New York: Because he's a player who has spent more time watching Roger Federer on TV than trying to beat him, it's safe to say Rhyne Williams will not win the US Open this year.
But to say the 21-year-old's trip to Flushing Meadows has been less than a rousing success " well, that wouldn't be quite right, either.
While Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and all those other big names get their chance to make history next week, it's players such as Rhyne Williams and 17-year-old Samantha Crawford who truly put the 'Open' in the US Open this week.
They, along with 485th-ranked former NCAA champion Bradley Klahn, are among those who won their third qualifying matches on Friday to make it into the main draw. They grinded out the wins on the same courts some of the greats will play on starting Monday. They did it not to the cheers of thousands but in front of the hundreds who got in for free this week to watch the warm-up act for the last Grand Slam tournament of the year....more
05:48 PM, Aug 25, 2012
Chennai: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and N Sriram Balaji along with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Mohit Mayur have been given wild card entries into the doubles main draw of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open to be held here from January 2 to 8. It will be their maiden appearance at the Chennai Open for the two wild card teams. Left-handed Nedunchezhiyan, at 556, is the highest-ranked singles player among the four all of...
05:42 PM, Dec 28, 2011