Showing posts with label US Open. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Open. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Will Novak Djokovic get back to winning ways at the US Open?

Will Novak Djokovic get back to winning ways at the US Open?

It hasn’t gone to plan for Novak Djokovic this year. While he finally got his hands on a first French Open title at Roland Garros, the Serbian once again failed in his attempt to win all four major competitions in the same calendar year. In fact, Djokovic didn’t even come close at Wimbledon as he crashed out in embarrassing fashion against Sam Querrey in the third round.

But Djokovic has the perfect opportunity to bounce back and challenge for glory at the US Open later this year. On his day, the world number one is almost unbeatable and the hard court is without a doubt his favourite surface. While Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is maturing into a fine talent, Djokovic is still the greatest player on the planet and the Serbian will fancy his chances of notching yet another Grand Slam title.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Roger Federer US Open Final Interview

Roger Federer US Open Final Interview

An Interview With: Roger Federer (Final)
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Q. You played an outstanding match. You were playing so well. Is there consolation in that, or just disappointment that you weren't able to maybe convert some of those break points and come away with a win?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, there is definitely consolation it's been a great stretch all the way for many months now.

Also to receive the crowd support that I did receive. I don't consider that normal. I always say. Say like it feels like you're winning, as well, but I felt like I was sort of up in the score, they kept me going, and that's definitely one of the reasons I still keep playing, because of these moments, goose bump moments. It's great.

Yeah, surely I am very disappointed. Like you said, I had my chances on my racquet. I should never been down in the score the way I was. But Novak did a great job of fending them off, and, you know, all of that.

It was a tough night, but still, I don't know, thrilling at the same time.

Q. Was the third set the key of this match? Seemed in the third you were maybe a bit better than him.

Novak Djokovic US Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic US Open Final Interview

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (final)
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Q. You played the all time Grand Slam champion tonight; you might be playing with the greatest generation of players ever, and you're dominating them. How do you feel about that?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I wouldn't necessarily say I'm dominating, but I definitely am very proud of all of the achievements. You know, winning Grand Slam is very special for any tennis player when you are dreaming of becoming a professional tennis player. When you are kind of finding that inspiration, motivation, these are the tournaments you dream of winning.

So to actually relive these moments again after 2011 it's quite incredible. To win against one of the biggest rivals, as you said, all-time Grand Slam champion, somebody that, you know, always keeps on fighting till the last point, keeps making you play an extra shot, yeah, all these things now are very special to me.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Roger Federer Interview US Open semifinal

Roger Federer Interview US Open semifinal

An Interview With: Roger Federer (Semifinals)
Friday, September 11, 2015

Q. Can you talk about your serve tonight and how valuable of a weapon it's become over the past couple of weeks in New York?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I always thought I had a decent serve with variation, to be quite honest. I definitely had better and worse days before, but now it seems like I'm able to, you know, just serve maybe better consistently maybe.

I'm not sure if that's the case, but definitely also talking about faster conditions in Cincinnati and also now here. I'm using conditions to my advantage, it seems like. I hope I can serve equally good, you know, come Sunday.

Q. In anticipation to the final, a few days ago when Djokovic was playing Bautista Agut and he dropped the second set, you know, people would be cheering for Bautista Agut. Djokovic showed some anger, and he said in his post-match conference that, you know, he wasn't himself. Do you think that that might be in anticipation for the crowd preference in your favor, and how you manage that and what you expect about that issue in the final?

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Semifinal

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Semifinal

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
Friday, September 11, 2015

Q. What was is like to play a guy who was limited but also to be so on your game?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, obviously it felt great to be able to perform as well as I did today at this stage of a tournament, again, knowing that Marin carried that injury for last couple of matches. I didn't allow that fact to distract me too much. I just wanted to concentrate on what I needed to do on the court and come out with the right intensity, make him move, get as many, you know, returns back in play. All in all, it was from my side a very solid match, and I take that as a confidence booster for the final.

