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US Open Tennis 2014 Draw: Novak Djokovic Still Favorite Despite Difficult Path

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171390-us-open-tennis-2014-draw-novak-djokovic-still-favorite-despite-difficult-path
With Rafael Nadal forced to withdraw from his title defense at the 2014 U.S. Open, the overarching mood heading into Thursday’s draw was one of inevitability. Novak Djokovic would win. All we would see was the order in which the remaining flotsam would be picked off.
About that.
The draw proved [...]

US Open Tennis 2014 Draw: Novak Djokovic Still Favorite Despite Difficult Path

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171390-us-open-tennis-2014-draw-novak-djokovic-still-favorite-despite-difficult-path
With Rafael Nadal forced to withdraw from his title defense at the 2014 U.S. Open, the overarching mood heading into Thursday’s draw was one of inevitability. Novak Djokovic would win. All we would see was the order in which the remaining flotsam would be picked off.
About that.
The draw proved [...]

US Open Tennis 2014 Draw: Novak Djokovic Still Favorite Despite Difficult Path

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171390-us-open-tennis-2014-draw-novak-djokovic-still-favorite-despite-difficult-path
With Rafael Nadal forced to withdraw from his title defense at the 2014 U.S. Open, the overarching mood heading into Thursday’s draw was one of inevitability. Novak Djokovic would win. All we would see was the order in which the remaining flotsam would be picked off.
About that.
The draw proved [...]

Roger Federer Primed for 18th Major at US Open Following Favorable Draw

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171399-roger-federer-primed-for-18th-major-at-us-open-following-favorable-draw
It has been over two years since Roger Federer last won a Grand Slam, but the 2014 U.S. Open is setting up to be a memorable one.
At 33 years old, the Swiss player has shown signs of aging over the last several years. In 2013, Federer was unable to [...]

US Open Tennis 2014: Draw Results, Top Seeds and Players to Watch in New York

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171323-us-open-tennis-2014-draw-results-top-seeds-and-players-to-watch-in-new-york
The 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center features the usual suspects in pursuit of a title at the season’s final Grand Slam.
A tournament that dates back to 1881, the 134th edition features a bevy of superstars who are at key points in their [...]

US Open Tennis 2014 Draw: Complete Bracket Analysis and Preview

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2170974-us-open-tennis-2014-draw-complete-bracket-analysis-and-review
The draw is out. The players have arrived. The fun is about to begin.
On Monday, the most talented male and female tennis players in the world will square off in Flushing Meadows to see who will be named the 2014 U.S. Open champion.
The men’s defending champion will be missed, [...]

US Open Tennis 2014 Draw Results: Full List of Seedings and Brackets

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171265-us-open-tennis-2014-draw-results-full-list-of-seedings-and-brackets
The final Grand Slam of the tennis season is nearly here, and the men’s and women’s draws for the 2014 U.S. Open were officially announced on Thursday.
With defending champion Rafael Nadal out of the field due to a wrist injury, the men’s draw opened up for some of the [...]

Andy Murray Must Rediscover Winning Attitute at US Open

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2171120-andy-murray-must-rediscover-winning-attitute-at-us-open
What has happened to Andy Murray?
It was a little over a year ago that Murray won the title at Wimbledon, ending the game’s most notorious streak—he was the first man from Great Britain to win the tournament since 1936—and capturing his second Grand Slam title in as many seasons.
With [...]

Bouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News
Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open. Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. Bouchard said her personal trainer will join her in New York and said she does [...]

Australian junior banned for 1 year for drug use (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News
Australia’s top-ranked junior player has been banned for a year by a Tennis Australia tribunal for taking the party drug ecstasy. Brad Mousley, 18, is the first Australian tennis player to be sanctioned for drug use in the decision announced Thursday. The Adelaide-based Mousley, ranked the 17th junior [...]

Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News
Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Williams told the crowd before she began: ”I’m really nervous.” She was joined by fellow tennis player Jack Sock, ”Orange Is the New Black” stars Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, [...]

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament. On the men’s side, Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic and Australian Open champ [...]

Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner has withdrawn from the Winston-Salem Open because of a sprained ankle hours before he was to play Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.

