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Women's Tennis Final draws 23 million viewers
US Open Men's Review .. Semi-Finals .. Saturday, September 8, 2001
BORIS BECKER-JOHN McENROE EXHIBITION CANCELLED
Epic Cable TV ratings for Pete/Andre Match
Venus Williams advances to the Semifinals....
US Open TV ratings the best

Martina Hingis & Serena Williams adv. to Semis
US Open Men's Review .. Tuesday, September 4, 2001
WTA .. Review  Day 8 .. Monday, September 3, 2001
US Open Men's Review: Day 8, September 3, 2001
US Open Men's Review: Day 7, September 2, 2001
Seles upset by Daja Bedanova ... Day 7, September 2, 2001
US Open Men's Review: Day Six, September 1, 2001
US Open Men's Review: Day Five, August 31, 2001
Hingis Survives, Seles moves on easily... Day 5
Capriati, Venus Advance At U.S. Open ... Day 4
US Open Men's Review: Day Four- August 30, 2001

Davenport, Serena Advance to Rnd. 3
US Open Men's Review: Day Three-August 29, 2001
US Open Men's Review:Day Two – 28 August, 2001
US Open Women: Clijsters,Testud Adv. Day 2
US Open Men's Day 1 Review
US Open Qualifying ... Day Five Story ... Final Day
US Open Women's Singles Draw with Qualifiers included
US Open Men's Singles Draw with Qualifiers included

US Open Qualifying ... Day Four Story
US Open Women's Doubles Draw
US Open Men's Doubles Draw
Diana Ross at US Open Women's Final
US Open Qualifying ... Day Three Story
US Open Women's Draw
US Open Men's Draw
US Open Qualifying ... Day Two Story
Conchita Martinez Withdraws from US Open
US Open Qualifying ... Day One Story
Kournikova, Pierce, Garbin Withdraw US Open
2001 US Open Men's Singles Qualifying Draw
2001 US Open Women's Singles Qualifying Draw
US Open Seeds Top 32 Players For First Time Ever
USTA and EUROSPORT sign four-year US OPEN Television Partnership
US Open Qualifying Event gives Public Free Look at the Future
US Open Wild Cards / Women
US Open Wild Cards / Men
TV ... CBS Sports US Open Schedule
Top 104 Women enter US Open
Top 104 Men enter US Open
US Open Prize Monies
USTA Media Teleconference
USTA Names Jim Curley
Tickets US Open
Quick Facts About the 2001 US Open


Tennis draws 23 million viewers ...

Venus and Serena Williams helped make tennis more popular
than football, for one night at least.
Nearly 23 million viewers watched at least part of Venus' 6-2, 6-4 victory
over her younger sister on Saturday night in the first prime-time women's U.S
Open final.
The preliminary national rating for CBS Sports' telecast was 6.8 with a 13
share.
That means an average of 6.8 percent of all of the country's TV homes were
tuned in to the tennis at any given time, and 13 percent of in-use televisions
were tuned to CBS.
It was the largest TV audience of any program Saturday night, including ABC
Sports' coverage of No. 5 Nebraska's 27-10 win over No. 17 Notre Dame. The
college football game's ratings might have suffered because Nebraska opened a
17-point lead early.
Venus and Serena didn't play exceptionally, and their match was rather
lopsided, too.
Still, the TV audience for the first Grand Slam championship match between
sisters in 117 years increased each half-hour during the broadcast, peaking
with a 7.7 from 9:30-10 p.m.
The high numbers might prompt the U.S. Tennis Tennis Association, which runs
the tournament, and CBS to keep the women's final at night. It previously was
played on Saturday afternoon, sandwiched between the men's semifinals.
"It was a one-year experiment. We agreed to try it for a year, and we will
talk to the USTA about it in the next few months," CBS Sports president Sean
McManus said Sunday.
"Judging from the viewer interest, it was a phenomenal event. It really
transcended sports and became a news item. People who wouldn't normally watch a
women's tennis event tuned in to see what all the buzz was about."
A potential sticking point for next year is that CBS owns the TV rights to
the college football game between national powers Miami and Florida scheduled
for Sept. 7, 2002, the same Saturday as the U.S. Open women's final next year.
"It would take some working out," McManus said.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW

8 September 2001

Summertime and the Winning is Easy

No. 4-seed Lleyton Hewitt reached his first Grand Slam tournament final with a 61 62 61 defeat of No. 7-seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov. By conceding just four games, Hewitt recorded the easiest win in a US Open semifinal in the Open Era. Those four games are tied for the third-fewest conceded in the semifinals in tournament history, since the abandonment of the Challenge Round after 1911. The two more easily won semifinals also involved Australians, one of whom went on to become champion.

 

Year

Semifinal Result

 Score

Games Lost

1924

Bill Johnston (USA) d. Gerald Patterson (AUS)

62 60 60

2

1951

Frank Sedgman (AUS) d. Art 'Tappy' Larsen (USA)

61 62 60

3

1918

Bill Tilden (USA) d. Ichiya Kumagae (JPN)

62 62 60

4

2001

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS)

61 62 61

4

* bold denotes eventual champion

 

Subsequent to Hewitt’s easy victory over Kafelnikov, No. 10-seed Pete Sampras defeated No. 3-seed Marat Safin in straight sets, yielding a total of 12 games in his 63 76 63 victory. The 12 games Sampras lost combined with the four games Hewitt lost mean the two 2001 US Open finalists lost a total of 16 games in the semifinals. This ties the Open Era record for fewest number of games a pair of US Open finalists have lost. In 1983, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl lost a total of 16 games.

 

Since the abandonment of the Challenge Round after the 1911 U.S. National Championships, there have been only two pairs of tournament finalists who have lost fewer games than Hewitt and Sampras. The record is 14 total games lost by Frank Sedgman and Vic Seixas in winning their 1951 semifinal matches.

 

Year

Semifinal Results

Score

Games Lost

Total Games Lost in SF

1951

Frank Sedgman d. Art ‘Tappy’ Larsen

61 62 60

3

 

 

Vic Seixas d. Dick Savitt

60 36 63 62

11

 

 

 

 

 

14

1916

Bill Johnston d. R. Lindley Murray

62 63 61

6

 

 

R. Norris Williams II d. Clarence Griffin

63 63 63

9

 

 

 

 

 

15

1983

Jimmy Connors d. Bill Scanlon

62 63 62

7

 

 

Ivan Lendl d. Jimmy Arias

62 76 61

9

 

 

 

 

 

16

2001

Lleyton Hewitt d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov

61 62 61

4

 

 

Pete Sampras d. Marat Safin

63 76 63

12

 

 

 

 

 

16

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 BORIS BECKER-JOHN McENROE EXHIBITION CANCELLED AFTER BECKER
WITHDRAWS DUE TO INJURY


Flushing Meadows, NY September 7, 2001 - The United States Tennis
Association today announced that the exhibition match between Boris Becker
and John McEnroe has been cancelled after Becker was forced to withdraw due
to a left foot injury. The exhibition match was to have followed the women's
singles final tomorrow night. A regularly-scheduled US Open match will now
take the place of the exhibition.

Becker has been diagnosed with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome of the left foot,
which he sustained in practice sometime during the last few weeks. The
injury has gotten worse this week, and he has been advised by doctors to
rest for at least 14 days. He is expected to be in attendance on Saturday
night despite the injury.

"I have been training very hard for several months, and am deeply
disappointed that this injury will prevent me from playing under the lights
at the US Open against a good friend and a great champion, John McEnroe,"
Becker said.

The USTA owns and stages the US Open and selects the teams that compete in
Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and the Olympic Games. The USTA is the national
governing body for the sport of tennis in America and is a non-profit
organization with more than 625,000 members. It invests all its resources
to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grass roots to the
professional levels.
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Epic Cable TV ratings for Pete/Andre Match ....

Pete Sampras' four-set victory over Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open attracted the largest tennis audience ever for a cable network.

USA Network's coverage of the Wednesday night match earned a rating of 4.1 with 3,422,000 homes tuned into the telecast. That translates to 4.6 million viewers.

The highest previous rating was a 5.9 for the Jimmy Connors-Paul Haarhuis match on Sept. 5, 1991. At that time, USA was seen in 62 percent of the country and the telecast reached 3,388,000 homes. The network is now in over 80 percent of American households.

Through the first 10 days of the U.S. Open, USA's primetime rating was 1.9, up 36 percent from last year's 1.4. The combined day-night rating is 1.5, up 36 percent from last year's 1.1.
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Venus Williams advances to the Semifinals....

 Defending champion, Venus Williams, advanced to the semifinals with a matter-of-fact win Wednesday. She needed just 65 minutes to eliminate French Open finalist Kim Clijsters 6-3, 6-1.

More often than not, it came down to who would be quickest to err, rather than a contest filled with glittering groundstrokes. The players combined for 81 unforced errors -- 43 by fourth-seeded Williams -- and 14 double-faults.

The difference? Williams managed to find the range often enough to produce 21 winners, to just five for the fifth-seeded Belgian.

After they traded early breaks, Williams took control in the seventh game of the first set, winning one of the match's longer rallies with a crackling forehand down the line to open a flood that saw her take nine of the match's last 10 games.
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US OPEN TV RATINGS BEST  ...

The U.S. Open's three-day Labor Day weekend TV ratings were
the best since 1994.

CBS Sports' broadcasts Saturday through Monday averaged a 2.6 fast national
rating. That's 18 percent higher than last year, when CBS didn't show tennis on
the Sunday because the NFL season started that day, and 4 percent higher than
the three-day weekend in 1999.

Each rating point represents 1 percent of U.S. TV homes.
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Martina Hingis & Serena Williams into Semis ....

Martina Hingis, trying to end a Grand Slam losing streak that has reached 10 tournaments, became the first player to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, defeating Daja Bedanova 6-2, 6-0.

Hingis has retained her No. 1 ranking despite not winning a Slam since the Australian Open in 1999. Particularly galling were first-round losses at Wimbledon in 1999 and again this year.

Bedanova, a frequent practice partner for Hingis, had lost her serve just twice in the first four matches, but against Hingis held serve just once and was broken six times.

Hingis won the first 11 points of the match before a double fault. The 18-year-old Bedanova used the opening for her own break and five straight points, punctuating that stretch with a forehand that set up a neat drop volley that Hingis had no chance to reach. It was her only break of the match.

