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US Open: The Streets of New York

Posted by Sports Snob on August 26, 2006

The US Open is all set to begin on Monday, the 28th. In an exhibition and sponsorship event, Federer and Nadal took it outside onto the streets. An event sponsored by Nike saw the biggest rivalry in tennis currently, being played out with a friendly exchange of strokes in New York.

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“… Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, hit the streets of New York City ā€“ literally ā€“ playing a one-on-one exhibition Thursday on a make-shift court set up in front of the Golfsmith Golf and Tennis Store, located in mid-town Manhattan at 54th and Lexington.”

Source: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2006-08-25/200608241156442916046.html?promo=promobox

In other news, Ana Ivanovic won the women’s US Open Series, getting a shot at the $1 million jackpot at the US Open.

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The US Open series standings:

Men: Andy Roddick, Fernando Gozalez, Andy Murray, Dmitry Tursunov, Tommy Haas

Women: Ana Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Martina-well and truly back-Hingis, Nicole Vaidisova.

Watch this space for our predictions on the US Open.

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One Response to “US Open: The Streets of New York”

  1. This rivalry has all the makings of the Sampras – Agassi duo and it sure reminds me of the Nike ad featurng the two greats. Funny how Americans seem to be skittling out of a lot of sports they held sway for eons, starting ofcourse with the shocking non-performance of their Basketball team in the last Olympics!!

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