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Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by nawaforweo: 10:54pm On Aug 29, 2011
Ok guys let's start threading on the last Grand Slam of the year. What dio you guys think and who do you think will win it this year? I'm going for Nadal and i am a big fan of Nadal as i think Federer as done too much and I don't like Serbians (Djokovic, Vidic and co).

As the famous Tennis US Open Grand Slam kicks off, let's take a look at the top three dogs and the problems facing them as they challenge to pick the last Grand Slam of the year. Here's a whole Preview - http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19608-Problems-dog-three-kings-New-York.html

Also here's a preview for the female Tennis as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova poised for US Open title scrap since they've had a dissapointing season so far - http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19607-Serena-Sharapova-poised-for-Open-title-scrap.html
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by nawaforweo: 10:56pm On Aug 29, 2011
And SURPRISINGLY AND UNBELIEVABLY, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashed out of the US Open in the first round. This is the total Grace-to-Grass
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by JeSoul(f): 2:45pm On Aug 30, 2011
I was wondering if I'd have to open "yeye tennis fans on NL thread Pt 2"  grin today . . . https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-674035.0.html

@poster, thanks for opening a topic jare. Kvitova crashing out is a reflection of how sorry women's tennis is right now. One-hit wonders & shooting stars that fizzle into mediocrity after winning a slam . . .  oh I miss the days of Serena & Henin fighting grin
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by nawaforweo: 3:08am On Aug 31, 2011
DAY 1: US OPEN

Read all the full reports and match analysis here

http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19668-Kvitova-crashes-Sharapova-hangs---Roundup.html

Results on Monday, the first day of the US Open tennis championships (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st rd:

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x22) bt Frederico Gil (POR) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

Flavio Cipolla (ITA) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-4, 6-2 - retired

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Richard Gasquet (FRA x13) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 6-4, 6-0

Tomas Berdych (CZE x9) bt Romain Jouan (FRA) 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1

Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Philipp Petzschner (GER) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 7-5, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x20) bt Augustin Gensse (FRA) 6-2, 7-5, 6-0

Marcel Granollers (ESP x31) bt Xavier Malisse (BEL) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Albert Montanes (ESP) 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5)

Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt Michael Yani (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x27) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (8/6)

Radek Stepanek (CZE x23) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Juan Monaco (ARG) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2, 6-2

Tommy Haas (GER) bt Jonathan Dasnières de Veigy (FRA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1

Michael Llodra (FRA x29) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Go Soeda (JPN) 6-1, 6-3, 6-0

Malek Jaziri (TUN) bt Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

Mardy Fish (USA x8) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 6-1

Alejandro Falla (COL) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB x15) 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Dudi Sela (ISR) bt Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0

Gael Monfils (FRA x7) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 6-4

Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) bt Pablo Andujar (ESP) 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2



Women

1st rd:

Alexandra Dulgheru (ROM) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3

Monica Niculescu (ROM) bt Patricia Mayr (AUT) 6-3, 6-3

Madison Keys (USA) bt Jill Craybas (USA) 6-2, 6-4

Lucie Safarova (CZE x27) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x12) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 6-3

Peng Shuai (CHN x13) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Virginie Razzano (FRA) 6-2, 6-3

Laura Pous (ESP) bt Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-2, 6-7 (12/14), 5-2 - retired

Julia Goerges (GER x19) bt Kristina Barrois (GER) 6-3, 6-2

Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) bt Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

Maria Sharapova (RUS x3) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x14) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-3, 6-4

Marion Bartoli (FRA x8) bt Alexandra Panova (RUS) 7-5, 6-3

Maria Kirilenko (RUS x25) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3)

Irina Falconi (USA) bt Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP x30) bt Karin Knapp (ITA) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3

Laura Robson (GBR) bt Ayumi Morita (JPN) 7-6 (7/5), 1-0 - retired

Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) bt Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-3, 6-0

Vera Zvonareva (RUS x2) bt Stephanie Foretz-Gacon (FRA) 6-3, 6-0

Nadia Petrova (RUS x24) bt Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Romina Oprandi (ITA) bt Melanie Oudin (USA) 6-0, 7-6 (7/9)

Vera Dushevina (RUS) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-3, 6-4

Samantha Stosur (AUS x9) bt Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 6-2, 6-2

