The tournament in New York is entering the hot phase. German tennis star Alexander Zverev is in the US Open final for the first time. The women’s final has begun. All information in the news blog.

The field at the US Open is slowly becoming empty. As Alexander Zverev reached the Flushing Meadows final for the first time, Angelique Kerber had to pack her bags again, completely surprising.

The odds of going far this year are probably as good as seldom. In the women, six of the ten best players canceled their start, with the men Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two absolute world stars, are missing. The clear tournament favorite Novak Djokovic was disqualified in the eighth finals.

Who will succeed last year’s winners Nadal and Bianca Andreescu? Since both are not participating, it is already clear: 2020 has a different winner than 2019.

++ All information about the US Open in the news blog ++

++ Day 12 in New York ++

Thiem follows Zverev in the final after defeating Medvedev

Alexander Zverev meets Dominic Thiem in the final of the US Open on Sunday (10 p.m. / in the live ticker on Chillreport). The number 2 placed Austrian won his semifinals against the Russian Daniil Medvedev 6: 2, 7: 6 (9: 7), 7: 6 (7: 5).

Zverev and Thiem already met in a Grand Slam semifinal this year. In the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the 27-year-old Austrian left the game victorious. “I would like to win another game, and that will be the hardest part. But I’m ready,” Zverev said on ARD radio of the task ahead.

Becker attacks Kyrgios: “Be silent”

Tennis icon Boris Becker once again expressed his anger at Australian Nick Kyrgios during the first US Open semi-final between Alexander Zverev and Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

“Nick Kyrgios should really shut up. He’s become a loudspeaker. He criticizes other players – and he doesn’t do anything himself. So I don’t know athletes like that,” criticized multiple Grand Slam winner Kyrgios during the game on Eurosport. ” Becker accompanies the US Open for the station as an expert and co-commentator.

The background to Becker’s criticism was a recent statement by Kyrgios, in which the Australian insinuated that Spaniard Carreno Busta wouldn’t even get close to the top 50 without playing on sand.

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Williams fails again – Asarenka in the final against Osaka

Serena Williams failed again in her pursuit of the 24th title in a Grand Slam. In the semi-finals of the US Open, the 38-year-old American lost 6: 1, 3: 6, 3: 6 to the two-time Australian Open winner Wiktoria Asarenka (Belarus) after a strong first set. Williams had won her last title so far in one of the four major tournaments of 2017 at the Australian Open. Now she missed the Australian Margaret Court record in the ninth Grand Slam in a row.

Asarenka, on the other hand, is in the US Open final for the third time after 2012 and 2013 after her fifth victory in the 23rd game with Williams. There she will meet Naomi Osaka from Japan on Saturday. The winner of the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019 had won her semifinals 7: 6 (7: 1), 3: 6, 6: 3 against Angelique Kerber’s conqueror Jennifer Brady (US).

“I am so grateful for this opportunity,” Asarenka said after the game. In the duel between the mothers, the unseeded Belarusian, winner of the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, initially had her nerves under control. Williams dominated the game. “She dug a deep hole for me,” Asarenka said. From the second set, however, the 31-year-old was transformed, played more courageously and confidently and gave her opponent no chance.

Osaka goes to the final again

Naomi Osaka from Japan reached the final of a Grand Slam at the US Open for the third time in her career. The number four seeded former world number one defeated up-and-coming Jennifer Brady (USA), who eliminated Angelique Kerber in the round of 16, in a fast-paced match 7: 6 (7: 1), 3: 6, 6: 3. She will meet Serena Williams (US / No. 3) or Wiktoria Asarenka (Belarus) on Saturday (10:00 PM CEST / Eurosport).

With Brady, who is trained by the German Michael Geserer, the 23-year-old Osaka delivered a first-class and balanced punch. As the first player, she managed to take a set from the American during the tournament without first earning a breakball. After dominating the tiebreak, the Japanese lost her serve in the second set to make it 3: 5.

In the third set, however, Osaka used their first break opportunity to take a 3-1 lead and then dominated the game. After 2.08 hours their participation in the final was certain.

Naomi Osaka: The Japanese reach the final against Wiktoria Asarenka. (Source: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Pavic and Soares win double titles

The duo from Croatia and Brazil defeated number eight seed Wesley Koolhof / Nikola Mektic (Netherlands / Croatia) 7: 5, 6: 3 in the final. For their sovereign 90-minute victory at the Grand Slam tournament, Pavic and Soares will collectively receive $ 400,000 prize money. Koolhof and Mektic receive $ 240,000.

In the semi-final, Koolhof and Mektic had beaten reigning Australian Open winners Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury (US / Great Britain). Colombian defending champions Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, as well as German French Open champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies had already failed in the round of 16.

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US Open: Thiem advances to the semi-finals with a clear three-set win

Austrian tennis pro Dominic Thiem entered the semi-final after another impressive three-set victory. The Australian Open finalist beat Australian Alex de Minaur on Wednesday (local time) in 2:04 hours 6: 1, 6: 2, 6: 4. In the battle for a final place, the 27-year-old now faces with Daniil Medwedew, who won the Russian duel with Andrei Rublev 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 5) for decided.

