In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim reports from Flushing Meadows, New York, at the U.S. Open to talk with tennis editor Elizabeth Newman about the 2015 U.S. Open men's and women's semifinals, finals and more.
As rain hits the area on Day 11 of the U.S. Open, Wertheim reports from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with information about scheduling for the U.S. Open men's and women's semifinals and finals. What are the best options for the tournament, considering the weather forecast and the opening weekend of the NFL looming? The pair also discusses the biggest disappointments of the first week, including the recent incident with James Blake, Eugenie Bouchard, Kei Nishikori and more. With Serena Williams, Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta into the women's semifinals, Wertheim and Newman also discuss a recent hot topic in tennis: age. With players like Roger Federer and more coming into peak form in their 30s, what is different about today's game?
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