Tag Archives: U.S. Open

  • This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    It was on this day in 1990 that Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open.  At 19 years and 28 days, Sampras became the youngest man ever to win the tournament. Sampras defeated two tennis greats in the quarterfinals and semi-finals to reach the finals.  In the quarters, he beat out third-ranked Ivan Lendl in five […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 29th) — US Open Tennis

    This Day In Sports History (August 29th) — US Open Tennis

     It was on this day in 1968 that the first US Open tennis match took place.  During that match Billie Jean King defeated Dr Vija Vuskains. The United States National Championship had been taking place since 1881, with separate events taking place in the men’s, women’s, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles competitions.  However, […]

  • Rafael Nadal Gives Us The Best Shot of the 2013 U.S Open (Video)

    Rafael Nadal Gives Us The Best Shot of the 2013 U.S Open (Video)

    If you’re Ryan Harrison, a 21-year-old tennis player ranked no. 104 in the world, and you draw Rafael Nadal in the first round of the U.S. Open, you know you’ve got your work cut out for you. However, you might come in with just a sliver of hope. After all, while Nadal is the most […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 28th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (August 28th) — Tiger Woods

     It was on this day in 1994 that Tiger Woods won the United States Amateur Golf Championship.  It was the first of three consecutive US Amateur Golf Championship titles for Tiger. Woods recorded his first US Amateur Championship at the tender age of 18, as he defeated Trip Kuehne in the final at TPC Sawgrass […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 19th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (June 19th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 2000 that Tiger Woods won the 100th US Open Championship at Pebble Beach.  It was the third Major Championship victory of his career. The 2000 PGA Tour season may have been the best of Tiger Woods’ career.  He kicked it off by winning his first ever US Open title […]

  • Spectator at U.S. Open Catches Errant Ball with Bare Hands (Video)

    Spectator at U.S. Open Catches Errant Ball with Bare Hands (Video)

    There is certainly no shortage of examples of fans making amazing catches at baseball games. Over the years we’ve seen almost everything, from fans catching balls in their beers, to fans catching balls while holding their kids, to fans catching balls with oversized novelty gloves, to fans making amazing diving grabs on home run balls. […]

  • Andy Murray Drops The F-Bomb En Route To US Open Victory (Video)

    Andy Murray Drops The F-Bomb En Route To US Open Victory (Video)

    Despite being the third-ranked tennis player in the world—according to the ATP rankings—Andy Murray entered the 2012 US Open still looking for his first grand slam title. After being left in tears following a loss to Roger Federer nearly two months ago during the Wimbledon finals at the All England Club, Murray had another opportunity at that […]

  • Dancing Fan At US Open Falls Down The Stairs (Video)

    Dancing Fan At US Open Falls Down The Stairs (Video)

      Falling appears to be a common theme at the 2012 US Open. Earlier in the day we provided you with footage of a ball boy taking a spill during last night’s second-round match between Roger Federer and Bjorn Phau at Arthur Ashe Stadium. And now we bring you this; an old man showing off […]

  • US Open Ball Boy Takes A Spill (Video)

    US Open Ball Boy Takes A Spill (Video)

      Being a ball boy seems like such an easy job. Run across the court.  Pick up the ball.  Run to the other side.  Repeat another 200 times. How hard could it be, right? Well that seemingly simple sequence of tasks hasn’t stopped it from being one of the most eventful occupations in sports.  After […]

  • Here’s Novak Djokovic Acting Crazy (GIF)

    Here’s Novak Djokovic Acting Crazy (GIF)

      During his rise to the top of the tennis world, many of us have come to know Novak Djokovic as quite the entertaining character.  And it appears as though the people at ESPN were hoping to translate the Serbian’s humorous personality into an entertaining montage that they could air before going to a commercial […]