Masters 1000 Cincinnati

To Play Or Not To Play, Osaka Did Both And Won Twice

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Friday was supposed to have been finals day at the Western & Southern Open in its temporary New York home at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. That was before Naomi […]

Milos Raonic: ‘We … Need To Look At What Is Our Next Step’

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Wednesday night, Canadian No. 3 Milos Raonic fought off one match point on serve, then broke his Serbian opponent, Filip Krajinovic, and served out his quarterfinal match that earned him a hard-fought 4-6, […]

Western & Southern Open Set To Resume With Osaka

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Throughout Thursday morning, accolades came pouring in via social media for Naomi Osaka, following her bold stand Wednesday night to sit out playing her Western & Southern Open semifinal round match to protest […]

USTA Pauses All W&S Open Matches Thursday

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Naomi Osaka has spent the past five months finding her voice and stepping out of her protective shell and taking a stand in the Black Lives Matter movement. She came to New York […]

The Philosophical Mind Of Novak Djokovic

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Attending a Novak Djokovic virtual press conference via Zoom is a little bit like theater. Sure, we know what the World No. 1 can do on a tennis court where his racquet does […]

Many Big Names Remain Alive In Western & Southern Open

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While this year’s Western & Southern Open in New York has been characterized by an abundance of unbelievable upsets thanks to the fast courts, still, there are a lot of familiar big names remaining […]

Serena, Djokovic, Murray All Win To Stay Alive

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams made her Western & Southern Open debut in New York on Monday afternoon, she probably wasn’t expecting to be pushed by unheralded, power-hitting Dutch qualifier Arantxa […]

Second Day Of Upsets Highlight Western & Southern Open

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) As the Queen City of Cincinnati came to the borough of Queens, the second day of the Western & Southern Open in New York City presented another slate of quality first round matches […]