Venus Williams (USA) bt Vesna Dolonts (RUS) 6-4, 6-3

Christina McHale (USA) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4

Polona Hercog (SLO) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) bt Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 7-6 (7/1), 7-5


Read all the full reports and match analysis here

http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19668-Kvitova-crashes-Sharapova-hangs---Roundup.html
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by ThiefOfHearts(f): 3:09am On Aug 31, 2011
Nidal needs to comot jo

Serena's been waiting forever
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by nawaforweo: 4:32am On Aug 31, 2011
JeSoul:

I was wondering if I'd have to open "yeye tennis fans on NL thread Pt 2"  grin today . . . https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-674035.0.html

@poster, thanks for opening a topic jare. Kvitova crashing out is a reflection of how sorry women's tennis is right now. One-hit wonders & shooting stars that fizzle into mediocrity after winning a slam . . .  oh I miss the days of Serena & Henin fighting grin

Oh thanks your welcome. Its good to see your thread went far, i wish we can take this to that same height too. And nooo we Tennis fans are not yeye oooo. lol. About Kvitova crashing out to a Romanian, well I think (unlike the Men), many random people are coming out now and another Romanian has kicked out Li Na the French Open Champion. IN THE FIRST ROUND OOOOO. Ok here are the updates below.



Tennis - US Open DAY 2: The US Open is getting more interesting; Two Grand Slam winners are out already!! Following yesterday's crashing out of Wimbledon champ Kvitova , French Open Champ Li Na also crashed out unbelievably in the 1st round of the US Open to another Romanian teenager Simona Halep as top dogs Nadal, Federer and Djokovic cruised through. Read the updates below.

French Open champ Li out of US Open  - 

NEW YORK, - Romanian teenager Simona Halep stunned French Open champion Li Na 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday in the first round of the US Open tennis championships.



Halep, ranked 53rd in the world, needed just an hour and 33 minutes to dispatch China's sixth-ranked Li, who became the first Grand Slam champion from Asia with her victory at Roland Garros.

Since that triumph, Li has become a heroine in her homeland, but she has struggled on the court, losing in the second round at Wimbledon to eventual semi-finalist Sabine Lisicki.

Her run to the semi-finals at New Haven last week marked the only time she has put back-to-back match wins together since Roland Garros.

"I really wanted to do well after Roland Garros," she said. "But it's not easy to do. Now I lose all the confidence on the court.

"I was feeling, 'Oh, tennis is just too tough for me.'"

It's a far cry from the confident face that Li presented earlier this year, when she reached the final of the Australian Open, then made her breakthrough triumph with victory over defending French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.

The victory, watched by 116 million Chinese, catapulted Li among the country's sporting greats, generating frenzied media coverage and a massive boost for tennis in the world's most populous nation.

Now, Li said, she feels she's playing with a target on her back, with other players raising their level when they face her.

"Because after they beat you, they think, 'Oh, I beat a Grand Slam champion,'" she said.

Li, who showed she is not afraid to shake things up when she sacked her husband as coach and started working with Denmark's Michael Mortensen, said it might be time to make changes again.

"Before the match, I talked to my coach. I said I didn't have good timing to hit the ball. He told me everything is perfect, everything is fantastic.

"I say, 'Yes, everything is fantastic, but I always lose first round.'

"This is not fantastic. I think we need to change something. I think maybe the coach just tried to give me confidence, but I don't think I got it."

On Tuesday, Li looked out of sorts from the start, and Halep, 19, took full advantage to notch her first victory over a top-10 player in four attempts.

After taking the opening set, Halep gained an early break to lead 3-1 in the second.

Li squandered a golden opportunity when she failed to convert a triple break point in the sixth game.

Li finally managed to get the second set back on serve in the eighth game, then held to take a 5-4 lead.

In the end, however, she couldn't overcome 54 unforced errors -- the last a backhand long on match point.

Li's exit leaves the women's field without all three of this year's Grand Slam champions.

Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters, winner of the last two US Open titles, is absent with a stomach muscle injury. Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost on Monday, falling to another Romanian, Alexandra Dulgheru.

http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19691-French-Open-champ-out-Open.html


NEW YORK, - Five-time champion Roger Federer relishes the US Open stage -- he's just not so sure about the court surface at the 2011 edition of the year's final Grand Slam.



"It's definitely slower," Federer said of the court surface in Arthur Ashe stadium. "It takes some getting used to.

