- Rome R32: Rafael Nadal d. Gilles Simon, 7-6(1) 6-7(4) 6-2
- Rome R32: Jeremy Chardy d. Roger Federer, 1-6 6-3 7-6(6)
- Rome R32: Varvara Lepchenko d. Sloane Stephens, 6-2 6-2
- Rome R32: Simona Halep d. Madison Keys, 5-7 6-0 6-1
- Rome R32: Petra Cetkovska d. Angelique Kerber, 4-6 6-3 6-4 (detailed stats)
- Bordeaux R32: Steve Johnson d. Diego Sebastian Schwartzman, 6-3 7-6(2)
News and links:
The USTA is building a “new home of American tennis” near Orlando:
The USTA unveiled plans Wednesday morning for the $60 million center, which will have more than 100 courts — about double the playing space of a Mobile, Ala., center now considered the nation’s largest tennis facility.
On Wednesday’s announcement at UCFs College of Medicine at Lake Nona, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said, “I think we can honestly say that we have become the sports Mecca in the United States.”
It will be the Epcot Center of tennis. Our only concern is that, after spending too much time there, players will get Goofy.
Speaking of goofy, Federer talks twins:
“It is pretty extraordinary. But I don’t feel special because of it. In fact I believe that it’s more to do with Mirka, but the doctors might tell you otherwise.”
Is that a humblebrag? Denial of a humblebrag?
Looking for up-to-the-minute WTA rankings? Apparently the women’s half of this great site has been operational for several weeks, but my guess is you aren’t using it yet. It’s a great place to find out whether Simona Halep will be #4 next week (she will) or whether Francesca Schiavone will return to the top 50 on Monday (she might).
Tennis on Twitter:
— Eugenie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) May 14, 2014
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) May 13, 2014
This will be me tomorrow on a 6:30am flightpic.twitter.com/dgJTrjD996
— Vania King (@queen_v21) May 14, 2014