August 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic needed only 1 hour and 39 minutes to move into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 win over Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil while third-seeded Maria Sharapova also breezed through her third-round match, a win over Stanford senior Mallory Burdette, 6-1, 6-1, on Friday. Djokovic, who had played on a windy night in his first match, said he was pleased with how he handled the transition to a hot midday match. "Different conditions today," Djokovic said.
August 31, 2012 |
Tennis player and Lacoste fragrance model Andy Roddick has announced he will retire after the U.S. Open. Roddick made the decision to hang up his tennis shoes after winning the first round in New York. Roddick won the U.S. Open back in 2003 and reached the finals in 2006. [LA Times] Fans of the game will miss Roddick's killer serves while those sartorially inclined will have to do without his Lacoste outfits. The French sports apparel brand has been a longtime sponsor of Roddick and he's frequently seen wearing their duds on and off the court.
August 30, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Andy Roddick, who turned 30 on Thursday, announced that whenever he is finished playing in this U.S. Open, his tennis career will be over. Roddick, who won his only major title at the U.S. Open in 2003 and who was a finalist at the Open in 2006 as well as being runner-up three times at Wimbledon, said he made his decision after winning his first round here. Roddick, seeded 20th, is scheduled to play Australian teenager Bernard Tomic on Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
August 28, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick, who won his only major title at the U.S. Open in 2003 and who turns 30 in two days, eased his way into the second round of the 2012 tournament with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over former University of Tennessee star Rhyne Williams. Roddick, who is seeded 20th, served 20 aces in the short match. Canadian Milos Raonic, seeded 15th, served 30 aces in a much longer match. Raonic beat Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, in a match that was often sloppy and always intense.
August 28, 2012
Beginning 8 a.m. PDT Seedings in parentheses Arthur Ashe Stadium Agnieszka Radwanska (2) vs. Nina Bratchikova; Andy Roddick (20) vs. Rhyne Williams; Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Venus Williams Grandstand (second match on) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Karol Beck Louis Armstrong Stadium Tomas Berdych (6) vs. David Goffin; Sam Querrey (27) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu Beginning at 4 p.m. PT Arthur Ashe Stadium Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Paolo Lorenzi; Serena Williams (4)
June 26, 2012 |
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams, just a day after losing in the first round at Wimbledon, was selected to play both singles and doubles for the United States in the London Olympics, which will also be played at Wimbledon starting next month. Joining Williams on the women's singles team chosen by the U.S. Tennis Assn. will be her sister Serena Williams, Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko. The world's No. 1-ranked doubles team, Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber, will represent the U.S. The Williams sisters will be the other American doubles team.
June 24, 2012 |
Andy Roddick's confidence was boosted by winning the Eastbourne Championships on the eve of Wimbledon when he beat defending champion Andreas Seppi of Italy, 6-3, 6-2, in the final in England. Tamira Paszek of Austria fought off five match points to defeat fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, in the women's final. Roddick entered the event as a wild card after losing his opening match at Queen's Club last week, a defeat that stretched his losing streak to six matches dating to mid-March.
March 24, 2012 |
On the verge of victory, Roger Federer stopped playing when he thought a pivotal point had ended at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday at Key Biscayne, Fla. He mistook a fan's shout for a linesman's call, which cost him the game. Play continued for another 25 minutes before Federer finally closed out his opening match by beating 19-year-old American Ryan Harrison , 6-2, 7-6 (3). "I'd like to make it a bit more difficult for my opponent," Federer said. "I was just completely confused about the whole situation.
March 12, 2012 |
Monday at Indian Wells brought the issue of U.S. men's tennis to the forefront for review. Pull up a couch. The top-ranked player in the group is Mardy Fish, a bright, personable late-bloomer, who lives in Los Angeles and battled his way from the shadows of a career double-figure ranking into the top 10 last year. He entered this year's BNP Paribas Open ranked and seeded eighth. Monday, he lost to a qualifier, Matthew Ebden of Australia, ranked 91st. The top name player in the group is Andy Roddick, who was the No. 1 player in the world at the end of 2003 and hadn't finished a season out of the top 10 since 2002 -- until last year's No. 14. Roddick is the last U.S. male to win a Grand Slam tournament.