/ 08 September 2021

A historic first at the US Open

Image source: US Open
Image source: US Open

American players have failed to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time in the grand slam’s 140-year history. Ash Barty slayer Shelby Rogers is out, and Jenson Brooksby went down fighting against World #1 Novak Djokovic yesterday. While we have you, there are a couple of other firsts to put on your radar. Emma Raducano became the youngest British player to reach the quarter-finals in New York when she beat Rogers yesterday. She’s one of 3 teenagers to make it through to the quarter-finals, and that sound you can hear is the changing of the guard… And Djokovic’s victory over Brooksby sees him on track to become the first man since Australia’s Rod Laver in 1969 to sweep all 4 major titles in a calendar year. He plays 6th seed Matteo Berrettini in the quarter-final tomorrow.

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