Novak Djokovic, 2016 US Open

One walkover, two retirements and Gael Monfils that’s how we could sum Novak Djokovic‘s US Open campaign so far.

Novak Djokovic’s road to the final

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Round Opponent Score
R1 Jerzy Janowicz 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1
R2 Jiri Vesely wo
R3 Mikhail Youzhny 4-2 ret.
R4 Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-1 6-4
QF Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [9] 6-3 6-2
SF Gaël Monfils [10] 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2
Stan Wawrinka’s road to the final

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Despite he had to face only one seeded player en route to the final, Wawrinka‘s US Open campaign has been rather chaotic: he lost a few sets here and there and even had to save a match point in his third-round match against Dan Evans.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Fernando Verdasco 7-6 6-4 6-4
R2 Alessandro Giannessi 6-2 7-6(7)
R3 Dan Evans 4-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-2
R4 Illya Marchenko 6-4 6-1 5-7 6-3
QF Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF Kei Nishikori [6] 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2
Novak Djokovic – Stan Wawrinka head to head: 19-4

Djokovic won 80% of their meetings, but Wawrinka won their only previous Grand Slam final match, at Roland Garros 2015. Who do you think will win?

Year Tournament Surface Winner Score
2015 Bercy Masters SF Hard Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-0
2015 Cincinnati QF Hard Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-1
2015 Roland Garros F Clay Stan Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4
2015 Australian Open SF Hard Novak Djokovic 7-6 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0
2014 London Masters RR Hard Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-0
2014 Australian Open QF Hard Stan Wawrinka 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7
2013 London Masters SF Hard Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-3
2013 Bercy Masters QF Grass Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4
2013 US Open SF Hard Novak Djokovic 2-6 7-6 3-6 6-3 6-4
2013 Australian Open R16 Hard Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-5 6-4 6-7 12-10
2012 Madrid R16 Clay Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-4
2011 Rome R16 Clay Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-1
2011 Monte Carlo R16 Clay Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4
2009 Basel QF Hard Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-6 6-2
2009 Monte Carlo SF Clay Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-1 6-3
2009 Indian Wells R16 Hard Novak Djokovic 7-6 7-6
2008 Rome F Clay Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-3 6-3
2008 Indian Wells QF Hard Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-2
2007 Vienna F Hard Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-0
2006 Vienna R16 Hard Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-3
2006 Davis Cup Hard Novak Djokovic 6-4 3-6 2-6 7-6 6-4
2006 Umag F Clay Stan Wawrinka 6-6 ret

Who will win the 2016 US Open?

  • Novak Djokovic (45%, 62 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (27%, 38 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (17%, 24 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Someone else (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Gael Monfils (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dominic Thiem (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

Angelique Kerber defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets and booked her third Grand Slam final of the year, she will also become the new world number one on Monday.

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Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber 2016 US Open outfit

Angelique Kerber 2016 US Open outfit

Angelique Kerber 2016 US Open outfit

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Stan Wawrinka, 2016 US Open

In 2012, Yonex signed Stan Wawrinka to a full contract including racquets, apparel, shoes and bag. Two years later, the Japanese brand agreed to re-sign the Swiss champion in a record US$20 million deal for four years. The deal is reported to be the most most lucrative contract in Yonex´s history.

Here’s the outfit he’s been wearing at this year’s US Open:

Stan Wawrinka

Wawrinka 2016 US Open outfit

Wawrinka 2016 US Open outfit

Photo credit: Marianne Bevis, Yonex

Novak Djokovic, 2016 US Open

Novak Djokovic must be the luckiest tennis player in the world: he has benefited from a withdrawal (Jiry Vesely) and two retirements (Mikhail Youzhny and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) to reach the semifinals of the 2016 US Open. He faces Gaël Monfils today for a place in the final.

A few pictures from Novak at practice last Friday:

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Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

Serena’s reign as number one is over… for now. Karolina Pliskova stunned Serena Williams 6-2 7-6 in the semifinals and Angelique Kerber is the new number one. Kerber and Pliskova will face in the final in a rematch of Cincinnati’s final. Let’s have a look at both players road to the final:

Karolina Pliskova’s road to the final

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Round Opponent Score
R1 Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-3
R2 Montserrat Gonzalez 6-1 7-5
R3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [17] 6-2 6-4
R4 Venus Williams [6] 4-6 6-7 7-6(3)
QF Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-2
SF Serena Williams [1] 6-2 7-6(5)

Karolina Pliskova cruised through the first three rounds without dropping a set, but had to work hard to get past Venus Williams in the fourth round. She dispatched Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-2 in the quarters before outgunning ending outplayed Serena Williams to reach the US Open final. She became only the fourth woman to beat both Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam tournament.

“I don’t believe it, I knew I had the chance to beat anyone if I played my game. I am excited to be in the final and to beat Serena as she is such a great champion. Even when she was down a set and break she was still fighting. I had to fight hard to win.”

Angelique Kerber’s road to the final

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Round Opponent Score
R1 Polona Hercog 6-0 1-0 ret.
R2 Mirjana Lucic 6-2 7-6(7)
R3 Catherine Bellis 6-1 6-1
R4 Petra Kvitova [14] 6-3 7-5
QF Roberta Vinci [7] 7-5 6-0
SF Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3

Angelique Kerber reached her third Slam final of the year without losing a set. A dominant performance by the new number one.

“It’s just incredible, it’s a great day. To be here in the final for the first time means a lot and to be number one in the world – it sounds amazing.”

Angelique Kerber – Karolina Pliskova head to head: 4-3
Year Tournament Surface Winner Score
2011 Copenhagen R32 Hard Angelique Kerber 6-2 6-2
2014 Doha R32 Hard Angelique Kerber 7-6 6-4
2014 Nürnberg QF Clay Karolina Pliskova 7-6 6-4
2015 Sydney SF Hard Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2
2015 Birmingham F Grass Angelique Kerber 6-7 6-3 7-6
2015 Stanford F Hard Angelique Kerber 6-3 5-7 6-4
2016 Cincinnati F Hard Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-1

Kerber is the favorite to capture her second Grand Slam title, while Pliskova has nothing to lose. Karolina or Angelique? Please share your comments below.

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Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

An upset and a new queen.

Karolina Pliskova played brilliantly to defeat 22-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets 6-2 7-6. That means Angelique Kerber (who defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the second semifinal) will replace Serena as the new number 1 in the WTA rankings on Monday. She will be the first German to top the rankings since Steffi Graf back in 1997.

Relive the semifinals through Brian’s tweets:

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