US Open Social Slice: Carlos Alcaraz joins elite club; Naomi Osaka stunned
On today’s Social Slice, Carlos Alcaraz joins an elite club after his victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas and Naomi Osaka is stunned after losing in the third round.
Firstly, 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz lit up New York with the biggest win of his career so far against the third seed.
Alcaraz now joins a very impressive club as he becomes the youngest player to reach the US Open fourth round since Michael Chang and Pete Sampras in 1989. Not bad company to be in.
A ⭐️ is born in New York.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2021
Jamie Murray also enjoyed Alcaraz’ performance, especially as he eliminated the player who has an ongoing fued with Andy Murray.
Carlos Alcaraz – The People’s Champ #usopen
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) September 3, 2021
Alcaraz wasn’t the only 18-year-old to light up Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Leylah Annie Fernandez also produced an inspired performance to oust defending champion Naomi Osaka.
The future is very bright for these two.
Carlos & Leylah 😯
— ATP Tour (@atptour) September 4, 2021
Four-time Major winner Osaka cut a very frustrated figure against the Canadian teenager.
The Japanese star took out her frustration on her racket after failing to serve for the match.
— Live Tennis (@livetennis) September 4, 2021
If there was a player who was born to entertain, it would be Frances Tiafoe.
The American prevailed in a five-set thriller against Andrey Rublev and celebrated in style in front of his home crowd.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2021
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