Another 5 set classic from Tiafoe but unfortunately he was on the losing side as Alcaraz took him down. Alcaraz will play Ruud for not only the title but also the #1 ranking.
Also this was the first time since the very first US Open in 1881 that none of the 4 men in the semis had ever been there before. That is amazing in and of itself.
Well, Frances certainly won me over with that run. Farthest an American has gone at the US Open in nearly 20 years. Beating Nadal and then Rublev in straight sets was really impressive. He is super likable, his story is moving and I hope that he can build off of this run going forward. Tiafoe played well last night, but unfortunately, he ran into The Terminator..
I got a chance to watch Alcaraz live last year in the 4th round of the US Open and it’s amazing how much he has changed physically in one year, going from 18 to 19 years old. Him and Nadal are just built differently than the other tennis players.. John McEnroe was calling the match last night and said that Carlos is the fastest player that he’s ever seen step foot on a tennis court. Many current players have also mentioned that he hits the ball harder than anyone else on tour. The combination of speed and power is just devastating. He’s going to win a lot of majors.