Tsitsipas opens up on his struggles, Medvedev backed to avoid Thiem’s slump

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece is congratulated by Daniil Medvedev of Russia after their mens singles quarter final match during day ten of the 2021...

Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed he – like many others – wasn’t in the best mental state competing during the COVID-19 pandemic this year. However, he’s optimistic about 2022 and beyond, for his tennis and the life lessons he’s ultimately learned. Elsewhere, new US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has been backed to avoid the same drastic slump Dominic Thiem suffered after winning Flushing Meadows last year, by his coach Gilles Cervara. Continue reading

Ashleigh Barty is exhausted and needs extended rest, per coach Craig Tyzzer

Ashleigh Barty of Australia walks off the court after a loss to Shelby Rogers of the United States during her Women’s Singles third round match on...

World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty is exhausted and needs a long rest after more than six months playing away from home, according to her coach Craig Tyzzer. He also criticised the decision to move this year’s WTA Finals to Guadalajara while hinting the Wimbledon champion may skip that event, scheduled in early November, to avoid quarantine restrictions upon going home.
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US Open 2021: Medvedev vs. Djokovic in eagerly-awaited repeat of Aus Open final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Daniil Medvedev of Russia following his victory in the Men’s Singles Final match against Daniil Medvedev...

Novak Djokovic came back from a set down, then fended off a spirited Alexander Zverev fightback, to book his place in a ninth US Open Final after 3 hours 34 minutes with an electrifying five-set victory over the German. Beforehand, Daniil Medvedev showed why he’s world no. 2 by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime (#12) in straight sets without playing his best. Now, the pair will square off once again on Sunday, seven months after their Australian Open Final.
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US Open 2021: Fernandez vs. Raducanu in battle of first-time teenage Slam finalists

Teenagers Fernandez, Raducanu gunning for first Grand Slam final

Another day, more history made at this year’s US Open. Two teenagers will contest Saturday’s Grand Slam Final, on their main draw debuts no less, when Canada’s Leylah Fernandez and British qualifier Emma Raducanu duel this weekend. The latter dropped just five games vs. Maria Sakkari (#17), after Fernandez outlasted Aryna Sabalenka (#2) in a three-set battle. Continue reading

US Open 2021: Raducanu-Sakkari, Djokovic-Zverev semifinals set on Day 10

Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom meets at the net after defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during her Women’s Singles quarterfinals match on...

Emma Raducanu’s remarkable run continues, as she recovered from 3-1 down to stifle Olympic champion Belinda Bencic. Maria Sakkari is next, following an impressive win over Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova later on. Speaking of the Olympics, Friday sees a rematch of the Tokyo semis as gold medallist Alexander Zverev looks to snap Novak Djokovic’s hopes of the Golden Slam. Judging by the way the Serb played vs. Matteo Berrettini, expect fireworks this weekend.
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US Open 2021: Three new semi-finalists confirmed but Day 9 sadly fizzles out

Leylah Fernandez of Canada waves to the crowd after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during her Women's Singles quarterfinals match on Day Nine...

Although an unspectacular semi-final and contrasting injuries saw the night session finish within a flash on Day 9, three new Grand Slam semi-finalists were sealed – two for the first time – as 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez’s dizzying tournament continued with a dramatic win over Elina Svitolina, before compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime fended off Carlos Alcaraz overnight.
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US Open 2021: Raducanu’s run continues, Djokovic downs spirited Brooksby on Day 8

Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom celebrates match point against Shelby Rogers of the United States during her Women’s Singles round of 16 match on...

Emma Raducanu is a US Open quarter-finalist after overcoming a nervy start to blitz past Shelby Rogers, while Novak Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini next. The world no. 1 came from a set down – beating the last American man standing – 20yo wildcard Jenson Brooksby. Olympic champions Alexander Zverev and Belinda Bencic also earned big wins, among others on Day 8. Continue reading

US Open 2021: Djokovic, Raducanu record very different wins on Day 6 as Barty, Shapovalov fall

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts against Kei Nishikori of Japan during his Men's Singles third round match of the 2021 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean...

On another action-packed day at Flushing Meadows, Kei Nishikori’s high-quality provided a stern test for Novak Djokovic but the world no. 1 recovered from a set down to win 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Elsewhere, Emma Raducanu dismantled Sara Sorribes Tormo to reach the second week at successive Slams, where she’ll face Ashleigh Barty’s conqueror Shelby Rogers on Monday.
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US Open 2021: Raducanu, Zverev earn contrasting straight-set wins on Day 4

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain reacts against Shuai Zhang of China during her Women's Singles second round match on Day Four of the 2021 US Open at...

Emma Raducanu’s US Open campaign continued with a 6-2, 6-4 win over China’s Zhang Shuai but Britain’s teenage qualifier said it was much less one-sided than the scoreline suggested. By contrast, Olympic champion Alexander Zverev (#4) blasted past Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 in 75 minutes while world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty, Belinda Bencic and Iga Swiatek all prevailed.
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