| Aug 31, 2014
We may now have to think about Serena Williams as Custer, because she represents the last stand at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
That is, the last U.S. player standing.
When the day began Saturday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, there...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Roger Federer won the men's tennis semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Saturday. Both of them.
Little did Federer know that, when he waltzed past Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, 6-3, 6-1, in 1 hour 1 minute, he would have time to get...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:15 PM
When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way.
Oh, yes, and he's 32 years old.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:38 PM
By the time most people wake up Monday, Andy Murray will have likely made a successful beginning defense of his Wimbledon tennis title.
He's scheduled to play a decent player, No. 105-ranked Belgian David Goffin, in the first match on Center Court...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It's hard to feel sorry for Novak Djokovic, but we need to. For the second straight Wimbledon tennis tournament, he is positioned as the spoiler, Mr. Buzz Kill.
Life is not fair. Certainly, not life in pro tennis.
Djokovic has it all. When he held off...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In the end here Sunday, the right player probably won, the man named Novak Djokovic, who can bend like Gumby, run like Usain Bolt and hit tennis shots at the other guy like Roger Federer.
What made his victory in the Wimbledon men's final the ultimate...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 11:29 PM
Two tennis pit bulls sank their teeth into each other on a warm and windless night at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
It was Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray. Talk about strong teeth.
Right now, with Rafael Nadal out with an injury, all they needed to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:31 PM
— The question buzzing around the men's quest for the U.S. Open tennis title here is a two-parter.
Is Roger Federer, at 33, young enough and spry enough and fit enough and still good enough to win another major; or, is Novak Djokovic still just...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:03 PM
In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again.
He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:15 PM
A couple of items in a record book brought a real jolt the other day.
One reminded that this was the 45th anniversary of Rod Laver's second calendar Grand Slam, 1969. He also won all four majors — the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:00 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — More than ever, Andy Murray is feeling right at home in a place, and at a tennis tournament, where he is embraced like nowhere else.
And why shouldn't Wimbledon embrace him?
He won last year, after 77 years between male...