Sunday, 13 September 2009

Live text - US Open




1802: I'm too confused to have any cogent thoughts so let me know yours with a text to 81111 or a message to Twitter.
1726: Del Potro gets back from 40-15 down to deuce with some deep returns and after two deuces earns a break point.... but Nadal pushes him back with a good serve and a heavy forehand and the Argentine nets. Del Potro frames a forehand moments later and it's 1-1.
1717: 5 live's Jonathan Overend on Serena: "She'll be fined - no doubt about that. The big penalty, though, was the code violation she received which lost her the match - and the tarnishing of her reputation. It will influence the way people think about her. It didn't look like a foot fault on the replays - but that's not the point."
1717: Nadal opens with a great drop shot but Del Potro recovers to hold for 1-0. Meanwhile, Britain's Heather Watson is 1-0 up against Yana Buchina in the girls' final.
1715: Back to the present and, as you all know, it's Nadal v Del Potro up first and not Federer v Djokovic as I said at the start. My brain hurts. The players are knocking up on a sun-drenched Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Anne Keothavong on Twitter: "Clijsters in final... wow. Serena going nuts... wow. Womens tennis=drama."
5 live's David Law tweeting from Flushing Meadows: "The media bus is abuzz with talk of last night. The bus driver waded in saying that, regardless of frustration, Serena showed 'no class'."
1709: Try as I might, it's hard to concentrate on the men's semis just now as everyone is still talking about Serena's outburst last night. Jeff Tarango on 5 live sports extra was not impressed with her behaviour but suggests officials should not be calling foot faults on such important points. Any thoughts on that? Thought so.
5 live's Steve Rudge tweeting from Flushing Meadows: "Lots of live comm today. 5live Sports Extra @ 5pm for Nadal v DelP. 5live @ 9pm for Fed v Djok. 5live @ 2am for Clijsters v Wozniacki!"
1700: Good afternoon, and welcome to the wacky world of the US Open. I have very little idea what time or even day it is, but I do know we've still got a tournament to finish. First up today is Rafael Nadal against Juan Martin del Potro, before Roger Federer plays Novak Djokovic in the men's semi-finals.

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