Bedanova displayed a range of shots including a big overhead that produced important points. But Hingis was never in real trouble, using her experience to win the set in 25 minutes.

She broke Bedanova at love in the first game of the second set and swept her away, winning long points and short ones. After being tied 2-2, Hingis won the last 10 games of the match.

Serena Williams kept building a lead, and Lindsay Davenport kept coming back.

Finally, capping a furious exchange on her third match point, Williams ripped a forehand winner for a 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-5 victory Tuesday night in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.

Williams blew leads of 2-0 in the second set and 3-0 in the third. Davenport erased two match points in the tiebreaker to force the final set.

In the final game, Williams hit a lunging crosscourt volley to make it 30-all, then smacked a return winner, and then on match point belted three consecutive sizzling forehands, the third for a winner.

Williams screamed "Yes!" and pumped her fists to celebrate ending a streak of losses in four consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals, including the Open last year when she was beaten by Davenport.

Williams' opponent Friday will be top-seeded Martina Hingis.

"It's going to be tough," Hingis said. "But you have to expect that in a semifinal."
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW

Day Nine – 4 September 2001

A Russian revolution

Following Yevgeny Kafelnikov's straight-sets defeat of No. 12 seed Arnaud Clement, 63 64 63, which ended the Frenchman's three-match winning streak against him, the No. 7 seed has secured a place in the quarterfinals alongside defending champion Marat Safin. This means that Russia has two players through to the quarterfinals for the first time in the Open Era history of the US Open, the two men being on course to meet in the final, should they both progress.

This is only the second time in Grand Slam history (Open Era) that two Russians have reached the last eight in the same event. The same players reached the quarterfinals at 2000 Roland Garros before losing at that stage: Safin (as No. 12 seed) falling to eventual runner-up Magnus Norman 64 63 46 75, and Kafelnikov (as No. 4 seed) falling to eventual champion Gustavo Kuerten 63 36 46 64 62.

Both Safin and Kafelnikov have reached the US Open quarterfinals for the second time, Safin, of course, having first done so last year and Kafelnikov in 1999. This could be interpreted as a good sign for Kafelnikov. He has at some point gone on to win each of the other two majors where he has reached the quarterfinals more than once (at the Australian Open and Roland Garros).

Dutch doubles team into their first Grand Slam semifinal

The Dutch combination of Paul Haarhuis and Sjeng Schalken today joined No. 2 seeds Don Johnson/Jared Palmer, No. 4 seeds Max Mirnyi/Sandon Stolle and No. 14 seeds Wayne Black/Kevin Ullyett as semifinalists in the 2001 US Open doubles tournament. The No. 15 seeds defeating Mark Knowles and Brian MacPhie 64 64 to reach their first Grand Slam semifinal together. Although as a team they have won five titles, Haarhuis and Schalken have only combined once previously at a major (losing in the second round at 1996 Roland Garros).

This is good news for the Netherlands as the nation heads towards its first Davis Cup semifinal in September, where they will take on France at home in Rotterdam. The semi-retired Haarhuis and his younger partner Schalken have been key figures in Dutch progress to this stage of the competition, having teamed up in the doubles to win the decisive third point in both the Netherlands's shock first round defeat of 2000 Davis Cup champion Spain, and in the nation's quarterfinal win against Germany.
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WTA .. Review ... Day 8 ... Monday, September 3, 2001....

 The women complete fourth round play today. Second seed Jennifer Capriati of the United States, the Australian and French Open champion, defeated No. 19 Barbara Schett of Austria, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals.

Fifth seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium, the French Open finalist, ousted No. 11 Elena Dementieva of Russia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, and eighth seed Amelie Mauresmo goes against ninth seed Nathalie Tauziat in a battle between French women.

Fourth seed and defending champion Venus Williams of the United States in a night match against 18th seed Sandrine Testud of France triumphed 6-4, 6-0.

Capriati broke Schett to go up, 5-4, in the opening set and then served it out. She broke Schett again early in the second set for a 3-0 lead and closed it out when Schett double faulted after breaking Capriati. Schett, who had beaten Capriati in straight sets in their previous two meetings, managed only 10 winners and made 33 unforced errors. She was able to capitalize on only one of 10 break point opportunities against Capriati.

Williams is now 5-0 against Testud and has never lost a set to her. Testud has taken Williams to tiebreaks in their last two matches and lost the first two, 7-5, 7-5 and 7-5, 6-1.

Clijsters broke early in the third set and held on to defeat Dementieva. Clijsters and Dementieva are two of the rising stars on the women's tour but both were plagued by errors Monday. Clijsters had 28 winners but committed 52 unforced errors. Dementieva had 15 winners and 43 unforced errors.

The 18-year-old Clijsters became the first Belgian player to make a Grand Slam tournament final when she played in the French Open. Clijsters lost to Capriati in the final, dropping the last set, 12-10, for the longest third set ever in a French Open women's final. Dementieva, who is 19, burst into prominence last year when she earned a semifinal berth at the U.S. Open before losing to American Lindsay Davenport.

Mauresmo has won both of her previous matches against the 33-year-old Tauziat in straight sets.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW
Day Eight – 3 September 2001


All-American quarterfinal streaks into place
The rivalry that propped up U.S. tennis in the mid ’90s lives on in the new millennium as Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras get set to meet for the third time this year, following momentous US Open round of 16 victories. Agassi, the No. 2 seed, advanced to this quarterfinal showdown by defeating No. 13 Roger Federer 61 62 64, ending Federer’s streak of eight consecutive victories against Americans while extending his own winning streak against Swiss to eight matches. No. 10-seed Sampras advanced to the quarterfinals by ending No. 6 Patrick Rafter’s eight-match winning streak with a 63 62 67 64 victory.

The Agassi-Sampras quarterfinal pairing will be the 32nd for these two former US Open champions. It is the earliest they have played each other since the 1998 Canadian Open, where Agassi won 67 61 62 in the quarterfinals. The last time they played in a Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal was at 1993 Wimbledon, where Sampras dethroned Agassi as champion, winning 62 62 36 36 64 en route to the first of his seven Wimbledon titles.

From now 32 head-to-head meetings, this will be the eighth time Agassi and Sampras have met in a Grand Slam tournament. They have a fairly even split in those matches, with Sampras having won four times and Agassi three. Agassi’s last victory against Sampras in a Grand Slam tournament also marked the beginning of his three-match winning streak against Sampras. Agassi defeated Sampras 64 36 67 76 61 in the semifinals of the 2000 Australian Open, 76 75 61 in the final at 2001 TMS Indian Wells and 64 62 in the final at 2001 Los Angeles.


From A to Z: Argentina’s Zabaleta in elite company
Having just escaped needing to play 2001 US Open qualifying, Mariano Zabaleta is now the first Argentine man to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open since Guillermo Vilas in 1982. Until now, Vilas was the only Argentine man in the Open Era to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open, having made four appearances: 1975/76/77/82. (Vilas was the 1977 US Open champion.) Zabaleta’s 64 76 75 victory against Xavier Malisse in the round of 16 gives the possibility for there to be an Argentine US Open semifinalist for the first time since, again, Vilas in 1982.

Zabaleta’s success here is all the more surprising because, ranked No. 102 on the ATP Entry System when the original entry list for the 2001 US Open was determined, he was not high enough to gain direct acceptance. He avoided the need to play in the qualifying tournament following the withdrawals of Magnus Norman and Richard Krajicek through injury (alongside Marcus Hipfl).

Zabaleta’s berth in the US Open quarterfinals, in combination with top-seed Gustavo Kuerten’s chance to reach the quarterfinals here, means there could be two South Americans in the quarterfinals for the first time since Chile’s Jaime Fillol Sr. and Vilas reached the quarterfinals in 1975. Of course, 1975 was the first of three years the US Open was played on clay.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW
Day Seven – 2 September 2001


Young guns having some fun
No. 18 seed Andy Roddick and Tommy Robredo will collide in the next round in a showdown of two of the hottest young things in men’s tennis. Both 19-year-olds, in their first full year out of junior competition, are through to their first US Open round of 16. For Roddick, this is his first Grand Slam round of 16, while Robredo recently reached his first at this year’s Roland Garros. Both disposed of higher-ranked Spanish opponents today, in Roddick’s case No. 11 seed Alex Corretja, 64 62 62, and in Robredo’s, countryman and No. 5 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero in a titanic 76 46 64 46 76 struggle.

Roddick and Robredo’s junior careers ran in parallel, although Robredo’s junior career had ended and he had made an unsuccessful attempt to qualify here last year ahead of Roddick’s run to the 2000 US Open boys’ title (Roddick lost in the first round of the men’s event as a wildcard). They played each other once as juniors, Robredo winning 63 76 in the final of the 2000 Australian Junior Hardcourt Championships, and with no history yet as professionals, this provides the only form guide to their round of 16 clash.


No further fairytale for Ivanisevic
There is to be no repeat of Goran Ivanisevic’s astounding Wimbledon odyssey following his 64 76 76 defeat at the hands of Albert Costa in the third round, the Spaniard putting paid to the No. 15 seed’s hopes of becoming the sixth man to win both the Wimbledon and US Open titles in the same year.

Costa, who won his first match here last year having lost in the first round in each of his five previous appearances, joins No. 6 seed Patrick Rafter and No. 10 seed Pete Sampras as the only men to reach the round of 16 without losing a set.


Spanish down but not out
In a topsy-turvy day for the Spanish, it was the unseeded and unheralded Spanish players who made it through to the round of 16, while their seeded compatriots slumped. While Albert Costa and Tommy Robredo upset seeds as described above, No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero, No. 11 Alex Corretja, No. 17 Carlos Moya and No. 25 Albert Portas all lost their third-round matches. Ferrero, in losing to Robredo in the second match at the 2001 US Open to be decided by a fifth set tiebreak, is the highest casualty amongst the men’s seeds through the completion of the third round.

