Emma Raducanu To Money in After a Historic US Open

Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that appears again on the week that was on the planet of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon recaps the 2021 US Open.

What a fantastic begin, center, and ending to this 2021 US Open.

Over the course of the previous two weeks, we wrote daily about this ultimate Grand Slam occasion of the season. There’s nothing fairly like masking a event day in and time out, even for those who occur to do it sitting in your sofa. That’s the way you study in regards to the rhythms of the occasion, in regards to the enjoyable and fewer enjoyable of a serious occasion.

And, effectively, you are likely to see issues a bit otherwise if you’re absolutely invested in it. What have we discovered from this 12 months’s US Open? Properly, we’re glad you requested.

The teachings from this 12 months’s occasion

We discovered that it’s doable to win a Grand Slam earlier than you’ve even managed to seize an at-large berth for a principal draw. Qualifier Emma Raducanu shockingly gained all of it in opposition to all odds in what was solely her fifth ever WTA occasion.

We discovered that if you wish to beat Djokovic, it is best to win each single level in your first serve. In successful the primary set of the lads’s ultimate, Daniil Medvedev managed to win 15 out of 15 first serve factors. You merely can’t beat that.


We discovered that the calendar-year Grand Slam is admittedly, really an unattainable mission. Welp, it was a enjoyable dream when it was nonetheless a chance.

We discovered that the goat debate is over. He could have misplaced the lads’s ultimate, however Djokovic has the within monitor for the title of finest males’s participant of all time. As a result of at this level, it’s simpler and faster to record the locations and marks the place he doesn’t have the benefit than those the place he does.

Certain, what else?

We discovered that the way forward for ladies’s tennis is excessively vibrant. As we wrote in our ladies’s ultimate preview, various thrilling and younger gamers have upended the established order taking part in an attacking and aggressive type of tennis. Nearly any- and everybody seemingly has a shot in ladies’s tennis. That’s a very good factor.

We discovered that the ATP prefers to place its head within the sand. Just a few days earlier than the occasion received underway, Ben Rothenberg published a follow-up article with Slate that detailed accusations of sexual misconduct in opposition to Alexander Zverev. This was a second piece on the matter after the one revealed final fall. The subsequent time you see the ATP tackle the allegations would be the first time it does. It’s cowardly, pathetic, and infuriating.

We discovered that it’s enjoyable and funky to be a serve bot. Being a fantastic server: it’s enjoyable, it is best to attempt it.

Different classes from the US Open

However in fact, that’s not all. There have been loads of different issues we wished we might have written about. We want we might have talked about the launch of the Billie Jean King Cup. Or how about the asinine comments on the COVID-19 vaccine from Stefanos Tsitsipas?

We want we might have mentioned in size the nice Dominic Thiem industrial and, certain why not let’s embed it beneath.


We want we had discovered a technique to write about all of the issues which have modified for Aslan Karatsev, who’s positively not the demigod of males’s tennis anymore. We additionally hoped we might have defined the current downturn and historic low in American men’s tennis.

You already know, we want we might have mentioned all this, however a minimum of we talked about every part else.

Comply with Charles Blouin-Gascon on Twitter @RealCBG

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