Category Archive: US Open

BECK: Suddenly everyone has an opinion about tennis

—- by Chris Beck, special to GrandSlam Magazine —— The debate over the women’s final at Arthur Ashe stadium, where Serena Williams clashed with umpire Carlos Ramos, has spilled from the sports pages… Continue reading

Naomi Francois Osaka: An American immigrant success story

  Long before his daughter Naomi won the US Open, Leonard Francois had a dream. He was born in Haiti, studied at New York University and then moved to Japan, joining thousands of… Continue reading

how Roger can avoid retirement

—   At age 37, Roger Federer looked tired, lacking spring in his legs. He was missing his spots on serve, shanking returns into the net, and even flubbing easy volleys. When this… Continue reading

ATP predictions: The US Open is wide open

  It’s easier to find reasons why top players might lose at the US Open than to explain why so-and-so might win. Here’s my breakdown of the men’s draw. FEDERER: According to the… Continue reading

Slammin’ Stan wins US Open

  —- When you’ve won 11 of your last finals, including 3 slams, it’s no longer a fluke. Stan Wawrinka, who won the 2014 Australian, 2015 French and 2016 US Opens, now only… Continue reading

Who’s Hopin’ at The Open

Will Serena make history? Will Andy unseat Novak? Here’s who’s hot, and not, coming into the US Open.  —– Novak Djokovic says he’s dealt with a wrist injury and private matters this summer.… Continue reading

Why equality is good for all

  Tennis has a special place in male-female relations. More than other sports, men and women play side-by-side, inspiring fans and kids across genders. My elementary school buddies and I didn’t only emulate… Continue reading

Fan favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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