1. Why the US Open Desperately Needs the Superstars to Deliver

    After the advent of Open era tennis in 1968, the U.S. Open spent a decade trying to establish its unique Grand Slam identity. Peter Bodo, tennis historian and author of The Courts of Babylon documented the following changes: The U...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 day ago 845 reads 13 comments

  2. Rafael Nadal's Absence from US Open Is Major Opportunity for Other Contenders

    Last year's U.S. Open champion won't be in the running for the tournament this year, as Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 day ago 3,032 reads 11 comments

  3. Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players Heading into 2014 US Open Tennis

    Tennis ' U.S. Open Series has given an alternative exam to the ATP Rankings. Following Masters 1000 tournaments at Canada and Cincinnati, some players have faded, while others have shown they will be relevant...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 days ago 5,936 reads 20 comments

  4. US Open Tennis 2014: Predictions for Top Stars After Rafael Nadal's Withdrawal

    The men’s side of the 2014 U.S. Open will be missing something important—the defending champion. Rafael Nadal withdrew from competition with a lingering wrist injury...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 days ago 3,914 reads 8 comments

  5. Will Injuries Keep Rafael Nadal from Becoming the Greatest of All Time?

    Rafael Nadal exploded onto the tennis scene in 2001, skidding across courts in capris and slashing his racket like a machete through jungle brush...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 4 days ago 9,352 reads 230 comments

  6. US Open Tennis 2014: How Rafael Nadal's Injury Affects Men's Draw

    Due to a wrist injury reported back in late July, Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Open. With the defending champion out of the running, the men's draw now appears to be wide open...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 5 days ago 7,685 reads 35 comments

  7. Rafael Nadal Announces He Won't Participate in 2014 US Open Due to Wrist Injury

    For the third straight season, Rafael Nadal will miss a Grand Slam event. The world No. 2 took to his Facebook page Monday to announce his withdrawal from the 2014 U.S. Open, citing his bothersome right wrist...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 days ago 87,256 reads 68 comments

  8. Rafael Nadal Must Ensure Long-Term Health Won't Be Impacted If He Plays US Open

    Men's tennis superstar Rafael Nadal plays with reckless abandon. It's part of the genius that has made him a 14-time Grand Slam tournament champion, but Nadal's all-out style has also taken a toll on his body over the years...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 5 days ago 12,892 reads 16 comments

  9. Rafael Nadal Will Be Underdog at 2014 U.S. Open If Healthy Enough to Play

    Rafael Nadal is an absolute force on the tennis court and the defending U.S. Open champion. In a normal scenario, he would certainly be among the favorites or perhaps the favorite heading into the 2014 version of the Grand Slam event...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 days ago 12,156 reads 18 comments

  10. Rafael Nadal's Absence at 2014 U.S. Open Would Diminish Winner's Accomplishment

    If Rafael Nadal doesn't play in the 2014 U.S. Open, the eventual winner's victory will all but have an asterisk next to it...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 9 days ago 18,966 reads 113 comments

  11. Predictions for Rafael Nadal for Remainder of 2014 ATP Season

    With Rafael Nadal adding yet another injury to an increasingly lengthy list that spans multiple seasons, it's time for the 28-year-old to reassess what he can actually put his body through...

    Dominic Raynor Written by Dominic Raynor about 18 days ago 5,362 reads 11 comments

  12. Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Winners, Losers to Begin 2014 US Open Series

    August is one of the biggest months for the ATP and WTA tours, as they begin the U.S. Open Series that includes the Rogers Cup, the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati and the U...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 19 days ago 33,211 reads 36 comments

  13. How Rafael Nadal's Injuries May Cause a Late-Career Scheduling Shift

    Rafael Nadal has a wrist injury that could very well derail his chances at winning the 2014 U.S. Open. This is hardly surprising, considering that injuries have been Nadal’s traveling companion through his decade of spectacular tennis...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 22 days ago 16,434 reads 209 comments

  14. Rafael Nadal Injury: Updates on Tennis Star's Wrist and Return

    Updates from Monday, Aug. 18 Rafael Nadal has announced he will not defend his U.S. Open crown due to his ongoing recovery from a wrist injury...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 24 days ago 27,321 reads 195 comments

  15. Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Matches in Men's Tennis so Far in 2014

    Three Grand Slam tournaments and five Masters 1000 titles have awarded champions thus far in the 2014 tennis season. Along the way there have been high-quality matches and memorable moments, especially with the biggest stars in men's tennis...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 26 days ago 5,587 reads 37 comments

  16. Should Grand Slam Titles Carry More Weight in the ATP Rankings?

    Novak Djokovic has the No. 1 ranking, but Rafael Nadal has been superior in Grand Slam performances in the past year...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 7,536 reads 158 comments