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RICKY’S PICKS 2014 U.S. OPEN THIRD ROUND CONCLUDES WITH FEDERER AND DIMITROV IN ARTHUR ASHE thumbnail

RICKY’S PICKS 2014 U.S. OPEN THIRD ROUND CONCLUDES WITH FEDERER AND DIMITROV IN ARTHUR ASHE

Fans of Roger Federer with both day and night U.S. Open tickets on Sunday may think they are getting to see the 17-time Grand Slam championship twice. They will, in fact, see Federer once. But the second men's third-round match of the day will feature not Federer, but a man who has molded his playing style after that of the Swiss--Grigor Dimitrov.
ALL FIVE MIXED DOUBLES MATCHES TODAY ENDED IN CLOSE THIRD SET TIEBREAKERS ( HEARBREAKERS ) thumbnail

ALL FIVE MIXED DOUBLES MATCHES TODAY ENDED IN CLOSE THIRD SET TIEBREAKERS ( HEARBREAKERS )

Serena seemed to be rather off in this match, but as she so often does, she found a way to come through. With her leading rivals out (see below), she is finally making a push to earn the year-end #1. She leaves Varvara Lepchenko a little above #45.
AMERICAN UGLY: ONCE AGAIN NO U.S. OPEN FOURTH ROUND  BY RICKY DIMON thumbnail

AMERICAN UGLY: ONCE AGAIN NO U.S. OPEN FOURTH ROUND BY RICKY DIMON

For the second straight year at the U.S. Open, not a single American man reached the fourth round. The host nation's last hopes, Sam Querrey and John Isner, both bowed out of the tournament during second-round action on Saturday.
NO AMERICAN LEFT IN THE MAIN DRAW SINGLES @ THE 2014 US OPEN thumbnail

NO AMERICAN LEFT IN THE MAIN DRAW SINGLES @ THE 2014 US OPEN

By the looks of things, Novak Djokovic's little summer vacation is over, and he's back at work. He leaves Sam Querrey still a little below the Top Fifty -- but at least Querrey seems finally to be going in the right direction.
ROGER FEDERER PHOTO GALLERY & A PEEK @ SUNDAYS US OPEN ORDER OF PLAY thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER PHOTO GALLERY & A PEEK @ SUNDAYS US OPEN ORDER OF PLAY

Click here to check out these Roger Federer EPA photos from the 2014 US Open, and the updated draws.
Vitas Gerulaitis by Richard Evans thumbnail

Vitas Gerulaitis by Richard Evans

“He’s a One Off.” It’s said about many people with varying degrees of accuracy. But if you spent any time in the company of Vitas Gerulaitis, it did not take long for you to realize that he was an original
The Journey of Liberal Arts, Journalism and  Ben Rothenberg, Tennis Writer New York Times. thumbnail

The Journey of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Ben Rothenberg, Tennis Writer New York Times.

Have you ever wondered what kind of writer you could be? Meet Ben Rothenberg, age 27, a New York Times tennis writer.
THE EVILUTION OF TENNIS BY OLE PRO thumbnail

THE EVILUTION OF TENNIS BY OLE PRO

Good God I love this game - the new can’s hiss-pop revelation of scented rubber, the scuff and squeak of ever-evolving tennis shoes as they tread to and fro across the rectangle’s limit lines, the brushing thwack of gut string on woven felt, followed by a parabolic arc from adversary to foe,...
MARIA SHARAPOVA PLAYS ON TV / MY CAT HIDES UNDER THE BED / TOO MUCH HIGH PITCHED NOISE thumbnail

MARIA SHARAPOVA PLAYS ON TV / MY CAT HIDES UNDER THE BED / TOO MUCH HIGH PITCHED NOISE

Next came this awesome match between these two great ladies players. And next thing we know "pokey " the cat dove under the bed. We think the world of Maria's Play and talent and guts and determination. She is a great champion. But she is just too loud. Just saying.
THE STORY OF LONG DISTANCE COMPANIES by Craig Cignarelli thumbnail

THE STORY OF LONG DISTANCE COMPANIES by Craig Cignarelli

In the 1990’s, tennis academies started popping up, like meerkats, all around the country. Playing off the successes of Bollettieri’s model, Russia’s Spartak, Hopman’s Saddlebrook site, and Sanchez-Casal’s place in Spain, single-court facilities, where one coach taught three or four students, suddenly become academies.
RICKY’S PICKS AND PEEKS FOR THE MEN’S US OPEN TENNIS 3rd ROUND MATCHES ON SATURDAY thumbnail

