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?
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.
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: While Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray figure to hold the men’s spotlight in Rio, a strong U.S. women’s squad headed by the Williams sisters has an eye on gold.
Greg DePalma is joined by Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com, and former U.S. Olympian and Fed Cup competitor Andrea Leand to preview the upcoming Olympic tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro. They’ll also discuss the unveiling of the U.S. Open‘s new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Site: Melbourne Park (hardcourt)
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic takes aim at a record-tying sixth title, while Serena Williams steps on court for the first time since her U.S. Open exit.