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  • Sep

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    Wow – talk about an upset.  Juan Martin del Potro (the #6 seed) upset #1 seed Roger Federer in 5 sets to claim the 2009 U.S. Open Men’s Tennis Championship.  Unbelievable – one of the greatest tennis upsets of all time.

    Federer had won 5 straight US Open titles in Flushing Meadows and a string of 40 straight matches.  Federer – who owns the most Grand Slam titles of any player in tennis history – was just 2 points away from the match in the 4th set.  But Federer lost control of his serve and del Potro continued to rack up forehand winner after forehand winner – 37 total – en route to the 5-set upset.  Del Potro battled back to win the 4th set tie-breaker 7-6 (7-4) and then cruised through the 5th set, winning easily 6-2.  Beating Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals was a great accomplishment, but finishing it off with a win over the best player in tennis was a dream come true.  Del Potro had this to say about the win – “When I would have a dream, it was to win the U.S. Open, and the other one is to be like Roger.  One is done.”

    Roger Federer will likely remain the #1 seed for the rest of the 2009 tennis season, but we might have to add a 3rd name to the top 3 players in tennis today – Federer, Rafael Nadal & del Potro…

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  • Sep

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    9th seeded Caroline Wozniacki defeated Melanie Oudin in straight sets on Wednesday night to end the 17-year old’s Cinderella run at the U.S. Open.  Oudin lost 6-2, 6-2, but should take solace in the fact that she made it to the final 8 at the U.S. Open even though she is only ranked 70th in the world.  That ranking will likely go up after her spectacular performance in NY the last 11 days.  Oudin had this to say about the experience: “The thing for me is, I love to play tennis, and that all comes along with it if you do well and if you win.  And I mean, I’m ready for that if that’s what you have to do to do well in tennis.  I’m not going to stop playing just because of that.”  Congrats Melanie – and keep it up in the future…

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  • Sep

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    Melanie Oudin is on a mission.  The 17-year old Oudin is now in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship and looks to continue her magnificent run against Caroline Wozniacki.  Oudin has defeated 4th seeded Elena Dementieva, 29th seeded (and former champion) Maria Sharapova and 13th seeded Nadia Petrova.  Not bad for the 70th seed in the tournament, looking to play some competitive tennis for a round or 2 heading into the 2-week tourney.  The Marietta, Georgia native has the fans on her side, and she is hoping a run at the finals is in the cards.  We’ll keep you posted here at…

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  • Sep


    As long as Maria Sharapova keeps winning at the U.S. Open Tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, we’ll be happy.  Sharapova had missed just under a year of tennis because of a shoulder injury, and she cruised through an easy 6-3, 6-0 win over Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.  Sharapova won the U.S. Open back in 2006, and has 2 other Grand Slam titles under her belt.  She also has countless endorsements and is the highest-grossing female athlete in the world today.  It doesn’t hurt that she is pretty hot too.  She mad a huge fashion statement at Arthur Ashe Stadium in her opening match – wearing a silver and black dress that she says was inspired by the architecture of New York City.  She had this to say about her return to the U.S. Open: “This is a Grand Slam.  You’ve got to get going from the first match.  It’s a prvilege to be playing any player out here.  I’m more than excited to have the opportunity to play any match.  After being gone, this is what it’s all about.”

    Let’s see if she can keep the “silver and glitz” going a little longer this September to keep us all smiling in New York City…

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