Insane Tennis Rants Good For The Sport, America

Despite a pair of unlikely champions in Kim¬†Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro, USTA officials have to be wearing their happy pants over the success of the U.S. Open. CBS got a 2.4/5 Nielsen rating for the men’s final, up 41.2% from last year. ESPN also got great ratings, and the economy failed to dent attendance.

The tournament, however, will probably be most remembered for the maniacal ranting of Serena Williams and Roger Federer, the former who inspired the product pictured above as seen on last night’s “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” But was Serena’s profane outburst a bad thing? Depends on how you look at it. Read more…

Off-Court Bucks Leads To Suck For Men’s Tennis

After watching Pete Sampras nearly beat Roger Federer last night, are we the only ones wondering why he remains retired? We know, probably not.

Pete Sampras Roger Federer Madison Square Garden Scoreboard

The 36-year-old Sampras, employing a “secret” Wilson prototype racket, took the greatest(?) player in the game to the limit in front of a sold-out crowd at MSG in New York. Ironically though, the men’s tennis tour continues its steep decline, with news out of Las Vegas this week.

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Sampras Faces Federer Tonight In Match At MSG

SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY serves up important info for tonight’s match between Pete Sampras and Roger Federer at Madison Square Garden.

Pete Sampras Roger Federer

The so-called NetJets Showdown will be the first time any tennis event has been held at MSG since 2000. But for those of you who couldn’t get a ticket to the court proceedings, there are other options. Read more…