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American Hope – Is Men’s Tennis in the US on the Rise?

American Hope – Is Men’s Tennis in the US on the Rise?

A few years ago I wrote a couple blog articles on the sad state of American tennis, one a bit more straightforward—Houston, We Have a Problem—and one a bit more mythological: American Men’s Tennis and the Cycle of Ages. At ...

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Isner Repeats in Atlanta

Isner Repeats in Atlanta

John Isner won his ninth career title on Sunday, defending his win last year at the BB&T Atlanta Open, by defeating Israel’s Dudi Sela, 6-3, 6-4.  The U.S. No. 1 player, with arguably the best serve in the men’s game ...

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Roland Garros French Open Day 8

Roland Garros French Open Day 8

The Round of 16 matches commence on Day 8 of the French Open, at Roland Garros. On Court Philippe Chatrier, first up is the promising young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard (18), who will face the German Angelique Kerber (8). Next up ...

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One Hope Too Many

One Hope Too Many

Indian Wells Masters 1000, Final (2) Djokovic d. (7) Federer, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) Novak Djokovic has won the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, embedding himself even more firmly in that group of men who are able to generate endless copy thanks ...

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US Open Day 2 Schedule of Play / Scores: Tuesday, August 27

US Open Day 2 Schedule of Play / Scores: Tuesday, August 27

[Scores added as known.] Arthur Ashe Stadium – 11:00 A.M. Women’s Singles – Round 1 Petra Kvitova (CZE) (7) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) — 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Not Before: 1:00 P.M. Women’s Singles – Round 1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) (6) ...

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Houston, We Have A Problem: The State of American Men’s Tennis

Houston, We Have A Problem: The State of American Men’s Tennis

Preamble Mardy Fish retiring from the US Open got me thinking about the state of American men’s tennis. Here is a current list of the American men in the top 100, with their age in parentheses: #14 John Isner (28) ...

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Nadal Wins Cincinnati Masters

Nadal Wins Cincinnati Masters

The Spaniard Rafael Nadal beat the American John Isner 7-6(8), 7-6(3) in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. It was Nadal’s 26th Masters Series win, breaking his own record. The first set was a standard Isner ...

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Cincinnati Western & Southern ATP/WTA Finals

Cincinnati Western & Southern ATP/WTA Finals

[Scores added as known.] Center Court – Start 12:30 P.M. (4) Rafael Nadal (ESP) d John Isner (USA) – 7-6(8), 7-6(3) Not Before 4:00 P.M. (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d (1) Serena Williams (USA) — 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(6) GRANDSTAND — Start 2:00 ...

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Cincinnati Western & Southern ATP/WTA Semifinals: Saturday, August 17

Cincinnati Western & Southern ATP/WTA Semifinals: Saturday, August 17

[Scores added as known.] Center Court – Start 1:00 P.M. John Isner (USA) d (7) Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) – 6-7(5), 7-6(9), 6-3 Not Before 2:30 P.M. (4) Rafael Nadal (ESP) d (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) — 7-5, 7-6(4) Not Before ...

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John Isner Upsets Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati

John Isner Upsets Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati

The American John Isner beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinal of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 today. It was Isner’s second win over Djokovic, having first beat him last year in Indian Wells. After losing the ...

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