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TENNIS US OPEN 2014 – Al the results, draws, order of play and the interviews from Flushing Meadows for the last Grand Slam of 2014

 

Results

Order of Play

Men’s Singles Draw

Women’s Singles Draw

Men’s Doubles Draw

Women’s Doubles Draw

Interviews

08.09.14

Cilic: “It means everything. It’s just a huge accomplishment for myself and for my team”

Nishikori: “I didn’t expect nothing coming here. Yeah, there is so many positive things for sure”

07.09.14

S. Williams: “I just could never have imagined that I would be mentioned with Evert or with Navratilova”

Wozniacki: “I had a game plan in mind. I tried to push her back, but that really didn’t work for me”

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

06.09.14

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina

Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta

Cilic: “I was absolutely playing the best tennis of my life”

Goran Ivanisevic: “You saw everything. It was the best match of his life”

Federer: “It’s fairly simple: I think Marin played great”

Nishikori: “I just started playing points few days ago before the tournament. I didn’t even know if I should come”

Djokovic: “I think he just played better in these conditions than I did”

05.09.14

Chang: “If he beats Djokovic, Kei can win the tournament”

S. Williams: “Definitely wasn’t sure I’d be here. So I’m just elated”

Makarova: “She’s hitting so early the ball, so it’s always tough to be more aggressive than she is”

David Brewer tournament director

Wozniacki: “Health is more important. I just was hoping that she was going to be okay”

Peng: “Start from the leg. The front, the back, and then it was my back. Horrible”

04.09.14

Pennetta and Hingis: “We had a tough draw. We have never thought to rise the final”

Federer: “It’s just unbelievable to win matches like this at slams”

Monfils: “Suddenly he start to mix everything. You know, that’s why he’s the greatest player”

Cilic: “It angered me how all the process went because it was not fair to me”

Berdych: “I start pretty terribly. Then obviously was really tough to catch up”

03.09.14

Heinze Gunthardt

Wawrinka: “What’s happen he start to play better. He start to be more aggressive”

Nishikori: “I always love to play five sets. I think I have good records for winning third or fifth sets”

Djokovic: “Andy started to go for his forehand more in last couple of years since he started working with Ivan”

Murray: “I’d say definitely physically he was fresher”

S. Williams: “I always ask my dad why wasn’t I a lefty?”

Pennetta: “Just go on the court and try your best. You don’t have so many things to do”

Azarenka: “Can I play better? Absolutely. Will I doubt that I can play on a higher level? No chance”

Makarova: “I felt that I’m ready. I’m feeling good my game and believe in myself”

02.09.14

Wozniacki: “I had a game plan in mind, and I just went for my shots”

Errani: “She’s very good. She don’t miss a ball”

Federer: “Monfils has a wonderful serve, really, which nobody really talks about because of his athletic movement”

Cilic: “I’m serving much better. That allows me to have more opportunities”

Monfils: “For me tennis is a sport, you know. It’s not a job”

Dimitrov: “I did a lot of unforced errors, especially with my forehand”

Shuai: “I almost stopped playing like three or four years is really tough with the mentally”

Bencic: “Today I really didn’t play my best, but I can take definitely so much positive out of this tournament”

01.09.14

Nishikori: “It’s going to bring confidence for sure for the next round. Really tough five sets”

Raonic: “I wish I could have been let’s say more efficient in many aspects”

Azarenka: “I just really try to focus on each day at a time. I don’t look back of how tough it was”

Krunic: “I just enjoyed the moment and I tried to stay in the moment as much as I could”

Wawrinka: “I have no problem with him. What’s happen on the tennis courts, you have to keep it there”

Bouchard: “I was feeling very light headed and dizzy on the court. Just seeing things a little blurry”

Murray: “I don’t feel like I’m that far away from playing my best tennis”

Makarova: “It was really help for me also because I had some time to recover. It was kind of good medical timeout”

Murray: “I don’t feel like I’m that far away from playing my best tennis”

Djokovic: “Obviously when I won second set I wanted to get the job done in three”

S. Williams: “I can run down any ball on the court. But, if I don’t have to move as much, that’s fine with me”

Pennetta: “I like the city all the time. When I get to New York, I feel much better”

Dellacqua: “I’m obviously disappointed for that loss. But overall I’m happy with where I’m heading”

31.08.14

Art Seitz’s images from days 5, 6 & 7

Bencic: “The last 12 months were really great for me. I improved my ranking always”

Dimitrov: “Obviously that wasn’t the best part, changing the court”

Monfils: “I’m cool. As usual. Still the same. Hanging around. No coach. I’m happy”

Federer: “It almost never happened to me that they would take me off before it started raining, but it was the right decision”

Wozniacki: “I make the right decisions at the right moment. And I enjoy playing”

Sharapova: “ It was warm, it was windy, but we’re in New York; it’s summertime”

Errani: “I don’t serve very fast. Of course you see that. It’s difficult for me”

Lucic-Baroni: “Everything I have done so far I absolutely earned it, and I’m very proud of it”

30.08.14

Pennetta

Murray: “The wind swirls a lot on that court. It can be windy on Ashe, but normally it goes in one direction”

