Back in the saddle
|Who||Why They're Up|
Roger FedererIt wasn't always easy, but No. 1 takes still another Masters Series title, winning the Western and Southern Financial event in Cincinnati for the second time.
Justine HeninIn her first event since Wimbledon, Belgian holds off Jelena Jankovic in the final to win in Toronto.
James BlakeWhere have results like this been all year? American rolls to Cincy finals, a good omen for U.S. Open success.
Yan ZiLittle-known Chinese player qualifies for Rogers Cup and then goes all the way to the semis before losing to Henin.
Lleyton HewittReaches Cincy semis and takes Federer to a third-set tiebreak. Former No. 1 has done a convincing impression of a top-five player over the past six months.
Sam QuerreyAwfully nice result for young American, beating three players, including Mikhail Youzhny, to reach Cincy quarters.
Donald YoungAmerican teenager wins first ATP match of his career, beating Amer Delic -- no slouch of a player -- in New Haven, Conn.
Michael McClune and Ashley WeinholdCaptured the USTA Boys' and Girls' 18s National Hard Court Championship singles titles Sunday, earning main draw wild-card entries into the U.S. Open.
|Who||All tied up?|
Rafael NadalSpaniard retired from first match in Cincinnati with a wrist injury. On the other hand, this interview is required reading. Nothing profound -- he does address wedge-gate -- but he sure comes across as a pleasant hombre, no?
Doubles winnersMarc Stein will have trouble sleeping, as Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich win in Cincy, beating the Bryans in a thrilling final. Ai Sugiyama and Katarina Srbotnik win in Toronto.
|Who||Why They're Down|
WTA commitmentsUm, about this "roadmap" ... can we Mapquest and start again? If the top players only commit to the majors, the tour's in trouble.
Amelie MauresmoFormer No. 1 forced out of U.S. Open as she continues to recover from appendicitis.
Andy MurrayPulls out of New Haven after taking a bad loss in Cincy, indications that his wrist isn't fully healed.