1. Maria Sharapova Out of 2011 US Open in Shocking Third-Round Exit

    In case you haven't heard, third seeded Maria Sharapova has been shown the exit from the US Open by the wily Italian Flavia Pennetta, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. The two had met only three times, with Sharapova leading 2-1...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 567 reads 5 comments

  2. Roger Federer: Ranking Fed's Greatest Tennis Records

    Federer has had a tough year in 2011 and must be tiring of the questions about him turning 30, the grand slam drought and the inevitability of retirement...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 876 reads 0 comments

  3. US Open Tennis: The 10 Greatest Matches of All Time

    Some of the greatest matches of the open era have been played at the US Open. From Louis Armstrong Stadium to Arthur Ashe Stadium, the show courts at Flushing Meadows have served as stages to high drama...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 4,739 reads 5 comments

  4. US Open Tennis: The Hottest Women Players of All Time

    When it comes to mixing heat and women athletes, tennis provides a combustible combination. How many times have you looked at one of the women tennis players and not only thought, ...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 4,956 reads 0 comments

  5. 2011 US Open Tennis Men's Final and 9/11: Sport in the Face of Tragedy

    From an early age, we learn that darkness and light are inseparable and fascinating. The dance of a bonfire, the flicker of a candle, the patterns of stars. The playfulness of our shadows...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 460 reads 0 comments

  6. Federer and the Top 4: Insider's Guide to Their US Open Round 1 Matches

    To be fair, actually watching the matches below for competitive tennis is probably not in your best interest. But you should keep an eye on these to know how the top 4 are doing during the first week of the U...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 426 reads 0 comments

  7. Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic: The Best Hard Court Rivalry

    It might sound like heresy, but at the US Open, I care more about seeing Federer play Djokovic than I do seeing Federer versus Nadal. Don't get me wrong: I adore the match-ups between the Swiss Maestro and the Mallorcan Matador...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 2,045 reads 10 comments

  8. US Open Tennis 2011: 7 Reasons Why It's the Best of the Grand Slams

    The U.S. Open is a lot like any other Grand Slam—except that it's better. As with any Slam, you have favorites, underdogs, upset alerts and sentimental heroes...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 1,433 reads 31 comments

  9. US Open Tennis 2011: 6 Painfully Obvious Predictions That Aren't Bold at All

    The only things in life that are certain are death and taxes—and these six predictions. Over the next two weeks, you're going to hear a lot of predictions about US Open Tennis matches...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 1,122 reads 6 comments

  10. 2011 US Open Men's Bracket Breakdown: Andy Murray's Quarter

    Andy Murray is my favorite for the open, even though it's hard to choose a non-slam winner as my pick. Overall his quarter is the toughest, though Soderling's half of Murray's quarter ...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 618 reads 20 comments

  11. 2011 US Open Tennis Men's Bracket Breakdown: Rafael Nadal's Quarter

    Rafael Nadal must be breathing a little easier right now. His quarter of the 2011 U.S. Open draw is the easiest. The seeds in his section have either been having a tough year, or are simply not great on hard courts...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 847 reads 6 comments

  12. 2011 US Open Men's Bracket Breakdown: Roger Federer's Quarter

    Roger Federer arguably has the toughest quarter in the 2011 US Open, as it includes many dangerous floaters, including some who have given him trouble before...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 1,477 reads 38 comments

  13. 2011 US Open Men's Bracket Breakdown: Novak Djokovic's Quarter

    Djokovic should make it through to the quarterfinal without any major obstacles. He lucked into a fairly good bracket considering his shoulder issues, and should be able to save up a lot of energy for the final three matches...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 888 reads 4 comments

  14. U.S. Open 2011: Men's Draw, The Final Weekend Breakdown

    You've all been waiting for it, and now the U.S. Open draw is finally out. We already know the potential semifinals...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 826 reads 34 comments

  15. Nadal vs. Federer: Who Needs the 2011 US Open More?

    Rafa and Roger have both looked rusty and vulnerable recently, and at times even lackadaisical. It's not a look we're used to seeing from these two greats, especially with the 2011 U...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 696 reads 31 comments

  16. Serena Williams Ranked 28 at U.S. Open? Time to Follow Wimbledon's Example

    Someone phone college football, because there is now another sport in which computers have the potential to royally mess things up. According to the seedings for the U.S Open, the top seed is Caroline Wozniacki...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 1,359 reads 11 comments

  17. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and the Search for a Rivalry

    In advance of the 2011 U.S. Open, you can find plenty of compelling stories on the women's side: Andrea Petkovic's rise from dark horse to real contender; American Christina McHale's ...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 875 reads 7 comments

  18. Rafael Nadal's Serve, and 7 Other Weak Shots Among the Top 8 Men

    If you get into the Top Eight on the ATP these days, it means you have a pretty solid all-around game. But everyone has a chink in his armor, even the guys at the top...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 3,096 reads 8 comments

  19. Roger Federer Will Not Win Another Grand Slam

    First, to appease the readers who will flood the comments with Greatest of All Time arguments: Roger Federer is the greatest ever on the men's side, and he will be for a long time...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 6,016 reads 83 comments

  20. Andy Murray Must Win the 2011 U.S. Open

    People have talked about Andy Murray for years now as the most talented guy without a Grand Slam title. Someone who would have a few already if he hadn't been born in an era with two or three superstars...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 989 reads 14 comments

  21. Caroline Wozniacki's Loss to Christina McHale in Cincinnati: What It Means

    Caroline Wozniacki has been having a rough stretch the past few weeks, losing four of her last five matches. Putting aside for a moment her retirement against Sofia Arvidsson in Båstad (shoulder issues), these aren't losses to big names either...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 535 reads 11 comments

  22. Novak Djokovic: How to Defeat Him

    In case you haven't heard, this guy Djokovic has been having quite the year. With just one loss spanning five Masters titles and two Grand Slams, and the season now on his favorite surface, most assume a U...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 845 reads 33 comments

  23. Serena Williams: 6 Challengers for the 2011 U.S. Open

    Let's be honest. If Serena Williams is at her best in Flushing Meadows, no one can touch her. But the best still have mental lapses and physical slumps, and Serena has had to grind ...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 684 reads 0 comments

  24. U.S. Open Tennis: Top American Men and Women Aiming for the Title

    The final weekend at Flushing Meadows has become less about the U.S. and more about the Open in the last 8 years...

    Thomas Skuzinski Written by Thomas Skuzinski about almost 3 years ago 424 reads 1 comments