Five Thoughts on Novak Djokovic’s US Open Default

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Novak Djokovic was abruptly disqualified from the US Open after hitting a linesperson in the neck with a ball as he was trailing Pablo Carreño Busta 6-5 in the opening set of their Round of 16 match. The World No. 1 rapidly approached the lineswoman to apologize and make sure she was physically okay. Yet, […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic Defaulted Out of US Open for hitting Lineswoman with Ball

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Update 7:02 PM Eastern: Novak Djokovic released a statement apologizing for the incident. Novak Djokovic has been defaulted out of the US Open after a ball he hit away in frustration struck a line judge in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta late in the first set of their fourth-round clash. Although […] READ MORE




Five Set Survivors Advance to Second Round at the US Open

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Well, that was quick. Discussions of bubbles continue, but now at least some talk shifts to Grand Slam play. After over five months of no competitive tennis, best of five sets competition returned at the US Open. And on day one in New York seven matches went the distance. Now, seven players head into Wednesday’s play […] READ MORE


US Open Men’s Day 3 Predictions Including David Goffin vs Lloyd Harris

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Round 2 action begins at the US Open with Alexander Zverev and David Goffin looking to press on in the tournament. Damian Kust, Yesh Ginsburg, and Jim Smith offer their predictions. Alexander Zverev vs Brandon Nakashima Embed from Getty Images Jim: Zverev negotiated what was a tough first-round draw in the shape of Kevin Anderson adroitly. […] READ MORE


US Open Men’s Day 1 Predictions Including Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Albert Ramos

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We here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for 24 matches on day, including Novak Djokovic vs Damir Dzumhur, Denis Shapovalov vs Sebastian Korda, Borna Coric vs Pablo Andujar, Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin and Alexander Zverev vs Kevin Anderson. Former US Open quarterfinalist Diego Schwartzman, meanwhile, starts this year’s tournament against Cameron Norrie as […] READ MORE



Alex de Minaur Is Making Progress on Clay

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World No. 26 Alex de Minaur dominated a round robin competition on clay featuring three fellow Top 55 players. All Spaniards. I don’t think I ever envisaged leading an article with these words, but it’s 2020 after all. Expect the unexpected. Three-day tournament by the Mediterranean The Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge usurped the final […] READ MORE