August 2008

Federer Looks to Salvage Season With 5th U.S. Open Crown

August 28, 2008

The first round of the men’s draw at the U.S. Open is complete and the top eight seeds all advanced in straight sets. Only new world No. 1 Rafael Nadal struggled, surviving a spirited challenge from qualifier Bjorn Phau, 7-6, 6-3, 7-6. The No. 136-ranked German kept Nadal on court for two hours and 59 minutes, […]

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Nadal Captures Olympic Gold

August 17, 2008

Rafael Nadal assumes the No. 1 ranking in the world tomorrow. In reality, he’s been Numero Uno ever since his epic five-set victory over Roger Federer at the Wimbledon final in early July. Nadal’s convincing 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 win over Chilean Fernando Gonzalez for the Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing today only solidifies the fact that […]

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Federer Needs to be Bold to Get the Gold

August 11, 2008

Is Roger Federer’s reign really over? Is it possible that he will win no more grand slam titles? Federer will relinquish his top ranking to Rafael Nadal on Aug.18, the day after the Beijing Olympics tennis program ends and an ATP record 237 weeks after the Swiss Maestro ascended to No. 1 on Feb. 2, 2004. Federer […]

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Murray Wins First Masters Shield at Cincinnati

August 4, 2008

Andy Murray beat the guys who beat the guys who were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 to win his sixth career title yesterday. Murray edged Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-6 in the final of the Cincinnati Masters on a sweltering Sunday afternoon after squandering four championship points. Djokovic had knocked off No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-1, […]

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