Medvedev without losing a set in the semi-finals

Last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev followed Alexander Zverev to the semifinals. The third-placed Russian beat his countryman Andrej Rublew (No. 10) with 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 5) and underlined his strong form: the 24-year-old, the Previous years Rafael Nadal (Spain) failed in a dramatic final in five sets, is still in the tournament without a set loss. Never before has a player managed to win the US Open without dropping a set.

In the semi-finals, Medvedev will compete against the Austrian Dominic Thiem (no. 2) or Alex de Minaur (no. 21) from Australia. The crux of the quarter-finals against Rublew was the tie-break in the first set, in which Medvedev blocked three set balls. Rublew reacted frustrated, he didn’t get a break chance throughout the match.

Daniil Medvedev: Last year's finalist followed Alexander Zverev to the semi-finals. Tennis: US OPEN (Source: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports)Daniil Medvedev: Last year’s finalist followed Alexander Zverev to the semi-finals. (Source: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams reaches semi-finals

Serena Williams is in the semifinals of the US Open and is just two wins from the highly anticipated Grand Slam record. The 38-year-old defeated unseeded Bulgarian Zwetana Pironkowa in the quarter-finals with a strong energy performance 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2, reaching the round of the last four for the 39th time in a major tournament. With her 24th Grand Slam title, Williams would set the Australian Margaret Court record.

In the semifinals, Williams will meet Elise Mertens from Belgium or Wiktoria Asarenka – the two-time big winner from Belarus was, next to Williams and Pironkowa, the third mother in the quarter-finals of the US Open, something that had never happened before in a Grand Slam tournament.

However, a fairytale comeback ended for Pironkowa (32), in New York she took part in a tournament for the first time since Wimbledon 2017. Even in the fifth game with Williams, she was without a win.

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Alexander Zverev beats Borna Coric and is in the semifinals

As the first German since Boris Becker in 1995, Alexander Zverev reached the semi-finals of the US Open. The 23-year-old from Hamburg won on Tuesday in New York against Croatian Borna Coric 1: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5), 7: 6 (7: 1), 6: 3.

For seventh in the world ranking, it is the second semifinal in one of the four most important tournaments, at the beginning of the year he missed the final at the Australian Open. In the battle for the final, Zverev will be the favorite against Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta on Friday.

Kerber conqueror Brady and Osaka in the semifinals

In the round of 16 she was the final destination for the German top player Angelique Kerber, two days later Jennifer Brady (USA) was the first player to reach the semi-finals in the women’s singles. The 25-year-old, who is trained by former German tour player Michael Geserer, beat Julija Putinzewa (Kazakhstan) with 6: 3, 6: 2.

In the round of the last four, Brady faces number four seed Naomi Osaka. The 22-year-old Japanese beat Shelby Rogers (USA) 6: 3, 6: 4 in her quarter-finals. Osaka, which played very dominantly and used their first match point after 1:20 hours, had already won the US Open in 2018.

Strong in doubles: Laura Siegemund reaches for the final in New York. (Source: image images / Rob Prange)Strong in doubles: Laura Siegemund reaches for the final in New York. (Source: Rob Prange / Image Images)

Siegemund is in the doubles in the final

Fed Cup player Laura Siegemund represents the German colors in the women’s doubles final of the US Open in New York. The 32-year-old from Metzingen participated for the first time in her career in the final of a Grand Slam tournament in the first joint tournament of the Russian Wera Swonarewa. The duo defeated Anna Blinkowa / Weronika Kudermetowa (Russia) 5: 7, 6: 3, 7: 5.

Thiem goes to the quarter finals

The number three in the world Dominic Thiem (Austria), the best-placed player in New York after the inglorious departure of top favorite Novak Djokovic (Serbia), has reached the quarter-finals at the US Open. The 27-year-old beat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 1, 6: 1 and now faces Australian Alex De Minaur.

De Minaur is in the quarter finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. The 21-year-old beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who was nine years older than him, 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3, 6: 2.

Last year’s finalist, Medvedev, effortlessly reached the quarter-finals

Last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev is still in impressive form. The 24-year-old Russian won his round of 16 against Frances Tiafoe from the USA on Monday (local time) in New York 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 0 to reach the quarter-finals with ease. There he meets his fellow countryman Andrej Rublev on Wednesday, who defeated Italian Matteo Berrettini 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 3.

Williams reached the quarter-finals

Serena Williams has reached the quarter finals at the US Open in New York. The 38-year-old, seeded number three, returned the favor with a 6: 3, 6: 7 (6: 8), 6: 3 in a first-class match against Greek Maria Sakkari for the two weeks ago at the Western and Southern Open lost in the last 16 at the same point.

In the 53rd Grand Slam quarter-finals of her career, Williams will meet unseeded Bulgarian Zweta Pironkowa, who will participate in a tournament for the first time since her second round loss to Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) in 2017 at Wimbledon.

