It's been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, "Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look." We discovered heroes in every state, starting with the determined 69-year-old who won a match at an ITF Pro Circuit event earlier this year in the Alabama town of Pelham, and culminating with the coach who has overcome multiple sclerosis to build a winning program at the University of Wyoming. The...
Concerning his relationship with the US Open and the multitude of fans who watched him competing for 21 consecutive years from 1986 to 2006, Andre Agassi was unambiguous. He cherished playing on the hard courts of New York, in front of spectators who were fascinated by his persona, at the major that meant more than any other to this complicated and confounding man.
Angelique Kerber wrapped up her Flushing Meadows fortnight in style Saturday afternoon with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova. USOpen.org sat down with the two-time Grand Slam women's singles champion and new world No. 1 at an exclusive media roundtable straight after her victory.
On an oppressively hot Saturday afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium, newly minted No. 1 Angelique Kerber, into her third Grand Slam final of 2016, overcame the heat and 10th-seeded power-server Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, to become the first German to win the US Open since Graf in 1996. It marks the second major title of the year for the 28-year-old, who won the Australian Open in January.
En 2013, Novak Djokovic y Stan Wawrinka jugaron una brutal semifinal masculina, un encuentro digno de ser partido del aÃ±o que acabÃ³ con el Serbio golpeÃ¡ndose el pecho, rugiendo y avanzando a la final masculina.
One look at the Novak Djokovicâ€™s ATP World Tour-best 14,840 ranking points (some 5,535 points ahead of his nearest pursuer, Murray) is all you need to know about Djokovicâ€™s dominance. Week in, week out, no one plays with such astounding consistency.
In 2013, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka played a brutal, grinding menâ€™s singles semifinal, a match-of-the-year candidate that ended with the Serb thumping his chest, bellowing to his box and advancing to the menâ€™s singles final. On Sunday, the two men will renew one of the most physical rivalries in tennis â€" this time in the final round, on tennisâ€™ grandest stage.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the world No. 1 junior, didnâ€™t wait long to make Greek tennis history. His 2016 Wimbledon juniors boysâ€™ doubles victory â€" with Estonian partner Kenneth Raisma â€" was the first Grand Slam title for Greece at any level of tennis.
Two spectacular menâ€™s semifinals top the slate of play on Day 12 of the 2016 US Open, as defending US Open champ Novak Djokovic faces off with No. 10 Gael Monfils, and No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka takes on the sixth seed, Kei Nishikori.
Dos espectaculares semifinales masculinas encabezan el dÃa 12 del US Open 2016 en el que el defensor del tÃtulo Novak Djokovic se mide al nÃºmero 10 Gael Monfils, y el tercer favorito Stan Wawrinka se enfrenta al sexto sembrado , Kei Nishikori.
Stan Wawrinka has grown accustomed to being overlooked. Thatâ€™s what happens when you exist in the considerable shadow of perhaps the greatest player of all time, countryman and 17-time Slam champ Roger Federer.
Angelique Kerber was awarded the fifth annual US Open Sportsmanship Award, presented to the professional tennis players who best demonstrate excellence in sportsmanship throughout the Emirates Airline US Open Series and the US Open. Kerber joins Kei Nishikori as the 2016 US Open Sportsmanship Award winners.
The end was as stunning as the result. Serena Williams, the greatest competitor â€" and arguably the greatest player â€" in womenâ€™s tennis history, stepped to the line down match point in the second-set tiebreak, set to unleash the greatest weapon in womenâ€™s tennis history: her serve. Two misfires later, unheralded 10th seed Karolina Pliskova was into the womenâ€™s singles final, advancing on Serenaâ€™s sixth double fault of the match.
Karolina Pliskova has defied the odds, re-written history and, during two magical weeks at the end of the Grand Slam season, caught lightning in a bottle. But can she derail the woman who will officially take over thr top spot in the rnakings next week?