"The issue for me is maybe did they make a mistake. Maybe they did paint the court a bit too rough.

"It's just unfortunate I think that maybe all the Slams are too equal. I think this should feel very different to the Australian Open, and now I don't feel it really does."

It didn't stop Federer from reaching the second round with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Colombian Santiago Giraldo.

Federer, owner of 16 Grand Slam titles, equalled Andre Agassi for the second-most Grand Slam match victories in the Open era with his 224th -- nine fewer than Jimmy Connors.

"It's just another way of saying 'Roger, you've been doing many right things throughout your career,'" he said of the impressive stat. "It points me in the right direction."

The Swiss great wasn't at his sharpest, dropping his serve three times and making 35 unforced errors.

Even so, the outcome against the 54th-ranked Giraldo -- who has never beaten a top-10 player -- was never in doubt.

That was all that mattered to Federer, who told the crowd afterwards that winning is "the only thing, really."

The third-seeded Swiss needed one hour and 46 minutes under the lights on the Arthur Ashe stadium court to advance to a meeting with Israel's Dudi Sela, who beat Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0.

Federer, who turned 30 earlier this month, is trying to win his first Grand Slam title since the 2010 Australian Open -- and keep alive his streak of eight straight seasons with at least one Grand Slam crown.
Federer eased through - http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19672-Federer-reaches-Open-2nd-round.html


NEW YORK, - All-conquering Novak Djokovic found the going even easier than expected at the US Open on Tuesday, as food poisoning hampered the challenge of first-round opponent Conor Niland.



The qualifier from Ireland, ranked 197th in the world, wasn't expected to pose much problem for Djokovic, who has surged to the top of the world rankings with nine titles this season -- including two Grand Slams.

But a bout of food poisoning that lingered from Sunday morning had left the 29-year-old Niland physically weakened, and Djokovic needed just 44 minutes to take a 6-0, 5-1 lead before Niland called it a day.

"I felt great on the court, and that's something that's really important for the start of the tournament," Djokovic said of his abbreviated appearance on the Arthur Ashe stadium.

The quick match may prove a boon for Djokovic, who suffered just his second defeat of the season when he retired from the Cincinnati final against Andy Murray this month with a sore shoulder.

"I don't think I'm lacking any time on the court or matches," said Djokovic, who has now won 58 of his 60 matches this year.

"This year has been a very long year. So I really don't mind that I spend less time on the court."

Djokovic was part of a stellar line-up on the Ashe court on Tuesday along with women's world number one Caroline Wozniacki, defending men's champion Rafael Nadal and 13-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.

Wozniacki cruised into the second round with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over 125th-ranked Nuria Llagostera Vives.
Djokovic won too - http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19690-Ever-easy-for-Djokovic.html
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by Quilabege: 11:02am On Aug 31, 2011
Thanks a lot to share this nice information. I like Tennis and always try to watch. Really feel so happy after reading. Keep updating
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 12:59pm On Aug 31, 2011
Kvitova ( wimbledon champion ) and Li Na ( french open champion) knocked out in the first round , the best game in the second round will be Venus against Lisicki ,
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by montelik(m): 1:40pm On Aug 31, 2011
Abeg d WTA is no longer worth my viewing. I only watch d games when it reaches qf stages (with some exceptions). Too many matches that just have no real quality.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by dayokanu(m): 2:21pm On Aug 31, 2011
Imagine Na Li and Kvitova made me lose money

Women sport is a joke
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by nawaforweo: 2:38pm On Aug 31, 2011
And Serena Williams also won her match

NEW YORK, - Serena Williams stormed into the second round of the US Open tennis championships on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Serbian teenager Bojana Jovanovski.



She was all smiles after the win, a marked contrast to her last singles appearance at the US Open, when her 2009 semi-final against Kim Clijsters ended amid jeers after she unleashed a tirade of abuse at a lineswoman.

The ugly outburst in a 6-4, 7-5 defeat eventually earned Williams a fine of $82,500, but she said on the eve of this year's tournament that the episode was long behind her.

http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19695-Serena-storms-into-Open-2nd-round.html
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 9:00pm On Aug 31, 2011
And marion bartoli just join the list of the early exit lost to McHale in straights sets , more suprises coming in the women game , all eyes on Venus and lisicki game ,
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 9:48pm On Aug 31, 2011
bad news Venus just pullout sad angry , sabine lisicki is through and Zvonareva win bondareko in 3 sets
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by FOD(m): 10:16pm On Aug 31, 2011
The Bryan brothers have been ousted too in the first round of the men's doubles event.