With a record six Spaniards appearing in the third round at the US Open, there was every hope that the nation would also break its record of two men through to the last sixteen, but that chance was lost when the last remaining seed, Moya, lost 67 64 64 60 to the No. 12 seed, resurgent Frenchman Arnaud Clement.
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Seles Upset At U.S. Open

Two former champions played for quarterfinal berths -- third seed Lindsay Davenport of the United States fought off Elena Likhovtseva of Russia, 6-3, 0-6, 6-3, but No. 7 Monica Seles was ousted by 18-year-old Daja Bedanova of the Czech Republic, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Bedanova is the only unseeded woman still left in the field.

Both Davenport and Likhovtseva had problems with gusting winds at Arthur Ashe Stadium. They combined for 10 service breaks and Davenport overcame 35 unforced errors to advance.

Seles also was plagued by errors while Bedanova displayed remarkable poise for a young player. Seles sealed her fate with 51 unforced errors, including eight double faults, and converted just of eight break opportunities.

Bedanova broke Seles in the opening game of the third set and again in the final game to wrap up the victory.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW
Day Six – 1 September 2001

Feels like the first time

The 2001 US Open will produce a first-time Grand Slam tournament quarterfinalist, in either Xavier Malisse or Mariano Zabaleta, the two conquerers of Brits Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, respectively. Both are currently enjoying their best Grand Slam tournament performance, having reached their first Grand Slam tournament round of 16.

Malisse defeated Tim Henman 67 63 75 46 64 in a much-anticipated matchup between coach David Felgate’s current (Malisse) and former (Henman) charges. The victory also expands the spotlight under which Belgian tennis has performed so exceptionally this year. Malisse is having the best performance by a Belgian man in the history of the U.S. championships in the Open Era, on the heels of Belgian women Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin becoming the first from their nation to reach the Roland Garros and Wimbledon finals, respectively.

Zabaleta, by defeating Greg Rusedski 67 64 75 76, becomes the first Argentine man to reach the round of 16 at the US Open since Javier Frana in 1994. Against Malisse, Zabaleta will be attempting to become the first Argentine man to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open since Guillermo Vilas in 1982. Vilas, in fact, is the only Argentine man to reach the US Open quarterfinals, having done so a total of four times, most notably in 1977, when he went on to capture the tournament title.

Young Argentine David Nalbandian has a chance to join Zabaleta in the round of 16. As a qualifier, he faces No. 7 seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov in a third round match on Sunday.

Captain America vs. The American Slayer

It is now up to Andre Agassi, currently the U.S. No. 1, to stop U.S. tennis nemesis Roger Federer of Switzerland as the two meet in the round of 16. Agassi, the US Open No. 2 seed, advanced to the fourth round by defeating qualifier Ramon Delgado 75 76 63, while No. 13 Federer advanced with a 64 75 76 victory against No. 24 Sjeng Schalken.

Federer is currently on an eight-match winning streak against Americans, which includes his almost single-handed elimination of the United States this year in the first round of Davis Cup and his round of 16 upset of seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras this year at The Championships.

Agassi, who did not play Davis Cup for the United States this year but is second in all-time U.S. Davis Cup singles wins, defeated Federer in their only previous meeting, winning 63 62 at 1998 Basle.

Rare easy pickings for Sampras
Pete Sampras, in advancing to the round of 16 with a 63 62 62 victory against Mikhail Youzhny, enjoyed his easiest match in a Grand Slam tournament since the second round of the 2000 US Open, a period of 18 matches. The last time Sampras, the all-time Grand Slam tournament singles title leader, had a match so easy was when he defeated Justin Gimelstob 63 61 63 in the second round here last year.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW

Day Five – 31 August 2001

The South Americans are coming

It has been a good day generally for Spanish-speaking nations (and Portuguese-speaking ones, too) who have been busy shrugging off their reputation as clay-court specialists. South America has an all-time Open Era high of six players through to the US Open third round. Yesterday, No. 26 seed Nicolas Lapentti (ECU), Marcelo Rios (CHI), Mariano Zabaleta (ARG) and qualifier Ramon Delgado (PAR) advanced. Today, they were joined by No. 1 seed Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) and qualifier David Nalbandian (ARG), who ousted No. 31 seed Nicolas Escude.

With this amount of representation in the third round, the continent has a good chance of breaking its previous record of two players reaching the round of 16 at the US Open.

Interestingly, two of these South Americans are former junior champions here: Marcelo Rios taking the boys’ title in 1993; David Nalbandian doing so in 1998.

Super six for Spain

For the first time at the US Open in the Open Era, six Spaniards have made it through to the third round. This doubles the nation’s previous record of three players to reach the last 32 (which has happened here six times). Rather unfortunately for Spain, however, all six men are in the same half of the draw, with Tommy Robredo and Juan Carlos Ferrero scheduled to meet each other in the round of 16.

While four seeded players – No. 5 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, No. 11 seed Alex Corretja, No. 17 Carlos Moya and No. 25 seed Albert Portas – have lived up to their seeding in progressing, the performances of their unseeded countrymen Albert Costa and Tommy Robredo have been more of a surprise. Albert Costa, having finally broken his run of five first-round US Open losses last year, overcame No. 23 seed Dominik Hrbaty today for his first appearance in the third round. 19-year-old Tommy Robredo, in his first US Open appearance, defeated last year’s semifinalist Todd Martin.

Novak keeps it brief

Jiri Novak conceded the fewest games of the tournament so far in his second round defeat of Bjorn Phau, the qualifier who eliminated No. 19 seed Thomas Enqvist in the opening round. Novak advanced 61 61 62 in one hours seven minutes.

Kafelnikov takes five…again

For the second consecutive match, No. 7 seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov has needed five sets to overcome a Swiss opponent. Today he came back from two sets down for the third time in his career to defeat qualifier George Bastl 26 57 61 64 63; in the first round he came through a struggle with Michel Kratochvil, 16 61 57 64 64.
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Hingis Survives, Seles moves on easily ...

Top-seeded Martina Hingis survived a major scare from old nemesis Iva Majoli on Friday, winning a third-set tiebreaker to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.

Hingis, her No. 1 ranking in jeopardy, was struggling, looking a step slow and a bit out of synch as Majoli opened fast. But Hingis summoned enough to steal a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory.

At first, it seemed like the final of the 1997 French Open all over again, when Majoli gained her only major championship and deprived Hingis of a Grand Slam sweep that year.

After that, injuries sent Majoli's ranking tumbling as low as 466 in April 2000. She built it back to 47 by the Open and looked better than that for a while against Hingis.

The 20-year-old Swiss, who has stayed at No. 1 despite going more than two years since her last Grand Slam tournament victory, seemed in big trouble, especially when Majoli broke her to win the first set.

But Hingis battled back. She squirmed out of trouble, breaking Majoli at 4-4 and winning the second set on her serve. Hingis broke Majoli twice in the first three games of the third set. By then, a blister and sore thigh forced Majoli to request an injury timeout.

Down 0-3 in the third set, Majoli would not go away quietly. Playing the remainder of the match with her right thigh heavily taped, she got those breaks back and another as Hingis served for the match. That forced the tiebreak.

Majoli led 5-4 before Hingis, facing the earliest elimination for a No. 1 seed since Billie Jean King lost in the third round in 1973, won the next three points and the match.

"When you play a player like Iva, there is a little history there from the past," Hingis said. "She has nothing to lose against me. Everyone knows she can play. I mean, she did it four years ago, so why not today?

"Today's match was just not the best I ever played. I won the last point and I'm very happy about that."

Former two-time champion Monica Seles, seeded No. 8, advanced to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Eleni Daniilidou.

Seles used a 104 mph serve and took advantage of 26 unforced errors and seven double faults by Daniilidou.

Seles, who missed the French Open and Wimbledon during five months off to heal from injuries, continued to look fit in her victory, completed in 57 minutes. After finishing the match, Seles went out to hit on the practice courts at the National Tennis Center.

Seles next plays Daja Bedanova who upset No. 12 Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-1. No. 14 Jelena Dokic also advanced with a 6-4, 7-5 victory against No. 20 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

Thursday night, defending champion Venus Williams joined her sister, Serena, in the third round with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Meillen Tu. Serena Williams reached the third round a day earlier and plays Martina Sucha later Friday.

Venus Williams stretched her winning streak to 11 matches, dominating Tu with 10 aces and 29 winners.
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Capriati, Venus Advance At U.S. Open ... Day 4

FLUSHING, New York -- Americans Jennifer Capriati and defending champion Venus Williams, who have combined to win the last five Grand Slam titles, were victorious in their second-matches today.

Second-seeded Capriati continued marching toward her third Grand Slam of the year with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Evie Dominikovic of Australia in just 51 minutes.

Williams, who is seeded fourth, had little trouble with American Meilen Tu, 6-2, 6-2 to improve to 9-0 in U.S. Open night matches. The Wimbledon champion registered 10 aces and 29 winners against 25 unforced errors. Tu won just one game on her serve.

In the other top women's matches, fifth seed and French Open finalist Kim Clijsters of Belgium defeated young American Allison Bradshaw, 6-3, 6-2, and eighth seed Amelie Mauresmo of France eliminated Janette Husarova of Slovakia, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

Ninth seed Nathalie Tauziat of France beat Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, and No. 11 Elena Dementieva of Russia ousted another Slovak opponent, Karina Habsudova, 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-0.

Alicia Molik of Australia registered a mild upset in early action, taking out 15th seed Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, 6-3. 3-6, 6-3.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW

Day Four – 30 August 2001

Breaking news… tie-breaking news, that is

The second round match between No. 3-seed Marat Safin and Ivan Ljubicic marked the sixth time in US Open history that a match has featured four tie-break sets. Safin defeated Ljubicic 76 67 76 76. The last US Open match with four tie-break sets came in 1991, when Derrick Rostagno defeated Jakob Hlasek 67 76 76 76 in the third round.

US Open’s Spirit of 76

Year

Round

Match

Score

2001

2nd

Marat Safin d. Ivan Ljubicic

76 67 76 76

1991

3rd

Derrick Rostagno d. Jakob Hlasek

67 76 76 76

1986

1st

Tom Gullikson d. Greg Holmes

76 76 67 06 76

1983

3rd

Johan Kriek d. Roscoe Tanner

67 36 76 76 76

1971

1st

Stanley Matthews d. Richard Russell

67 67 76 76 63

 

1st

Jaidip Mukerjea d. Douglas Irvine

67 76 76 76

The US Open was the first Grand Slam tournament to institute the tie-break, doing so in 1970. The tournament remains the only Grand Slam tournament to utilize the tie-break in the final set.

