The third day of the US Open 2020 gave emotions and great matches. Novak Djokovic gave Kyle Edmund a set, but in the end, as always, it was the Serbian champion who won the match and qualified for the third round. As well as Naomi Osaka: the Japanese clearly defeated the Italian Camila Giorgi, showing herself in great shape and ready to win the Grand Slam.
Out the seed no.1 Karolina Pliskova. Vicotries for Alexander Zverev, Stefanons Tsitsipas, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Petra Martic. In December 2019, former world number one Roger Federer once again wrote history by becoming the first person still alive to be immortalized on a Swiss coin.
At the time, they were 20-franc silver coins, which in a few hours sold like hot cakes and which even caused several problems for the official website of Swissmint, which ended up crashing.
Almost twelve months later, the Swiss mint decided to put gold coins into circulation in honor of Federer: they will only be available in 10,000 pieces and some silver coins will also be available on the site. We are still getting used to crowd-free tennis as long as there is a health risk.
And yet seeing the great courts of Flushing Meadows without the fans makes everything different, strange, but at least we were lucky enough to go back to seeing the players an a court: a first step towards normality.
Business, the Roland Garros and Boris Becker's analysis
Talking about money, here's the business of Stenanos Tsitsipas during the lockdown: "In my spare time I sold some of my photos, I worked for some clients and small businesses and I spent some of my free time in this way.
I don't. instead of tennis, but during the quarantine several companies contacted me to advertise. I am very excited about this and it allows my creativity to expand. It is a situation that helps me to overcome difficult times."
"Over time, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will get too big and I want young players to beat the best while still at the top," said Boris Becker in a recent interview. "This is the right time to do it.
. They have to prove their worth now, whether it's Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas. Novak Djokovic was harshly criticized during last spring and early summer's lockdown, and knowing him well, it will have given him even more motivation to win."
In the meantime, the Roland Garros 2020 entry list has been released. There will be the come back to the court of the six Top-10 WTA players absent at Flushing Meadows: Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Belinda Bencic.
In the men's singles there will be all the stars: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and all the others. Out Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios.