Naomi Osaka appears to be the most serious candidate for the final victory of the US Open 2020 women's singles. The Japanese reached the semifinal by clearly defeating Shelby Rogers in two sets: in the semifinal she will face Jennifer Brady, who defeated Yulia Putintseva in two sets.
In men's singles, Alexander Zverev needed four sets and two tie-breaks to overcome Borna Coric, while the most spectacular match of the US Open day 9 was that between Denis Shapovalov and Pablo Carreno-Busta, won by the Spaniard after five exciting sets.
Boris Becker knows Djokovic very well and believes that the press treatment of him is not always correct. He said: "I think the tennis world is divided between Federer fans and Nadal fans. Djokovic has arrived and joined the party.
Media criticizes him for so many things. Many journalists, for some reason, seem to love Federer and Nadal more than Djokovic. But that depends on them. About PTPA I think Roger and Rafa are not that much interested in politics.
They are more focused on their history and career. Many people believe that this is the right thing for them to do. , but on the other hand they are the most famous faces in our sport. Everyone is different. Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have a different way of thinking.
What I would really like to see is the union between the men's and women's Tour."
US Open day 9: all are waiting for Serena Williams quarterfinal match
Talking about the duality Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Nikola Pilic believes that, instead of Djokovic, Federer would not have been disqualified: "In my opinion, Djokovic hit the line judge totally involuntarily.
I think a game penalty would have been enough for the size of the gesture. It is not fair to disqualify the number 1 in the world for a reason like this. I think the line judge has exaggerated a little, of course she was hurt, but her reaction was excessive in my opinion. If Federer would have been disqualified for something like that? No, no chance.
It was a biased decision." While the quarter-finals of the US Open are being played in New York, tennis on clay-courts restarts in Europe. The men's Tour makes a stop in Kitzbuhel, where the qualifiers ended today and four first-round matches were played.
Kei Nishikori, who returned to the court more than a year after the last match and after recovering from covid, lost to young Miomir Kecmanovic, still playing a good match. Today the quarter-finals of the bottm-half will be played: on the courts Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem.