US Open Tennis: The US Open has always attracted a large number of powerful star switches, especially for matches under the light. Labor Day weekend was no exception. Golfer Tiger Woods was among the celebrities who watched Rafael Nadal when he defeated Marine Cilic in a match of the 16th round. Woods and Nadal are friends, and both are some of the most successful and recognizable athletes in the world. They also belong to the Nike family, and Nadal is reportedly not a bad golfer. It would probably be much better if the Tiger did not see my hesitation, ”Nadal joked.
Nadal, seeded No. 2, won 18 Grand Slam titles, including a record of 12 at the French Open. He is trying to add to his outcome what will become the fourth crown of the US Open. He won at Flushing Meadows, New York, in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Roger Federer holds the record with 20 and will play on Tuesday. The world’s No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic (16), retired on Sunday from his match against Stan Wawrinka due to a left shoulder injury.
After Nadal fought off a service interruption in the third set, Woods jumped out of his chair and made his famous fist, reflecting Nadal’s reaction. Woods watched Nadal several times at the US Open, and a tennis star also watched a golfer in the past. After the match, Nadal said he was too focused on the match to see Woods reacting to his game. shots.
But he made an encouraging request to play with Woods in their respective sports once. Two players are not far from the court, and Nadal welcomed the performance of his friend to defeat Alexander Zverev. He is one of the most talented players on our tour. He has everything, amazing control, amazing speed. He can read your frames very well and understand the game very well. No wonder he’s there.
“Before the match, I know that people might think that Zverev was given preference over this match. Honestly, today I liked Schwartzman. Schwartzman, I saw how he played a couple of matches during this tournament, he played great. Matches, two or three matches are close. Physical problems are always, I think. Another arrived fresh and plays amazingly.
“Even if he lost the first set when he had 2: 0 and a great chance of 3: 0, at first with a double break, he finally lost the first set. After that, he played amazingly. Sasha fought as always. He. I think that I will soon become the champion of the Grand Slam. But today, Diego plays incredibly. I need to play my best in the next round to have a chance to get into this semifinal. But today’s match, I think, helps.
Marine Silik took it with Rafael Nadal and spent a short time in the Spanish open standings of the 16th round of the great Spanish on the ropes. Then Nadal picked up the transfer, and it was all over in a 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2 victory. Evidence that Rafa was playing some kind of crazy tennis? To get the match point, Kilik pushed him and gulped at an angle before Nadal ran over it and went around the net, making ESPN commentator John McEnroe scream.
Nadal said after the match: “I hit him well, but to hit this ball, you need a little luck. While the match was played at a high level in the first two sets, Nadal raised his game a notch and Silik, the winner of the helmet and a multiple finalist, simply could not go with him. Nadal’s level would send a shiver through rivals for the title of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, as well as quarter-final opponent Diego Schwartzman. The last two sets contrasted sharply with the second set, when Nadal could do nothing to fight Kilik, who was moving forward, who forced him to change tactics to the third.