With most top-ranked players dealing with a longer than normal season following the Olympics, can a sleeper or long-shot surprise the field at Flushing Meadows starting tomorrow?
PSN Tennis editor Andrea Leand takes an in-depth look at the draws for the U.S. Open with special guests Justin Gimelstob, Tennis Channel analyst and Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams hold the top seeds for the year’s final Grand Slam event, though both went out early during Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro.
Greg DePalma and Andrea Leand review last week’s WTA event in Cincinnati, where Karolina Pliskova beat No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber who was aiming to take over the World No. 1 ranking. The pair also give an update on the sport’s new anti-doping policy.
Olympic Tennis: Monica Puig united her island nation, Andy Murray made history with his second gold and U.S. hopes were left wanting on the tennis stage at the Rio Games.
Weekly Tennis Report: Angelique Kerber fails in her attempt to take over the world’s top ranking in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com, and former U.S. Olympian Andrea Leand review the gold-medal runs of Andy Murray, who outdueled a resurgent Juan Martin del Potro in the final, and surprising Monica Puig. They also look at this week’s WTA event in Cincinnati, where Angelique Kerber can displace Serena Williams atop the rankings.
With records broken in both the men’s and women’s Olympic tennis events, it was Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig who stole the show by capturing the first gold medal ever for her island.
Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com, and former U.S. Olympian Andrea Leand join Greg DePalma to review an upset-filled first five days of Olympic tennis. They’ll also talk U.S. medal chances with Madison Keys and Steve Johnson still alive, plus a possible men’s semifinal clash between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro.
Olympic Tennis: The Rio Games are already over for Novak Djokovic and both Serena and Venus Williams, all early upset victims that left the vanquished in tears.
Greg DePalma and co-host Ross Benjamin discuss the latest developments from the Rio Olympics, including a tennis report from analyst Andrea Leand. The NFL preview spotlight falls on the Minnesota Vikings; the college focus is the American Athletic Conference where Houston rules the roost.