Q. Did you know about that injury before the match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I knew that he was carrying a bit of a right ankle sprain. Played with it against Tsonga, as well. But, again, there was two days between. He came out on the court, so it was just -- that means that he was able to play. Now, it was probably, as he said, limited; didn't play as well as he could have. But, again, that's a question for him, how he felt. I just tried to execute the game plan, come out with the right strategy, and have done well.

Q. How is that level of confidence and the feeling you have now in comparison with other times you have reached the final here?

Friday, September 11, 2015

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Roger Federer US Open Quarterfinal Interview

Roger Federer US Open Quarterfinal Interview


An Interview With: Roger Federer (Quarterfinals)
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Q. At 34, how do you explain continuing to peak? How are you able to maintain such a high level?

ROGER FEDERER: Ah, I don't know. I mean, since a few years now or many years I have tried to look at the big picture to hopefully still be playing at a high level at this age. So in some ways I am not surprised I am playing as well as I am.

I think I have worked on my game moving forward, have been able to take the ball earlier, and, you know, I think I'm volleying better than I have the last 10 years. I think I was volleying well coming up on the tour when I was younger because I was spending more time at net.

I think that gave me confidence to keep working on that, moving forward. Now because my serving is working quite well, you put those two things together, and standing in on the return as well, I think has changed the dynamics a little bit. It's all about keeping yourself in shape and staying injury-free. And motivated, I guess.

Stan Wawrinka Interview US Open Quarterfinals

Stan Wawrinka Interview US Open Quarterfinals

An Interview With: Stan Wawrinka (Quarterfinals)
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Q. Great performance. You were able to step it up at the right moment?

STAN WAWRINKA: Yeah, for sure the best match of the tournament for me. I was really happy the way I play. I was focused on doing what I wanted on the match. I was trying to be really aggressive on the return and make him play a mix or some slice, some aggressive play from the baseline.

Q. Seemed like the crowd loved you there. Was it a good switch to go to Armstrong?

STAN WAWRINKA: We wanted to play on Ashe, but I think it was the better thing to do if we wanted to play all matches today. It was tough with the rain this afternoon. Was some long match with the womans.

At the end of the day, for me I don't really mind, you know, where I'm playing. I'm trying to be focused on the match, and I was ready for both.

US Open Day 12 Order of Play Friday, September 11 2015

US Open Day 12 Order of Play Friday, September 11 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [26] vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [2]
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Arthur Ashe Stadium 5:00 PM
Men's Singles - Semifinals
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Marin Cilic (CRO) [9]
Men's Singles - Semifinals
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM
Wheelchair Men's Singles - Semifinals
Shingo Kunieda (JPN) [1] vs. Joachim Gerard (BEL)
Not Before: 12:30 PM
Women's Doubles - Semifinals
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs Casey Dellacqua (AUS) [4]Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [4] To Finish 4-3
Not Before: 2:00 PM
Mixed Doubles - Final
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Martina Hingis (SUI) [4]Leander Paes (IND) [4]
Wheelchair Men's Doubles - Semifinals
Michael Jeremiasz (FRA)Nicolas Peifer (FRA) vs. Joachim Gerard (BEL) [2]Shingo Kunieda (JPN) [2]

Thursday, September 10, 2015

US Open Day 11 Order of Play Thursday, September 10 2015

US Open Day 11 Order of Play Thursday, September 10 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [26] vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [2]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 12:00 PM
Men's Doubles - Semifinals
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [12]Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [12] vs. Dominic Inglot (GBR)Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
Men's Champions Doubles
Pat Cash (AUS)Mark Philippoussis (AUS) vs. John McEnroe (USA)Patrick McEnroe (USA)
Not Before: 2:00 PM
Men's Doubles - Semifinals
Steve Johnson (USA)Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Jamie Murray (GBR) [8]John Peers (AUS) [8]
Women's Doubles - Semifinals
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) [4]Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [4] vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

Court 17 12:00 PM
Wheelchair Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Shingo Kunieda (JPN) [1] vs. Gordon Reid (GBR)
Wheelchair Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Marjolein Buis (NED) vs. Yui Kamiji (JPN)
Wheelchair Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Michael Jeremiasz (FRA) vs. Nicolas Peifer (FRA) [2]
Wheelchair Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) vs. Jordanne Whiley (GBR)

