Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz, Coco Gauff, John McEnroe, and many more took to court in support of the Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition event ahead of the 2022 US Open.
The 2022 US Open runs from August 23 – September 11 in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The tournament takes place for the 142nd time and is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Daniil Medvedev is the men’s singles reigning champion and Emma Raducanu is the women’s singles reigning champion. Last year, both players claimed their first Grand Slam title, with 18-year-old Raducanu becoming the first-ever qualifier to achieve the feat. This year’s tournament is set to feature a range of greats and future stars looking to add to their records and cement their place in tennis history.
Cameron Norrie had his biggest match in his lifetime on Friday. A semi-final of Wimbledon on Centre Court. Against one of the biggest stars in the tennis world right now; Novak Djokovic from Serbia.
Norrie is an outstanding player and started the match by winning 2-6. But, it stopped there. Djokovic took the three next rounds and smashed Norrie with 6-3, 6-2, and 6-4. Take a look at the highlights, and judge for yourself. And listen to the audience. This ladies and gentlemen is entertainment!
Novak Djokovic is now in his eighth career Wimbledon final, which will put him fourth on the list over men`s all-time list. Roger Federer is at the top of that list, so Novak has still a way to go to reach that top.
Not only that. Novak contests his 32nd grand slam final, and that is nothing more than a new men`s all-time record.
American Pete Sampras’ seven Wimbledon titles two decades ago, can be smashed on Sunday if Djokovic wins over Nick Kyrgios. If he does, he will be, after Roger Federer, the third player to match that record.
British William Renshaw was the first man to win seven championships, but Roger Federer is an eight-time champion, which is an all-time men`s champion.
Renshaw and Sampras both have seven finals, and if Djokovic wins on Sunday, he will join that 7-club.
For me, Wimbledon is Bjorn Borg from Sweden. I used to watch it when he was at the top. He won in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980. Damn. That was a good time with good memories. I can remember it as if it was yesterday.
Nick reached his first grand slam final on Thursday after Nadal was forced to withdraw from the scheduled match on Friday because Nadal had an abdominal injury. Sunday will be the biggest day in Nick`s tennis career.
Novak Djokovic was banned from Australia Open earlier this year. Now, he`s in the Wimbledon final. Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney watched the game on Friday among thousands of other tennis enthusiasts.
It won’t be fewer people during the final on Sunday, but what about U.S Open? Will the superstar Novak Djokovic be banned by the Americans? If so, they will steal history, memories, and entertainment that won’t be forgotten.