3 Must-See Moments From The Weekend Of US Open Action

02 September 2019
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From touches of class to the eternal dominance of Federer

The US Open tends to exist in a bit of a bubble when it comes to the amount Aussies pay attention to it. The time difference means most are simply forced to rely on checking their Fox Sports notifications to keep up to date with what's going on. But more often than not, the US Open throws up more must-see moments than any other major, serving as the final make or break moment upon which the Tennis world's top professionals can go for grand slam glory in any given year.

2019 has been no different, with just this weekend throwing up a host of noteworthy goings on, some of which raise more questions than others. Get caught up below.

Osaka's classy move

Being a 15-year-old tennis prospect is hard, but it's undoubtedly harder when you're drawn against the world number 1, who then promptly dominates you in front of a full house at the world's biggest tennis stadium. In a classic Naomi Osaka move, the Japanese American recognised this, bringing young Coco Gauff, who she had just knocked out 6-3 6-0, along with her to take part in the encore interview.

Kyrgios exits again

If, at the beginning of the year, Nick Kyrgios thought this would be the time for him to build momentum for a strong push in 2020, he couldn't have been further from correct. The Aussie now looks more bereft of ideas than ever, despite winning two ATP events this year, and now faces the prospect of hitting the 2020 Australian Open having not made the quarter finals in a grand slam for five years. Taking to the press room after being handed a third-round defeat by unseeded Andrew Rubiev, he was quick to lay blame on a multitude of things, from a niggling elbow injury, to Call of Duty.

Will Roger Federer keep going forever?

To see Roger Federer keep doing what he's doing is astounding, particularly given the way you normally wake up feeling after spending a couple of hours running around on a hard tennis court. Alas, he's as dominant as he's ever been, having brushed aside David Goffin in straight sets and proclaiming he feels fitter than ever. He even said he might be able to keep playing into his 40s.


Via GQ Australia