Everyday, since the US Open started there has only been big upsets, huge surprises and pure excitement. Here are some surprise talents uncovered in the US Open so far.
This year, the Grand Slam will run from August 30- September 12, 2021.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
Carlos Alcaraz, who is coached by Grand Slam winner Juan Carlos Ferrero, has become a new tennis sensation after making history becoming the youngest tennis player to ever reach the quarterfinals at the US Open.
At only 18 years old, Carlos has shown exceptional mental fortitude and impressive physical drive to perform well.
In the tournament so far, he has caused major upsets for Cameron Norrie, seed number 26, where he won the match with straight sets.
Carlos faced seed number 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round. This is the biggest upset of the tournament so far. Carlos eliminated Tsitsipas 6-3, 4-6, 77-62 ,0-6, 77-65.
The Spaniard then progressed to the Round of 16 where he knocked Peter Gojowczyk out of the Grand Slam. He won 7-5, 1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 0-6.
For his Quarter-final match he will face Felix Auger Aliassime, the world number 12, from Canada. It is scheduled for September 7, 2021.
There has also been a surprise talent uncovered in the US Open female competition as well.
Leylah Annie Fernandez
After shocking the crowd by knocking Naomi Osaka out of the tournament, the 18-year-old, is set to compete in the quarter-final of the US Open.
In the Quarter-final, which is scheduled for September 7, 2021, she will face world number 5 Elina Svitolina.
She defeated the Osaka, 5-7, 77-62, 6-4, in the third round of the tournament, and then went on the defeat former world number 1, Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 65-77, 2-6 , in the Round of 16.
Round of 16 Match Highlight
Alexander is a well seasoned tennis player with years of experience.
The world number 4 from Germany just concluded his Round of 16 battle against world number 13, Jannik Sinner.
He won the match 6-4, 6-4, 79-67.
The match was insane. Sinner came real close to taking the 3rdset from Zverev, but Zverev’s first serves were over-powered. He won 73% of his first serves and also managed to hit 17 aces.
Sinner was more consistent in rallies but made too many unforced errors which ultimately cost him the match.
We will continue to bring you the latest developments at the US Open as they happen.