US Open: Medvedev shows New York the finger - Sport
There are a few rules for visiting New York: reassuring the most colossally ill-tempered inhabitants of this wondrous city that it is the "greatest city on earth", the greatest city in the world. One should never blaspheme about the sports clubs (they do that themselves), and never, never, never offend them. You never forget that. Now, Daniil Medvedev It was a bit different, he showed the New Yorkers what he thinks of them:
And after his game he said:
On Sunday he plays against German qualifier Dominik Köpfer.
The sympathies should be clearly distributed.
Since that is clear, we can go to the Match of the day turn:
On Saturday night, defending champion plays Naomi Osaka against Coco GauffIt's the first duel between the two, who are likely to shape this sport in the next decade. The Arthur Ashe Stadium is sold out, as always, but it was not even as crowded as it was this evening at the finals of the past few years. The hype around Gauff, on social networks with the hashtag #callmecoco to admire takes in the US beatlemaniaeske trains.
Osaka wins the game 6: 3, 6: 0 - then they give a joint emotional interview on the court:
Employee of the day
The British Comedian Jonathan Pinfield, famous above all (some say: only) because of his accent, with which he occasionally Alexander Zverev amused. He has now flown to New York and has apparently financed the trip through donations. However, Zverev has written on Twitter that he has a ticket for Pinfield left - which is why Pinfield wants to forward all donations to a foundation.
"It's always a bit difficult to keep your nerve in the first two laps," said Julia Görges after beating Khi Bertens (Netherlands) in sixth place 6: 2, 6: 3. She dominated this game at will, acted courageously and aggressively, she made 18 hits and forced 25 errors of the opponent: "I felt very well, I like to play anyway in New York, where people are excited about this sport." On Monday Görges plays in the round of 16 against Donna Vekic (Croatia).
Eliminated is against it Andrea Petkovic, she lost 3-6, 3-6 against Elise Mertens (Belgium). "My leg work was not so hot today, I did not get in the balls," she said afterwards, "but I have to say that Elise played a really good game, she scored 26 goals, I have only 19 minor mistakes made - that shows how well she has played. "
Alexander Zverev wins 6: 7, 7: 6, 6: 3, 7: 6 against Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia) and then reminds the younger players once again to be more respectful towards spectators, ball kids and opponents: "I am also emotional, but with I usually do that against myself. I do not want to be lumped in there. "
Change of rallies for eternity
Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan) v Pablo Andujar (Spain):
Andujar wins the game 6: 4, 6: 3:
quote of the Day
"Everything about his game is surprising because he is so good."
(Hyeon Chung after his defeat to Rafael Nadal when asked what was particularly surprising in the Spaniard's game)
That brings the sunday
The first real blast of the tournament: Novak Djokovic against Stan Wawrinka.
A treat for gourmets: Johanna Konta against Karolina Pliskova. The second game in the Louis Armstrong Stadium