2019 US Open is the tournament of surprises. The last are Matteo Berrettini and Bianca Andreescu. The Italian, beating Gael Monfils, is the youngest tennis player to reach a Slam-semifinal since 2010 in New York. Bianca, who does not lose a match from February, defeated Elise Mertes and at 19 years-old will play her first Slam-semifinal.
Their opponents? Rafael Nadal, by now the clear favorite for the final victory, and Belinda Bencic, who will challenge Andreescu in a very anticipated semi-final. We have just said it: for Rafael Nadal the US Open 2019 will be the greatest opportunity to approach Roger Federer's 20 Majors.
to reach this goal he will have first Berrettini and then one between Daniil Medvedev or Grigor Dimitrov. For a goal with a historical flavor. Serena Williams is also trying to rewrite history. And this year, in front of her home-crowd, the occasion is the most important, since she became mother.
Svitolina, Andreescu or Bencic on her path. A colossal occasion, much more than those at Wimbledon 2018, US Open 2018 and Wimbledon 2019. In short, now or never. We would like to talk about the courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Despite the splendor of Flushing Meadows and the glamorous appeal of the facilities, the playing surfaces are much slower than in recent years. Result: the show was less compelling, despite the many surprises of the results.
It was a problem we also admire on the grass-courts of Wimbledon and at the Australian Open, this season. The pains in the back of Federer and in the arm of Djokovic have impaired the men's singles. The semi-finals are ready: Medvedev-Dimitrov, Nadal-Berrettini, Bencic-Andreescu and S. Williams-Svitolina.