Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

Pushed deep into the night

James Blake has never won a US Open, but he's won over more than a few fans in Queens — and not just because of the New York Mets regalia he wore to the court Monday night. Comment

Fun for all ages

Segundo Paredes brought his 2-year-old daughter Lucia to Arthur Ashe Kids' Day for one reason: for her to be in a tennis environment with hopes that she'll start enjoying the game. Comment

Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

Clarks make ESGs annual family trip

Most families have summer vacations. The Clarks of Belle Harbor have the Empire State Games. Comment

Making his Mark

Mark Burik truly fell in love with volleyball when he was a junior at St. Francis Prep. He excelled at both football and baseball in high school, but he knew where his future was as he watched the Queens College men’s volleyball team as an 11th grader. Comment

What’s new at the 2008 US Open?

The USTA announced a series of expanded fan enhancements and new programming for the 2008 US Open last week.  New enhancements include a special Opening Night 40th Anniversary celebration featuring US Open past champions Monday night, a series of “green” initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the US Open, expanded US Open merchandise shops in New York City, a digital channel, and a new US Open ticket exchange system. Comment

Kids’ Day to heat up Tennis Center

Rising star singer/songwriters Demi Lovato, Colby O’Donis and Menudo will team with tennis superstars Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Ana Ivanovic, Novak Djokovic and more for the 13th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. The popular full-day tennis and music festival for children and families — including interactive games, musical entertainment, and tennis clinics — will be hosted by MTV’s Susie Castillo and Nickelodeon’s Quddus. Comment

Parking problems at Open

The USTA is strongly recommending fans coming to the US Open use public transportation. Comment

An all-Williams final at Flushing-Meadows?

While all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the men’s competition of the US Open, it’ll be the Williams sisters who are looking to be the first Americans since Andy Roddick in 2003 to win a Grand Slam title. Comment

A dream US Open final

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have never met at the US Open, but that could all change this year. Comment



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