While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.
Growing up as a basketball fan, Roger Federer had a poster of Michael Jordan hanging on his bedroom wall. On Tuesday night, Federer won a first-round match at the U.S. Open with Jordan sitting in his courtside guest box.
Victor Estrella came to the perfect place to earn his first Grand Slam victory at the age of 34.
Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.
Victor Estrella insists that at 34, he’s not that old. He also laughs off the thought that his tennis career took off at a time when most of his peers are finishing up.
Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open — the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands.
Perhaps this year’s U.S. Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent history suggests that a veteran is more likely to take down one of the top players.
In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships. Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:
Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.
The 2014 U.S. Open draw will be revealed on Thursday, and a familiar name will be absent. Here are the favorites heading into the 134th U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows.
Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week’s WTA rankings in announcing the seedings Wednesday.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.