Among all tour-level matches in the Open Era, a total of now 16 men’s matches have featured four tie-break sets. The most recent before Safin’s victory against Ljubicic was at 2001 Roland Garros, where Wayne Arthurs defeated Nicolas Coutelot 76 67 76 76 in the third round.

Don’t I Know You?

It had to happen eventually, and Saturday is likely to be the day. Tim Henman, coached throughout his career by David Felgate until April of this year, will have his first matchup against Felgate’s new charge, Xavier Malisse, in the third round. In the second round, Henman, the No. 9 seed, defeated Fernando Meligeni 63 64 36 64, while Malisse upset No. 21 seed Fabrice Santoro 60 36 63 62. "It’s inevitable there will be a certain amount of talk," Henman said. "From my point of view, being a professional, it’s a match between myself and Malisse."

In just getting to this third round matchup, Henman has broken a quirky little circumstance of having lost at the US Open in the second round or sooner in ever odd-numbered year.

Agassi beware

Roger Federer’s mastery of American players continued with his 62 75 61 victory against U.S. wild card Robby Ginepri. That is the eighth consecutive match Federer has won against an American, dating back to 2000 Stuttgart indoor. Potentially, the next American man in line for Federer is Andre Agassi in the round of 16. They have played once previously, with Agassi winning 63 62 at 1998 Basle.
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US Open ... Day 3 ... Wednesday, August 29
Lindsay Davenport & Serena Williams advance

NEW YORK -- Former champions Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams powered into the third round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, using booming serves and returns to advance in routs.

Davenport, who began her Grand Slam career here in 1991 at age 15 and captured the championship in 1998, beat Emilie Loit 6-0, 6-2 before Williams, the 1999 champion, defeated Denisa Chladkova 6-1, 6-1.

Both former champs needed just 18 minutes to win their first sets and establish the trend of the match. Davenport finished in 42 minutes and Williams in 44.

"So far, so good," Davenport said.

Top-seeded Martina Hingis took even less time, as she needed only 37 minutes to batter big-serving Russian Lina Krasnoroutskaya 6-0, 6-2.

Hingis hardly put a foot wrong, finding the range on 84 percent of her first serves and drawing 26 unforced errors from Krasnoroutskaya.

Hingis will next play the winner of the second round match between Iva Majoli of Croatia and Germany's Barbara Rittner.

The 10th-seeded Williams experienced none of the trouble she had in the first round, when she dropped the first set against Anca Barna. She boomed serves as high as 117 mph and zipped seven aces in the easy victory.

"It was a lot better than my first-round match," Williams said.

She believes that, even with her low seeding, she is a threat to win another title.

"I'm actually a better player now," she said. "I have a better game and as much desire, if not more."

Also advancing were No. 12 Meghann Shaughnessy, who defeated Asa Carlsson 7-6 (4), 6-3; Wimbledon finalist Justine Henin, No. 6, who came from behind to defeat Patty Schnyder 6-7, 6-1, 6-4; and No. 17 Carlos Moya, with a 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over wild-card Mardy Fish.

Davenport's power game proved too much for Loit. She was deadly on first serves, missing just three of 21, and her serves, clocked at just under 100 mph, produced 10 aces.

The 6-foot-2 Davenport also exploited her height advantage over the 5-foot-7 Loit, often driving the ball beyond the French player's reach. Davenport missed 2˝ months early in the season because of a right knee bruise and used the time off to lift weights and get stronger. It was evident against Loit.

"I've played four or five of the top 10," Loit said. "She is easily the most impressive player I've been up against. The others at least allow you to play a bit. Against her, I could never get into the match."

"I feel great," Davenport said. "Ever since the knee, I've been pretty much healthy. That's been the key to my success this summer. My focus is to win a Grand Slam. I haven't won one since the beginning of last year."

She came into the Open after reaching the semis at Wimbledon, the 12th time in her past 15 Slams she has advanced at least that far.

Jennifer Capriati celebrated an emotional return to the National Tennis Center with a comfortable 6-2, 6-1 victory over Amanda Hopmans on center court Tuesday night.

A native New Yorker, Capriati was a semifinalist at the Open in 1991 at age 15, a lifetime ago, really. She returned as this season's Grand Slam queen, winner of the Australian and French Open, a semifinalist at Wimbledon, ranked No. 2 in the world.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW
Day Three – 29 August, 2001


2001 Grand Slam tournament champions march on

Top seed Gustavo Kuerten and No. 15 seed Goran Ivanisevic advanced to the second round of the 2001 US Open, keeping open the possibility that either the reigning Roland Garros champion or Wimbledon champion might join an elite group.

Kuerten, with his 64 64 36 75 victory against Daniel Vacek, is attempting to become the first man since Andre Agassi in 1999 to win Roland Garros and the US Open in the same year. The Roland Garros-US Open double is a feat that has been achieved only six times in the Open Era. Kuerten was derailed in this attempt last year, losing in the first round to Wayne Arthurs.

Almost as elusive is the Wimbledon-US Open double, which Ivanisevic is attempting to achieve. His 64 64 63 victory against American Hugo Armando keeps alive his hope of becoming only the sixth man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon and the US Open back-to-back. Pete Sampras, in 1995, was the last player to win both tournaments.

Enqvist falls foul of Phau in first round

No. 19 seed Thomas Enqvist joined the 2001 US Open seeded player graveyard, falling victim to qualifier Bjorn Phau 63 46 63 64 in the first round. The first round thus ends with only three seeded players being eliminated: Enqvist, No. 8 Sebastien Grosjean and No. 29 Nicolas Kiefer. By comparison, 2001 Wimbledon, the first Grand Slam tournament played under the new system of 32 seeds, lost 11 seeds in the first round.

"Local" boys make good

Harking back to his remark after receiving a wild card into his first US Open in 1995, Livingston, New Jersey-native Justin Gimelstob is only six matches from winning his first Grand Slam tournament singles title. Gimelstob, despite jammed toes, a strained hamstring and a twisted ankle, survived Michal Tabara’s comeback effort, winning 64 63 46 46 62. Gimelstob joins Jack Brasington as an American qualifier advancing to the second round. In 1995, an 18-year-old Gimelstob, having won the U.S. junior title to receive a wild card into the US Open, said, "I’m only seven matches away from my first Grand Slam title."

Max Mirnyi, who lived in nearby Brooklyn for 10 months after moving to the United States en route to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, moved through to the second round of the US Open for the third consecutive year, defeating Gaston Gaudio 76 63 76.

Costa preys on young American ambitions

For the second year in a row, Albert Costa, who didn’t win a match his first five times playing the US Open, has defeated a young American making his Grand Slam tournament debut. This year it was 19-year-old Levar Harper-Griffith, whom Costa defeated 63 63 63. In 2000, Costa won his first US Open match by beating Andy Roddick in the first round.
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US OPEN MEN’S REVIEW
Day Two – 28 August, 2001

Grosjean goes out
No. 8 seed Sebastien Grosjean, playing with the highest Grand Slam seeding of his career, became the highest seeded casualty of the tournament so far when he lost in straight sets to Mariano Zabaleta 64 63 64. The French No. 1 had not lost in the opening round of a major since 2000 Wimbledon, having achieved career-best semifinal finishes at this year’s Australian Open and Roland Garros. For Zabaleta, this was his first Grand Slam tournament match win since the 2001 Australian Open.

With the remainder of the men’s first round to be completed on Wednesday, only two seeds have been eliminated thus far. The other seed to go out was No. 29 Nicolas Kiefer, who retired yesterday with heat stress and dehydration against Rainer Schuettler.

At time of writing, No. 7 Yevgeny Kafelnikov was a set down in his first round match against Michel Kratochvil.

Gambill and Portas break their Grand Slam losing streaks
Two seeds have finally overcome their Grand Slam jinxes today. By defeating Cedric Pioline, No. 20 seed Jan-Michael Gambill has avoided the unfortunate distinction of losing in the first round at all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2001. His 62 62 64 defeat of the 1993 US Open runner-up is Gambill’s first victory at a major since he defeated Mark Philippoussis 64 64 64 in the second round of last year’s US Open. It was also his 31st hard court win of 2001.

Probably even more relieved is No. 25 seed Albert Portas, whose 61 64 76 win over qualifier Cristiano Caratti has given him his first victory in five Grand Slam tournaments. The last time he won a match at a major was at 2000 Wimbledon, defeating Vince Spadea 64 63 63 in the second round – he has had four first-round exits since.

US wild cards stay on track
Wild cards James Blake, Taylor Dent and Robby Ginepri have all made it through to the second round. This is uncharted territory for US Open newcomer Ginepri and Blake, who lost in the opening round in his only previous appearance here.

No repeat success for Lee
Hyung-Taik Lee, who emerged as the surprise package of last year’s US Open, has been unable to build on that success, losing his first round clash with No. 31 seed Nicolas Escude 62 61 62. This was Lee’s ninth first-round loss on hard court this year. At the 2000 US Open, he became the first Korean to win a Grand Slam match and went all the way to the round of 16 before falling to Pete Sampras.
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US Open ... Sanex WTA ... Day 2

Clijsters, Testud Advance To Second Round
French Open finalist Kim Clijsters, her right thigh heavily taped, defeated Pavlina Nola 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday to move easily into the second round of the U.S. Open.

On another humid day at the National Tennis Center, the fifth-seeded Clijsters advanced with Sandrine Testud, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Nina Dubbers.

The 48-minute win for Clijsters lacked the drama of her French Open marathon final against Jennifer Capriati, when the Belgian lost 12-10 in the third set.

Clijsters pulled out of a tuneup match last week in New Haven, Conn., because of the injury to her right quad muscle.

"I've taken a lot of treatment and ice," she said. "It's better than the day after it happened in New Haven. I'm playing with it tightly taped so I don't pull a muscle.

"It's a bit weird. I've never played taped like this. It's not easy. It restricts movement a little. It's not going to get better in the next two days. It's hard to ignore. I've got to keep playing and treating it."

Testud, seeded No. 18, is coming off loses to Lindsay Davenport, Monica Seles and Serena Williams in her last three tournaments. She joined those three in the second round, after they advanced on Monday.

