2019 US Open Update:
— Nick’s swagger and schtick couldn’t save him tonight, as he finds it’s rough going rubbing tennis elbows with Russia’s Rublev.
–Chung had no staying power, or for that matter power off the ground, in his short-lived fracas with ritual killer Rafa.
— Isner leaves way too many break points on base, and lets a sub-par Cilic slip through his fingers. The oversized American is fated to hit that 3rd round/4th round/quarter wall here on an annual basis until he figures out how to consistently (and effectively) return serve and execute from the baseline. And please, get a fashion coordinator (horizontal and vertical stripes should not live on the same tennis outfit).
— Short Schwartzman makes short work of a not-so-sanguine Sandren.
— Shapovalov is told to ship out due to Gael force winds. Nice job by Monfils hanging in for a very hard earned 5 set triumph.
— Now that he’s stopped Popyrin, Matteo hopes to pop his cherry by advancing to his first Major quarterfinal.