Category Archives: US Open

Review of the 2010 US Open

The king is dead; long live the king. As Roger Federer left New York on Saturday night, beaten in the semi finals of the US Open, it seemed that an era was drawing to a close. The Greatest Of All Time was not the man he once was. However, with Rafael Nadal’s 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, […]

Is Juan win a tall order?

When top seed Rafael Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon earlier this year, the fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro took his place at line one of the draw. He didn’t last long, losing in the second round to the unseeded Lleyton Hewitt. It was the first shock of The Championships and after the match, Hewitt, the […]

What does Kim Clijsters’ US Open win mean for tennis?

Walk into the All England Club offices and the first picture you see hanging on the wall is from this year’s Centre Court Celebration where Kim Clijsters is standing at the net watching her doubles partner Tim Henman play a forehand volley against Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. In the 119 days since that photo […]

Federer: King of Wimbledon v King of NY

There are many hats that Roger Federer wears, or should that be crowns. With six Wimbledon titles to his name he has been called the ‘King of Wimbledon’, as in when the BBC’s Sue Barker made this torturous link during this year’s Championships: “[he] has become known in recent years as the King of Wimbledon […]

Can Kim Clijsters win the US Open?

In her first Grand Slam tournament since returning from retirement, Kim Clijsters has beaten third seed Venus Williams and moved into the quarter-finals of the US Open. It was the All England Club’s invitation to Clijsters to play two exhibition matches to test the new Centre Court roof that inspired her comeback, and should Clijsters […]

Dinara Safina and winning a first Slam

Dinara Safina has reached the third round of the US Open where she will meet Petra Kvitova. Yet since becoming the 19th women’s world No.1, on April 20, she has been dogged by the inescapable fact that she has never won a Grand Slam. It has become her cross to bear, so much so that […]

How Wimbledon performance relates to the US Open

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer beat Devin Britton in straight sets in their first round match at the US Open. So lets have a look what Wimbledon performance can mean for US Open results.

Wimbledon and the US Open

The US Open starts on Monday where Roger Federer can claim his sixth consecutive title in New York and add a third Grand Slam trophy for the year. In the women’s draw, Wimbledon champion Serena Williams will be defending the title she won at Flushing Meadows last year. Since Wimbledon is the Grand Slam that […]