Capriati, winner of the Australian Open and French Open, is seeded second. She was to begin play Tuesday night against Amanda Hopmans.

The other first-round winners included top-seeded Martina Hingis, still No. 1 even though she hasn't won a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years; Davenport; Marat Safin; and Seles.

Hingis dispatched two-time NCAA champion Laura Granville 6-2, 6-0 in 46 minutes. Davenport needed two minutes less than that for a 6-2, 6-3 win over Andrea Glass. Defending champion Safin ousted Sebastien De Chaunac 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 and Seles, winner of this event in 1991 and 1992, eliminated Nicole Pratt 6-1, 6-2.

Serena Williams, seeded No. 10, dropped the first set before recovering to defeat Anca Barna 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
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US OPEN REVIEW ... Men
Day One – 27 August, 2001


Defending champion goes through
Marat Safin took just one hour 26 minutes to dispose of qualifier Sebastien De Chaunac, playing his first Grand Slam match. The 2000 champion won 64 62 62 to keep his title defense on track.

Chang takes earliest exit
US Open veteran Michael Chang did not survive his first-time meeting with No. 26 seed Nicolas Lapentti, losing 62 64 64. This marks the first time in 15 US Open appearances that Chang has gone out in the first round, although he has had a run of three straight second round losses in the past three years.

Including the 2001 US Open, Chang has played 51 Grand Slam tournaments– more than any other man in the draw. This is only the eighth time he has lost in the opening round, the last time being this year’s Australian Open, where he fell to Fabrice Santoro 75 46 63 64.

Kiefer out before the third
With Kiefer’s retirement from his first round match against countryman Rainer Schuettler because of heat stress and dehydration, he has bowed out before the third round of the US Open for the first time. In three previous appearances, the German had always reached at least the last 32, last year making the quarterfinals.

Protected rankings provide no hiding place
Three of the four men entering this year’s US Open with a protected ranking lost their opening round matches today. Kenneth Carlsen (currently ranked No. 262 on the Entry System but protected after shoulder surgery) retired against Xavier Malisse with cramping in the legs. Martin Damm (ranked No. 321, back from knee surgery) lost to Ivan Ljubicic. Magnus Larsson (ranked No. 182, also back from knee surgery) fell to No. 21 seed Fabrice Santoro.

Qualified success

Paraguay’s Ramon Delgado became the first qualifier to advance to the second round, defeating Jacobo Diaz 46 63 64 63. Less fortunate were qualifiers Sebastien De Chaunac, Paradorn Srichaphan and Jan Vacek, who had first-round exits at the hands of Marat Safin, Davide Sanguinetti and Tim Henman respectively.

On court tomorrow…Day 2 ...
• No. 4-seed Lleyton Hewitt looks to resume the magic of his 2000 US Open performance, which included his first Grand Slam tournament singles semifinal. To do so, he will have to push Magnus Gustafsson one step closer to retirement.
• No. 5-seed Juan Carlos Ferrero begins his quest to improve his hard court credentials in his first-round match-up with 1997 US Open junior champion Arnaud Di Pasquale.
• No. 10-seed Pete Sampras, with his lowest Grand Slam tournament seeding since the 1990 US Open, sets out to prove he is still a force at the event he has won four times.
• No. 11-seed Alex Corretja, in only his second major of the year, tries to win his second match of the summer hard court season against US Open rookie Raemon Sluiter.
• With his 2001 results already full of highlights involving the United States and American players, No. 13-seed Roger Federer begins play in the nation’s biggest tennis event, hoping to shake off the groin injury that has hampered him throughout the summer.
• No. 18-seed Andy Roddick begins his attempt to become the first player to win the US Open junior singles title one year and capture the men’s singles title the following year when he faces Slava Dosedel.
• No. 20-seed Jan-Michael Gambill, up against 1993 US Open runner-up Cedric Pioline, tries to avoid the unfortunate distinction of losing in the first round of every 2001 Grand Slam tournament.
• Two players who have had notable success in the past as US Open qualifiers, No. 31-seed Nicolas Escude and Hyung-Taik Lee, square off.
• An all-American matchup goes to the local level as No. 32-seed Todd Martin and Michael Russell vie, both having grown up in Michigan and now living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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US Open Qualifying ... Day Five Story  ... Final Day

Three Americans - Justin Gimelstob, Eric Taino and Mike Bryan - all won
final round matches at the 2001 US Open qualifying tournament to earn berths
in the main draw of the men's singles competition. Gimelstob, from
Morristown, N.J., defeated fellow American Jeff Morrison of Huntington, West
Virginia 6-4, 6-4. Taino from Jersey City, N.J., defeated Ricardo Mello of
Brazil 6-3, 7-6 (6). Bryan, from Camarillo, Calif., defeated Diego Veronelli
of Argentina 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-0.

Gimelstob's, a fan favorite in Flushing, said that practicing yoga this week
has helped him overcome the back problems that has plagued him this year
resulting in his ranking falling to No. 175. Gimelstob's three wins in the
qualifying tournament mark his best match winning streak in singles since he
won four straight matches en route to the final of the USTA Tallahassee
Challenger in Florida in early June.

"It's been a tough year," said Gimelstob. "The qualifying round was
especially tough. It just feels good to get through. It is gratifying."

Taino, who was teammates with Gimelstob at UCLA in 1994 and 1995, who stands
at a career high singles ranking of No. 163, will be making his Grand Slam
singles debut after advancing through qualifying. While advancing into the
singles field of a Grand Slam is a Taino's career highlight in singles to
date, the 1992 US Open junior doubles champ feels there is room for
improvement.

"I haven't played my best tennis yet I got through matches pretty well," he
said. "I've hit the ball better and lost matches so I feel I'm right where I
want to be."

Bryan, whose identical twin brother Bob is a main draw wild card entry into
the Open field, will also be making his singles debut in the main draw of a
Grand Slam event. While Bob faces two-time US Open champion Patrick Rafter
of Australia in the first round, Mike drew another two-time champion - Andre
Agassi - in the first round.

Said Bryan, "I have always wanted a shot in singles, and now I have my
chance. I want to win."
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US Open Qualifying ... Day Four Story

Court No. 10 at the USTA National Tennis Center became a Field of Dreams for
24-year old Jack Brasington.

The former Texas Longhorn tennis standout fulfilled a career dream by
successfully qualifying for the main draw of the US Open Friday by defeating
Haiti's Ronald Agenor 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the US Open's final round of
qualifying.

"To do this, it feels great," said Brasington.

Brasington was nearly eliminated from the tournament in the first round when
he endured a thirty-point final set tie-break - believed to be the
second-longest tie-break in US Open history - to defeat Japan's Goichi
Motomura 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (14). Brasington saved four match points - all in
the final-set tie break - before advancing.

Brasington, a Miami native who now resides in Arlington, Va., has never
played an ATP-level match - playing only satellite, futures and challenger
level tournaments. He was a former practice partner for two-time Olympic
gold medalist and fellow Miami resident Mary Joe Fernandez.

Brasington is guaranteed a pay-day of at least $10,500 - which is nearly a
50 percent return on his career earnings of $24,152. Defending champion
Marat Safin and 1999 US Open champion Andre Agassi are potential first round
opponents for the unheralded US Open rookie.

In other final round qualifying matches Friday, Cristiano Caratti of Italy
qualified for the US Open for a sixth time in his career, defeating
Zimbabwe's Byron Black 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Caratti, an Australian Open
quarterfinalist in 1991, advanced through the qualifying rounds at the US
Open in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1999. Also advancing into the main draw
was David Nalbandian of Argentina, who defeated 2000 US Olympic team member
Vince Spadea 6-0, 7-5. Nalbandian won the 1998 US Open junior singles title,
defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the final.

Final round US Open singles qualifying matches conclude Saturday at 2 pm
with 17 men's and women's singles matches. Saturday's schedule features six
Americans vying for main draw berths in the US Open - Jeff Morrison, Justin
Gimelstob, Michael Joyce, Mike Bryan, Cory Ann Avants and Eric Taino.
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US Open Women's Doubles Draw ....

1. Lisa Raymond USA/Rennae Stubbs AUS (1)
2. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
3. Asa Carlsson SWE/Magdalena Maleeva BUL
4. Petra Mandula HUN/Patricia Wartusch AUT
5. Yayuk Basuki INA/Wynne Prakusya INA
6. Sonya Jeyaseelan CAN/Lina Krasnoroutskaya RUS
7. wc:Ansley Cargill USA/Laura Granville USA
8. Justine Henin BEL/Meghann Shaughnessy USA (13)
9. Ma. Jose Martinez ESP/Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues ESP (12)
10. Amy Frazier USA/Katie Schlukebir USA
11. Jennifer Capriati USA/Martina Hingis SUI
12. Kim Grant RSA/Lilia Osterloh USA
13. Rachel McQuillan AUS/Virginie Razzano FRA
14. Kveta Hrdlickova CZE/Barbara Rittner GER
15. Caroline Dhenin FRA/Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG
16. Kim Clijsters BEL/Ai Sugiyama JPN (5)
17. Cara Black ZIM/Elena Likhovtseva RUS (3)
18. Maja Matevzic SLO/Dragana Zaric YUG
19. Nathalie Dechy FRA/Amelie Mauresmo FRA
20. Sylvia Plischke AUT/Julie Pullin GBR
21. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
22. Rika Hiraki JPN/Alina Jidkova RUS
23. Janette Husarova SVK/Elena Dementieva RUS
24. Emilie Loit FRA/Anne-Gaelle Sidot FRA (14)
25. Tina Krizan SLO/Katarina Srebotnik SLO (10)
26. Erika De Lone USA/Annabel Ellwood AUS
27. Jelena Dokic YUG/Nadia Petrova RUS
28. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
29. Shinobu Asagoe JPN/Yuka Yoshida JPN
30. Daja Bedanova CZE/Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG
31. Amanda Coetzer RSA/Lori Mcneil USA
32. Nicole Arendt USA/Caroline Vis NED (6)
33. Alexandra Fusai FRA/Rita Grande ITA (8)
34. Els Callens BEL/Chanda Rubin USA
35. Elena Bovina RUS/Daniela Hantuchova SVK
36. Silvia Farina Elia ITA/Iroda Tulyaganova UZB
37. wc:Allison Bradshaw USA/Jennifer Hopkins USA
38. Andrea Glass GER/Marlene Weingartner GER
39. Giulia Casoni ITA/Joannette Kruger RSA
40. Serena Williams USA/Venus Williams USA (9)
41. Magui Serna ESP/Patricia Tarabini ARG (16)
42. Karina Habsudova SVK/Tina Pisnik SLO
43. Laurence Courtois BEL/Alicia Molik AUS
44. Iva Majoli CRO/Henrieta Nagyova SVK
45. Liezel Huber RSA/Laura Montalvo ARG
46. Eva Dyrberg DEN/Katalin Marosi-Aracama HUN
47. Nannie De Villiers RSA/Irina Selyutina KAZ
48. Kimberly Po-Messerli USA/Nathalie Tauziat FRA (4)
49. Martina Navratilova USA/Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP (7)
50. Bianka Lamade GER/Patty Schnyder SUI
51. Lubomira Bacheva BUL/Cristina Torrens Valero ESP
52. Tatiana Perebiynis UKR/Tatiana Poutchek BLR
53. wc:Ashley Harkleroad USA/Bethanie Mattek USA
54. wc:Whitney Laiho USA/Jessica Lehnhoff USA
55. Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI/Meilen Tu USA
56. Nicole Pratt AUS/Elena Tatarkova UKR (11)
57. Anke Huber GER/Barbara Schett AUT (15)
58. Eva Bes ESP/Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP
59. Sandrine Testud FRA/Roberta Vinci ITA
60. Lisa McShea AUS/Nana Miyagi JPN
61. Kristie Boogert NED/Miriam Oremans NED
62. wc:Megan Bradley USA/Erin Burdette USA
63. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
64. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP/Paola Suarez ARG (2)
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US Open Men's Doubles Draw ....

