On the hard-courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows, New York), the matches of the highly anticipated US Open 2021 are being played, the last Grand Slam of the season, during which there will be the absences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
In the men’s singles, Daniil Medvedev beat Botic Van De Zandschulp in four sets with the final score of 6-3 6-0 4-6 7-5, applying for a place in the final at Flushing Meadows.
The Russian player has already played and lost right on the Arthur Ashe Stadium a Grand Slam final against Rafael Nadal. Felix Auger-Alissime will be waiting for him. The young Canadian stopped Carlos Alcaraz’s run, forced to retire midway through the second set with the score 1-6 1-3.
In the women’s singles, Leylah Fernandez beat Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals of the women’s singles, at the end of a very tough match for both, who played very defensive tennis from Svitolina, with more variations from Fernandez. Leylah, after eliminating Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber, led the match, obtaining 16 winners with the forehand
Final score: 6-3 3-6 7-6 (5) for Fernandez.
To challenge the Canadian there will be the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who defeated Barbora Krejcikova 6-1 6-4, dominating the challenge and showing how she is now the great favorite for the final victories of this tournament, among many surprises and many teenagers.