RICKY’S PICKS AND PEEKS FOR THE MEN’S US OPEN TENNIS 3rd ROUND MATCHES ON SATURDAY

Nick Kyrgios will get top billing in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday night at the U.S. Open. Perhaps CBS officials called for even bigger names during the day, and they got them. Joining Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in third-round action are familiar foes John Isner and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
RICKY DIMON REVIEWS THE ROGER FEDERER MATCH AS HE FLIES INTO U.S. OPEN THIRD ROUND thumbnail

RICKY DIMON REVIEWS THE ROGER FEDERER MATCH AS HE FLIES INTO U.S. OPEN THIRD ROUND

Wearing his traditional all-black U.S. Open night outfit, Roger Federer rolled into the third round of the season's final major with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Sam Groth on Friday. Federer out-aced the big-serving Australian nine to eight while prevailing in one hour and 48 minutes.
ROGER FEDERER WINS IN STRAIGHT SETS AS DOES BERDYCH , DIMITROV , & MORE MEN’S RESULTS & SCORES thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER WINS IN STRAIGHT SETS AS DOES BERDYCH , DIMITROV , & MORE MEN’S RESULTS & SCORES

In the first few games of this, it seemed as if Roger Federer was really struggling to deal with Samuel Groth's serve. True, Federer was having no trouble at all on his own (except for a bad moment in the third set when he was broken) -- but he didn't really seem like Roger Federer. Nonetheless, he keeps alive his faint hopes of rising to #2.
REMEMBER THIS NAME DOMINIC THIEM , YOUNG GUN TAKES OUT ERNESTS GULBIS @ THE US OPEN  BY RICKY DIMON thumbnail

REMEMBER THIS NAME DOMINIC THIEM , YOUNG GUN TAKES OUT ERNESTS GULBIS @ THE US OPEN BY RICKY DIMON

It was a day of firsts for Dominic Thiem; his first five-setter, his first comeback from two sets down, and his first trip to the third round of a Grand Slam. But it could have been so much better.
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TAKING A PEEK @ THE US OPEN TENNIS SCHEDULE AND DRAWS

Click here to check out the draws and tomorrow's order of play from the US Open.










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HOW CANADA DEVELOPED ITS CURRENT TENNIS CHAMPIONS

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Bobby Blair To Autograph Autobiography At US Open

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2014 US OPEN UPDATED DRAWS

Click here to see the updated draws from the US Open.
US Open 2014: Esther Vergeer Offers Her Autobiography –  “Fierce &Vulnerable” thumbnail

US Open 2014: Esther Vergeer Offers Her Autobiography – “Fierce &Vulnerable”

Esther Vergeer, the greatest wheelchair Champion On Earth & Dutch tennis champion, is in New York to launch her autobiography, Esther Vergeer - Fierce &Vulnerable.
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US OPEN ROGER FEDERER PHOTO GALLERY & FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

Check out these photos of Federer at the 2014 U.S. Open and Friday's order of play.
LTA CHANGES STRATEGY OF USING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER THAT THEY BUILT IN ROEHAMPTON , YET THE USTA WANTS TO BUILD A HUGE TRAINING CENTER IN ORLANDO ? CLOSER TO HOME SOUNDS BETTER ? thumbnail

LTA CHANGES STRATEGY OF USING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER THAT THEY BUILT IN ROEHAMPTON , YET THE USTA WANTS TO BUILD A HUGE TRAINING CENTER IN ORLANDO ? CLOSER TO HOME SOUNDS BETTER ?

When the Lawn Tennis Association’s state of the art National Tennis Centre was opened at Roehampton, just a couple of miles from Wimbledon, at a cost of £39 million ($65 million) the rest of the tennis world looked in a mixture of amazement and jealousy at the funds available from the profits of the All England Club Championships and government backing.
LLEYTON HEWITT LOSES @THE U.S. OPEN TO TOMAS BERDYCH IN STRAIGHT SETS 6-3,6-4,6-3 thumbnail

LLEYTON HEWITT LOSES @THE U.S. OPEN TO TOMAS BERDYCH IN STRAIGHT SETS 6-3,6-4,6-3

A legacy is made up of moments of greatness. People will never forget the moments, which have reached within their hearts and inspired their souls. They will never forget the moments which left them with goosebumps. Moments that strike our cords and blow us away we will always cherish within our hearts.
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC & ANDY MURRAY HEADLINE THURSDAY ACTION AT U.S. OPEN & ENTIRE SCHEDULE HERE

The first full day of men's second-round action at the U.S. Open will take place on Thursday. Among those in action are former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who are still on a collision course for the quarterfinals. Djokovic is going up against Paul-Henri Mathieu while Murray is facing Matthias Bachinger.