The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City becomes a gladiator coliseum from 25th of August to September 8th this year, as the biggest names of tennis will compete for glory in the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships!
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The competition, one of the oldest in world, has seen the rise of young superstars and the creation of tennis legends. The likes of Molla Mallory, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, Ivan Lendl, and Roger Federer have made tennis a top-class and respected sport due to their excellent and amazing performances in the US Open.
It started in 1881 as the US National Championship and since then it has been a great ground for champions and world top contenders to play.
This year will be the 134th edition of this prestigious tournament. However, nearing it’s opening, there was bad news for Rafael Nadal fans as the Spanish World number 2 announced he would not be competing because of a wrist injury. It’s an awful shame not to be seeing him defend his second US Open title, but that means someone else has the opportunity to be crowned US Open champion.
Without Nadal, it would be likely that the top bet to reach and win the final of the mens tournament would be Novak Djokovic (2.30). Any player that beats him will be a deserved winner of the tournament. The World Number 1 has won titles on all surfaces, and he also swept the hard-court American Masters this year in Miami and Indian Wells. Watch out for a one man show this August!
Djokovic might look to be winning the prize money as we look into our crystal ball, but you should not count out Roger Federer (3.65) and Andy Murray (8.50). Federer, the World No. 3 just recently won titles in Halle and Dubai. Murray is just as hungry. He has not won anything this year and is looking to get his first this year. The Scot is very healthy, finding his form and very eager to cause an upset.
Looking at the Women’s tournament, we are seeing a strong defending champion in Serena Williams (2.45). However, she has not yet won a Grand Slam this year. She hasn’t even reached a quarter final yet. We should also not ignore Sharapova(7.00) and Azarenka (29.00), both deserving to be favorites in this tournament, and perhaps even look to an outsider, and previous winner, Samantha Stosur (51.00) to cause an upset.
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I recently teamed up with Kevin Garlington to make a new serving lesson video. Learning how to serve is hard enough, but then implementing the serve into match play is another challenge in itself.
In this brand new video your going to learn little knows serving strategies for righty and lefties that the pros use to win matches and that you can use by the time you finish watching this video. The reason why serving strategies are so important is because having one, allows you to relax and focus on hitting your shots and not where to place them. Watch this video so you can have an unfair advantage on your opponent and win games easier and leave a comment about what you learned.
113 - John Isner (Wimbledon 2010) 5 sets, defeated Nicolas Mahut
103 - Nicolas Mahut (Wimbledon 2010) 5 sets, lost to John Isner
78 - Ivo Karlovic (Davis Cup 2009) 5 sets, lost to Radek Stepanek
55 - Ivo Karlovic (Roland Garros 2009) 5 sets, lost to Lleyton Hewitt
54 - Gary Muller (Wimbledon 1993, qualifying match) 3 sets, defeated Peter Lundgren
Whether on clay, grass or hard courts, HEAD player Andy Murray has consistently served up some impressive wins throughout his career. This time, Andy showcases his impressive skills off the court in a freestyle street-tennis video.
With help from HEAD’s Radical Pro Tennis Racquet, watch the 4th ranked player in the world maneuver tennis balls through alleyways, against buildings and other unlikely spaces demonstrating that his superb touch with the HEAD YOUTEK Radical Pro is not just limited to the tennis court.
Click to watch Andy Murray and HEAD’s Radical Pro take tennis to the streets!!!!
Have you ever wondered how much the top tennis pros make?
The majority of a top tennis pro's prize money only accounts for only 23% of their total income. The rest is made from endorsement deals, exhibition and appearance fees and sponsor bonuses.
Top total career prize money makers as of December 2008 :
Roger Federer ($41.8 million)
Maria Sharapova ($26 million)
Rafael Nada l ($18 million)
Maria Kirilenko was just featured in the Swimsuit 2009 at SI.com. Here are a few of the pics and video clip.