Zverev on Djokovic-Aus: “Bad luck for him”

After Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open, now other players are commenting on the bang of the tournament. “It is a real shame that he hit the linesman like that. There are rules for that. The coaches only do their job”, said quarter-finalist Alexander Zverev: “But it is really bad luck for him. If he hits the ball somewhere else only a few centimeters. Everything would have been fine. “Tennis legend Boris Becker also said on” Eurosport “:” You just have to imagine. He is number one in the world, the absolute superstar, Federer and Nadal are not there. ” The tennis player herself was visibly remorseful and disappointed after the incident.

Favorite Djokovic disqualified after anger ball

Novak Djokovic, the clear tournament favorite, the unbeaten dominator of this year’s tour, had just taken a break to 5: 6 in the first set of his round of 16 duels against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta when he fatally knocked a ball backwards. Suddenly, a linesman, apparently hit in the larynx, dropped to the ground and gasped. The currently best tennis player in the world was subsequently disqualified. All players also responded he was sad and disappointed himself.

Zverev at the US Open in the quarter finals against Croatian Coric

German top tennis player Alexander Zverev will face Borna Coric in the quarter-finals of the US Open. The 23-year-old Croat won 7: 5, 6: 1, 6: 3 in his third round on Sunday against Australian Jordan Thompson. For Coric it is the first Grand Slam quarter-finals of his tennis career. Zverev previously beat Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 1 and was the first German since Tommy Haas in 2007 to reach the quarter-finals in Flushing Meadows. The match against Coric will take place on Tuesday.

Tennis player Siegemund reaches double semi-finals

Swabian tennis player Laura Siegemund has reached the semi-finals in the doubles competition at the US Open. The 32-year-old Fed Cup player won the quarter-finals in New York on Sunday with her Russian doubles partner Vera Swonarewa 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 1) against Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka from Belgium and Belarus. Siegemund and Swonarewa have not been placed in the Grand Slam tournament, their opponents were number two on the seeding list.

In the semi-final, the duo meets the Russian couple Anna Blinkowa / Veronika Kudermetowa. Due to her success, Siegemund will not be able to participate in the WTA tournament in Istanbul, which starts on Monday as planned. In the US Open individual competition, Siegemund was eliminated in the first round.

Novak Djokovic disqualified

The world’s number one Novak Djokovic was disqualified in the round of 16. The Serb angrily knocked a ball away after a lost service game in the first set and hit a linesman. Read more here.

Zverev for the first time in the quarter-finals

Alexander Zverev reached the quarter finals of the US Open for the first time with an impressive performance. The 23-year-old German number one from Hamburg (No. 5) defeated the unoccupied Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 1. In the round of the best eight, a duel with Borna Coric (Croatia / No. 27) or Jordan Thompson (Australia).

Zverev was very focused from the start and dominated the game against his 21-year-old opponent, who is ranked 99th in the world. He served well and rarely made simple mistakes. Already after 58 minutes he won the second set.

At the start of the third set, the Spaniard injured his ankle and needed treatment, but continued to fight. Zverev, who reached the semifinals at the Australian Open in the spring, remained sovereign and won without any problems. After 1:34 hours, the German top player transformed his first match ball.

++ Kerber surprisingly from ++

Angelique Kerber had a pitch-black day before and was unexpectedly eliminated in the eighth finals against Jennifer Brady. Read the game report here.

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Out for German double success

German tennis doubles Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies have already failed in the second round of the US Open. The winners of the 2019 French Open had to admit defeat to Rohan Bopanna from India and Denis Shapovalov from Canada in New York on Saturday 6: 4, 4: 6, 3: 6. Last year, Krawietz and Mies reached the semi-finals in Flushing Meadows.

Serena Williams wins the American game

Serena Williams did not let her compatriot Sloane Stephens stop chasing her 24th Grand Slam title. The 38-year-old American won her third round of the 2017 US Open winner in New York on Saturday with 2: 6, 6: 2, 6: 2 and is back in the round of 16 in Flushing Meadows. Williams used her first match point at 1:43 pm. On Monday she will meet the Greek Maria Sakkari in the second round.

“It was a very intense game. I had to get the most out of myself,” said Williams after her success. In the stands, her daughter Olympia watched the match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, which is almost extinct due to the very strict hygiene conditions. “I hope she saw her mother fight,” said the American.

Medvedev in the round of 16

Last year’s finalist, Daniil Medvedev, easily reached the eighth finals. The Russian seeded number three took on 21-year-old American J.J. Wolf with 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 2 through. The 24-year-old now meets the winner of the game between the American Frances Tiafoe and Marton Fucsovics from Hungary. Last year, Medvedev lost in a spectacular final in five sets to Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Nadal is not in New York this year.

Ladies doubles disqualified

Number one seeded women’s doubles Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos was excluded from the further course of the tournament at the US Open because of Mladenovic’s contact with tennis professional Benoit Paire, who was infected with the corona virus. The American tennis association USTA referred in its announcement on Saturday to the regulations of the health authorities of Nassau County, New York, where most of the players live. Mladenovic is one of those who have been in extended contact with the player who tested positive for Covid-19, the USTA statement said. The organizer did not mention the name Paire, but the 31-year-old Frenchman himself had made his test result public.

