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Medvedev and Alcaraz start well – Osaka and Williams sisters both out early

23 Sep 2022 | 10:07 | LATEST POSTS

Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz get off to a good start in Cincinnati

Daniel Medvedev is the defending 2021 U.S. Open champion, and the only man to win a set for him on this route is Botic van de Zandschulp. In this reunion, the Dutch players made Medvedev a lot of difficulties with durable balls. In the first set, Medvedev knew how to take advantage of a forehand to attack a corner kick in such a situation, forcing Zandschurp to lead 4-6.

In the second set, Zanshurp played more fiercely and finished well, and his serve was also difficult, but Medvedev’s reaction was more difficult to win 7-5. Daniel Medvedev enters the second round of the Cincinnati Open against Tommy Paul with a score of 2-0, and if he wins another game, he will remain the world No. 1 until the start of the US Open.

Medvedev and Alcaraz start well - Osaka and Williams sisters both out early
Daniel Medvedev got off to a good start at the Cincinnati Open.

In the first round, third seed Carlos Alcalás faced off against MacKenzie McDonald. In the first set, MacDonald, wearing a blue shirt, took the initiative to put pressure on the net and successfully put pressure on Alcala. However, the Spaniard quickly adjusted his style of play, appearing extremely precise to send the ball into the backcourt, winning 6-3.

Entering the second set, MacDonald continued to make Alcaraz’s movements extremely forceful, playing against the net very similar to the first set, bringing excitement to the audience on the court. That didn’t last long, however, as the third seed ended quickly at 6-2. The 19-year-old will meet Marin Cilic in the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

Medvedev and Alcaraz start well - Osaka and Williams sisters both out early
A landslide victory, Carlos Alcaraz went straight to the second round in Cincinnati.

On the court in Cincinnati, fans witnessed a wonderful duel between the two hosts, Tommy Paul and Jenson Brooksby, in the first round. Here, Tommy Paul, who beat young talent Carlos Alcaraz in the Rogers Cup last week, continues to show good form.

Tommy Paul dominated compatriot Jenson Brooksby in both sets, winning 6-3, 6-2 on aggregate to advance to the second round. Tommy Paul’s next opponent is Denis Shapovalov, who just beat No. 16 seed Grigor Dimitrov 2-0.

Meanwhile, tennis player Jannik Sinner just had a special day in Cincinnati to celebrate his 21st birthday with a victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis. It wasn’t an easy game for the Italians, when No. 10 seed Sinner needed three sets and went through two series tiebreaks to successfully swim against the tide against Kokinakis. In the end, after more than 3 hours of competition, Sinner won the specific score of 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 and advanced to the second round.

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Tommy Paul (left) advances to the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

Naomi Osaka and the Williams sisters out early in Cincinna

In the first round, Naomi Osaka faced off against Zhang Shuai. This is the sixth time these two players have faced each other. In the previous 5 battles, Naomi Osaka won 3-2. In this game, both players played strong forehands, and both sets were tight, but Zhang Shuai won 6-4 and 7-5, and the advantage was in Zhang Shuai’s favor.

In the second round, the Chinese will face Ekaterina Alexandrova, who defeated No. 13 seed Laila Fernandez.

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Naomi Osaka continues to disappoint in Cincinnati.

Serena Williams answered in Vogue last week that she will retire after the US Open, and today there is not a single seat available for the American tennis player’s opening round. She met U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu.

In the first set, Raducanu quickly took a 4-1 lead, but Serena had a good shot to widen the gap, but after that, his youth helped Raducanu pull back a game with a score of 6-4.

Going into the second set, it was even easier for the young Briton, who was unable to win a game and lost 6-0, ending at the Cincinnati Open.

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Serena Williams lost in the first round of the women’s singles in Cincinnati.

Venus Williams hasn’t beaten a top 20 representative since beating Kiki Bertens in Cincinnati three years ago. Sister Williams is now 42 years old.

It was a bad day for U.S. tennis when ‘prodigy’ Coco Goff pulled out with an ankle injury and Marie Buzkova led 7-5, 1-0. The incident worries the 18-year-old, the world No. 12, as she is only two weeks away from the U.S. Open.

Medvedev and Alcaraz start well - Osaka and Williams sisters both out early
Coco Gauff suffered an ankle injury ahead of the 2022 U.S. Open.

Cincinnati Masters spectators kicked out for Ukrainian flag

Tensions between Ukrainians and Russians persist at international public events against the backdrop of the unfinished Russian-Ukrainian conflict. At the Cincinnati Masters recently, there was a situation related to this story that made a splash.

In the women’s singles qualifying round of the Cincinnati Masters, two Russian players, Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova, had a match for tickets. Kalinskaya won 7-5, 6-1 to win a ticket to go on, but the game’s most dramatic incident took place in the stands with a spectator holding a Ukrainian flag.

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Spectator Lola, was asked to leave the stands for holding a Ukrainian flag.

The female spectator wore a huge Ukrainian flag and a Ukrainian-style wreath on her head, although there was no evidence that the girl was Ukrainian. A tennis reporter on the court said her name was Lola and she was a local, although it was still possible that she was a Ukrainian immigrant.

Ms Lola is said to be sitting with a friend from Ukraine watching the game quietly.Halfway through the game, referee Morgane Lara came over to get her out of the stands and said “It’s not good to sit next to a flag like this.” she replied “It’s not good to send troops to other countries like this”.

According to the above-mentioned tennis reporter, one of the two players in this match asked the referee to kick Lola off the stand. The security guard on the court was quite rude to her, threatening to call her and call the police if she refused. go. The audience around stood up to protect her, but Lola, not wanting to make a fuss, got up and left the venue alone.

However, the organizers explained to Reuters that she had to leave the stage because “The flag violates the size rules”. The statement from the organizers of the Cincinnati Masters reads as follows: “According to the rules of the game, the maximum allowed size of the flag is only 46cm X 46cm. Therefore, the flag bearer was asked to remove the flag from the field and due to the rules, she was allowed to stay and watch the game.”.

The audience present thought the reason the flag was so big was ridiculous, because they said there were many large American and Serbian flags flying untouched.

Federer to play tennis with Kate

The Duchess of Cambridge recently announced that she and Roger Federer will join forces for a charity tennis event to raise money for underprivileged children. The event is scheduled to take place in London on September 22, an open practice day for former Laver Cup players. Kate and Federer will also take part in tennis events for children aged 8 to 15 under the Children’s Sponsorship programme she founded.

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Federer and Kate.

Djokovic, Murray for Davis Cup, Nadal out of group stage, Kyrgios out

The 2022 Davis Cup, the world’s most prestigious men’s team cup, will play its final round in Spain on September 13, with Serbia and Great Britain now announced to be competing. On the other side, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Serbia will be in the same group as hosts Spain, but Djokovic will not be able to face Rafael Nadal as the “Galman” missed the entire group stage through injury.

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Novak Djokovic.

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