USTA to decide on US Open by June with no spectators ‘highly unlikely’

A decision on whether to postpone or cancel the US Open because of the coronavirus pandemic is expected by June, the US Tennis Association’s new CEO said Thursday, calling the prospect of holding the grand slam tournament without spectators “highly unlikely”. “Obviously our ambition is to run the tournament. It’s the engine that drives our [see more]

2018 U.S. Open Special – Wilson Introduces Stringers to the Public

Occasionally an opportunity presents itself that has the potential to be a nice surprise. Such is the case this year when I was invited by Wilson to help out with a new project at the U.S. Open in NYC. The company created a brand new store under the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium and as [see more]

Stringing at the U.S. Open

The following is an article published by Jane McManus, Reporter & Columnist at It chronicles a bit of the life of stringing at the Open. Dustin Tankersley came to the very first IART symposium (then called the GSS symposium) in New Braunfels, Texas with the goal of becoming a tour level stringer. He now works [see more]

Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Nadal Headline US Open Men’s Field

  From the USTA: White Plains, N.Y., July 20, 2016 – The USTA today announced that defending US Open champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, world No. 2 and reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, five-time US Open champion and world No. 3 Roger Federer, and two-time US Open champion and world No. 4 Rafael Nadal headline the men’s singles field [see more]

Serena Survives Tough Challenge From Azarenka

Serena Williams 2013 U.S Open had looked rather routine. She  cruised through her first six matches, dropping just 16 games total. She was broken just twice. However, in Sunday’s final against Victoria Azarenka, nothing came easy. Williams eventually won 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1. After leading 4-1 and up two breaks of serve in the 2nd [see more]

Congratulations to Samantha Stosur-2011 U.S. Open Champion!

Everyone who has followed Sam Stosur over the last few years knew it was coming. It was inevitable. Stosur was going to win a Grand Slam title and it was just a matter of when, not if she would reach that milestone. After watching Serena Williams dismantle Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the semis [see more]

Records Shattered by 2011 U.S. Open Stringing Team

I remember when I spent some time with the Wilson stringing team in the very early stages. I served on that team from 2006 though 2008 and did 3 U.S. Opens during that time. My recollection is that 300+ racquets in one day was considered “humpin it” and I have to say, we were dog [see more]

US Open Stringing Record!

Ron Rocchi reports;  as of 6:56PM today they have strung 461 racquets at the US Open!  This is, of course, is a tournament record.  I think they will do 548 total for the day.  What do you think?  Ron will let us know when he has a chance. 461, now that is a hurricane! Way [see more]