This Week’s Tournament:
Western & Southern Open – Cincinatti, OH
Between all the withdrawls and negativity surrounding the games, we weren’t that excited about tennis at the Olympics before it started. But man, did this week prove us wrong! The tennis games at the Olympics turned into a compelling and emotional week, starting with that epic match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro which feels like ages ago.
Gold: Andy Murray (GBR)
Silver: Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
Bronze: Kei Nishikori (JPN)
It was just SO. GOOD. to see Del Potro and Rafael Nadal (who finished 4th) playing well again. SO. GOOD.
Gold: Rafael Nadal & Marc Lopez (ESP)
Silver: Florin Mergia & Horia Tecau (ROU)
Bronze: Stevie Johnson & Jack Sock (USA)
Impressive that Nadal, the flag bearer for Spain, wasn’t sure if he would even be able to play in every event on site. He ended up making it to the semis in singles and won the gold with good friend Marc Lopez in doubles.
Gold: Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Jack Sock (USA)
Silver: Venus Williams & Rajev Ram (USA)
Bronze: Lucie Hradecka & Radek Stepanek (CZE)
How awesome was it to see two American teams on the podium for the medal ceremony? Also Jack Sock now has a Gold Medal and Bronze medal along with Wimbledon and US Open Doubles/Mixed titles.
Gold: Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Silver: Martina Hingis & Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Bronze: Lucie Safarova & Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
Gold: Monica Puig (PUR)
Silver: Angelique Kerber (GER)
Bronze: Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Puig made history, winning Puerto Rico’s first ever gold medal, in ANY sport. Great for the country and great for the sport!
US Open Wild Cards Announced
Get excited if you’re not already (or in case you haven’t been counting down since last September like us). The US Open Qualifying Tournament starts in just ONE WEEK! The USTA announced Wild Cards for the Main Draw & Qualifying Draw, including former champ Juan Martin del Potro. Vamos!
Main Draw Wildcards
Juan Martin del Potro
The US Open Qualifying Tournament starts on Tuesday, August 23rd and is free and open to the public. Get all the info at USOpen.org!