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World No. 1 Daniel Medvedev beat Canada’s Dennis Shapovalov 7-5, 7-5 to take on American Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals. The Russian star had 13 break points, but had the advantage of three. But with the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters, the No. 1 spot in the world after the 2022 US Open, even if Rafael Nadal didn’t lose first to Borna Coric.
Medvedev will face host representative Tyler Fritz, the 11th seed who just eliminated 2021 Cincinnati Masters runner-up Andrei Rublev of Russia 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-5. The No. 13 player in the world is having the best season of his career.
Borna Coric once again sowed sorrow for Spanish tennis with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over 15th seed Roberto Bautista Agut after knocking out Nadal. The Croatian tennis player, currently ranked 152 in the world, will join forces with the talented Canadian who just beat world No. 10 Italian young star Jannik Sinner 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 Felix Auger-Aliassime competes.
Meanwhile, “Greek God” Stefanos Tsitsipas also had no trouble beating Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters. He is currently No. 7 in the world and No. 4 seeded, while Diego Maradona’s compatriot “The Midget” is No. 13.
Next, he will meet American giant John Isner, who just beat Sebas 7-6(3), 1-6, 7-6(4) in an “inside” match Tian Korda. The 37-year-old world-class 50-year-old served a maximum of 20 rounds and went straight to the quarter-finals.
Spain’s “prodigy” Carlos Alcalás beat Croatian opponent Marin Celic 7-6(4), 6-1 in the remaining highlights. Nadal’s descendants are currently ranked No. 4 in the world.
One of the most shocking results in the 2022 Cincinnati Open Women’s Singles event, which just saw a series of third-round losses for the women’s singles star, was the victory over No. 1 seed Iga of Poland by host Madison Keys. The quarter-finals faced defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-4.
Beating the concept in the world’s No. 1 dictionary since Barty took over as Australia, it hasn’t been seen for five months since Barty dominated the WTA Felt Village. But she’s lost a lot in the past month, from last week’s Alize Cornet, Caroline Garcia to Haddad Maia and now Madison Keys. It seems that her No. 1 position in the world is no longer enough to threaten her opponent.
Another host representative, Jessica Pegula, also scored a huge victory by knocking out defending US Open champion Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4. The British girl was beaten 3 times by the world number 8. Pegula, 28, is currently the No. 1 women’s tennis player in the United States and is ranked in the world’s top 10 in both women’s singles and doubles.
Another surprise came when world No. 2 Estonian Anett Kontaveit lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Chinese opponent Zhang Shuai. The 44th world player’s prize is a chance to compete with former Belarus world number two Aryna Sabalenka after the No. 6 seed represented American Shelby Rodgers 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4. Aryna Sabalenka is now ranked 7th in the world.
Surprises followed when Petra Kvitova beat Ons Jabeur 6-1, 4-6, 6-0. It was considered one of the Czech girl’s biggest victories of the season, when she beat the world number 5. Petra Kvitova’s serve was strong, but this time, the key to the win was the return, which allowed her to win more than half of her serve, even in the Tunisian star’s first serve.
Kvitova defeated Veronica Kudmetova 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals against Ajla Tomljanovic. The current world number 63 is the former lover of Australian superstar Nick Kyrgios and Italian star Matteo Berrettini. Ajla Tomljanovic is Australian but of Croatian descent.
In another notable result, defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan defeated Alison Riske 6-2, 6-4. She is currently ranked 25th in the world due to her performance in the grass slams not being included in the WTA rankings.
According to the announcement of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) on August 18 (local time), the prize money of the 2022 US Open will reach $60.1 million, exceeding the $57.5 million in 2021. Previously, the US tennis governing body has reached an agreement with the ATP (Professional Tennis Association) and WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) players’ committees to increase the total prize money and qualifying rounds of the 2022 US Open first round.
Specifically, players who are eliminated in the first round of the final major of the year will receive $80,000, an 85 percent increase from 2016. Players suspended in the second round will receive $121,000, a 57 percent increase. compared to 2016.
