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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reflect on 9/11 U.S. Open

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reflect on 9/11 U.S. Open
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

For the first time since the United States experienced the attacks of 9/11/2001, the men’s finals of this year’s US Open will fall on that exact date.

And the New York Daily News reports that the inscription "9-11-01" will appear on the hard court for the weekend when the Open crowns both its men's and women's champions.

New Jersey's Queen Latifah, born and raised in East Orange, will be hosting a memorial tribute which will be held before the men's final, according to the New York Post. Latifah also appeared at the Open ceremony on the one-year anniversary. A flag will be unfurled to cover the entire court during the ceremony.

According to Tennis Now, no American male has taken the US Open tournament since Andy Roddick won in 2003. Serena Williams was the last American woman to win, that occurring in 2008.

In 2001 Roddick was 19 years old, and was defeated in the quarter-finals by winner Lleyton Hewitt. Roddick’s original plan after the tournament was to stay in New York for a concert, but instead he went to his parents' home in Florida.

 

U.S. Open 2011: The favorites

U.S. Open 2011: The favorites
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The U.S. Open begins next Monday, and the odds-on favorites have been selected. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been installed as betting favorites for the U.S....

Discarded NFL players continue the fight for health insurance

Discarded NFL players continue the fight for health insurance
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

There may be a cruel irony in play for disabled and discarded former National Football League players if a New York Post report is...

N.Y. Red Bulls have the best fans in the area

N.Y. Red Bulls have the best fans in the area
BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

There has been so much talk about the new arenas in the area in the past few years—from all those built and running (New Meadowlands Stadium...

16W Marketing and Big Lead Sports join forces to promote TXN Experts Network

16W Marketing and Big Lead Sports join forces to promote TXN Experts Network
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The digital sports landscape is a crowded field, growing every day with the latest gadget, gizmo and tweeting athlete screaming for attention. “Follow Me,” “Buy Thi...

What do the GOP candidates think of Title IX?

What do the GOP candidates think of Title IX?
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

Here's a question for all the candidates vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. What do you think of the 1972 Titl...

Phillies sign Flemington's Jack Cust to minor league contract

Phillies sign Flemington's Jack Cust to minor league contract

Was released earlier this month by Mariners

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Philadelphia Phillies on Friday signed former Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s slugger Jack Cust of Flemington to a...

New Jersey horse racing proves what once was can be again

New Jersey horse racing proves what once was can be again
BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

The past two weeks have seen glimpses of what once was in the racing industry in New Jersey. Two weeks ago a near capacity crowd filled Monm...

N.Y. Giants defend loss of Steve Smith as defections mount

N.Y. Giants defend loss of Steve Smith as defections mount
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

After wide receiver Steve Smith just signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants fans on Twitter were questioning whether the team was improving for this upcom...

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