Tags: United States Open (Tennis)

For Rafael Nadal, the U.S. Open Has Become a Comfort Zone

Rafael Nadal struggled to acclimate to New York in his early United States Opens. In his first five appearances, he did not reach even a semifinal; within that span, he had won at least one title at the three other Grand Slam events. Things have changed dramatically in recent years, however: The courts have slowed,…

Two Men in Wheelchair Divisions Can Complete Grand Slams at U.S. Open

One of the celebrations this year at the United States Open is the 50th anniversary of Rod Laver’s second Grand Slam, when the Australian won all four major men’s singles titles in 1969. No man has come close to that singles feat since then, while in women’s singles, Margaret Court captured a Grand Slam in…