The Sportsperson’s Spirit at the US OPEN 2018
| Anuradha Das - 02 Sep 2018

The Sportsperson’s Spirit at the US OPEN 2018

Anuradha Das

Amongst the four Grand Slams of lawn tennis, if we talk about which one is in season right now, it is the US Open. What to talk about Nadal, Serena or Federer, all of them are big players and fighters of world tennis. One is never sure as to who will win finally with the stalwarts of tennis fighting it all out. But in this win-loss outcome, at this year’s US Open, we are witnessing grace in defeat on one hand and un-sportsperson’s spirit on the other.

Nadal, who is 32 years old, was a set and break down before fighting back to win 5-7, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6. World number 1 Nadal will play Georgia’s Nikolaz in the last 16. The 17-time Grand Slam Champion aims for a fourth US Open title. Nadal’s relief was evident in his exuberant celebrations.

After suffering a bad defeat, Venus Williams says that this was the best match she had ever played against Serena. Venus just said that she did not do much wrong as such, but Serena did everything right. Serena equaled her most lop-sided victory against her sister with a 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of US Open. Both sisters exemplify sportsperson’s spirit.

As far as ladies players are concerned, Azarenka could not survive this consecutive third time. On the other hand, Sharapova could clear her way to the fourth round of this tournament. Both losing and winning as good sports.

Federer beatsKyrgois 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 and proceeds to the fourth round of this tournament. However, Kyrgois has displayed unusual behaviour on and off the courts, something that modern-day tennis is not used to. Federer has beaten him in behaviour too!

Let’s keep an eye on this year’s a bit newsy US Open.

Photo Courtesy - ABC News

PHOTO: Alize Cornet plays her first round at the 2018 US Open at Billie Jean

(The writer, Ms. Anuradha Das is a Singer, Media personality and writes as a Columnist. She can be reached through and Twitter:@AnuradhaDas900 )

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