The US Open, the fourth and final official Grand Slam of the season, is one of the oldest championships in the world and has been held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, since August 22. until September 10th. With 23 titles, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the two tennis players who have won the most Grand Slams in the Open Era, with the Serb’s goal at the US Open to win his 24th title and equal Margaret Court, who holds the overall record. As expected, the first week of the US Open ended with three victories for two great favorites: Djokovic and Alcaraz, who advanced to the grand finals of the tournament we all hope and wish for, not only due to ranking problems, but also because of rating problems. because they are one step above the rest of the tennis players and both are in great shape and with a lot of confidence in their game.
Carlitos, seeded No. 1, had the worst luck in the draw as he would have to deal with Yannick Sinner or Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals and Daniil Medvedev or Andrey Rublev in the semi-finals, with Djokovic (CS #2) clearing the field, since the opponents who could put him in trouble (Felix Auger-Aliassime, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holgar Rune, Kasper Ruud) were eliminated; He will have to face Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals and either Tommy Paul or Francis Tiafoe in the semi-finals. These are good contenders, but affordable. It’s a predictable event, but in tennis anything is possible until the last ball is in play.
The worst enemy is yourself, and today, although Carlitos and Novak are superior to other tennis players, you will have to go match after match and prove it every day in order to win, because if you trust yourself and you do not have the strength good afternoon, you can badly spend time and go home.
Djokovic defeated Muller, Zapata Miralles and Laszlo Györe (in five sets, losing the first two and with fear in his body, he won the match to stay alive in the tournament).
In the 1/8 finals, he will meet with the Croatian Borna Gojo. Alcaraz defeated Koepfer, Harris and Evans in a devastating game. Nothing to do with the indecisive and insecure player we saw at the start of the American tour in Toronto, and although his level of play improved in Cincinnati, he was not fine in the decisive moments of the final against Djokovic, because if He would have been at the level of Wimbledon or , as I see him now, would not have missed the victory over the Serb.
Against England’s Daniel Evans (#26 ATP), he excelled against a great opponent in a spectacular match played from strength to strength.
Carlitos is the only tennis player today who is able to create magic and turn tennis into art, and to remember the best Roger Federer, as he did once again on the center court of the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In the 1/8 finals, Carlitos will meet with the Italian Matteo Arnaldi, and if he maintains the level that he shows, he will defend the title against the Serb.