It’s a special Grand Slam, where the young men made their way and gave great blows. In this context, the local Frances Tiafoe was clear when referring to the hunger for glory of the new ones on the circuit in the middle of the US Open. He comes from falling in the round of 16 against Felix Auger-Aliassime and told his feelings of this particular tournament in New York.
Tiafoe was consulted for the extensive matches, resolved in five sets and the irruption of the youth in a Grand Slam where Novak Djokovic seeks to write more history, but many young people want to stand up to him on his way.
“Rafa, Roger are not there… and the young people are hungry. They think: ‘It’s the US Open, I have to do it well.’ I think that partly explains it. The level of tennis is high. Anyone can beat anyone, “said the American.
“Look at me, I’m No. 50 in the ATP rankings and I beat some very good ones. You have players left from qualifying in the quarterfinals. They are all good. You can lose to anyone. I’m in the locker room and I see some throwing foam at the mouth, “he added.
And he finished: “Seppi, 37, ended up playing 15-13 in the fifth set … That’s crazy. Maybe, if he faced Nadal in the second round, he wouldn’t do that. Crazy.”