US Open 2020 News
Rafa Nadal offered some sympathy to Novak Djokovic after his great rival`s shock default from the US Open for hitting a lineswoman in the throat with a stray ball. Nadal said that although Djokovic was unlucky, he should show more self-control on the court as the rules are very clear for such a scenario. The Spanish star, Nadal, will resume his season at Rome Masters this week after a seven-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basketball superstar Lebron James congratulated Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka after the latter’s US Open triumph on Saturday ( September 12). Osaka, who grew up in the United States, is a huge basketball fan and wore the late Basketball icon Kobe Bryant’s jersey at the post match press conference. Both James and Osaka have been at the forefront of the Black Live Matter movement with Osaka wearing seven different masks, each bearing the name of a different black victim, in the US Open this year.
Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will vie for the US Open title on Sunday in a final that will crown a new men`s Grand Slam singles champion for the first time in six years. Tennis will have a new Grand Slam champion for the first time since Marin Cilic beat Kei Nishikori to clinch the US Open title in 2014. Federer and Nadal had both opted out of this year`s tournament, while Djokovic exited in the fourth round after infamously getting disqualified.
Austria`s Dominic Thiem advanced to the final of US Open 2020, after digging out a win over Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) on Friday. Thiem, who has lost in three Grand Slam finals and never claimed a major title, will now face Germany's Alexander Zverev in the final on Sunday. This is Thiem's second straight Grand Slam final of 2020 after having lost to Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-setter at the final of Australian Open 2020.
German Alexander Zverev overcame a listless start to secure a thrilling 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 semi-final win over Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday to reach his first Grand Slam final. Zverev had a tumultuous start but picked his game right on time against the Spaniard Carreno Busta and secured his first win from two sets down. Zverev, is bidding to become the first German Grand Slam champion since Boris Becker won the 1996 Australian Open, and will face second seed Dominic Thiem in Sunday`s final.
German fifth seed Alexander Zverev reached the US Open semi-final with a 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(1), 6-3 victory over Croatian Borna Coric in the quarters. Zverev reached his second Grand Slam semi-final this year and became the first German male to reach the last four at the US Open since Boris Becker in 1995. He will now face Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the semi-finals on Friday.
Naomi Osaka`s looked solid as she defeated American Shelby Rogers 6-3 6-4 and entered the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday. Osaka improved on her 0-3 record against Rogers with the straight sets victory as she continues her bid for a second US Open title. Next up for Osaka is in-form American Jennifer Brady, who beat Kazakhstan`s Yulia Putintseva in straight sets earlier in the day.
Six-time champion Serena Williams advanced to US Open quarter-finals after a gritty 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3 win over Greece`s Maria Sakkari on Monday The 23-time major winner, Williams, had lost to the Greek two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open Williams, 38, thus stayed on-track for a record equalling 24th Grand Slam title and will next face Bulgaria`s Tsvetana Pironkova in the last eight
Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov lost their quarterfinal clash 5-7, 5-7 to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. Bopanna, 40, was the last remaining Indian in the fray after the losses of Sumit Nagal and Divij Sharan last week. Earlier, Bopanna and Shapovalov had defeated the German pair Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Round of 16 clash.
Former champion Naomi Osaka is wearing a different facemask for each of her matches at the US Open this year. Each mask carries the name of a Black American and aims to highlight racial injustice in the United States to a wider audience. Osaka, born to a Haitian father and Japanese mother, had earlier said that before being a tennis player, she is a black woman.
US Open Referee Soeren Friemel said there was "no other option" but to disqualify Novak Djokovic on Sunday after he struck a line judge with a ball during his 4th round match against Pablo Carreno Busta. A frustrated Djokovic swatted a ball to the back of the court inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, inadvertently hitting a line judge in her throat, after he had lost his serve in the opening set. The disqualification ended the Serbian World number one's hopes for an 18th Grand Slam title. Djokovic was unbeaten this year with 26 straight victories.
Novak Djokovic's stunning disqualification from the ongoing US Open 2020 is the worst moment of his tennis career, according to his former coach Boris Becker. Djokovic was stunningly disqualified from the US Open after he hit a line judge with the ball in his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta. The World No. 1 was bidding for his 18th Grand Slam singles title and looked well on course to achieve it after remaining unbeaten this year so far.
World number one Novak Djokovic was disqualified in the fourth round of US Open after the Serbian star hit a lineswoman with a ball during his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday. Djokovic looked frustrated during the match after failing to take the opening set against Busta and it seems that out of frustration he hit the ball to the back of the court, hitting the lineswoman. The Serbian star, however, immediately apologised for his mistake as the lineswoman gasped in pain and collapsed to the ground.
Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna- Denis Shapovalov have reached the quarterfinals of the US Open by defeating the German pairing Kevin Krawietz-Andreas Mies 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second-round. Bopanna, 40, is the sole Indian left in the Grand Slam following the exits of Sumit Nagal and Divij Sharan. The duo will now face the Dutch-Romanian pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau on Monday, September 7.
Second seed Dominic Thiem staved off a spirited fightback from Marin Cilic to beat the former champion 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Thiem, the World No. 3, thus reached the fourth round where he will meet Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 27-year-old Austrian is bidding for his maiden Grand Slam singles title at the US Open this year.
Serena Williams survived a third-round scare at the US Open to topple 2017 champion Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Williams, 38, dropped the first set but a dramatic fightback ensured that she kept alive her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Serena is chasing her 7th US Open title and next faces Greek Maria Sakkari, who beat her in the third round of the Western & Southern Open just 10 days ago.
Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov have reached the second round in the ongoing US Open with a win over Ernesto Escobedo and Noah Rubin on Friday. In the first round clash, Bopanna and Shapovalov thrashed the American pair of Escobedo and Rubin in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Bopanna and Shapovalov will now face the German pair of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Miles in the next round on Saturday.
Serena Williams continues her push for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam when she takes on fellow American and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens in the third round. Williams has blitzed through the draw without dropping a set but faces a tricky third-round test against the 26th-seeded Stephens. Williams, 38, has defeated her 27-year-old compatriot in four straight matches since a defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2013 Australian Open.
Serena Williams, looking for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam, defeated Kristie Ahn 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday. Williams, who reached the final of US Open in her last two campaigns, is gunning for her first Grand Slam title since 2017. Williams, 38, If victorious this year - will equal the all time Grand Slam Singles record of 24 titles set by Margaret Court.
Andy Murray produced an astonishing fightback to outlast Japan`s Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 6-4 in the US Open first round on Tuesday. Murray, the 2012 US open champion, was contesting a singles match at a major for the first time since the 2019 Australian Open. The 33-year-old Briton appeared to be heading for an early exit after losing the first two sets but launched a thrilling fightback to complete the win in 4 hrs 38 mins.