This year’s qualifiers totaled $6.26 million, a 223 percent increase from six years ago. Those who make it to the final stages of qualifying will also “pocket” $44,000.
In the men’s and women’s singles events, quarterfinalists are awarded $445,000 and semifinalists $705,000. The runner-up in the event will receive $1.3 million, and the winner will receive $2.6 million.
In the quarterfinals and semifinals of the doubles event, teams will receive $97,500 and $172,000 respectively. Prize money for the runner-up and champion teams is $344,000 and $688,000, respectively.
Qualifiers for the 2022 U.S. Open will begin on August 23. The Main Event begins on August 29 and ends on September 11. For the 142nd time, the event is still being played on outdoor and hard courts at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, USA.
Women’s tennis No. 1 Igas Vatek was eliminated after a 0-2 loss to Madison Keys (USA) at the Cincinnati Open. Swiatek explained the reason for the failure, pressing down when telling the media: “We make more mistakes with these balls (women’s balls are lighter than men’s). I don’t know why the balls are lighter than the men’s. Fifteen years ago, that was appropriate. But now we’re physically ready, So I don’t think it’s necessary to change the weight of the women’s game compared to the men’s game.”.
“I think it’s very difficult to control them, but it’s a general difficulty, so we have to work on it. I think those balls are horrible, especially after three real games. Difficulty, they’re getting lighter and lighter. .” In the end, you can’t even serve at 170 km/h because it’s so light. I think these balls are bad. “Swatek concluded.
An unpleasant farewell to Cincinnati, but the Polish player has more time to prepare for the 2022 U.S. Open on Aug. 29. Swatek is the top seed, and the 21-year-old played in the fourth round of the U.S. Grand Slam last year.
Radukanu’s performance has improved significantly after working with Russian coach Dmitry Tursunov. In less than 24 hours at the Cincinnati Masters, the 19-year-old defeated former world No. 1 Serena William and Victoria Azarenka before losing in the third round to No. 7 seed Jay Jay. Sika Pegula.
In the win over two older former Nos. Serena and Azarenka, Raducanu had to grapple with a troubling question of how to perform. Raducanu received questions from reporters: “I’m not sure if anyone taught you to respect older opponents”. The 19-year-old tennis player answered without hesitation: “I just have to focus on what I can control and at those points you don’t care who the other opponent is. You just have to focus on the game. I played well because of the effort and practice. Center. I lost. A lot of games because my mentality is always under pressure.”.
In the third round of the Cincinnati Masters, the 19-year-old aims to defend her U.S. Open title in 2022. Raducanu was a little-known player last year, but now she’s a big star, so all is well. It won’t be easy for tennis beauties.
Roger Federer has been unable to return to the professional arena after Wimbledon in 2021. The 41-year-old ‘Express Train’ will compete in the Laver Cup (Team Cup) in September 2022, which will feature Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael among others 3 other famous players in the “Big Four” group joined Nadal.
In addition to the Laver Cup, Federer has also confirmed a special event in which he will play Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge (England). The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, and former world No. 1 Federer, 41, will play a friendly at an undisclosed location, according to the British “Sun Sports”. This competition aims to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
World No. 6 Novak Djokovic still trains at home and watches tennis on TV while big-name players play in many major tournaments from Canada to the United States. The Serbian tennis player missed a slew of major events such as the City Open, Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters (August 15-21 in the U.S.) as the U.S. government denied entry to unvaccinated tourists.
But it’s not just the aforementioned tournaments, Djokovic is in great danger of having to withdraw from the 2022 U.S. Open, a tournament he won runner-up last year. Everything is so miserable for “Djokovic” that he won’t be able to play anything since Wimbledon 2022.
Amid “extreme pain”, Novak received good news from Australia. US swimmer Michael Andrews, who has not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19, has been allowed to travel to Australia to compete in swimming competitions. Seven months ago, in Australia, Djokovic was deported for not being vaccinated against the epidemic, and the message from fisherman Andrew gave Noel hope for the 2023 Australian Open.