DECRYPTION – The first night in New York was full of emotions. The legend Serena made the happy ending, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas fell from the beginning and the son of the former champion Tracy Austin, offered his first.
Retirement will wait. By winning against the modest Montenegrin Danka Kovinic (6-3, 6-3), Serena Williams postponed the farewell time in front of 23,800 fans who only watched her. Dressed in a black dress, hair styled in a lion’s mane, the 40-year-old American performed at Arthur Ashe, failing to produce good tennis. Next obstacle, and at least the world number two, the Estonian Anett Kontaveit. For Der of Der?
Pictures of six of the US Open’s greatest moments are on display. The crowd gave him a deafening ovation, chanting “GOATS»(«Greatest of all time», «greatest of all time“). In the stands, there were no stars (Lindsey Vonn, Bill Clinton, Hugh Jackman, Spike Lee or even Mike Tyson). After her victory, Serena was treated to a second ceremony. With a speech by the icon Billie Jean King, wore pink for the occasionbecause this is your favorite color“, and a giant tifo” We love Serena “That moved the former world number one.
Directed by Daniel Galan from Colombia. The 94th in the world, who went through qualifying, defeated the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. The 5th in the world, the main outsider of the tournament, fell from above. The Greek, who was embarrassed by the right arm at the start of the game, especially claimed a terrible 6-0 and trailed 5-0 in the second action. After waking up and winning the third action, Tsitsipas saved eight match points before losing in ninth in the fourth set. He never got past the 3rd round in New York while he reached the final at Roland-Garros, the semi-finals in Australia and the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
It was only the third time in his career that Stefanos Tsitsipas conceded a set without even registering a single game. at night. Named Rafael Nadal (Australian Open 2019) and Novak Djokovic (Masters 1000 Rome 2022)…
After the surprise elimination of Stefanos Tsitsipas, there are only four left to become, become again or remain world number one at the end of this US Open: Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud.
Serious and hardworking against his great friend and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis, whom he faced for the first time on the big circuit, Nick Kyrgios got the job done (70th), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 ( 7/4). A success that reminds us that we have to rely on the 25th in the world, finalist at the last Wimbledon.
The beautiful story
Outside of qualifying, Brandon Holt created a sensation by leaving Taylor Fritz. The American hit hard for the first match of his career on the big circuit. He made sense to his mother who couldn’t hold back her tears. And this mother is called Tracy Austin, winner of New York in 1979 and 1981 and remains the youngest winner of the US Open.
The winner of the 2016 edition, Stan Wawrinka had to throw in the towel against Corentin Moutet, leading with two sets to spare. “ I’m nearing the end for sure, said the Swiss. I was injured for over a year. It took me a long time to come back, physically and tennis-wise. But I still love tennis and I want to be competitive before I quit. “.
The former winner
It’s over for Dominic Thiem, the winner of the 2020 edition. The Austrian, who struggled to regain his level last year, justly suffered the law of one of the men in form when the Spaniard Pablo Carreno , winner of the Montreal Masters 1000 7-5, 6-1 , 5-7, 6-3. Confirmation: back on the courts in March, after treatment for a serious wrist injury, the Austrian struggled …
In total they are 11 for men and 7 for women. In the evening of the first day, seven (four players and three players) have been dropped. This is for five of them: Garcia, Bonzi, Grenier, Rinderknech, Moutet. It breaks for Gaston, Halys, Humbert, Parry, Dodin, Tan and Jeanjean. Arthur Rinderknech (58th) won the first Franco-French duel, defeating Quentin Halys (76th) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 6-2. The second 100% blue duel was won in five sets by Benjamin Bonzi (50th) at the expense of Ugo Humbert (138th and received an invitation) 7-6 (7/1), 6-1, 5-7, 3- 6, 6-2.
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