by | Aug 6, 2019

American teens Cori Gauff and Caty McNally won the ladies’ doubles at Washington’s storied Citi Open on the weekend, while a New York native Jessica Pegula took the singles trophy, her first in a Tour-level event. The men were not…

by | Aug 3, 2019

Frances Tiafoe was sure he had the break as he made a great save, catching a deep cross court ball on his deuce side, if memory serves, that he was sure the Russian would not retrieve. They were playing on…

by | Aug 1, 2019

There was a moment about midway through the first set when you might have thought Hurkacz had a chance. He double faulted to give the American a break point, but the tall Georgian failed to convert. Instead, he netted the…

by | Jul 30, 2019

Bjorn Fratangelo beat Ivo Karlović as the Citi Open got under way at the William H. G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center on the edge of Washington’s Rock Creek Park. And to close out the opening night of the first round at…

by | Jul 29, 2019

American hope Cori “Coco” Gauff qualified for the main draw at the Washington Open, cruising past beat Hiroko Kuwata 6-1, 6-2 yesterday. The 50th edition of one the most durable tournaments in the sport’s Open era enters a new phase led…

by | Jul 15, 2019

Roger Federer on serve. One point to close and he wins the match. It is hardly any point, and it is scarcely any match, but Federer has won on this court — Centre Court at the All England Club, in the…

by | Jun 10, 2019

Serving at 0-30 and down 0-40, the young challenger hits two aces and a perfect forehand winner on the next serve-plus-one to even the score. He goes on to hold; then the rout begins. In less time than it takes…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Roger Federer holds his first serve against Milos Raonic, who held his own first game rather more handily. It is the second set of the Stuttgart Open final, the surface is grass. The top player of the century is back…

by | Aug 6, 2018

Andrey Rublev, who looks rather like a handsome ruthless Soviet commissar preparing the assassination of a Spanish anarchist in Barcelona, c. 1937, as described in a novel by Alan Furst, stares across the net as a hawk would a sparrow….

by | Aug 2, 2018

Andy Murray stayed calm. Despite a spectacular display of talent, Mackenzie McDonald was unable to fluster three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, who rallied from a set down to prevail in the wee hours and advance to the second round…

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