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US Open Tennis

The Open: My Season of Gain and Pain - A Tale of Tennis, Love and Loss

Joel Drucker | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Joel Drucker

That so much has happened around the US Open is only fitting. My late wife often observed that the "Open" was the only one of tennis' four majors that described a state of being. Stay open, she advised, and good things will happen. She was correct.

Defending Champ Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of U.S. Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and ...

Christopher Rosen

Remembering Jimmy Connors' Epic 1991 U.S. Open Run | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

"I'm out here playing my butt off, 39 years old, and you're doing that?" Tennis great Jimmy Connors did not like it when chair umpires aggrieved hi...

The Golden Age of Sports, Where Everyone's a Winner

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Perhaps it was sheer coincidence it all began on Labor Day -- the first Monday in September -- where strength, achievement and hard-work are celebrated. Whether it was or not, what better way to kick off a week where attributes like these were on full display.

WATCH: Nadal, Djokovic Battle In 54-Shot Rally

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

There is just one number that you need to know in order to comprehend just how hard Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled in the 2013 U.S Open final...

Nadal Gaining On Federer

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal was not quite ready to contemplate his place in tennis history. It had been less than two hours since a gripping victory ove...

Billie Jean King On Tennis, Equal Pay, Sochi

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — For Billie Jean King, 70 is the new 40. The tennis great, who turns 70 in November, has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of equ...

Novak Lets Chances Slip Away

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic had his chances – namely, three break points toward the end of the third set, any of which would have given him contr...

Nadal Wins It!

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee. Hard to believe th...

Nadal Already Won?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

Hours before Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were scheduled to take the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open men's singles final, the offici...

LOOK: Serena Does it Again!

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams' big lead in the U.S. Open final suddenly was gone. Her serve was shaky. Her hard-hitting opponent, Victoria Azarenka, ...

Nadal Returns To US Open Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have ta...

Djokovic Rallies In Dramatic 5-Set Semifinal

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The game took 21 minutes. It lasted 30 points. Novak Djokovic squandered five break points and lost that instant classic of a game but ...

WATCH: Djokovic Opponent Destroys Racquet

Posted 09.07.2013 | Sports

After Novak Djokovic broke him to take a two-game lead in the fourth set of their U.S. Open semifinal match, Stanislas Wawrinka decided to break his r...

Williams Sisters Ousted

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams will have to settle for playing in only one U.S. Open final this year. Williams and sister Venus fell 6-4, 6-2 to the Cze...

Serena Gets Back To Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times...

Vika Gets Back To U.S. Open Final

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Screeching and struggling all afternoon, Victoria Azarenka willed her way into a second consecutive U.S. Open final Friday with a 6-4, 6-2...

Novak Continues U.S. Open Streak

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Contorting his body while sliding into shots, Novak Djokovic used his typical relentless defense to reach the U.S. Open semifinals fo...

Quest For Calendar Grand Slam Ends

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — With history on the line, the Bryan brothers finally met their match. Trying to become only the second men's doubles team to win all...

Nadal Dominates

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — It's as though Rafael Nadal never left. If anything, he's playing better than ever....

Azarenka Returns To US Open Semis

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — At 24 years young, Victoria Azarenka can claim something very few of the more experienced players can. She has a formula for beating...

Another Upset At US Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Richard Gasquet is getting the hang of this five-set thing. The eighth-seeded Gasquet reached his second Grand Slam semifinal, and first ...

WATCH: Murray Can't Handle Between-The-Legs Shot

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

Denis Istomin didn't give up on this point. His effort was rewarded with an unlikely flub from Andy Murray. Despite facing a 5-1 deficit in the se...

Murray Falters, Recovers, Wins

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Andy Murray stumbled at the end of the first set, dropping four points in a row. He faltered for a fleeting moment at the end of the ...

Swiss Pulls Off Upset To Reach Quarters

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Turns out, there is a Swiss man in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Just not Roger Federer. The day after Federer came up short, Stanislas Wa...