100 percent. Is fair says, for example I will say I don't know. I don't know how to say. Let's say if Richard is having a great season, but if Richard beat me today and win the final tomorrow and this year I won five Masters 1000s, three more tournaments and I don't win not one Grand Slam, you will say that he had a better season than my one? I don't think so (smiling). So that's what I mean when I say Grand Slams are important, yes, but are not everything, no? For me, what makes me happy is for sure be in the final of a US Open. Makes me very happy. Is big result for me. Very happy for everything the way that I am playing. But what really makes me happy is be competitive in every tournament that I am playing, and that's why I am very happy today, because in this season I was able to play all finals and one first round. That means I was very competitive in every tournament, and makes me more happy have the chance to win every time that win one Grand Slam and then lose in early rounds the rest of the tournaments.

Videos: Rafael Nadal US Open Semifinal Highlights and Press Conference

Videos: Rafael Nadal US Open Semifinal Highlights and Press Conference

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Is Del Potro Ready to Upset the big boys Again?



Is Del Potro Ready to Upset the big boys Again?

For many, the winner of the men's singles title at the US Open can only possibly come from a group of three players. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and defending champion, Andy Murray, seem to be the only candidates for success at Flushing Meadows.

The sentimental amongst us might have a look at Roger Federer but, judging by his rapidly deteriorating form, it looks unlikely he will be adding to his 17 Grand Slam titles before putting away his racket. 

So, if you are looking for an answer outside the obvious, then why not check out the shortening odds of 2009 US Open winner, Juan Martin del Potro? The powerful Argentine defeated Nadal and Federer to lift the title in New York four years ago but has struggled to recapture that kind of form since due to a wrist injury. The 24-year-old spent close to a year on the sidelines and, as a result, slipped to number 485 in the world. 

Had it not been for that injury, then pundits on Betfair would have been talking about a big five, rather than big four for the last couple of years. Del Potro has already shown his grand slam-winning ability once so why not again? 

Certainly, there have been signs this year of the laid back South American rediscovering his best form, defeating Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on his way to the Indian Wells Masters final. He also took Djokovic the distance on one leg in their semi-final encounter at Wimbledon in July. 

There is no doubt that Del Potro relishes playing on the biggest stage and the Slams give him the opportunity to show off to a massive audience. Rather than be intimidated by having Djokovic in his half of the draw, the former champion is bound to relish the challenge of defeating him. 

Del Potro has also made it clear the hard courts are his surface of choice, the 6ft6in competitor having won 46% of matches on that surface. All this adds up to a serious challenger to the world’s top three. Del Potro certainly looks capable of taking a big bite out of the big three in the Big Apple.

US Open Day 12 Friday Order of Play | September 6th 2013

US Open Day 12 Friday Order of Play | September 6th 2013

Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:30 pm
Mixed Doubles - Final
Abigail Spears (USA) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) vs. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [7] / Max Mirnyi (BLR) [7]
Not Before: 1.45pm
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2]
Not Before: 3.45pm
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Na Li (CHN) [5]
After Suitable Rest Women's Doubles - Semifinals
Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) vs. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [5] / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [5]

Court 13 11:00 am
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Andy Lapthorne (GBR) [2] vs. Nick Taylor (USA)
Wheelchair Women's Singles - Semifinals
Yui Kamiji (JPN) vs. Aniek Van Koot (NED) [2]
Junior Boys' Singles - Quarterfinals
Johan Sebastien Tatlot (FRA) [6] vs. Christian Garin (CHI) [3]
Wheelchair Women's Doubles - Semifinals
Jiske Griffioen (NED) [1] / Aniek Van Koot (NED) [1] vs. Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) / Jordanne Whiley (GBR)

Court 11 11:00 am
Junior Girls' Singles - Quarterfinals
Mayo Hibi (JPN) [11] vs. Katerina Siniakova (CZE) [3]
Wheelchair Men's Singles - Semifinals
Shingo Kunieda (JPN) [1] vs. Michael Jeremiasz (FRA)
Junior Boys' Singles - Quarterfinals
Alexander Zverev (GER) [1] vs. Collin Altamirano (USA)
Wheelchair Men's Doubles - Semifinals
Stephane Houdet (FRA) [1] / Shingo Kunieda (JPN) [1] vs. Michael Jeremiasz (FRA) / Maikel Scheffers (NED)