WTA Rankings

 

 

 

Updated 9/23/2013

  1. Serena Williams (USA) 12,260 points
  2. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 9,505 points
  3. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 7,866 points
  4. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6,390 points
  5. Li Na (China) 5,565 points
  6. Sara Errani (Italy) 4,325 points
  7. Marion Bartoli (France) 3,746 points
  8. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3,565 points
  9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,420 points
  10. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 3,245 points
  11. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3,170 points
  12. Roberta Vinci (Italy) 3,065 points
  13. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3,045 points
  14. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 2,775 points
  15. Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 2,770 points
  16. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 2,720 points
  17. Samantha Stosur (Austrailia) 2,715 points
  18. Simona Halep (Romania) 2,630 points
  19. Maria Kirlenko (Russia) 2,620 points
  20. Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 2,556 points
  21. Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 2,180 points
  22. Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 2,146 points
  23. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 2,126 points
  24. Elena Vesnina (Russia) 2,125 points
  25. Jamie Hampton (USA) 2,005 points
  26. Nadia Petrova (Russia) 1,908 points
  27. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 1,839 points
  28. Alize Cornet (France) 1,790 points
  29. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 1,760 points
  30. Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 1,941 points

 

ATP Rankings

 

 

 

Emirates ATP Rankings Updated 09/16/2013

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,120 points
  2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)  10,860 points
  3. Andy Murray (GBR) 7,075 points
  4. David Ferrer (ESP)  6,710 points
  5. Roger Federer (SUI)  4,515 points
  6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)  4,460 points
  7. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)  4,425 points
  8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,425 points
  9. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 3,165 points
  10. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 3,150 points
  11. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,610 points
  12. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2,325 points
  13. Tommy Haas (GER) 2,265 points
  14. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 2,110 points
  15. John Isner (USA) 2,025 points
  16. Gilles Simon (FRA) 1,950 points
  17. Fabino Fognini (ITL) 1,945 points
  18. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 1,940 points
  19. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 1,855 points
  20. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 1,825 points
  21. Kevin Anderson (ZAF) 1,775 points
  22. Andreas Seppi (ITL) 1,615 points
  23. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 1,525 points
  24. Marin Cilic (CRO) 1,445 points
  25. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 1,445 points
  26. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 1,435 points
  27. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 1,425 points
  28. Benoit Paire (FRA) 1,380 points
  29. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1,375 points
  30. Juan Monaco (ARG) 1,275 points

 

WTA Rankings

 

 

 

Updated 09/16/2013

  1. Serena Williams (USA) 12,260 points
  2. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 9,505 points
  3. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 7,866 points
  4. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6,335 points
  5. Li Na (China) 5,565 points
  6. Sara Errani (Italy) 4,325 points
  7. Marion Bartoli (France) 3,746 points
  8. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3,645 points
  9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,420 points
  10. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 3,245 points
  11. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3,170 points
  12. Roberta Vinci (Italy) 3,065 points
  13. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3,045 points
  14. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 2,775 points
  15. Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 2,770 points
  16. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 2,720 points
  17. Samantha Stosur (Austrailia) 2,715 points
  18. Simona Halep (Romania) 2,630 points
  19. Maria Kirlenko (Russia) 2,620 points
  20. Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 2,556 points
  21. Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 2,275 points
  22. Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 2,250 points
  23. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 2,126 points
  24. Elena Vesnina (Russia) 2,125 points
  25. Jamie Hampton (USA) 2,036 points
  26. Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 1,941 points
  27. Nadia Petrova (Russia) 1,937 points
  28. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 1,839 points
  29. Alize Cornet (France) 1,790 points
  30. Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 1,680 points

 

The 54 Shot Rally

Below is the amazing 54 shot rally between Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic during the finals of the 2013 US Open. Djokovic ended up winning the point after 54 shots. Nadal ended up winning the match in 4 sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. This is why we love tennis!

Here are some reactions to the rally

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Nadal Claims his 2nd US Open

Rafael Nadal won his second career U.S. Open after defeating No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The match took 3 hours and 20 mins, Nadal now leads the all time series between Djokovic 22-15. Nadal’s first U.S. Open title was three years ago in 2010, in which he defeated Djokovic in four sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. By achieving his 13th career grand slam title, Nadal passed Roy Emerson for 3rd all time on the grand slam titles list. Nadal now only needs one more major title to tie the great Pete Sampras for the 2nd most single’s grand slam titles of all time.

After winning the U.S. Open, Nadal improved his hard court match record to 22-0 & an impressive 60-3 match record on the year. Nadal has claimed 10 of the 13 tournaments he has played in this year. Nadal has moved up from No. 5 in the world up to No. 2. Rafa has also claimed $10,438,849 dollars in prize money for the 2013 season.  This is definitely one of the most historic seasons in Rafael Nadal’s career.