Mens Doubles
1. Jonas Bjorkman SWE/Todd Woodbridge AUS (1)
2. Scott Humphries USA/Eric Taino USA
3. Julian Knowle AUT/Lorenzo Manta SUI
4. Thomas Shimada JPN/Myles Wakefield RSA
5. Mark Merklein BAH/Brent Haygarth RSA
6. Lucas Arnold ARG/Luis Lobo ARG
7. wc:Michael Russell USA/Chris Woodruff USA
8. Paul Haarhuis NED/Sjeng Schalken NED (15)
9. Mark Knowles BAH/Brian MacPhie USA (10)
10. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
11. Aleksandar Kitinov MKD/Jason Weir Smith RSA
12. Gaston Etlis ARG/Martin Rodriguez ARG
13. Arnaud Clement FRA/Nicolas Escude FRA
14. Simon Aspelin SWE/Andrew Kratzmann AUS
15. Tomas Carbonell ESP/Nicolas Lapentti ECU
16. Petr Pala CZE/Pavel Vizner CZE (7)
17. Jiri Novak CZE/David Rikl CZE (3)
18. Chris Haggard RSA/Tom Vanhoudt BEL
19. Juan Balcells ESP/Albert Portas ESP
20. David Macpherson AUS/Grant Stafford RSA
21. Byron Black ZIM/Jonathan Stark USA
22. Justin Gimelstob USA/Alex O'Brien USA
23. wc:Brandon Hawk USA/Robert Kendrick USA
24. Wayne Black ZIM/Kevin Ullyett ZIM (14)
25. Ellis Ferreira RSA/Rick Leach USA (12)
26. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
27. Dominik Hrbaty SVK/Vladimir Voltchkov BLR
28. Mariano Hood ARG/Sebastian Prieto ARG
29. Pablo Albano ARG/Marc-Kevin Goellner GER
30. wc:James Blake USA/Robby Ginepri USA
31. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
32. Daniel Nestor CAN/Nenad Zimonjic YUG (6)
33. Mahesh Bhupathi IND/Leander Paes IND (5)
34. Sergio Roitman ARG/Andres Schneiter ITA
35. Juan Ignacio Carrasco ESP/David Skoch CZE
36. Massimo Bertolini ITA/Devin Bowen USA
37. wc:Mardy Fish USA/Jeff Morrison USA
38. German Puentes ESP/Andre Sa BRA
39. Jeff Tarango USA/Daniel Vacek CZE
40. Wayne Ferreira RSA/Yevgeny Kafelnikov RUS (9)
41. Joshua Eagle AUS/Andrew Florent AUS (13)
42. Johan Landsberg SWE/Peter Nyborg SWE
43. David Adams RSA/Michael Llodra FRA
44. Ben Ellwood AUS/Sebastien Lareau CAN
45. Jaime Oncins BRA/Daniel Orsanic ARG
46. Jan Siemerink NED/Jack Waite USA
47. Andrei Olhovskiy RUS/Fabrice Santoro FRA
48. Max Mirnyi BLR/Sandon Stolle AUS (4)
49. Bob Bryan USA/Mike Bryan USA (8)
50. q:UNKNOWN/UNKNOWN
51. Petr Luxa CZE/Radek Stepanek CZE
52. John Laffnie De Jager RSA/Robbie Koenig RSA
53. Tomas Cibulek CZE/Leos Freidl CZE
54. wc:Taylor Dent USA/Paul Goldstein USA
55. Paul Hanley AUS/Nathan Healey AUS
56. Wayne Arthurs AUS/Michael Hill AUS (11)
57. Martin Garcia ARG/Cyril Suk CZE (16)
58. Frantisek Cermak CZE/Ota Fukarek CZE
59. Karsten Braasch GER/Ivo Heuberger SUI
60. Martin Damm CZE/David Prinosil GER
61. Marius Barnard RSA/Jim Thomas USA
62. wc:Rajeev Ram USA/Jonathan Stokke USA
63. wc:Kevin Kim USA/Glenn Weiner USA
64. Don Johnson USA/Jared Palmer USA (2)
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR DIANA ROSS TO PERFORM "GOD BLESS AMERICA" PRIOR TO US OPEN WOMEN'S PRIME TIME SINGLES FINAL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Performance By One Of Entertainment's Greatest Stars Caps Off Historic
"Super Saturday Night"

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. August 23, 2001 - The United States Tennis Association
(USTA) today announced that legendary superstar Diana Ross will sing "God
Bless America" prior to the 2001 US Open prime time women's singles
championship match on Saturday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). The addition
of Ms. Ross, who will be accompanied by a 100-member children's gospel choir
and the trumpet section from the Broadway play "Blast," will precede the
first-ever Grand Slam singles final to be scheduled in prime time. The
performance will be carried live on CBS.

"Diana Ross personifies 'prime time' and is the perfect performer to mark
what will be a historic night for women's sports and the US Open," said
Arlen Kantarian, Chief Executive, Professional Tennis for the USTA.

In the 1960s, when she was the lead singer of The Supremes, Ms. Ross
achieved the unprecedented feat of fourteen consecutive No. 1 hit records.
As a solo artist over the past two decades, she has continued to produce an
endless stream of No. 1 albums and sell-out tours worldwide. Recently, she
received France's prestigious Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters,
presented to her at the request of the country's Minister for Culture.
Beyond her achievements in music, Ms. Ross is an Academy Award nominee, film
and television producer and philanthropist.

The addition of Diana Ross to the "Super Saturday" lineup will put a cap on
one of the most exciting event days that tennis has ever seen. The day
session will feature the men's semi-finals beginning at noon, while the new
prime time session will feature the women's final and "The Heineken
Challenge," a winner-take-all match between tennis legends John McEnroe and
Boris Becker, following the women's final. The men's final will remain on
Sunday in its traditional spot at 4:30 p.m.

The USTA owns and stages the US Open and selects the teams that compete in
Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and the Olympic Games. The USTA is the national
governing body for the sport of tennis in America and is a non-profit
organization with more than 600,000 members. It invests all its resources to
promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grass roots to the
professional levels.
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US Open Qualifying ... Day three Story ...

Two "thirty-somethings" - Byron Black of Zimbabwe and Ronald Agenor of Haiti
- advanced to the final round of qualifying at the 2001 US Open Thursday at
the USTA National Tennis Center. Black, 31, defeated Dmitry Tursunov of
Russia 6-2, 6-2, while Agenor, 36, defeated Axel Pretzsch of Germany 6-4,
6-1.

Black, a US Open quarterfinalist in 1994, will face another 31-year-old -
Cristiano Caratti of Italy - in the Friday's final round of qualifying. A
win for Black will place him into the main draw of the US Open for the 10th
straight year.

Agenor, who will turn 37 in November, is the oldest active singles player on
the ATP tour. He was a quarterfinalist at the French Open in 1989 and
recently extended world No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten to three sets in the first
round of the Tennis Masters Series - Canada.

Also advancing Thursday to the final round of qualifying were Americans Jeff
Morrison of Huntington, West Virginia, Jack Brasington of Miami, Vince
Spadea of Boca Raton, Fla. Erika deLone of Lincoln, Mass., Samantha Reeves
of Monona, Wisc., Jane Chi of Boise, Idaho, and Cory Ann Avants of Gastonia,
N.C.

Several matches were postponed until Friday due to rain. Second round and
final round matches continue Friday.


QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS

JEFF MORRISON, who defeated Mose Navarra of Italy
Q. Two down and on to go, describe the feeling.
A. I'm feeling well, played really well end of the first set and into the
second, I gained a lot of confidence at that point and just closed out the
match on a high note. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Q. How much of a struggle has it been for you getting to this point of your
career?
A. This is a journey with a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns, but
there is no substitute for playing alot of matches and I've done that so I'm
feeling well.
Q. Are you confident about your chances of qualifying?
A. Tomorrow is another day but I'm as prepared as ever.

VINCE SPADEA, who defeated Noam Behr of Israel
Q. At any point during the match did the crowd help you any out there?
A. I really didn't notice there was that many people until the closing
moments of the match, but yes they were very much into the match, I guess it
is the Queens roots.
Q. What has happened to you game the past couple of years.
A. I tried to take a little time off to try and do the right things in
order to win more tennis matches, as you can see a lot these matches are
very close so you have to have the right mental approach.
Q. What do you feel you will have to do to get your game back to where it
was?
A. Stay injury free and perform week in week out. I have to learn to win
all over again by doing the basics and staying focused.