Good to see Delpo back healthy; he is in Murray's quarter of the draw. I expect him to go deep in the tournament.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 10:35pm On Aug 31, 2011
FOD:

The Bryan brothers have been ousted too in the first round of the men's doubles event.

Good to see Delpo back healthy; he is in Murray's quarter of the draw. I expect him to go deep in the tournament.


wow thats huge
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by FOD(m): 12:41am On Sep 01, 2011
Things are looking bad for Baghdatis. He's lost two tie-breakers to Isner.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by nawaforweo: 3:12am On Sep 01, 2011
Tennis - US Open DAY 3: Former Champion Venus Williams pulled out of the US Open due to illness as World Number 4 Andy Murray scaled through. Read all the updates and stats here.

http://ascology.com/news/sports/tennis/19714-Murray-Zvonareva-advance-Venus-withdraws.html
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by montelik(m): 8:38am On Sep 01, 2011
Was checking today's matches and came across

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [11] vs. Sergei Bubka (UKR)

Almost had my breakfast snack gone d wrong way, wondering when d pole vaulting legend started playing professional tennis. Turns out its his son.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by lafile(m): 9:20am On Sep 01, 2011
montelik:

Was checking today's matches and came across

Almost had my breakfast snack gone d wrong way, wondering when d pole vaulting legend started playing professional tennis. Turns out its his son.

Lol! If that Bubka senior takes up tennis today, it will take him forty years to get into the ATP rankings. The guy don old joor

And did you guys see Juan Martin del Potro? Think he's coming back to his best.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 7:52pm On Sep 01, 2011
Quick job by federer , jankovic proceed ,
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 8:50pm On Sep 01, 2011
Quick job also by Serena
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by edoyad(m): 11:16pm On Sep 01, 2011
Federer crushed someone i
can't recall a few hours ago

Serena blew Krajec away in
straight sets about an hour
ago.

Tsonga just destroyed Sergey
Bubka's son in straight sets
too.

Venus withdrew from the
tournament with an ailment,
something syndrome.

Monfils was busy being his
underachieving self against
Ferrero, the fans
were behind him but he still lost after 5 sets though he led by 2 sets to 1 at one stage. Disappointing as Usual.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 12:42pm On Sep 02, 2011
MONFILS,thats one player i can never support in my life , Unserious type . He still think Tennis is a game and not his work
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by FOD(m): 8:58pm On Sep 02, 2011
Interesting news:

Murray to be Djokovic's best man

British number one Andy Murray is to be best man at the wedding of Novak Djokovic when the Serb gets married next month.

Local media in both Serbia and Scotland reported that the Scot will be stood next to Djokovic when he weds Jelena Ristic in Kosovo in October.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/02092011/58/open-murray-djokovic-best-man.html
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by edoyad(m): 9:16pm On Sep 02, 2011
omg ! Sharapova will be knocked out in a sec
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by edoyad(m): 9:17pm On Sep 02, 2011
she's out ! Great job by pennetta
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 9:41pm On Sep 02, 2011
Thnk you Penneta , Brava , bravissima penneta , good job am happy shes bundle out , bringing unnecessary attention on court , now i can watch my tennis with my TV volume loud ,
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by montelik(m): 9:44pm On Sep 02, 2011
^^^ Lol. Azarenka is still around. grin
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by fredoooooo: 9:46pm On Sep 02, 2011
montelik:

^^^ Lol. Azarenka is still around. grin


Thats the Next stop
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by FOD(m): 11:52pm On Sep 02, 2011
Murray sneaks through; Haase IMO allowed him.
Re: Official Thread Of The Us Open Tennis Tournament by FOD(m): 8:44am On Sep 03, 2011
Third Round Fixtures: Men

Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
Tomáš Berdych (CZE) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Marin Cilic (CRO)
Juan Mónaco (ARG) vs. Abandoned Tommy Haas (GER)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. Mardy Fish (USA)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) vs. John Isner (USA)
Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA)
Donald Young (USA) vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Feliciano López (ESP) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)
David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Florian Mayer (GER)
Andy Roddick (USA) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
David Nalbandian (ARG) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

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