US Open Day 10 Results Wednesday, September 9 2015

US Open Day 10 Results Wednesday, September 9 2015

Singles - Quarter-Finals

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. [12] Richard Gasquet (FRA) 63 63 61
[5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. [15] Kevin Anderson (RSA) 64 64 60

Doubles - Quarter-Finals

Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Robert Lindstedt (SWE) d. [6] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU) 76(2) 63
Steve Johnson (USA) / Sam Querrey (USA) d. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) / Joao Sousa (POR) 63 64

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Quarterfinals

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Quarterfinals)
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Q. You seemed really frustrated after the second set. What went wrong and how did you fix it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Just frustrating when you drop -- you play one sloppy service game in the beginning. Was 30-Love in that game and I allowed him to break me and the set was gone.

I thought I played a pretty good first set, and then after that, you know, I was just trying to hang in there and wait for the opportunities. I played good beginning of the third. Fourth was anybody's game, really. Didn't have many chances on his service games.

Played a very good tiebreak. That's a positive.

Q. The fourth set obviously was 6-6 and goes to a tiebreak. It seemed like the tiebreak was almost over before it started. What was the difference between the fourth set and the tiebreak?

Roger Federer Interview US Open round 4

Roger Federer Interview US Open round 4


An Interview With: Roger Federer (Round 4)
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Q. He hadn't been broken in over a hundred games here. He never lost a tiebreaker 7-0 before. How proud are you of that?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, no doubt I'm very pleased because I knew of the toughness of the matchup. I think it happened very quickly how tough it was going to be because we were not really getting that many chances. You could sense if John really hit his spots and I would do the same, it would be tough for either one of us to break through. I think the first-set tiebreaker, when you win a tiebreak 7-Love, things have to go your way. You need to make some right decisions; he needs to take some bad ones. Needs to match up nicely. Of course, I think that first set is always going to be key, especially in a serving contest. I think especially the second one was massive just because I wasn't feeling that good going into the second-set tiebreaker like I was going into the first. I had to fight off some tough serves. I thought John was going really big then, like with some massive pace. It was just tough, you know. I picked the right sides. I think confidence helped me to get through that one. Then the break clearly was nice. But I kind of felt it was coming. He was maybe not having as much energy anymore. But still it was nice to break and win at the same time.

Q. Taking into account what you're saying now, when he recovered from Love-40, did you feel like you were going towards a third tiebreak?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, probably. Even though I had a Love-30 game when he was serving against the match and then another Love-30 game when I finally broke, I mean, I see it positive in the sense that I made it work. Okay, I didn't get the break. I took a decision that game to hit more slices. It matched up maybe the wrong way at Love-40 with his serving. Then at 30-40 when I hit the chip, you know, I just gave it not enough margin because I think that would have been a tough shot for him to hit. Credit to him for, you know, just going really big on the second serve. It's unbelievable with how much ease he's able to hit those big second serves time and time again. I think he only double-faulted once. He's going on an average of 115, 120 miles an hour. It's impressive to say the least.

Q. You made the conscious choice this summer just to play Cincinnati. Deep into the tournament, you're into the quarterfinals, do you feel a difference in your body? Do you feel fresher? If so, how?

US Open Day 10 Order of Play Wednesday, September 9 2015

US Open Day 10 Order of Play Wednesday, September 9 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM
Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Petra Kvitova (CZE) [5] vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [26]
Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [20] vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [2]
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA) [15]
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [12] vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2]
Exhibition Doubles
Jim Courier (USA)Mardy Fish (USA) vs. Michael Chang (USA)John McEnroe (USA)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM
Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs Caroline Garcia (FRA) [5]Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [5]
Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
Steve Johnson (USA)Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)Joao Sousa (POR)
Women's Doubles - Semifinals
Martina Hingis (SUI) [1] Sania Mirza (IND) [1] vs. Sara Errani (ITA) [11]Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [11]
Mixed Doubles - Semifinals
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)Sam Querrey (USA)
Mixed Doubles - Semifinals
Martina Hingis (SUI) [4]Leander Paes (IND) [4] vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [2]Rohan Bopanna (IND) [2]