Mladenovic had to remain in quarantine in her hotel room, which disqualified the double with Babos. Why Mladenovic was excluded, but the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who was also designated as a contact person, was allowed to play his third round against Alexander Zverev the day before after long deliberations, initially remained unclear.

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Zverev after corona mayhem in the round of 16

After several hours delay, the match between Alexander Zverev and Adrian Mannarino took place. The Hamburger moved up to the last sixteen.

Kerber walks into the second round – and is increasingly the favorite

German top player Angelique Kerber reached the round of 16 at the US Open without much difficulty. The 32-year-old beat the only 20-year-old American Ann Li 6: 3, 6: 4 in New York on Friday and survived the third round for the fifth time in her tennis career in Flushing Meadows. Kerber, who won the 2016 US Open, took 1:16 hours to pass. She now meets either Caroline Garcia from France or Jennifer Brady from the US.

Ex-world number one Asaranka still in top form

Former tennis number one and two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Asaranka is in the third round of the US Open. The 2012 and 2013 Australian Open winner won the Belarusian game with number five seed Aryna Sabalenka 6: 1, 6: 3 in her 50th Grand Slam tournament on Thursday (local time).

Asaranka won the title at the tournament that moved from Cincinnati to New York last week after her last opponent Naomi Osaka was unable to make it to the final due to an injury. It was Asaranka’s first tournament win since 2016 and her first as a mother. The 31-year-old has been the mother of a son since December 2016. In 2012 and 2013 she was in the final of the US Open, but lost each time to the American Serena Williams.

Kenin and Thiem also sovereign in the third round, Muguruza fails

In the women’s competition, Sofia Kenin (21) won her match in the second round against Canadian Leylah Fernandez with 6: 4, 6: 3 a day after top division Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) surprisingly dropped out. The winner of the Australian Open now meets Ons Jabeur (Tunisia / No. 27).

On the other hand, two-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one Garbine Muguruza (Spain / No. 10) was eliminated. She was defeated by the Bulgarian Zwetana Pironkowa, who played her first tournament in three years after an interruption of pregnancy, 5: 7, 3: 6. Pliskova failed because of the unattached French Caroline Garcia.

In the men’s tournament, fellow tournament favorite Dominic Thiem reached the third round without any problems. The number two-seeded Austrian defeated Indian Sumit Nagal 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 2 on his 27th birthday. His next opponent is Croatian Marin Cilic (Croatia / No. 31), who triumphed in New York in 2014.

Daniil Medvedev, seeded number three, also won without any problems. The Russian, who lost the final last year to Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who did not make it this time, in five sets, beat Christopher O’Connell 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 4.

Williams reaches the third round

Serena Williams is one step closer to her 24th Grand Slam title. The 38-year-old American also won her second round match 6: 2, 6: 4 against Margarita Gasparjan from Russia. Williams, who would set Australia’s Margaret Court Grand Slam record if she won Flushing Meadows, will now take on the unpredictable Sloane Stephens (US), who won the US Open three years ago.

Krawietz / Mies advance to the second round

The winners of the French Open Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are through to the second round. The German doubles defeated the Australians Max Purcell / Luke Saville 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 4 in their opening match. In the second round, Krawietz / Mies will meet Ernesto Escobedo / Noah Rubin (USA) or Rohan Bopanna / Denis Shapovalov (India / Canada). “We are glad we took the first hurdle,” said Mies. “I could now pick a few things that weren’t that good. But you also have to see that it was mentally strong.”

In 15th place in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Krawietz / Mies faced a difficult task, Purcell / Saville made it to the final at the Australian Open. In the first round it was correspondingly tight, in the tiebreak the German duo then acted more consistently.

In the second set, Krawietz / Mies managed to break to make it 3-1, but they immediately recovered the lead and eventually had to go into the deciding set. After 2:35 hours, a service winner from Krawietz made the win perfect.

Sharp criticism from Kristina Mladenovic: “Absolutely awful”

French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic has sharply criticized the organizers of the US Open. “This is a nightmare we are experiencing here. I only wish to regain my freedom”, said the world number 44. at the tournament in New York City. “I want to say so many things that happened to us here. The way they treated us is absolutely horrible. ‘

Mladenovic is one of the contacts of her compatriot Benoit Paire, who tested positive for Corona, and must therefore adhere to very strict safety rules. “We have no freedom of movement, no identity, nothing. I have the impression that we are prisoners, criminals,” said the 27-year-old. “We are powerless and suffer alone.”

Conditions are cruel, despite negative tests, you need permission for everything. “If I had known that 40 minutes of playing cards with a player who was positive and ultimately negative would have such consequences, I would never have set foot in this tournament,” she said.

As an excuse for her second round defeat at the first Grand Slam tournament after the coronavirus break, Mladenovic did not want to understand this. After leading 6: 1, 5: 1 and four match balls, the number 30 on the seeding list had lost 6: 1, 6: 7 (2: 7), 0: 6 to Russian Warvara Gracheva.

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Top seed fails in round two

Karolina Pliskova was eliminated in the second round of the US Open. The number one placed Czech lost to French Caroline Garcia in straight sets with 1: 6 and 6: 7 (2: 7).

