Cincinnati Open Championship
‘Endless game’ going to tie-break twice…
“The hardest game of my life”
2 wins 2 losses ‘tight’… 19-year-old Gough won the 바카라사이트 women’s division again at the US Open…
Her first WTA 1000 win
Novak Djokovic (2nd place, Serbia) won Carlos Alkaras (1st place, Spain)
in his third match this year and became the men’s singles champion
at the Cincinnati Open (total prize money of 6.6 million dollars) of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour.
Djokovic lost 2-1 (5-7 7-6<9-7> 7-6<7) after 3 hours and 49 minutes to Alkaras in the men’s singles final
on the final day of the tournament held in Cincinnati,
Ohio, USA on the 20th (local time). -4>) to win.
It was Djokovic, who lost to Alkaras in the Wimbledon singles final last month,
took revenge in about a month.
In addition, Alkaras and all-time records were balanced with 2 wins and 2 losses.
As Djokovic lost to Alcaras in the final of Wimbledon this year,
and won in the semifinal of this year’s French Open.
Djokovic and Alkaras will once again compete for the championship at the US Open,
the last major tournament of the year, which opens on the 28th.
Djokovic achieved his third career Cincinnati Open title.
He previously won the tournament in 2018 and 2020.
In addition, the 36-year-old became the oldest champion of the event.
Djokovic also won the tour event for the 95th time,
surpassing Ivan Lendl (USA) for the most wins in his career, and rose to third place alone.
Jimmy Connors (episode 109, USA) and Roger Federer
(episode 103, Switzerland) rank first and second in this category.
Djokovic achieved victory on the return stage of the US competition after two years.
He did not get vaccinated against the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19),
so he could not step on the US soil last year.
As the US quarantine authorities changed the quarantine policy to allow foreigners who have not been vaccinated against Corona 19 to enter the country,
Djokovic was able to compete in the US tournament, and through this Cincinnati Open, he digested his first tournament on US soil. .
There was a ‘end game’ that went to the tie-break twice.
Djokovic took several chances to end the game on his sub game, which he hit with his third set game score 5-4, but Alkaras took the game score after four deuces.
In the tiebreak, Djokovic’s victory was confirmed when Alkaras failed to properly return Djokovic’s last serve.
Djokovic lay on the court and breathed heavily for a while, while Alkaras sat on a bench and wept.
“It was the toughest match of my life,” Djokovic said at the ceremony.
“Alkaras is an amazing player.
I really admire him.
It’s impressive that such a young player stays calm in such an important moment.”
“I learned a lot from the champion,” Alkaras said, “it’s amazing to learn from playing on the same court with you.”
In the women’s division (total prize money of $2,788,468), Cory Goff (7th, USA) defeated Carolina Mukhova (17th, Czech Republic) 2-0 (6-3, 6-4) and won the championship.
Born in March 2004, the 19-year-old Gough won the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) 1000 Series event for the first time in her career.
It is the first time in 55 years that a teenager has won the Cincinnati Open since Linda Tuero in 1968 at the age of 17.