Sunday, September 1, 2013
US Open Glance
NEW YORK -- A look at Sunday's play at the $34.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Overcast and very humid. High of 84.
ATTENDANCE: Day: 38,120. Night: 24,674. Total: 62,794.
MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: Third Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka and No. 21 Mikhail Youzhny.
MEN'S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 12 Tommy Haas, No. 20 Andreas Seppi and No. 31 Julien Benneateau.
WOMEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: Fourth Round: No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 5 Li Na, No. 18 Carla Suarez Navarro and No. 24 Ekaterina Makarova.
WOMEN'S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 8 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Jelena Jankovic and No. 15 Sloane Stephens.
PLAYERS ON COURT MONDAY: Men, Fourth Round: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 4 David Ferrer vs. No. 18 Janko Tipsarevic, No. 7 Roger Federer vs. No. 19 Tommy Robredo, No. 8 Richard Gasquet vs. No. 10 Milos Raonic. Women, Fourth Round: No. 2 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 13 Ana Ivanovic, No. 10 Roberta Vinci vs. Camila Giorgi, No. 21 Simona Halep vs. Flavia Pennetta, Alison Riske vs. Daniela Hantuchova.
STATS OF THE DAY: In their five-set match, Marcel Granollers and Tim Smyczek were separated by one set (Granollers 3-2), one game (Smyczek 24-23) and one point (Granollers 147-146). They were identical with 10 aces, three double faults, 113 mph average first-serve speed and 84 mph second-serve speed. Conversely, Smyczek hit 73 winners to just 32 for Granollers, while Granollers had 29 unforced errors to 64 for Smyczek.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "The reason why guys do well is not when they go to the toilet or whether there's a bit of rain or feathers or whatever. It's down to hard work and having good people around you." -- Andy Murray.
MONDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): CBS, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tennis Channel, 7-11 p.m.
ON THIS DATE (Sept. 2, 2011): Sam Stosur beat Nadia Petrova, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-5 in 3 hours, 16 minutes. It is the longest women's match on record in U.S. Open history since the beginning of tiebreakers.