Due to the cancellations of world number one Ashleigh Barty (Australia) and Simona Halep (Romania), Pliskova entered the tournament as number one, but now has to give up prematurely. Pliskova’s biggest success to date at the US Open reached the final in 2016, when she lost to Angelique Kerber in three sets.

Naomi Osaka moved into the third round without losing a set

Former tournament winner Naomi Osaka has reached the third round. The 22-year-old Japanese beat Camila Giorgi of Italy on Wednesday (local time) with 6: 1, 6: 2. The former number one in the world again drew attention to a victim of police brutality against African Americans with a different mask. This time, the name of Elijah McClain, who had passed away a year ago, was on guard. “I want people to be more knowledgeable. I take my reach for granted and think I should use it for something,” she said after the success.

Struff for the first time in round three

Jan-Lennard Struff made it to the third round of the US Open for the first time after another sovereign performance. Two days after his three-set success against Spaniard Pedro Martinez, the 30-year-old tennis professional from Warstein won American wildcard starter Michael Mmoh 6: 2, 6: 2, 7: 5 on Wednesday.

Strong server: Jan-Lennard Struff is one of the tallest players on the ATP Tour with 1.96. (Source: AP / dpa / AP Photo / Frank Franklin II)Strong server: Jan-Lennard Struff is one of the tallest players on the ATP Tour with 1.96. (Source: AP Photo / Frank Franklin II / AP / dpa)

In the battle for a place in the eighth finals, the German Davis Cup player now takes on world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia.

Zverev continues after beating Nakashima

Alexander Zverev won the game with Grand Slam debutant Brandon Nakashima and reached the third round at the US Open. The 23-year-old tennis professional from Hamburg beat the 19-year-old American on Wednesday 7: 5, 6: 7 (8:10), 6: 3, 6: 1.

After 2:55 hours, Zverev used his second match ball to win. The German number one will now face Frenchman Adrian Mannarino or Jack Sock from the US on Friday in the battle for a place in the eighth finals. Jan-Lennard Struff had also reached the third round in advance.

Kerber wins German game and reaches third round

Angelique Kerber has reached the third round at the US Open in New York. In the German game with Anna-Lena Friedsam, the 32-year-old won 6: 3, 7: 6 (8: 6) on Wednesday and is now in Flushing Meadows for the eighth time in her tennis career in the third round.

German hope: Angelique Kerber wants to draw attention to the US Open. (Source: Reuters / Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports)German hope: Angelique Kerber wants to draw attention to the US Open. (Source: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters)

Under the roof of Louis Armstrong Stadium, which remained closed due to the initial rain, Kerber used her second game ball at 1:40 p.m. In the battle for a place in the round of 16, the German number one will meet the American Ann Li on Friday.

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Kohlschreiber also missed the second round

Experienced Philipp Kohlschreiber was eliminated in the first round. 36-year-old Augsburg, who had already reached the round of 16 five times at the Grand Slam tournament in New York, lost his opening match against Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6: 7 (4: 7), 5: 7, 6: 7 (3: 7). Pospisil recently caused a sensation alongside world number one Novak Djokovic as the driving force behind the creation of a new players’ union.

Laura Siegemund: The German failed in the first round of the US Open. (Source: Image Images / ZUMA Wire)Laura Siegemund: The German failed in the first round of the US Open. (Source: ZUMA Wire / Image Images)

Siegemund eliminated – Thiem continues

Fed Cup player Laura Siegemund was eliminated among tennis professionals in the first round of the US Open. Die 32 Jahre alte Schwäbin Verlor am Dienstag gegen die an Nummer 16 gesetzte Belgierin Elise Mertens klar mit 2: 6, 2: 6 und war dabei völlig chancenlos. Die einseitige Partie dauerte lediglich 1:26 Stunden. Damit sind von den deutschen Damen nur nor Angelique Kerber und Anna-Lena Friedsam dabei. Both Spielerinnen meet am Mittwoch im deutschen Duell in der zweiten Runde aufeinander.

The Österreicher Dominic Thiem hat derweil ohne Mühe die zweite Runde erreicht. Die Nummer drei der Tennis-Welt führte am Dienstag in New York in signal Auftaktmatch gegen Jaume Munar aus Spanien with 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3, as signal Gegner roads einer Verletzung aufgeben musste. Thiem zählt in New York zu den Favoriten, auch weil Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in diesem Jahr fehlen. During the Australian Open in January, the 26th year of the year, the final match, lost to Novak Djokovic. In New York, Thiem an Nummer is set.

Vorjahres finalist Medwedew wins Auftakt-Match

The Vorjahres finalist Daniil Medwedew is based in Runde zwei. Der 24 Jahre alte Tennisprofi aus Russland hatte am Dienstag (Ortszeit) bei seinem 6:1, 6:2, 6:4-Sieg gegen den Argentinier Federico Delbonis wenig Schwierigkeiten. Medwedew hatte im vergangenen Jahr erst im Endspiel von Flushing Meadows gegen Rafael Nadal verloren. Der Spanier fehlt bei dem Grand-Slam-Turnier in New York in diesem Jahr ebenso wie Roger Federer aus der Schweiz.