US Open Tennis 2014: Predictions for Top Stars on Women’s Side

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2170337-us-open-tennis-2014-predictions-for-top-stars-on-womens-side
The 2014 U.S. Open lost some of its star power when Rafael Nadal and Li Na withdrew because of injury, but there are still plenty of marquee names remaining.
The women’s side of things features the likes of Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, among [...]

US Open Tennis 2014 Predictions: Projections for Top Men’s Stars

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2170506-us-open-tennis-2014-predictions-projections-for-top-mens-stars
The 2014 U.S. Open draw will be revealed Thursday, but we already know that only three of the four biggest stars in men’s tennis will be competing at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the final Grand Slam tournament of the [...]

Why Roger Federer Will Reach Championship Match in 2014 US Open

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2170384-roger-federer-will-reach-championship-match-in-2014-us-open
When Roger Federer was in his prime, predicting him to make the finals of a Grand Slam event was a safer guess than almost anything in sports.
He was an absolute machine and racked up more major titles (17) than any male player in the history of the sport. While [...]

Roger Federer Will Reach Championship Match in 2014 U.S. Open

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2170384-roger-federer-will-reach-championship-match-in-2014-us-open
When Roger Federer was in his prime, predicting him to make the finals of a Grand Slam event was a safer guess than almost anything in sports.
He was an absolute machine and racked up more major titles (17) than any male player in the history of the sport. While [...]

Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

US Open Tennis 2014 Odds: Latest Pre-Draw Lines for Top Stars

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2169091-us-open-tennis-2014-odds-latest-pre-draw-lines-for-top-stars
The 2014 U.S. Open men’s and women’s draw will be revealed on Thursday during the official draw ceremony at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
As the U.S. Open announced via Twitter on Monday, 2013 champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the tournament with a wrist injury. Wimbledon winner [...]

US Open Tennis 2014: Latest Predictions for Qualifying Tournament

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2168747-us-open-tennis-2014-latest-predictions-for-qualifying-tournament
The four-day qualifying tournament for the 2014 U.S. Open began on Tuesday with Round 1 of the men’s qualifying singles and women’s qualifying singles. Held at the USTA National Tennis Center, the tournament will continue until Friday.
There are 128 men and 128 women competing for the 32 U.S. Open [...]

Power Ranking the Top 20 Men’s Players Heading into 2014 US Open Tennis

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2167228-power-ranking-the-top-20-mens-players-heading-into-2014-us-open-tennis
Tennis‘ U.S. Open Series has given an alternative exam to the ATP Rankings. Following Masters 1000 tournaments at Canada and Cincinnati, some players have faded, while others have shown they will be relevant.
The following article ranks the top 20 contenders specific to the U.S. Open. Recent hard-court performances and potential [...]

Roger Federer’s Momentum Will Carry Him to 2014 US Open Title

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2168540-roger-federers-momentum-will-carry-him-to-2014-us-open-title
At 33 years old, the days of Roger Federer being a dominant force on the tennis court are over. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be times when we see glimpses of the superstar who was the best player in the world. 
It hasn’t happened yet in 2014, with Federer [...]

US Open Tennis 2014: Predictions for Top Stars After Rafael Nadal’s Withdrawal

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2168206-us-open-tennis-2014-predictions-for-top-stars-after-rafael-nadals-withdrawal
The men’s side of the 2014 U.S. Open will be missing something important—the defending champion.
Rafael Nadal withdrew from competition with a lingering wrist injury. It is certainly disappointing to fans who were hoping to once again see some of his magic from last year when he returned from a [...]

Power Ranking the Top 20 Women’s Players Heading into 2014 US Open Tennis

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2166326-power-ranking-the-top-20-womens-players-heading-into-2014-us-open-tennis
Serena Williams enters the 2014 U.S. Open as the No. 1 player, the No. 1 seed and winner of the U.S. Open Series points race.
Despite a year without a Grand Slam, Williams remains the player to beat. 
What about the rest of the field? Who among the top contenders is [...]

Past US Open champs Djokovic, Federer seeded 1-2 (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

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