Tennis Today: Daniil Medvedev labelled a ‘genius’, plus fan spends £44k on US Open final tickets, but…
In Tennis Today, high praise for Danill Medvedev while a fan splashed £44k on four tickets for the US Open final shortly after Roger Federer won the third set against Grigor Dimitrov.
What’s on the site
It’s still quarter-final day at Flushing Meadows so why don’t you check out the US Open order of play for day 10.
As for overnight news, the big story was Grigor Dimitrov upsetting Roger Federer in the last eight.
Federer explained why he suffered a fifth-set slump against Dimitrov.
As for Dimitrov, it’s been a tough year so his victory over the 20-time Grand Slam winner was “very special”.
Serena Williams was at her brutal best as she dispatched Qiang Wang in 44 minutes to reach another US Open milestone.
Johanna Konta’s US Open run came to an end as she was beaten by Elina Svitolina.
“Tennis is a better sport than having to misbehave to create some kind of attention,” says Mats Wilander after Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvevev and Nick Kyrgios’ recent antics.
What’s in the news
Daniil Medvedev has been hailed as a “genius” by his coach Gilles Cervara after his win over Stan Wawrinka.
“It’s like to coach a genius,” Cervara is quoted as saying by The Independent. “Sometimes a genius, you don’t understand them. It’s like this. They are different.”
After cheering on Rafael Nadal on Monday, Tiger Woods returned to Flushing Meadows on Tuesday to support Serena Williams and the Daily Mail has a lot of pictures for you.
Tiger wasn’t the only celebrity to attend the Williams match as Vanessa Williams and Martha Stewart were also in the crowd and yes, you guessed it, Daily Mail has the details.
Oh Priyanka Chopra was also there and of course Daily Mail has the story.
What’s on social media
Someone paid $53,000 (about £44,000) for four tickets for the US Open final shortly after Roger Federer won the third set against Grigor Dimitrov, probably in anticipation of a Fedal final. However, there will be no Fedal final.
As Federer goes up 2 sets to 1, someone just dropped $53K on four seats to the US Open Men’s Final — could it finally be Federer-Rafa? — on StubHub. The seats are three rows off the court. pic.twitter.com/wsxg2jwlRy
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 4, 2019
Some Grigor Dimitrov magic during his match against Roger Federer.
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Eugenie Bouchard putting in the hard yards.
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What’s on TV
ATP & WTA US Open
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