A Surprising and Spectacular Week 1 at the US Open

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“This is the best first week of a slam that I have seen in 40 years,” claimed ESPN’s Brad Gilbert while looking back at week one of the US Open. The return of passionate fans, the emergence of teens and qualifiers, and entirely unpredictable off-court events made for a surprising week one at the US […] READ MORE


US Open Doubles – Amazing Tennis Hiding in Plain Sight

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Some of the most competitive tennis played at the US Open is done in relative obscurity. Far from the ESPN cameras, and only in the shadow of the National Tennis Center show courts, fully 49 of the 64 total first round doubles matches were completed Thursday. Both the men’s and women’s doubles events start with […] READ MORE


Western & Southern Open Presents Big Opportunities

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Casual tennis fans know the 2021 US Open is looming. Scheduled to start on Monday, August 30, arguably the world’s biggest tournament draws attention from around the world. However, for many world class ATP Tour players, this week’s Western & Southern Open may be more important for their careers.  Contrasting Two Events More serious tennis […] READ MORE



French Open Coverage on NBC Disapoints Viewers Once Again

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Stefanos Tsitsipas saved a match point on the way to breaking Novak Djokovic in back to back games to take a thrilling third set and extend the match. However, many American fans watching the NBC coverage did not know this happened, as the match was only midway through the second set on NBC. Fans in […] READ MORE


ESPN and the US Open: An Imperfect Match

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On Monday, August 26, a little more than 68,000 fans entered the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to experience the US Open. Everyone else must watch on TV. With small exceptions, ESPN controls the televising of the US Open in the United States. At a cost of $825 million over 11 years, ESPN made […] READ MORE