what to remember from the night at the US Open

The terrible and tense fight between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andy Murray marked the night in New York. And the French are already in the hard, while Naomi Osaka is reassured.

The fight

The New York Grand Slam offered itself a first electric shock. A terrible intergenerational battle between Andy Murray, 34, former world number one, now 112th and triple Grand Slam winner (US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013, 2016), and Stefanos Tsitsipas, world number 3 at 23 and finalist at Roland Garros This year. C’est Grec ended up winning 2-6, 7-6 (9/7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Murray led a set to nothing, got two balls in the second set, then won the third, before giving in in a strange climate. The shock was strained between the two men. Like the icy handshake. Murray, barely greeting his opponent at the net after the converted match point.


The sprinkler watered. During the last Roland-Garros final, Tsitsipas complained about Novak Djokovic’s toilet break after the second set. Monday against Murray, it is the Greek who offered himself two “ pee breaks “. The second, to change after winning the fourth set, lasted seven minutes. What greatly annoyed Andy Murray. The Briton then went to his box and said: “He is cheating “, Then called out to supervisor Gerry Armstrong:”You know as well as I do that it is an absolute disgrace. 20 minutes each time and the toilet is right next door. What is he doing in there? “. The Scotsman, very bitter, gave it a layer afterwards at a press conference. “ I lost all respect for him. He abused all these rules that allow you to break the rhythm of the match».


The spectacle was at the rendezvous between the Greek and the British. Drawing.


It started very badly… Of the twelve French people competing on Monday for the first day of the US Open, only three managed to climb for the second round: Adrian Mannarino, Arthur Rinderknech and Caroline Garcia. Mannarino (44th in the world) overthrew his compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Another tricolor Remontada. That of Arthur Rinderknech (80th), striker of Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (63rd) 6-7 (10/12), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, to afford his first victory in Grand Slam, at 26. In the women’s table, Caroline Garcia, won in pain against Harriet Dart 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-2 and will be opposed in the next round to Kazakhe Elena Rybakina (20th world) . On the other hand, it is already over for Benoît Paire, Ugo Humbert, Richard Gasquet, qualified Quentin Halys, Antoine Hoang. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, for his part, forfeited due to a painful calf In the ladies, also eliminations of Alizé Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic.

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The number

Back to life in Flushing Meadows. Spectators were deprived of a tournament last year due to Covid-19. An edition disputed in a deafening camera. Change of scenery Monday in the spans of the Billie Jean King national center with an enclosure that was sold out with no less than 53,783 spectators. The Big Apple town hall having given the authorization to fill the stadiums of fans of the little yellow ball to capacity, on condition of presenting proof of vaccination.

The phrase

«It’s a little crazy to play in front of everyone again. I felt pretty lonely, so I’m quite happy to see children in the audience and adults too. The energy that emanates from it is unmatched. I really feel at ease here“. After the depression, the smiles. Naomi Osaka, 3rd in the world, and title holder, walked around the Czech Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-1 (87th), and was reassured, she who defends her title without major benchmarks after several difficult months , due to problems of “Mental Health ».

The darling

In the absence of Serena Williams, it is the American prodigy Coco Gauff, who has the favors of the public. The protected of the academy Mouratoglou was scared against the Polish Magda Linette 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. She will face in the second round her compatriot Sloane Stephens, winner in 2017. A shock that should fascinate New York.

At the state


Perfectly successful entry into the running for world number 2 Daniil Medvedev, three-set scorer from Richard Gasquet: 6–4, 6–3, 6–1, in 1h59 of play.e round, the finalist of the 2019 edition will face Dominik Koepfer, winner of Frenchman Quentin Halys in straight sets. By dominating Gasquet, the most French of the Russians won only his first Grand Slam match against a tricolor! He lost against Bonzi, Pouille and Herbert at Roland Garros, and against Mannarino at Wimbledon …

Le bide

It was predictable and it happened. The Australian Nick Kyrgios, forfeited from Winston Salem last week, and who drags a left knee injury, did not exist against the solid Bautista Agut 6–3, 6–4, 6–0, in 1h50. Too bad because with the showman Kyrgios, it is often the promise of fiery night assignments… Not this time.

The perf ‘

Cameron Norrie, seeded 26, suffered the law of prodigy Carlos Alcaraz in 3 sets. The 18-year-old Spaniard, winner of his first title last month at Umag and a semi-finalist at Winston-Salem last week, continues to impress. At Roland Garros, he had spent two rounds. Will he do better at the US Open? His future opponent, the Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech is warned.


Marin Cilic, winner of the 2014 edition, is now down to 36th place in the world. Surrendered against the German Kohlschreiber, when he was down 2-0 in the 5th set. This is the first time in 838 career games that the Croatian has given up …

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