An unnoticed oddity of the U.S. Open tennis finals were the scores in both matches: 6-3, 6-3 (women) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 (men). Sensing a pattern? Never seen anything like it. Pure coincidence of course, but striking.
I’ve said for years Caroline Wozniacki needs to get back to the drawing board, and her final against Serena only underscored that. The lovely Dane had one winner from the ground the entire match. Her backhand is decent, but her forehand is structurally unsound. She’ll never get to the top unless she overhauls it and leads with the racket head and a wrist snap instead of stiffarming the ball. You’ve got to hit the ball. I’d also recommend a few pushups to enhance her serve. She’s 5’10″ and 130 lbs. No reason she can’t serve like Serena.
Actually, not many men can serve like Serena. Marin Cilic is certainly one. He simply overpowered a game and likeable Kei Nishikori in the finals, just as he had Roger Federer in the semis. Neither was any contest at all. I was reminded of Juan Martin del Potro, who did the same to Federer and Rafael Nadal at the same tournament in 2009. It just goes to show that all the guile and grit in the world won’t beat a big hitter when he’s on his game. and Cilic was on his game.
Does the Croat have staying power? Sure, but I thought the same thing about Delpo until he was done in by injuries. It has never quite happened for him. Cilic appears to be on his way barring injury. That would be something to see, Cilic v. Delpo, if both were on their games. In any event, it was good for the men’s game that none of Big Four were around at the end.
I never like to say happy loser, but little Kei can look back on three sterling victories over Raonic, Wawrinka and Djokovic consecutively. I’d say his victory over Stan the Man was my favorite match of the tournament. Stan’s backhand is the most beautiful shot in the game today.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
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