At the US Open,Serena continued her March towards a record 24th Grand Slam with a rather labored win over little known Maria Sakkari from Greece, 6-3 6-7 6-3. A second successive 3 game match for Williams showing proving she still has stamina to stand toe to toe with younger opponents.
In the men’s draw, my most anticipated match was between two champions of the future,Dominic Them of Austria and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Dominic who is best placed to cause Djokovic problems these year,was taken all the way in the first set by Felix before eventually winning the tie breaker. He routed the Canadian in the next 2 sets to win 7-6 6-1 6-1.
American Frances Tiafoe succumbed to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 4-6 1-6 0-6. I am made to believe professional tennis players have fitness trainers right? Taifoe get the memo PLEASE.
The pick of the UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE ties was the Netherlands against Italy. The Italians very worthy winners through a Barella header. Time and time again the Italians were allowed to cross from the left wing and they duly punished a static Dutch defence