"From the moment Novak was out of the tournament, it was clear that there's going to be a new Grand Slam champion," said Thiem, who topped Zverev in Melbourne in five sets. "From that moment on, that was also out of my mind. I was just focusing on the remaining guys left in the draw. … [Read more...] about Zverev reaches first Grand Slam final after comeback win at US Open, will face Thiem
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As the pressure continued to shift so did the score. Zverev was broken at 5-3 and Thiem produced magic to escape from 15-30 at 4-5, capping the game with a sizzling forehand pass. … [Read more...] about Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev in five sets at US Open for first Grand Slam title
"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?
With safety equipment in hand, the WTEF resumed outdoor tennis in early June amid strict protocols, Borden said. All students and coaches had their temperature checked before stepping on a court. No more than four students and one coach were permitted on a court at a time. And masks were mandatory for coaches and parents, as well as for students the moment they stepped off the court. … [Read more...] about Chris Evert works to jump-start tennis at Grand Slam, grass-roots level in pandemic’s wake
"She's built up in that she's been through losing a first set, getting back into it, knowing that her game is there in the later stages and that she actually comes out of it stronger. I think that's built up some confidence which she can definitely take on board in this match." … [Read more...] about Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka: Friends, moms and tennis greats set for blockbuster battle in US Open semifinals