Krunic: “I kicked out Djoko from the quiet room in the gym before my match with Madison”

Kvitova: “I knew a little bit what she’s playing, but I didn’t really expect how she played so well”

Djokovic: “This is where I want to play my best tennis. I haven’t done as well in leadup tournaments”

Hingis: “Who would have that Mirjana Lucic with all she had to come through to beat Halep”

Azarenka: “Feel different. As I always say, I don’t look too much in the past”

29.08.14

Sharapova: “I’m not someone that doesn’t look at the draw. I enjoy watching matches occasionally when I have some free time”

Federer: “The difference between 142mph and 147mph, there’s none really. Once you pass the 135 everything is just really fast”

Groth: “I was trying not to get caught up in the whole Roger act out there”

Gulbis: “Late in the third I thought that I pulled something. Then I started to cramp afterwards”

V. Williams: “I think she just played one of the best matches of her life”

Errani: (AUDIO) “5 all in the tie-break I made that volley, unbelievable”

Lucic-Baroni: “After so many years to be here again, it’s incredible. I wanted this so bad”

Halep: “After I had 5-2 and the two set points, she came back really well. Everything was in for her”

Bencic: “Obviously it was Martina (Hingis) which I was looking up to, and I was also practicing by her mom”

Tomic: “My hip’s a little bit not in shape. I’m feeling it inside”

Shuai: “I need to be more courage, be more like stronger, and then try my best”

Jankovic: “I wake up in the morning, and I’m excited. I want to go out there and hit balls”

28.08.14

Art Seitz’s images from day 4

Listen to Robredo talk in spanish to Ubaldo about his match against Bolelli

Bellis: “This whole experience has been unbelievable, like mind-blowing”

Djokovic: “I have nothing to complain about, I wanted to get my job done as quick as possible”

Murray: “I hope I feel better every day now. I felt fine the last couple days”

Estrella Burgos: “People from Dominican, I think they are in the party now”

S. Williams: “I’ve had three tries to get to 18. Hopefully I’ll get there one day”

Kyrgios: “To have gone to the third round, having beaten some quality opponents, feels good”

Pliskova: “I think I played one of my best matches this year”

Ivanovic: “it’s very disappointing. It’s never easy to finish, and especially this early”

Querrey: “Serve felt good, forehand felt good, I was making the right decisions”

Azarenka: “I don’t expect. I just play. That’s what’s important”

27.08.14

Art Seitz’s and Melchiorre Di Giacomo’s images of day 3

Sharapova: “I’m healthy enough to compete at this level. That’s the most important thing for me”

Gulbis: “I completely swap his rhythm and his vision of the court”

V. Williams: “Finally I did something I couldn’t do the last couple years. That’s good stuff.”

Wawrinka: “I was serving big. I was moving really well and taking the ball early”

Wozniacki: “She wasn’t an easy opponent. She’s young and hungry”

Berdych: “It’s a tough opponent, a big challenge. The conditions were extremely tough today”

Hewitt: “I was ready for the match today, but in the end he was just too good”

Shuai: “Two times almost stop playing. So it’s really lucky I’m still here”

Radwanska: “I didn’t play bad today. I think it was just her day”

26.08.14

Art Seitz’s images from day 2

Bellis: “I’m feeling amazing. I’m still speechless. I’m still in shock about that match”

Listen to the interview to CiCi’s father

S. Williams: “We offered to play five sets many times. They don’t want the women to play five sets”

Federer: “Jordan was just my hero of all sports. That’s what he was for me growing up”

Kvitova: “I’m just glad I can play New Haven”

Bouchard: “I want to kind of get on a roll and keep the momentum going”

Ivanovic: “The confidence is on a high level. I had a great season behind me”

Nishikori: “Just start play points couple of days ago. Still I was playing almost same level as usual”

Stosur: “I think I served well; tactically used the right serve at the right time”

25.08.2014

Art Seitz’s images from Day 1

Djokovic: “Last three weeks actually, Toronto and Cincinnati, were a bit tough emotionally”

Sharapova: “I think you feel the goosebumps when you go out on a night match on Arthur Ashe”

Tommy Robredo talks about Spanish success

Murray: “I don’t know exactly why it happened today. I need to just try and find out what went wrong”

V. Williams: “To have a great family behind me and a sister on tour, for me that’s the best part”

Kyrgios: “It was just an outburst, and hopefully I will be able to control that the next time”

24.08.2014

Djokovic: “I’m feeling better and better as the days go by”

Federer: “I believe in rest in a huge way. Whenever I get a chance to rest, I do”

Murray: “I lost to guys who had won the events, and had quite big opportunities”

S. Williams: “I think Ashe would be really proud to see so many young African-American players”

Sharapova: “As the weeks progress, I’m certainly feeling better”

Bouchard: “Definitely proud of how I have come such a long way in a short time”

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Nikoloz Basilashvili survives scare in Sardinia

The third day of the Italian 250 event saw a trio of seeded players secure their places in the quarter-finals.

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A strong Mediterranean wind was not enough to blow away Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Sardegna Open as he came through a tense 3-setter against Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik.

