Not to be missed
Novak Djokovic, Sam Stosur, LMFAO's RedFoo, Petra Kvitova hitting with a fan and Dutch wheelchair tennis star Esther Vergeer all make the cut in this week's selection of unmissable tennis stories.
Last Year’s Man
Novak Djokovic has lost his world number one ranking—his for a mere 53 weeks—but an 83-minute second set against Juan Martin Del Potro at the US Open has Tennis.com’s Steve Tignor writing that the defending champion has not lost his vigour. In a tournament missing the presence of Federer and Nadal in the semifinals, Tignor proves how one set wholly makes up for their absence. Read more
Dutch legend Esther Vergeer must be the most dominant champion in sporting history
While the world’s best tennis players battle for supremacy in New York, the world’s best wheelchair tennis player achieves a mark that surpasses them all at London’s Paralympics. Undefeated since 2003, Dutchwoman Esther Vergeer went on to win her fourth Paralympics gold with a 6-0 6-3 victory over compatriot Aniek van Koot. After her third-round double bagel, The Telegraph’s Jim White writes a convincing campaign as to why Vergeer is sport’s leading champion. Read more
Top 10 hot shots from 2012 Western & Southern Open
American hard courts have never been played between the lines. While the US Open is in full swing, reflect back on the 10 best shots from the lead-up tournament in Cincinnati, including classic Federer v Djokovic moments and plenty of passing shots from the world’s most spectacular backhands.
Stosur at the 2012 US Open
Sam Stosur may not have defended her 2011 title, but she quelled the nerves that have plagued her 2012 season with an inspiring three-set quarterfinal against world No.1 Victoria Azarenka. Look through Stosur’s 2012 US Open journey in this photo gallery on the tournament website. View gallery
Facebook contest winner William Thach’s date with Petra Kvitova
Canadian engineer William Thach has idolised Czech pro Petra Kvitova from the sidelines since the 2009 US Open, but he never imagined he’d be taking the court against her. After winning a Wilson Tennis Facebook competition, watch Thach get his chance to hit against his hero. But don’t expect Kvitova to sugarcoat her post-match feedback.
LMFAO’s RedFoo celebrates birthday at 2012 US Open with WTA players
LMFAO star Redfoo had everybody shuffling at this year’s US Open. While WTA players send their birthday greetings, Redfoo gives a special lesson to the WTA cameras, and Victoria Azarenka and Elena Vesnina try their hand.