CORY ANN AVANTS, who defeated Francesca Lubiani of Italy
Q. I see you have the WTA Sanex badge on. When did you decide to turn pro?
"I turned pro on April 1."
Q. How did you go about making this decision?
"College was never really in the picture."
"This is what I've always wanted."
Q. During the match, you were and Lubiani were warned for taunting? What was
going on there?
"It started with her (Lubiani). The umpire warned her for
taunting and I couldn't help but giggle. That's when I got my warning."
"The umpire told us just to play tennis."
Q. Injury?
"I slipped in the second set and did something to my knee.
[The trainer said] I stretched some ligaments. [The trainer also said] I
could tear it some more."
"I just wanted to keep playing."
Q. Fans?
"The fans helped me comeback. They were great. It is nice to
come and play in the U.S. Open and have such great fans."
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2001 US OPEN WOMEN'S DRAW

Top Half
Martina Hingis (1), Switzerland vs. wc-Laura Granville, United States
Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russia vs. Jill Craybas, United States
Tatiana Panova, Russia vs. Iva Majoli, Croatia
Barbara Rittner, Germany vs. Amy Frazier (29), United States
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (20), Spain vs. Petra Mandula, Hungary
wc-Ansley Cargill, United States vs. Ai Sugiyama, Japan
Qualifier vs. Lilia Osterloh, United States
Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Italy vs. Jelena Dokic (14), Yugoslavia
Meghann Shaughnessy (12), United States vs. Rita Grande, Italy
Nuria Llagostera, Spain vs. Asa Carlsson, Sweden
Daja Bedanova, Czech Republic vs. Joannette Kruger, South Africa
Silvija Talaja, Croatia vs. Paola Suarez (24), Argentina
Tamarine Tanasugarn (26), Thailand vs. Rachel McQuillan, Australia
wc-Amber Liu, United States vs. Qualifier
Bianka Lamade, Germany vs. Qualifier
Nicole Pratt, Australia vs. Monica Seles (7), United States
Lindsay Davenport (3), United States vs. Andrea Glass, Germany
Emilie Loit, France vs. Maria Elena Camerin, Italy
Miriam Oremans, Netherlands vs. Zsofia Gubacsi, Hungary
Qualifier vs. Angeles Montolio (27), Spain
Elena Likhovtseva (21), Russia vs. Qualifier
Nadia Petrova, Russia vs. Qualifier
Shinobu Asagoe, Japan vs. Virginie Razzano, France
Qualifier vs. Amanda Coetzer (13), South Africa
Serena Williams (10), United States vs. Anca Barna, Germany
Denisa Chladkova, Czech Republic vs. Qualifier
Martina Sucha, Slovakia vs. Qualifier
Eva Bes, Spain vs. Magui Serna (23), Spain
Cristina Torrens Valero (31), Spain vs. Miroslava Vavrinec, Switzerland
Anne Kremer, Luxembourg vs. Tatiana Poutchek, Belarus
Patty Schnyder, Switzerland vs. Rossana de los Rios, Paraguay
Marissa Irvin, United States vs. Justine Henin (6), Belgium

Bottom Half
Kim Clijsters (5), Belgium vs. Pavlina Nola, New Zealand
Catalina Castano, Colombia vs. wc-Allison Bradshaw, United States
Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia vs. Nathalie Dechy, France
Mariana Diaz-Oliva, Argentina vs. Henrieta Nagyova (25), Slovakia
Anke Huber (17), Germany vs. Maria Emilia Salerni, Argentina
wc-Sarah Taylor, United States vs. Marlene Weingartner, Germany
Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Switzerland vs. Karina Habsudova, Slovakia
Qualifier vs. Elena Dementieva (11), Russia
Silvia Farina Elia (16), Italy vs. Maja Matevzic, Slovenia
Wynne Prakusya, Indonesia vs. Kristina Brandi, United States
Rita Kuti Kis, Hungary vs. Gala Leon Garcia, Spain
Qualifier vs. Sandrine Testud (18), France
Lisa Raymond (30), United States vs. Anna Smashnova, Israel
Sandra Cacic, United States vs. Jennifer Hopkins, United States
Meilen Tu, United States vs. wc-Ashley Harkleroad, United States
Qualifier vs. Venus Williams (4), United States
Amelie Mauresmo (8), France vs. Anastasia Myskina, Russia
Janette Husarova, Slovakia vs. Ludmila Cervanova, Slovakia
Qualifier vs. Elena Bovina, Russia
Jana Kandarr, Germany vs. Chanda Rubin (28), United States
Iroda Tulyaganova (22), Uzbekistan vs. Marta Marrero, Spain
Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain vs. Qualifier
Aniko Kapros, Hungary vs. Qualifier
Cara Black, Zimbabwe vs. Nathalie Tauziat (9), France
Magdalena Maleeva (15), Bulgaria vs. Kveta Hrdlickova, Czech Republic
Alicia Molik, Australia vs. wc-Bethanie Mattek, United States
Selima Sfar, Tunisia vs. Tina Pisnik, Slovenia
wc-Alexandra Stevenson, United States vs. Barbara Schett (19), Austria
Francesca Schiavone (32), Italy vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Qualifier vs. Anne-Gaelle Sidot, France
Maria Jose Martinez, Spain vs. Evie Dominikovic, Australia
Qualifier vs. Jennifer Capriati (2), United States
wc-wild card
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Listing ... Women's Singles Draw ... with qualifiers included:

1. Martina Hingis SUI (1)
2. wc:Laura Granville USA
3. Lina Krasnoroutskaya RUS
4. Jill Craybas USA
5. Tatiana Panova RUS
6. Iva Majoli CRO
7. Barbara Rittner GER
8. Amy Frazier USA (29)
9. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP (20)
10. Petra Mandula HUN
11. wc:Ansley Cargill USA
12. Ai Sugiyama JPN
13. q:Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian SUI
14. Lilia Osterloh USA
15. Adriana Serra-Zanetti ITA
16. Jelena Dokic YUG (14)
17. Meghann Shaughnessy USA (12)
18. Rita Grande ITA
19. Nuria Llagostera ESP
20. Asa Carlsson SWE
21. Daja Bedanova CZE
22. Joannette Kruger RSA
23. Silvija Talaja CRO
24. Paola Suarez ARG (24)
25. Tamarine Tanasugarn THA (26)
26. Rachel McQuillan AUS
27. wc:Amber Liu USA
28. q:Eleni Daniilidou GRE
29. Bianka Lamade GER
30. q:Evgenia Koulikovskaya RUS
31. Nicole Pratt AUS
32. Monica Seles USA (7)
33. Lindsay Davenport USA (3)
34. Andrea Glass GER
35. Emilie Loit FRA
36. Maria Elena Camerin ITA
37. Miriam Oremans NED
38. Zsofia Gubacsi HUN
39. q:Gloria Pizzichini ITA
40. Angeles Montolio ESP (27)
41. Elena Likhovtseva RUS (21)
42. q:Tatiana Perebiynis UKR
43. Nadia Petrova RUS
44. q:Alexandra Fusai FRA
45. Shinobu Asagoe JPN
46. Virginie Razzano FRA
47. q:Barbara Schwartz AUT
48. Amanda Coetzer RSA (13)
49. Serena Williams USA (10)
50. Anca Barna GER
51. Denisa Chladkova CZE
52. ll:Martina Muller GER
53. Martina Sucha SVK
54. q:Roberta Vinci ITA
55. Eva Bes ESP
56. Magui Serna ESP (23)
57. Cristina Torrens Valero ESP (31)
58. Miroslava Vavrinec SUI
59. Anne Kremer LUX
60. Tatiana Poutchek BLR
61. Patty Schnyder SUI
62. Rossana De Los Rios PAR
63. Marissa Irvin USA
64. Justine Henin BEL (6)
65. Kim Clijsters BEL (5)
66. Pavlina Nola NZL
67. Catalina Castano COL
68. wc:Allison Bradshaw USA
69. Daniela Hantuchova SVK
70. Nathalie Dechy FRA
71. Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG
72. Henrieta Nagyova SVK (25)
73. Anke Huber GER (17)
74. Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG
75. wc:Sarah Taylor USA
76. Marlene Weingartner GER
77. Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
78. Karina Habsudova SVK
79. q:Yoon Jeong Cho KOR
80. Elena Dementieva RUS (11)
81. Silvia Farina Elia ITA (16)
82. Maja Matevzic SLO
83. Wynne Prakusya INA
84. Kristina Brandi USA
85. Rita Kuti Kis HUN
86. Gala Leon Garcia ESP
87. q:Nina Dubbers GER
88. Sandrine Testud FRA (18)
89. Lisa Raymond USA (30)
90. Anna Smashnova ISR
91. Sandra Cacic USA
92. Jennifer Hopkins USA
93. Meilen Tu USA
94. wc:Ashley Harkleroad USA
95. q:Lenka Dlhopolcova SVK
96. Venus Williams USA (4)
97. Amelie Mauresmo FRA (8)
98. Anastasia Myskina RUS
99. Janette Husarova SVK
100. Ludmila Cervanova SVK
101. q:Adriana Gersi CZE
102. Elena Bovina RUS
103. Jana Kandarr GER
104. Chanda Rubin USA (28)
105. Iroda Tulyaganova UZB (22)
106. Marta Marrero ESP
107. Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues ESP
108. q:Jana Nejedly CAN
109. Aniko Kapros HUN
110. q:Katarina Srebotnik SLO
111. Cara Black ZIM
112. Nathalie Tauziat FRA (9)
113. Magdalena Maleeva BUL (15)
114. Kveta Hrdlickova CZE
115. Alicia Molik AUS
116. wc:Bethanie Mattek USA
117. Selima Sfar TUN
118. Tina Pisnik SLO
119. wc:Alexandra Stevenson USA
120. Barbara Schett AUT (19)
121. Francesca Schiavone ITA (32)
122. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
123. q:Evelyn Fauth AUT
124. Anne-Gaelle Sidot FRA
125. Ma. Jose Martinez ESP
126. Evie Dominikovic AUS
127. q:Amanda Hopmans NED
128. Jennifer Capriati USA (2)

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2001 US OPEN MEN'S SINGLES DRAW
2001 U.S. Open Men's Draw

