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US Open Day One

Mackenzie McDonald proves again he’s a Grand Slam force. In January he dismissed Rafael Nadal from the Australian Open and today he eliminated Felix-Auger Aliassime in four sets. McDonald is on the verge of achieving his career best ranking inside the top 45.

Iga Swiatek scores another 60 61 blowout today, smashing Rebecca Peterson.

Taylor Fritz is back on track after four straight poor Grand Slam showings, today he crushed Steve Johnson 62 61 62.

Stefanos Tsitsipas lost early last year at US Open to unheralded Daniel Elahi Galan but today he was in dominant form, beating Milos Raonic 62 63 64.

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens is gone on the first day, a victim of 19 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia 26 75 46.

Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam match since Australian Open 2021 – that’s over two and a half years – by whipping Alexander Bublik 63 62 64.

Danielle Collins is back in “Damimal” form as she trounced the Czech teenager Linda Fruhvirtova 62 60.

4 seed Elena Rybakina terminated Marta Kostyuk from the tournament with a 62 61 rout.

Comeback win of the day was by Juan Manuel Cerundolo who beat Ivashka 26 67 63 63 63.

Holger Rune lost in four sets to Roberto Carballes Baena 36 64 36 26. I sensed some disarray with Team Rune last week at his practice match vs Felix on Armstrong Stadium. Coach Mouratoglou was acting like the boss in control, making comments after most points and acting like the authority while standing far apart from Rune’s other two coaches. It looked like a pantomine act. 4 seed Rune needs to seriously consider making a move to unite his coaching team.

Ben Shelton, wearing a white and pink ON outfit, scored a much needed big win by defeating Pedro Cachin 16 63 62 64.

Highly touted American teen Clervie Ngounoue learned that pro tennis is a lot different than the juniors, as she was clobbered by Daria Saville 62 60.

Sebastian Korda lost in five sets to Marton Fucsovics. Korda has had a poor year since the Australian Open.

China’s Zhizhen Zhang previously struggled in five set matches and blowing two set leads and match points, but he has changed that former bad habit and won another epic marathon today by beating JJ Wolf 75 75 67 46 63.

Richard Gasquet lost a five set heartbreaker to Fabian Maroszan 36 16 76 76 26. Hopefully it’s not the final tie we see Gasquet at US Open.

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  • Scoop Malinowski · August 29, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Of course the usta uses the popularity of Djokovic to stage that BJK tribute right before his match and to stall Djokovic to start play after 10:30. Of course they could have presented that tribute before the Coco women’s match. They were better off piggybacking off of Djokovic to gain maximum effect. Fine wins by both Coco in three sets vs Siegemund and Novak 60 62 63 vs Muller. The new face of the day is Titouan Droguet, who beat Musetti in five sets after qualifying into main draw. It was Droguet’s first Grand Slam main draw.

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 29, 2023 at 7:41 am


    The irony of BJK talking about bravery, freedoms and struggles when the man coming out to kick ass literally said he would give up everything and did for a while to keep his freedom of choice. But, he will never be recognized in this matrix system that loves fake BS.

  • Cory · August 30, 2023 at 4:33 am

    BJK – the face of Moderna as they come for more jabbing this year. Goes nice with all the other nonsense propagated by the liberal media – like equal pay for women’s tennis, something they bash you over the head with endlessly at the very tournament where men play 5 sets instead of 3. Should a female bricklayer be paid for a 5 hour day the same as a man for an 8 hour day? I love women’s tennis, so there is no bias here – just common sense. I am just tired of contrived and forced adjustments – let the market decide. What’s next, paying wheelchair athletes the same? THE PAY COMES FROM THE FANS (the market).

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 30, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Cory you just slayed it. Nothing more to add to that. Mic drop.

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 30, 2023 at 9:02 am

    ATP Career Earnings Leaders
    1. Novak Djoković – $172m
    2. Rafael Nadal – $134
    3. Roger Federer – $130
    4. Andy Murray – $64
    5. Pete Sampras – $43



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