Tennis

I predict a bright future for Jannik Sinner from now on,hope he can continue to knock Djokovic out of future Grand Slam finals ,the reign of the ‘Big 3 ‘ is finally over.Long time tennis nuts like myself have been waiting a long time for this :+1::+1:.Congrats to Sinner again

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Obviously many learnings for Sinner also. Really need to have a look at those first few sets and see what went wrong. He was lucky his opponent was getting fatigued, some others might have proven not so much.

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He’s pretty young, so I’m sure he’ll learn and improve and will play in a lot more finals in years to come.

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I think Medvedev knew he needed to get it done in 3 and didn’t have the energy to go 5, so lifted big time and started ferociously.
Sinner obviously took a while to get comfortable given the way Medi was playing and gave him some chances for sure.

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Yep absolutely

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Any relation to Daniil?

No.

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Di Minaur has unfortunately been knocked out of the top 10. Taylor Fritz is in. Top 6 unchanged after the AO.

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Correct - what was originally known as Show Court One was renamed MCA in 2003.

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Was it 2013 that it became an actual stadium?

Did’nt they do the major renovation around 2015-16?

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It was more of a show court as opposed to an actual arena up until said year, after which redevelopment works commenced to convert it into a true arena with a retractable roof. This redevelopment was completed in 2015.

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Whereas Nine did show the women’s final live. However, it was the preceding semi between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters that became notable for all the wrong reasons, wherein Williams blew up at the line judge and/or umpire towards the end of the match.

That 2009 US Open men’s final was notable in which Juan Martin del Potro:

  • became the first man other than Rafael Nadal to beat Roger Federer in a major final;
  • became the first man to beat both Nadal and Federer at a Major (Novak Djokovic would do the same at the 2011 US Open);
  • prevented Federer from winning a sixth straight US Open title, and also ended his 40-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows; and
  • became the first Argentine to win a Major singles title since Gaston Gaudio won the French Open in 2004.

Further:

  • it was the only Major final that Federer lost after leading by two sets to one;
  • he never won the US Open again, though did reach the final in 2015 where he lost to Djokovic;
  • it was the only Major where Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all reached the semis, but none of them won; and
  • no man has been able to defend a US Open singles title since.
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Tennis story with plenty of puns from headline writers. Un-bee-leivable.

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It would be very distracting for the players

It would also bee a stinging surprise… :thinking: :joy:

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The four Grand Slam tournaments - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open - are now pushing for a format called Premier Tour, to replace the drawn out ATP and WTA Tours.

The tour would be reduced to 10 large events with 96-player draws for both men and women alongside the four majors, a year‑end final and a team event. Around 100 players would qualify each year, with lesser players competing on a separate developmental tour and being eligible to reach the Premier Tour come the end of the year.

WTA confirmed last Thursday that the WTA Finals will be held in Riyadh in a three-year deal starting in 2024.

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I do enjoy my tennis all year round. Masters 1000, Grand Slams, selected ATP/250 events are the ones I watch plus some WTA tours.

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