Serena Williams erreicht zweite Runde – Aus für Venus Williams

Serena Williams ist mit einem Zweisatz-Sieg gegen ihre amerikanische Landsfrau Kristie Ahn in die zweite Runde eingezogen. Bei ihrer 20. Teilnahme am wichtigsten Tennisturnier der USA setzte sich Williams am Dienstag in 81 Minuten mit 7:5, 6:3 gegen Ahn durch. Die 38 Jahre alte Williams strebt bei dem Grand-Slam-Turnier in New York ihren 24. Titel bei einem der vier weltweit bedeutendsten Turniere an. Damit würde sie mit der australischen Rekordhalterin Margaret Court gleichziehen.

Ausgeschieden ist dagegen Serenas zwei Jahre ältere Schwester Venus Williams nach einem 3:6, 5:7 gegen die an Nummer 20 gesetzte Tschechin Karolina Muchova. Auch Venus Williams stellte eine Bestmarke auf: 22 Mal schlug die frühere Weltranglisten-Erste und zweimalige US-Open-Siegerin in Flushing Meadows auf. Martina Navratilova kam während ihrer Karriere auf 21 US-Open-Teilnahmen. Zum ersten Mal verlor Venus Williams in New York in der ersten Runde.

Murray ringt Nishioka nieder

Besonderer Sieg für den britischen Tennis-Helden Andy Murray (33): Der frühere Weltranglisten-Erste und zweimalige Olympiasieger, der seit Januar vergangenen Jahres mit einem künstlichen Hüftgelenk spielt, bezwang zum Auftakt der US Open den Japaner Yoshihito Nishioka nach starkem Comeback 4:6, 4:6, 7:6 (7:5), 7:6 (7:4), 6:4. Es war das erste Einzelmatch des zweimaligen Wimbledonsiegers bei einem Grand-Slam-Turnier seit dem Erstrunden-Aus bei den Australian Open im Januar 2019.

Im vierten Satz hatte Murray bereits einen Matchball von Nishioka abgewehrt, im fünften Durchgang lag er schon mit Break zurück. Seinen zuvor letzten Einzelsieg bei einem Major hatte der Schotte vor fast genau zwei Jahren ebenfalls in New York gefeiert, bereits geplagt von anhaltenden Hüftproblemen erreichte er noch die zweite Runde. Nun trifft er bei den US Open auf den an Position 15 gesetzten Kanadier Felix Auger-Aliassime oder Thiago Monteiro (Brasilien).

Zverev beschuldigt Organisatoren wegen Corona-Fall

Tennisprofi Alexander Zverev hat Kritik an den Organisatoren der US Open wegen deren Umgang mit dem positiven Corona-Test des Franzosen Benoit Paire geübt. “Die US Open haben nicht den besten Job gemacht, uns zu informieren. Wir haben die ganze Situation mit Benoit Paire über die Medien erfahren, wie alle anderen auch”, monierte Zverev nach seinem Einzug in die zweite Runde von New York bei “Eurosport”.

Alexander Zverev: Der deutsche Tennisprofi kritisiert die Veranstalter der US Open.  (Quelle: imago images/GEPA Pictures)Alexander Zverev: Der deutsche Tennisprofi kritisiert die Veranstalter der US Open. (Quelle: GEPA Pictures/imago images)

Paire war am Tag vor Turnierstart positiv auf das Coronavirus getestet und aus dem Wettbewerb genommen worden. “Ich finde, in so einer Situation müsste uns Spielern zuerst Bescheid gegeben werden”, sagte Zverev: “Wir haben ja den Benoit die ganze Zeit gesehen. Wir müssen als Spieler auch wissen, wer mit wem zusammen war.” Er selbst habe Paire “einmal im Aufzug gesehen”, berichtete Zverev, “aber andere Spieler waren mit ihm zusammen und die waren nicht so glücklich, dass sie es über Twitter erfahren haben.”

Tennisprofi Paire kritisiert US-Open-Organisatoren: “Fake Bubble”

Der positiv auf das Coronavirus getestete französische Tennisprofi Benoît Paire hat sich erstmals nach seinem Ausschluss von den US Open zu Wort gemeldet. “Mir geht es gut im Moment und ich habe keine Symptome”, schrieb der 31-Jährige am Montag in den sozialen Netzwerken. Der Weltranglisten-23. äußerte jedoch Kritik an den Organisatoren des Grand-Slam-Turniers in New York, das unter strengen Hygiene- und Sicherheitsauflagen ausgetragen wird.

Benoit Paire: Der französische Profi wurde positiv auf das Coronavirus getestet, kritisiert nun aber die Organisatoren der US-Open.  (Quelle: imago images/PanoramiC)Benoit Paire: Der französische Profi wurde positiv auf das Coronavirus getestet, kritisiert nun aber die Organisatoren der US-Open. (Quelle: PanoramiC/imago images)

Die Profis und ihre Betreuer leben in einer sogenannten Blase und dürfen sich nur zwischen den Hotels und der Anlage bewegen. “Ich zögere noch, ob ich erzählen soll, was wirklich in dieser “Fake Bubble” passiert”, schrieb Paire bei Instagram. Dessen Landsmann Adrian Mannarino sagte nach seinem Erstrunden-Sieg, dass das System mehr einem überwachten Sicherheitstrakt als einer Blase gleiche. Paire ist als erster Profi in der Blase positiv auf Covid-19 getestet worden.

