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USTA Chairman of the Board talks about Future of U.S. Open and American Tennis

An Inside View of the U.S. Open and USTA

David Haggerty USTA Chairman of the Board talked with Jake Kring-Schrifels, Kenny Ducey and I on One on One about the renovation program for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

US Open Diary Part 1

A Red Carpet and a Teenage Dream

The US Open is like Wimbledon’s rowdy little cousin. There aren’t perfectly chalked white lines or delicately mowed lawns or robotized ball boys. No, Queens has some hard court bounce and bravado. The pop music echoes between games, the fans scream when they feel it necessary. Even the players get creative and colorfully coordinated, freed from their white-clothed shackles, matching neon oranges from headband to shoelace. Across the East River, in Manhattan’s shadow where there’s room to breathe, the grunts grow louder and the cheers build to roars. If Quentin Tarantino were directing this major tournament, he’d call it Tennis Unchained

US Open: New Digs

Arthur Ashe Stadium gets a Lid

The U.S. Open kicked off with an announcement of a major face lift. August 17th, the USTA unveiled a 5-year renovation project for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and they were promoting it again in the first days of the tournament. The Louis Armstrong and Grandstand stadiums will be completely reconstructed, new practice courts will be added with viewing galleries for the public, and the walkways will be enlarged. But the centerpiece of the new look  will be the construction of a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.

One on One Examines Wimbledon 2013 with Filip Bondy

Topsy-turvy Wimbledon draws close to the finale

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.

What's Up With Wimbeldon 2013?

Matt Cronin Helps Make Sense of All the Upsets and Injuries Through Round 3.

Mike Watts and Kris Venezia talk with Matt Cronin of Tennisreporters.net,TENNIS.com and USTA.com about the sruprising upsets of top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Matt tells the show what this means for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, and gives his take on the state of American tennis. They also look at why there are so many injuries at the All England Club this year and predictions for both the Men's and Ladie's draws.

Williams and Fish Advance While Other Americans Falter

No Upsets On Day 6

 

Top seeded players face the pressure of playing every match on main courts, under the bright lights, the humid New York summer night, every move scrutinized. Moving into the middle rounds, journeymen and younger players face the challenge of being put under the microscope. They have varying degrees of success.

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