US Open day 3 recap: rain, controversies, and slower courts


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US Open day 3 recap: rain, controversies, and slower courts

Rain characterized the third day of the US Open 2019, but it did not stop Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, who qualified for the third round. With them also Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina and Ashleigh Barty.

Nick Kyrgios and ATP continue their war. In New York, the Australian talked about what happened against Karen Khachanov in Cincinnati: "The ATP is a corrupt association, so I don't lose sleep for it. But why are we talking about something that happened three weeks ago when I just destroyed someone in the first round of a Slam?" A few hours later, via Twitter, Kyrgios said thts sometimes his controversial behavior deserved the fines and sanctions he received.

However ATP (which announced that it has opened an investigation for the behavior of Nick Kyrgios during his match against Karen Khachanov in Cincinnati - ed), through Gayle Bradshaw (executive vice-president of the ATP for rules and competitions), will decide the measures against Kyrgios' statements after his US Open first round win.

In short, the Next Gen are in a period of controversy; in fact Stefanos Tsitsipas expressed himself against the chair umpire Dumusois after the defeat in the first round of Flushing Meadows: "I wish all the referees were like Mohamed Lahyani because I believe he is the best.

We should need more like him in tennis because he is correct with everyone. Somene instead make preferences. The referee was very unfair to me." US Open courts seem slower than in the past. Even Roger Federer thinks this: "Yes, I think the courts are much slower than in the last few years.

I don't know if it depends on the balls or the courts, but they certainly aren't fast. They told me they would speed them up, but I don't think it." Today Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka will come back on the court for the 4th day.