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Djokovic Wore Many Emotions On His Sleeve During The US Open Final

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When Novak Djokovic arrived at his final US Open press conference inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, about an hour after he lost the title match 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Daniil Medvedev Sunday evening, he wore many […]

Win Or Lose, Medvedev Always Delivers A Good Quote

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) A couple of hours after Daniil Medvedev won his first major title, beating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win the US Open Sunday evening, he was still inside […]

Grand Slam Denied, Medvedev Makes His Own History At US Open

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When Novak Djokovic walked out on Arthur Ashe Stadium to play in the US Open men’s singles final Sunday afternoon, with history ready to be written, there were two possible outcomes. One, […]

Fernandez Discovers There’s More To Tennis Than Wins And Losses

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) One of the toughest things for any tennis player who has just lost a major final is to give a concession speech during the trophy ceremony. Yet, Canada’s Leylah Fernandez provided possibly […]

Raducanu Goes From Qualifier To US Open Champion

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Oh, to be young and popular – and, now, a first-time major champion, too! Say hello to Emma Raducanu. The British teenager from London with the captivating smile, mental toughness and a […]

Medvedev: From Villain To Quietly Racing Through The US Open Draw

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While Novak Djokovic‘s five-set 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 semifinal victory over Alexander Zverev Friday night moved him to within one victory of pulling off an astonishing calendar-year Grand Slam – winning […]

Djokovic Goes The Distance To Reach US Open Final, Medvedev Next

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Friday evening’s US Open semifinal match featuring top seed Novak Djokovic chasing history against No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev provided the sell-out crowd that packed Arthur Ashe Stadium with everything they could […]

Zverev Knows He Has To Be Perfect If He’s Going To Beat Djokovic

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Alexander Zverev is one win away from returning to the US Open men’s final for the second straight year. He’s pragmatic enough to know that winning his next match won’t be any […]

A Teen Dream US Open Final No One Could Have Expected

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As both Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu arrived at the semifinal round of the US Open Thursday evening at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the sport’s biggest stage – the […]

Djokovic Moves Closer To History With Berrettini Win

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, September 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It took a set for Novak Djokovic to dial in during his US Open quarterfinal match against Matteo Berrettini on Arthur Ashe Stadium Wednesday night. However, once he did, the World No. […]