Well kids, the US Open is here and that means that summer is officially starting to disappear. As the round of 16 wraps up over the long weekend there a few things we are left with a few shockers and a few for sures at this year’s US Open.
Both the men’s and women’s number 1’s are out. After her thrilling match with Coco Gauff, where she showed off her ultimate sportsmanship, Naomi Osaka has been upset by the number 13 seeded Belinda Bencic.
Sitting at number 1 on the men’s side was Novak Djokivic. He had to retire down by 2 sets to Stan Warwinka due to a soldier injury. On the men’s side the door is now wide open for Nadal to take home the trophy after Federer‘s surprise upset last night. On the women’s side looks ripe for Serena Williams’ taking after last year’s controversial defeat.
The next breakout star?
Clearly the biggest story to come out of this year’s tournament has been the emergence of Coco Gauff, who looks to be the next breakout star for US tennis. Although Osaka dominated their matchup, Gauff was able to hold her own throughout the first set, and proved that she was this year’s breakout star. Osaka demonstrated that she is adorable and possibly one of the greatest sportswomen of our generation. And that she will be a force to reckoned with for some time to come.
It’s only logical to think that with the Joker and Federer out that Rafa will bring home the trophy. But with Medvedev and the theatrical Monfils still in the mix there is no guarantee.
As we close in on the last Grand Slam of the year and say goodbye to our summers, it’s nice to know that there are still a handful of surprises left to be had as we transition to a new season.