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US Open Diary Part 3

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Read Part 1, and Part 2

There is a cafeteria for the media and sometimes, well most times, there are some quite bizarre encounters waiting in line for my dinner. There are interactions that make me want to scream and there are ones at which I’m compelled to laugh. Here are two.

Random woman, definitely American, speaking to server:

One on One Examines Wimbledon 2013 with Filip Bondy

by Kris Venezia

Flickr || Scott Killbourne

With Wimbledon about to wrap up, Nolan Silbernagel and I talked with the New York Daily News’s Filip Bondy from across the pond about the tournament. We talked about the surprising early round upsets and the future of American tennis. Filip also previews the Gentlemen's Final, Brit Andy Murray against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Murray Outlasts Djokovic for US Open Title

by Kenny Ducey

It took 4 hours and 53 minutes (tied for the longest final in history), but Andy Murray came away with his first grand slam, just months after taking Gold in London.

The match started off with a bang; Murray took the hour-and-28 minute first set in a gruesome 22-point tiebreaker on his sixth set point, thanks to some energy from the fans, and the inability for Djokovic to capitalize on errors. From there, things stayed intense.

Serena Sunday

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

While most of the country’s eyes were glued to opening day of football, it was just as monumental  a day for tennis. Due to severe weather conditions Saturday evening, the last men’s semi-final and women’s final were played Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Before the women’s match, Andre Agassi was inducted into the US Open Court of Champions. In Flushing, football became an afterthought.

Wild and Windy Men's Semifinal

by Julian Atienza

Flickr | multimediaimpre

After a tornado touched down just off Queens and with more bad weather forecasted at around 5:00PM, tournament officials decided to move the Women's final between Victoria Azarenka(1) and Serena Williams(4) to Sunday at 4:30 PM. They hoped to have both Men's semifinal's completed before the rain, only one match was finished.

Roddick Is Officially Retired, Berdych Upsets Federer

by Julian Atienza

Amit Badlani

The crowds at day ten of the U.S. Open saw Andy Roddick play his final match, a loss to 7th ranked Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, (6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4). Roddick only had 3 break opportunities after the first set and could not convert any of them. Despite being broken twice in the third set, Roddick continued to play hard. He served in 130MPH range at many points through out the match, and saved a match point on his serve. 

Upsets Galore on the Women’s Side

by Kenny Ducey
The Radwanskas won’t want to hear the name “Roberta Vinci” brought up at the dinner table anytime soon.
 
Urszula was knocked out in the first round by the 29 year-old Italian, and #2 Agnieska was upset today 6-1, 6-4, eliminating yet another big name from the Open field.

Baldwin, Tucci Hit the Red Carpet

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

There’s only one way to kick off a tennis Grand Slam tournament in New York: Celebrities.

The first day of the U.S Open brought its highlights on the court (read below) but it also made a glitzy opening night. Every year the USTA hosts its Gala, a major fundraiser for “USTA Serves,” which contributes over $400,000 to fund college scholarships and program grants to tennis and education programs over the country.

Helping kick off the event, which included a reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, first-round matches, and the opening night ceremonies, were popular movie and television actors Alec Baldwin and Stanley Tucci.