ANALYSE – The last Grand Slam of the year highlights star seeds with new semi-finalists.
Eye-opening game. In recent months, according to injuries and absences, tennis at the crossroads of generations had become accustomed to wondering with nostalgia about the post-Big 3 era (the blessed era of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer which saw the trio have won 63 of 75 Grand Slam titles since Wimbledon 2003). He knows, since a hair-raising US Open which brutally chased away melancholy, that he has a future.
The semi-finalists in the men’s draw – Russian Karen Khachanov, Norwegian Casper Ruud, Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and American Frances Tiafoe – have an average age of 23 and, despite only winning 19 titles (when Federer, Nadal and Djokovic collect 283), have an ambition and devour the present with full teeth. New lines of force.
The latest match in US Open history
The showdown between Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and Italian Jannik Sinner, a thriller concluded at 2:50 a.m. in New York on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the latest match in the history of the American Grand Slam, has fascinated …