Instead of wild applause and loud shouts greeting great exchanges, the soundtrack at Arthur Ashe Stadium mainly came from outside the largest court in tennis, courtesy of roaring airplanes, rumbling trains, revving car engines, honking horns and wailing sirens. There was the occasional polite applause from the dozens of tournament workers allowed in the stands — and, deep into the match, yells from the players' entourages. … [Read more...] about Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets
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"For me personally, it never mattered. I just always tried to focus on my next match," said the Austrian. "My focus or my concentration, it's the same. It doesn't matter if I play one of the Big Three members or if I play somebody else. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s default opens the door for young stars to win a grand slam, but will success come with an asterisk?
Nadal chose not to try to defend his title in New York because of the coronavirus pandemic; Federer is out for the rest of 2020 after two knee operations; Djokovic’s tournament ended at 6-5 in the first set of his fourth-round match against Carreño Busta when the No. 1 seed and title favorite unintentionally hit a line judge in the throat with a ball after getting broken. … [Read more...] about Zverev erases 2-set hole, will face Thiem in US Open final
As the first Grand Slam tournament amid the coronavirus pandemic drew to a close, U.S. Tennis Association CEO Mike Dowse said of the fan-less event: “It’s safe, it’s been good for tennis, and it’s been financially good for the players and the tennis ecosystem." … [Read more...] about The Latest: Zverev rolls to two-set lead in US Open final
The quarterfinals on the bottom half of the draw will be Thiem against No. 21 Alex de Minaur; and No. 10 Andrey Rublev against No. 3 Daniil Medvedev. On the top half, where Djokovic used to loom: No. 12 Shapovalov vs. No. 20 Carreño Busta; No. 5 Alexander Zverev vs. No. 27 Borna Coric. … [Read more...] about Thiem OK with how many of Big 3 are in US Open (hint: zero)