/ 10 September 2021

Players look to serve up tennis history

Image source: Tennis Australia
Image source: Tennis Australia

The US Open is ending Monday morning our time (boo…), and there are 2 Aussies to keep an eye out for. Sam Stosur is in the women’s doubles semis – she and Chinese partner Zhang Shuai play tomorrow. And world #1 wheelchair quad singles tennis champ Dylan Alcott is expected to win his quarter-final this morning against American Bryan Barten. Both he and women’s singles champ Diede de Groot hope to become the first players in wheelchair tennis history to claim the Golden Slam – all 4 tennis majors + Paralympic gold. And to play Captain Obvious for a moment, another player to watch this weekend is world #1 Novak Djokovic. While missing out on a Golden Slam after placing 4th in Tokyo, he’s 2 wins away from becoming the first man to claim all 4 grand slam titles in a single calendar year since Rod Laver in 1969. And he’s poised to take a record 21st major championship. Djokovic currently shares the record with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. No pressure.

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