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Tennisprofi Struff folgt Zverev in Runde zwei

Jan-Lennard Struff ist seinem Davis-Cup-Kollegen Alexander Zverev in die zweite Runde der US Open gefolgt. Der 30 Jahre alte Tennisprofi aus Warstein entschied seine Erstrunden-Partie gegen den Spanier Pedro Martinez am Montag (Ortszeit) mit 6:0, 7:5, 6:4 für sich. Zuvor hatte sich Zverev bei dem Grand-Slam-Turnier in New York gegen Kevin Anderson aus Südafrika mit 7:6 (7:2), 5:7, 6:3, 7:5 durchgesetzt und seinen ersten Sieg nach der Corona-Pause erreicht. Beim von Cincinnati nach New York verlegten Masters-Event hatte der 23 Jahre alte Hamburger in der vergangenen Woche noch gleich zum Auftakt gegen den Briten Andy Murray verloren. Struff erreichte dort sein erstes Viertelfinale bei einem Masters-Turnier – unterlag aber dem späteren Sieger Novak Djokovic.

Friedsam erreicht zweite Runde gegen Kerber

Tennisspielerin Anna-Lena Friedsam (Neuwied) hat ihren Grand-Slam-Fluch besiegt und erstmals die zweite Runde bei den US Open erreicht. Die 26-Jährige gewann in New York gegen die US-Amerikanerin Caroline Dolehide 6:2, 6:2. Nach 1:14 Stunden verwandelte Friedsam ihren ersten Matchball. In der nächsten Runde kommt es zum deutschen Duell mit der Kielerin Angelique Kerber.

Friedsam hatte zuletzt 2016 in Wimbledon ein Spiel bei einem Grand-Slam-Turnier gewonnen. Nach der Coronapause war Friedsam zuletzt bei zwei Auftritten auf WTA-Ebene zweimal in der Qualifikation gescheitert.

Tamara Korpatsch als erste deutsche Deutsche raus

Tamara Korpatsch hat ihren ersten Sieg im Hauptfeld eines Grand-Slam-Turniers verpasst und ist als erste deutsche Tennisspielerin bei den US Open ausgeschieden. Die 25 Jahre alte gebürtige Hamburgerin musste sich am Montag (Ortszeit) in New York der US-Amerikanerin Catherine Bellis mit 7:6 (15:13), 3:6, 2:6 geschlagen geben. Zuvor hatten Angelique Kerber und Anna-Lena Friedsam die zweite Runde erreicht. Dort kommt es nun am Mittwoch zum direkten Duell zwischen Kerber und Friedsam.

Weltranglisten-Erster Djokovic mit Erstrunden-Sieg

Der Tennis-Weltranglisten-Erste Novak Djokovic hat bei den US Open in New York locker die zweite Runde erreicht. Der 33 Jahre alte Serbe setzte sich am Montag (Ortszeit) im ersten Match der sogenannten Night Session gegen Damir Dzumhur aus Bosnien-Herzegowina in knapp zwei Stunden Spielzeit mit 6:1, 6:4, 6:1 durch. Djokovic trifft nun am Mittwoch auf den Briten Kyle Edmund.

Novak Djokovic: Der Weltranglisten-Erste ist bei den US Open eine Runde weiter. (Quelle: AP/dpa/Frank Franklin II)Novak Djokovic: Der Weltranglisten-Erste ist bei den US Open eine Runde weiter. (Quelle: Frank Franklin II/AP/dpa)

“Ich hatte viel Selbstvertrauen nach der letzten Woche”, sagte Djokovic mit Mund-Nasen-Schutz im Siegerinterview im fast leeren Arthur-Ashe-Stadium. Am Samstag hatte er bei der von Cincinnati nach New York verlegten Masters-Veranstaltung den Titel geholt. Bei den US Open strebt Djokovic in Abwesenheit von Titelverteidiger Rafael Nadal und Roger Federer seinen 18. Titel bei einem Grand-Slam-Turnier an.

Zverev kämpft Anderson nieder

Alexander Zverev hat die zweite Runde erreicht. Die deutsche Nummer eins setzte sich am Montag gegen Kevin Anderson aus Südafrika mit 7:6 (7:2), 5:7, 6:3, 7:5 durch und feierte damit seinen ersten Sieg nach der Corona-Pause. Beim von Cincinnati nach New York verlegten Masters-1000-Event hatte der 23 Jahre alte Hamburger in der vergangenen Woche noch gleich zum Auftakt gegen den Briten Andy Murray verloren. Gegen Anderson, der 2017 bei den US Open im Finale stand, verwandelte Zverev nach 3:07 Stunden seinen ersten Matchball.

Peter Gojowczyk ist dagegen als erster deutscher Tennisprofi ausgeschieden. Der 31 Jahre alte Münchner musste sich dem an Nummer 24 gesetzten Polen Hubert Hurkacz klar mit 3:6, 4:6, 4:6 geschlagen geben.

