Friday, December 14, 2018

Ben Stevens

US Open 2018: Men’s Final Preview: Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro

They say perseverance is a powerful thing, but even more so, it's a hard thing to juggle. The line between delusion and determination is a thin one, that most walk unsuccessfully. Oftentimes it's not just easy, it's logical to...

US Open 2018: Women’s Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka

I could relate to kids going straight to the league When they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed And that's around the time that your idols become your rivals You make friends with Mike but gotta AI him for...

US Open 2018: Men’s Semifinals Preview: Nadal vs. Del Potro; Djokovic vs. Nishikori

They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Sometimes that's a bad thing, sometimes that's a good thing – in this year's men's semifinals, it's definitely a case of the latter. Between Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin...

US Open 2018: Women’s Semifinals Preview: Serena vs. Sevastova & Keys vs. Osaka

From 128 women down to four, it's been a particularly wild ride for the women at this grand slam, in a year already full of them. Few, if any would have predicted this quartet – Serena, sure, maybe Keys...

US Open 2018: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinal Preview (Part 2)

Fine margins. Sometimes, all it takes is a point won or lost, here or there, that decides the outcome of not just a tennis match, but an entire tournament. Such was the way for Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. Already...

US Open 2018 Day 9: Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinal Preview

It's been a wild ride to get here (bye, bye, Roger), but finally, we've reached the money rounds. The 2018 US Open quarterfinals are upon us. Featuring an eclectic mix of players, from up-and-comers, to comeback kids, to reigning champions,...

US Open Day 8 Preview: Keys, Cilic and Sabalenka Star on Labor Day

For what feels like the first time all tournament, we finally had a day that went largely to plan for the top dogs. Well, unless you're Kevin Anderson that is. Sure, there were some wobbles for Rafa Nadal and Serena...

US Open 2018 Day 7 Preview: Sloane, del Potro and Pliskova Take Center Stage

He may have looked like a kid up well past his bedtime, but there's no denying Alex De Minaur proved he belonged with the big boys on Saturday. A star-making turn at a time when tennis is desperate for them,...

2018 US Open Day 6 Preview: Federer vs. Kyrgios Featured

Tennis can be a funny sport sometimes. Case-in-point, on a day that saw almost all its leading lights forced to do it the hard way, the only one who had it easy – Serena Williams – was the one...

US Open 2018 Day 5 Preview: Serena and Venus Own the Night

Wherever Nick Kyrgios goes, controversy follows. Even when he's not the one causing it. The story on everyone's lips on Thursday at the open, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani's decision to intervene with Kyrgios down a set and a break to...

Contact Point

Projected Year-End ATP Tour Rankings for 2019

It's that time of year again where most of the top pros are either in the Maldives enjoying some sun and the beach, or...