The two weeks of the U.S. Open always go by too quickly. This year I had a chance to write about the epic semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, Sloane Stephens’ first win at a major tournament, promising newcomer Jack Sock and flamboyant veteran Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but there are always so many more stories to tell. Maybe next year.
Djokovic just beat Rafael Nadal for the men’s title and the stairway near the entrance to Ashe Stadium (right outside the media center) is now a wall of Serbian pride.
September 12, 2011 No Comments
Six weeks ago, I wrote a letter to Lil Wayne (who is currently serving an eight-month bit on Rikers Island) to ask if he’d be interested on writing about the U.S. Open for SI.com. I enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope and three leafs of SI stationery. Here’s his response, which arrived yesterday. Even Perez Hilton liked it. And it was the brilliant-most selection in New York magazine’s Approval Matrix.
August 27, 2010 No Comments