Friendship or the title?

US OPEN Preview The 2014 US Open Women’s Final will be contested by best friends.  Serena struggles when playing family and friends; however, will that change tomorrow? Does her desire for a Major title in 2014 and her 18th Major title overall, outweigh her unease at playing her best friend on tour? We want a competitive…

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Federer could not rise to the occasion

US OPEN Men’s Semifinal: [CR3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR16] Marin Cilic (CRO) In a match that everyone expected Federer to win, Cilic had other ideas. Cilic was focused and believed that he should win this encounter.  He came out firing on all cylinders; he got maximal benefit from his serve, his groundstrokes flew by too…

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Battling the weather as well as Djokovic

US OPEN Men’s Semifinal: [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [CR11] Kei Nishikori (JPN) Nishikori defeated both with his laser-like forehands, focused play on serve, and lethal returns. Can Nishikori continue his stellar play to win his first Major? He has the talent, the fitness and is being coached by Michael Chang, a player who redefined…

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When should a player retire?

MY TWO CENTS:  I admire and appreciate any player who wants to continue  playing well past their prime; however, I think one should retire if they answer yes to three or more of my retirement statements. You are physically incapable due to increased frequency of injuries and/or persistent ailment. You are losing more than 50%…

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