Top Half
Gustavo Kuerten (1), Brazil vs. Daniel Vacek, Czech Republic
Alberto Martin, Spain vs. Kristian Pless, Denmark
Max Mirnyi, Belarus vs. Gaston Gaudio, Argentina
Wayne Arthurs, Australia vs. Guillermo Canas (27), Argentina
Dominik Hrbaty (23), Slovakia vs. Alex Calatrava, Spain
wc-Levar Harper-Griffith, United States vs. Albert Costa, Spain
Qualifier vs. Michal Tabara, Czech Republic
wc-Hugo Armando, United States vs. Goran Ivanisevic (15), Croatia
Arnaud Clement (12), France vs. Galo Blanco, Spain
Jiri Vanek, Czech Republic vs. Jan Siemerink, Netherlands
Andreas Vinciguerra, Sweden vs. Fernando Vicente, Spain
wc-Mardy Fish, United States vs. Carlos Moya (17), Spain
Nicolas Escude (31), France vs. Lee Hyung-taik, South Korea
wc-Alex Bogomolov, United States vs. Qualifier
David Prinosil, Germany vs. Qualifier
Michel Kratochvil, Switzerland vs. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (7), Russia
Lleyton Hewitt (4), Australia vs. Magnus Gustafsson, Sweden
David Sanchez, Spain vs. wc-James Blake, United States
Andrei Stoliarov, Russia vs. Marc Rosset, Switzerland
Qualifier vs. Albert Portas (25), Spain
Thomas Enqvist (19), Sweden vs. Qualifier
Jiri Novak, Czech Republic vs. Qualifier
Felix Mantilla, Spain vs. Jose Acasuso, Argentina
Qualifier vs. Tommy Haas (16), Germany
Alex Corretja (11), Spain vs. Raemon Sluiter, Netherlands
Jerome Golmard, France vs. Qualifier
Gianluca Pozzi, Italy vs. Qualifier
Slava Dosedel, Czech Republic vs. Andy Roddick (18), United States
Todd Martin (32), United States vs. Michael Russell, United States
Tommy Robredo, Spain vs. Olivier Rochus, Belgium
Wayne Ferreira, South Africa vs. Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarus
Arnaud di Pasquale, France vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero (5), Spain

Bottom Half
Sebastien Grosjean (8), France vs. Mariano Zabaleta, Argentina
Karim Alami, Morocco vs. wc-Taylor Dent, United States
Jonas Bjorkman, Sweden vs. Juan Balcells, Spain
Younes El Aynaoui, Morocco vs. Greg Rusedski (30), Britain
Fabrice Santoro (21), France vs. Magnus Larsson, Sweden
Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark vs. Xavier Malisse, Belgium
Fernando Meligeni, Brazil vs. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
Qualifier vs. Tim Henman (9), Britain
Thomas Johansson (14), Sweden vs. German Puentes, Spain
Alexandre Simoni, Brazil vs. Andrea Gaudenzi, Italy
Markus Hipfl, Austria vs. Marcelo Rios, Chile
Qualifier vs. Andrei Pavel (22), Romania
Hicham Arazi (28), Morocco vs. Agustin Calleri, Argentina
Chris Woodruff, United States vs. Anthony Dupuis, France
Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia vs. Martin Damm, Czech Republic
Qualifier vs. Marat Safin (3), Russia
Patrick Rafter (6), Australia vs. wc-Bob Bryan, United States
Christophe Rochus, Belgium vs. Sergi Bruguera, Spain
Qualifier vs. Davide Sanguinetti, Italy
Michael Chang, United States vs. Nicolas Lapentti (26), Ecuador
Jan-Michael Gambill (20), United States vs. Cedric Pioline, France
Mikhail Youzhny, Russia vs. Bohdan Ulihrach, Czech Republic
Edwin Kempes, Netherlands vs. Qualifier
Julien Boutter, France vs. Pete Sampras (10), United States
Roger Federer (13), Switzerland vs. Lars Burgsmuller, Germany
Harel Levy, Israel vs. wc-Robby Ginepri, United States
Stefan Koubek, Austria vs. Andrew Ilie, Australia
Martin Lee, Britain vs. Sjeng Schalken (24), Netherlands
Nicolas Kiefer (29), Germany vs. Rainer Schuettler, Germany
Qualifier vs. Jacobo Diaz, Spain
Nicolas Massu, Chile vs. Francisco Clavet, Spain
Qualifier vs. Andre Agassi (2), United States
wc - wild card
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Listing .... Men's Singles Draw .... with Qualifiers included

1. Gustavo Kuerten BRA (1)
2. Daniel Vacek CZE
3. Alberto Martin ESP
4. Kristian Pless DEN
5. Max Mirnyi BLR
6. Gaston Gaudio ARG
7. Wayne Arthurs AUS
8. Guillermo Canas ARG (27)
9. Dominik Hrbaty SVK (23)
10. Alex Calatrava ESP
11. wc:Levar Harper-Griffith USA
12. Albert Costa ESP
13. q:Justin Gimelstob USA
14. Michal Tabara CZE
15. wc:Hugo Armando USA
16. Goran Ivanisevic CRO (15)
17. Arnaud Clement FRA (12)
18. Galo Blanco ESP
19. Jiri Vanek CZE
20. Jan Siemerink NED
21. Andreas Vinciguerra SWE
22. Fernando Vicente ESP
23. wc:Mardy Fish USA
24. Carlos Moya ESP (17)
25. Nicolas Escude FRA (31)
26. Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
27. wc:Alex Bogomolov Jr. USA
28. q:David Nalbandian ARG
29. David Prinosil GER
30. q:George Bastl SUI
31. Michel Kratochvil SUI
32. Yevgeny Kafelnikov RUS (7)
33. Lleyton Hewitt AUS (4)
34. Magnus Gustafsson SWE
35. David Sanchez ESP
36. wc:James Blake USA
37. Andrei Stoliarov RUS
38. Marc Rosset SUI
39. q:Cristiano Caratti ITA
40. Albert Portas ESP (25)
41. Thomas Enqvist SWE (19)
42. q:Bjorn Phau GER
43. Jiri Novak CZE
44. q:Ivo Heuberger SUI
45. Felix Mantilla ESP
46. Jose Acasuso ARG
47. q:John van Lottum NED
48. Tommy Haas GER (16)
49. Alex Corretja ESP (11)
50. Raemon Sluiter NED
51. Jerome Golmard FRA
52. q:Cyril Saulnier FRA
53. Gianluca Pozzi ITA
54. q:Jack Brasington USA
55. Slava Dosedel CZE
56. Andy Roddick USA (18)
57. Todd Martin USA (32)
58. Michael Russell USA
59. Tommy Robredo ESP
60. Olivier Rochus BEL
61. Wayne Ferreira RSA
62. Vladimir Voltchkov BLR
63. Arnaud Di Pasquale FRA
64. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (5)
65. Sebastien Grosjean FRA (8)
66. Mariano Zabaleta ARG
67. Karim Alami MAR
68. wc:Taylor Dent USA
69. Jonas Bjorkman SWE
70. Juan Balcells ESP
71. Younes El Aynaoui MAR
72. Greg Rusedski GBR (30)
73. Fabrice Santoro FRA (21)
74. Magnus Larsson SWE
75. Kenneth Carlsen DEN
76. Xavier Malisse BEL
77. Fernando Meligeni BRA
78. Nikolay Davydenko RUS
79. q:Jan Vacek CZE
80. Tim Henman GBR (9)
81. Thomas Johansson SWE (14)
82. German Puentes ESP
83. Alexandre Simoni BRA
84. Andrea Gaudenzi ITA
85. Markus Hipfl AUT
86. Marcelo Rios CHI
87. q:Eric Taino USA
88. Andrei Pavel ROM (22)
89. Hicham Arazi MAR (28)
90. Agustin Calleri ARG
91. Chris Woodruff USA
92. Anthony Dupuis FRA
93. Ivan Ljubicic CRO
94. Martin Damm CZE
95. q:Sebastien De Chaunac FRA
96. Marat Safin RUS (3)
97. Patrick Rafter AUS (6)
98. wc:Bob Bryan USA
99. Christophe Rochus BEL
100. Sergi Bruguera ESP
101. q:Paradorn Srichaphan THA
102. Davide Sanguinetti ITA
103. Michael Chang USA
104. Nicolas Lapentti ECU (26)
105. Jan-Michael Gambill USA (20)
106. Cedric Pioline FRA
107. Mikhail Youzhny RUS
108. Bohdan Ulihrach CZE
109. Edwin Kempes NED
110. q:Andre Sa BRA
111. Julien Boutter FRA
112. Pete Sampras USA (10)
113. Roger Federer SUI (13)
114. Lars Burgsmuller GER
115. Harel Levy ISR
116. wc:Robby Ginepri USA
117. Stefan Koubek AUT
118. Andrew Ilie AUS
119. Martin Lee GBR
120. Sjeng Schalken NED (24)
121. Nicolas Kiefer GER (29)
122. Rainer Schuettler GER
123. q:Ramon Delgado PAR
124. Jacobo Diaz ESP
125. Nicolas Massu CHI
126. Francisco Clavet ESP
127. q:Mike Bryan USA
128. Andre Agassi USA (2)

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US Open TV Schedule 
 

   
Date Time Rounds Network
August 27 11 a.m-4 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's & Women's 1st USA
August 28 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's & Women's 1st USA
August 29 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's 1st & Women's 2nd USA
August 30 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's & Women's 2nd USA
August 31 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's 2nd & Women's 3rd USA
September 1 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Men's & Women's 3rd CBS
September 1 7-11 p.m. Men's & Women's 3rd USA
September 2 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Men's 3rd & Women's 4th CBS
September 2 7-11 p.m. Men's 3rd & Women's 4th USA
September 3 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Men's & Women's 4th CBS
September 3 7-11 p.m. Men's & Women's 4th USA
September 4 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's 4th & Women's QF USA
September 5 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's & Women's QF USA
September 6 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Men's QF USA
September 7 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Men's Dbls Final & Women's SF CBS
September 8 12-6 p.m., 8-10 p.m. Men's SF & Women's Final CBS
September 9 1-2:30 p.m. Women's Dbls Final USA
September 9 4-7 p.m. Men's Final CBS
* CBS will air highlights on August 27-31 and September 3-7 from 12:37-1:07 a.m.

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