ORLANDO, Fla. – For the first time ever, PowerShares Series brings tennis to Orlando’s Amway Center on January 5, 2017, featuring tennis greats including John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick and James Blake. Tickets are on sale now. On January 2, 2017, Orlando will celebrate another first when the United States Tennis Association (USTA) officially opens its USTA National Campus in the Lake Nona Community of Orlando. The New Home of American Tennis is a state-of-the-art facility with 100 courts, housing the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions as well as the University of Central Florida’s tennis teams. The… Read More
By Simon Cambers NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Serena Williams will try to take another step toward a record-setting 23rd grand slam title at the U.S. Open on Thursday while Andy Murray continues his quest to complete a golden summer. World number one Williams faces fellow American Vania King in second round action and a victory would put her five match wins away from breaking the professional era record for grand slam titles that she currently shares with Steffi Graf. “I can improve a lot,” said Williams, who needed just 63 minutes to get by Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in… Read More
* Raonic took medical timeout in third set for wrist issue * Harrison to play Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in third round (Recasts with quotes and detail) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Milos Raonic became the first major casualty of the U.S. Open when American qualifier Ryan Harrison shocked the Canadian fifth seed 6-7(4) 7-5 7-5 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round of the year’s final grand slam. The 24-year-old American, who beat Raonic once in their previous two meetings, came prepared to give the sixth-ranked Canadian a battle and proved the more durable during… Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — Milos Raonic’s face was red, his body was the very picture of weariness. His left wrist was bothering him. So was his left thigh.
Aug 31 (Reuters) – Latest news from the third day of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Wednesday (all times GMT): 2205 JOHN ISNER SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON BEING NICKNAMED THE “MARATHON MAN” BY HIS FANS “Well, yeah, that name has been brought up a lot around me. Rightfully so, with the one match I played (Wimbledon 2010). I played a lot of long matches after that, as well,” the 31-year-old said. “I think just with my serve, at the very worst, that’s what will keep me in the match. That’s why sometimes some of my matches can drag on… Read More
By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – American qualifier Ryan Harrison pulled off the biggest shock yet of the U.S. Open by beating fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-7(4) 7-5 7-5 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round of the year’s final grand slam. The 24-year-old American, who had beat Raonic once in their previous two meetings, came prepared to give the sixth-ranked Canadian a battle and proved the more durable during in a three hour, 37 minute match played under punishing conditions. While Harrison remained cool and collected it was Raonic, 25, who wilted and called for… Read More