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Around the Open

The first weekend of the 2013 US Open concluded after a memorable Labor Day featuring five top 10 players ATP players including the five time US Open champion, Roger Federer, whom was defeated in the 4th Round by the 31 year old Spaniard, Tommy Robredo.

The 19th seeded Robredo played an excellent match mixing both his one handed slice backhand with his very reliable forehand. Robredo outlasted Federer in a straight set match  7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4. This was Federer’s earliest exit from US Open since his loss to David Nalbandian (3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3) in the 4th round of the 2003 US Open. The match between Federer & Robredo was moved from Arthur Ashe Stadium to Armstrong Stadium due to the weather which forced matches to be pushed back. Robredo will face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals after Nadal defeated Philipp Kohlschrieber 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

Nadal dropped his first set of the tournament in the 4th round to Kohlschreiber after losing a tiebreaker in the 1st set of the match 7-3. It seemed that after losing the opening set in to Kohlschrieber, Nadal played with a different level of energy and defeated the German handily 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

The two remaining matches of the day were quite thrilling as the 4th seeded David Ferrer defeated the Serbian, Janko Tipsarevic, in a 4 set match, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3).  8th seeded Richard Gasquet saved a match point to defeat the hard hitting Canadian, Milos Raonic, in 5 sets, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (9), 7-5. Ferrer will match up with Gasquet in the quarterfinals, the winner of that match will face the winner of the Rafael Nadal vs. Tommy Robredo match in the semifinals of the US Open.

 

Men’s Singles 4th Round Results

R. Nadal [2] defeated P. Kohlschreiber [22] 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
D. Ferrer [4] defeated J. Tipsarevic [18] 7-6, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6
T. Robredo [19] defeated R. Federer [7] 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
R. Gasquet [8] defeated M. Raonic [10] 6-7, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5

Women’s Singles 4th Round Results
S. Williams [1] defeated S. Stephens [15] 6-4, 6-1
E. Makarova [24] defeated A. Radwanska [3] 6-4, 6-4
N. Li [5] defeated J. Jankovic [9] 6-3, 6-0
C. Suarez Navarro [18] defeated A. Kerber [8] 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
R. Vinci [10] defeated C. Giogri 6-4, 6-2
F. Pennetta defeated S. Halep [21] 6-2, 7-6
D. Hantuchova defeated A. Riske 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

STILL TO PLAY
V. Azarenka [2] vs. A. Ivanovic [13] 11:00AM Arthur Ashe Stadium

James Blake: J-Block Officially Shut Down

Former world No. 4, American James Blake, career has ended after his loss to 79th ranked player in the world, Ivo Karlovic, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in the first round of the US Open. Blake announced on Monday that this would be the last tournament of his career. Blake quoted, “No real surprise here, this is my last tournament. Had 14 pretty good darn years on tour.” Blake made over $7 million dollars on tour winning 9 career ATP Tour Events.

Below are some reactions to James Blake’s retirement from tennis.

US Open: Day 3 1st & 2nd Round Results

RESULTS AROUND THE US OPEN

Men’s Singles 1st Round 
Andy Murray [3] defeated M. Llodra 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
J. Del Potro [6] defeated G. Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
S. Wawrinka [9] defeated R. Stepanek 7-6, 6-3, 6-2
R. Ram defeated F. Fognini [16] defeated 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
K. Anderson [17] defeated D. Brands 7-5, 4-6, 6-2,
A. Seppi [20] defeated 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
M. Youzhny [21] defeated N. Mahut 6-4, 6-4, 7-6
A. Bogomolov Jr. defeated B. Paire [24] 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6
E. Donskoy defeated J. Melzer [29] 7-5, 6-3, 7-6

I. Karlovic defeated J. Blake 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6
A. Dolgopolov defeated D. Goffin 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
L. Hewitt defeated B. Baker 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
L. Mayer defeated V. Hanescu 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
M. Baghdatis defeated G. Soeda 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
P. Gojowczyk defeated I. Sijsling 7-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
S. Devvarman defeated L. Lacko 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
T. Smyczek defeated J. Ducksworth 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1

Women’s Singles 2nd Round
A. Radwanska [3] defeated M. Torro-Flor 6-0, 7-5
N. Li [5] defeated S. Arvidsson 6-2, 6-2
S. Stephens [15] defeated U. Radwanska 6-1, 6-1
C. Suarez Navarro [18] defeated C. Vandewedghe 6-3, 6-4
J. Hampton [23] defeated K. Mladenovic 7-5, 6-4
L. Robson [30] defeated C. Garcia 6-4, 7-6
A. Pavlyuchenkova [32] defeated A. Barty 6-4, 6-0
J. Zheng defeated V. Williams 6-3, 2-6, 7-6