A squirrel invades the doubles match at the US Open: "He won't have a ticket?"

A funny moment interrupted the doubles match, to the amusement of the crowd

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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A squirrel invades the doubles match at the US Open: "He won't have a ticket?"
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The invader is on the court, but he's not someone who disturbed a match at the US Open 2023: he was a nice little squirrel, who ran near the baseline during the doubles match between Minnen and Wickmayer against Siegemunf and Zvonareva.

After a few moments of bewilderment, the sweet squirrel managed to escape into the crowd and the match resumed, while the TV commentator asked: "Is it for the ticket?" Here is the video shared by the US Open X account:

Coco Gauff talks fight with Caroline Wozniacki

Coming back to talk about the women's singles, it is precisely in these matches that all the work done by Brad Gilbert to allow Coco Gauff to grow tactically and mentally emerges.

After a complicated first set, lost 3-6, the young American tennis player took a long break and analyzed the mistakes she made in key moments. Gauff had the merit of raising the bar and wearing Elise Mertens down. The Belgian was no longer able to keep up with her rival and she didn't collect even a game in the third set.

At the press conference, Gauff talked not only about her performance, but also about her next opponent, Caroline Wozniacki. The American told: "I played well in the second set establishing my game plan. I think it was a really physical match in the first two sets, even if the result doesn't show it.

In the third I tried to fight on every point and I managed to win. She was much more aggressive than last time. I just needed to take some leeway. It's not easy to play against her, you can't make mistakes." The Delray Beach native will challenge Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 16.

The Dane returned to play a Grand Slam after more than three years and she immediately grabbed the second week: "I think she won't give me anything. She has always moved very well on the pitch. She defends really well, so I expect long and intense exchanges.

I watched her last games this week. I think she's playing more aggressively than in the beginning. It will be interesting to face her in the round of 16. I never thought I'd be in this position, especially since she'd basically retired.

But she's still a fit player. She hit the ball pretty clean today. It won't be easy at all. I think you know my game, I don't know if you have commented on any of my matches in the past. I know you never stopped watching tennis. It's going to be really cool, I'm excited. It's incredible to face a legend like her."

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