US Open Day 9 Results Tuesday, September 8 2015

US Open Day 9 Results Tuesday, September 8 2015

Singles - Quarter-Finals

Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [19] 64 64 36 67(3) 64
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] d. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [18] 61 36 63 76(2)

Doubles - Quarter-Finals

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) & Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [12] d. Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) & Horia Tecau (ROU) [3] 76(5) 64
Jamie Murray (GBR) & John Peers (AUS) [8] d. Marcin Matkowski (POL) & Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [4] 36 63 76(4)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Richard Gasquet Interview US Open Round 4

Richard Gasquet Interview US Open Round 4

An Interview With: Richard Gasquet (Round 4)
Monday, September 07, 2015
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Q. A quick analysis of the match and why you think you won.
RICHARD GASQUET: I start bad. I was not feeling confident on the court. He was playing great.

I think the second set was really important for my confidence. I start to return better, serve much better than the start of the match. I did the third set. Then the fourth set, I saved many breakpoint. Then I did mine.

The difference, I finish 6-1. It was a great match for me and a big victory.

Andy Murray Interview US Open Round 4

Andy Murray Interview US Open Round 4

An Interview With: Andy Murray (Round 4)
Monday, September 07, 2015
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Q. Where would you assess that went wrong for you?
ANDY MURRAY: Well, I was playing against an excellent player. He served extremely well. And I would say, you know, the service game I played at 4-1, I was up 40-Love in the second set, got broken there. Then that was really around the time when I was starting to get the momentum a bit back on my side.

I obviously broke him straight after that, held serve, then had breakpoints the next game. You know, maybe if I'd held serve there at 40-Love, I might have been able to snatch that second set but obviously didn't. Then fought hard through to the end.

Q. The kind of atmosphere playing under the lights on Armstrong, is that something that is only here in New York or do you have that someplace else?

Kevin Anderson Interview US Open Round 4

Kevin Anderson Interview US Open Round 4

An Interview With: Kevin Anderson (Round 4)
Monday, September 07, 2015
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Q. How good did that shower feel tonight?
KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, you know, obviously knowing I was playing Andy in the fourth round a couple days ago, it's sometimes tough not to wonder and think about the match, think post the match and what it will be like. Obviously sitting here having played the match and winning it, it's hard to describe how I'm feeling. I felt I played one of the best matches of my career. To do it at this stage, at this round, obviously to get through to the quarters the first time in a slam definitely means a lot to me.

Q. Were you able to read all the texts from the University of Illinois alumni players?
KEVIN ANDERSON: I turned my phone onto flight mode before. It's interesting. I think my phone kind of froze. I got so many. It was awesome to see all the support and actually amazing to see how many people were watching the match.

Q. To what degree does your demeanor play into your success?
KEVIN ANDERSON: I'm not sure. Especially in a match like that where I felt there was so much energy out there, you know, I was just really trying to focus on the basics as much as I could. I mean, I was feeling it a lot.

US Open Day 9 Order of Play Tuesday, September 8 2015

US Open Day 9 Order of Play Tuesday, September 8 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:00 PM

Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Not Before: 1:30 PM
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [19] vs. Marin Cilic (CRO) [9]
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Venus Williams (USA) [23]
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [18]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM
Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinals
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [12]Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [12] vs. Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) [3]Horia Tecau (ROU) [3]
Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals
Martina Hingis (SUI) [1]Sania Mirza (IND) [1] vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [9]Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) [9]
Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinals
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [6]Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) [6]

Grandstand 11:00 AM
Junior Boys' Singles - Round 2
Taylor Fritz (USA) [1] vs. Yusuke Takahashi (JPN)
Not Before: 12:30 PM
Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) [15]Andreja Klepac (SLO) [15] vs. Sara Errani (ITA) [11]Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [11]
Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
Marcin Matkowski (POL) [4]Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [4] vs. Jamie Murray (GBR) [8]John Peers (AUS) [8]