 

The fourth seed’s typically aggressive style at times threatened to prove his undoing in Cagliari. A topsy-turvy encounter in blustery conditions was ultimately defined by the marathon tenth game in the deciding set, Kovalik missing five match points as his opponent’s serve just about held firm. Basilashvili then immediately broke himself, going on to complete a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, victory.

He will take on Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarter-finals. The fifth seed overpowered Britain’s Liam Broady 6-4 6-2, a much-improved performance from the German after his nervy first-round slugfest with Joao Sousa.

Qualifier Broady, whose strong start to the year has seen him reach a career-high ranking of 152, started well. He broke the fifth seed in the second game, but Struff was able to respond immediately before going on to take the first set 6-4. The Brit faded in the second set, Struff’s superior ranking showing as he overpowered his opponent with some brutal forehands and booming serves. If both men bring their best form, his match-up with Basilashvili on Friday should be an entertaining encounter.

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Elsewhere, Aljaz Bedene defeated Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 7-6(5). Fresh from an impressive win over Guido Pella in round one, qualifier Gerasimov would have had high hopes to progress further, facing an opponent ranked only 22 places higher. It looked good for the Belarussian as he edged a break ahead early on, but the ever-reliable Bedene reeled off three games in a row to take the first set. A similarly tight second set looked to be going Gerasimov’s way when he stormed to a 4-0 lead in the tie break, but Bedene once again took charge, winning 7 of the next 8 points to book a spot in the next round.

His opponent there will be second seed Taylor Fritz, who enjoyed a relatively easy ride in the final match of the day. He breezed through the opening set against Andrej Martin 6-2, looking strong in his first outing on clay in 2021. The players traded two breaks each in the second set before Fritz took the tie break 7-4. This week is the first tournament Fritz is playing as American No.1 after recently overtaking John Isner.

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Roger Federer Set To Start Clay Campaign In Madrid

The world No.7 will be back on the Tour shortly as he seeks his first title since the 2019 Swiss Indoors.

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20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is set to return to competitive tennis later this month after being included in the entry list for a key Masters 1000 tournament.

 

The former world No.1 is currently down to play the Madrid Open which will start on April 30th and takes place over 10 days. Federer returned to the Tour at the Dubai Tennis Championships last month in what was his first tournament in over a year due to a knee injury which required two operations. In Dubai he reached the quarter-finals before losing to Nikoloz Basilashvili who went on to win the title.

Since then the Swiss maestro has returned to the practice courts to “work his way back out on tour,” according to his agent Tony Godsick. Federer has already confirmed that he will play on the clay this season but admits that it is because he has little choice. The 39-year-old has already stated that his goal is to be in top shape in time for the grass-court swing which starts after the French Open.

“What comes before the grass courts are the clay courts,” Federer told reporters on March 11th. “So I have no choice but to play on clay if I want to play matches.
“The clay could be good or bad for me. I will only know in practice, but I don’t think it’s going to be bad. I assume I will play some clay.”

It isn’t the first time Federer has started his return to the clay in Madrid. In 2019 he played his first match on the surface in almost three years at the tournament after skipping the clay-court season the two previous years.

Also on the Madrid entry list is Federer’s rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal who both missed the Miami Open. Dominic Thiem is also set to play in the tournament after he recently announced a delay to his return to professional tennis because he isn’t ready to compete yet.

The Madrid Open has been largely dominated by the Big Four (including Andy Murray) for more than a decade. Since 2008 only one player outside of the quartet has won the title which was Alexander Zverev back in 2018. Last year’s edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rafael Nadal Will Be Ready For Start Of Clay Season, Says Doctor

A member of Nadal’s team has issued some encouraging news.

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Rafael Nadal (image via twitter.com)

It appears that Rafael Nadal’s recent woes are behind him as he looks to get back on track at next week’s Monte Carlo Masters.

 

The 34-year-old hasn’t played a tournament since his loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year. Throughout the first quarter of the season Nadal has been troubled by a back problem which he first picked up in Melbourne. The injury forced him to pull out of both the Rotterdam Open and Miami Masters. Overall, he has played just five matches so far in 2021.

Nadal will be looking to regain momentum on his beloved clay. A surface which he has won 60 ATP titles on, including a record 13 French Open trophies. According to his doctor, Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro, the world No.3 is ‘training well’ at present.

“He is training well, he is training hard. His goal is clay. First is Monte Carlo and his final goal is Roland Garros. It is clear,” Cotorro told RTVE.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be seeking his 12th title in Monte Carlo in what is a tournament record. He has won three out of the four past editions with the only exception being Fabio Fognini who won the title in 2019. Last year’s tournament was axed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking further on in the calendar, Nadal is expected to play tournaments in Barcelona, Madrid and Rome before the French Open which is set to start in May. Although it is possible that his commitments could change. A member of the French government has also admitted that it is possible that Roland Garros could be delayed for a second year in a row due to the pandemic but no such change has been formally announced.

So far in his career Nadal has won 86 ATP titles and earned more then $123 million in prize money. He is only the fourth player in the Open Era to have won 1000 or more matches on the men’s Tour.

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