Schwere Aufgabe zu Beginn: Alexander Zverev im Match gegen Kevin Anderson. (Quelle: dpa/Frank Franklin)Schwere Aufgabe zu Beginn: Alexander Zverev im Match gegen Kevin Anderson. (Quelle: Frank Franklin/dpa)

Koepfer und Gojowczyk in der ersten Runde ausgeschieden

Vorjahres-Achtelfinalist Dominik Koepfer (Furtwangen) ist schon in der ersten Runde gescheitert. Der 26-Jährige musste sich dem an Position 19 gesetzten US-Amerikaner Taylor Fritz 7:6 (9:7), 3:6, 2:6, 4:6 geschlagen geben. Im vergangenen Jahr hatte Koepfer als Qualifikant überraschend erst im Achtelfinale gegen den späteren Finalisten Daniil Medwedew (Russland) verloren.

Peter Gojowczyk (31) muss indes weiter auf seinen ersten Zweitrundeneinzug in New York seit 2014 warten. Der Münchner kassierte gegen den Polen Hubert Hurkacz eine 3:6, 4:6, 4:6-Niederlage und muss damit wieder die Heimreise antreten.

US-Teenager Coco Gauff bei US Open raus – Tsitsipas souverän

Tennis-Shootingstar Coco Gauff hat erstmals bei einem Grand-Slam-Turnier ihr Erstrunden-Match verloren und ist bereits ausgeschieden. Die 16 Jahre alte US-Amerikanerin unterlag am Montag (Ortszeit) in New York der an Nummer 31 gesetzten Anastasija Sevastova aus Lettland 3:6, 7:5, 4:6.

Gauff hatte bei ihren bisherigen drei Teilnahmen an den vier wichtigsten Turnieren jeweils mindestens die dritte Runde erreicht. Ihr Durchbruch gelang der damals 15-Jährigen im vergangenen Jahr in Wimbledon, als sie in der ersten Runde Venus Williams besiegte. Bei den Australian Open zu Beginn dieses Jahres erreichte sie erstmals das Viertelfinale bei einem Grand-Slam-Turnier.

Bei den Herren erreichte in Stefanos Tsitsipas einer der Mitfavoriten auf den Titel souverän die zweite Runde. Der an Nummer vier gesetzte Grieche ließ Albert Ramos aus Spanien beim 6:2, 6:1, 6:1 keine Chance. Als erster Profi aus den Top Ten der Setzliste scheiterte der Argentinier Diego Schwartzman an Cameron Norrie aus Großbritannien.

Kerber souverän in Runde 2 – deutsches Duell wartet

Angelique Kerber hat ein gelungenes Comeback gefeiert und bei den US Open die zweite Runde erreicht. Die frühere Nummer eins der Tennis-Weltrangliste nahm ihre Auftakthürde in New York trotz einiger Anlaufschwierigkeiten letztlich souverän und bezwang die Australierin Ajla Tomljanovic 6:4, 6:4. In der zweiten Runde kommt es nun zum deutschen Duell mit Anna-Lena Friedsam. Die 26-Jährige setzte sich gegen Caroline Dolehide aus den USA mit 6:2, 6:2 durch.

Steht in der zweiten Runde: Angelique Kerber feiert ihren Erfolg zum Auftakt der US Open. (Quelle: AP/dpa)Steht in der zweiten Runde: Angelique Kerber feiert ihren Erfolg zum Auftakt der US Open. (Quelle: AP/dpa)

Zwar fehlte es Kerber gegen Tomljanovic zunächst noch sichtlich an Rhythmus, verwunderlich war dies aber kaum, hatte sie doch ihr zuvor letztes Match beim Achtelfinal-Aus bei den Australian Open Ende Januar bestritten. Danach setzte Kerber erst eine Oberschenkelblessur außer Gefecht, ehe die Tour aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie eine fünfmonatige Zwangspause einlegen musste.

Im Verlauf der Partie kam die dreimalige Grand-Slam-Siegerin immer besser zurecht, vor allem kämpferisch und körperlich war Kerber voll da. Nach 1:28 Stunden verwandelte die 32-Jährige ihren dritten Matchball. Im Vorjahr war Kerber in New York bereits in der ersten Runde gescheitert.

Gegner von Zverev und Kerber stehen fest

Beim ersten Grand-Slam-Turnier nach der Corona-Pause trifft Deutschlands bester Tennisprofi Alexander Zverev gleich in der ersten Runde auf den früheren Wimbledon- und US-Open-Finalisten Kevin Anderson. Das ergab die Auslosung für die US Open am Donnerstag.

Die frühere Turniersiegerin Angelique Kerber bekommt es bei ihrem Comeback mit der Australierin Ajla Tomljanovic zu tun. Die US Open beginnen am Montag in New York. Das Turnier wird ohne Zuschauer und unter strengen Hygiene- und Sicherheitsauflagen ausgetragen.

Ex-Tennis-Star Navratilova: US-Open-Titel nicht weniger wert

Für die langjährige Tennis-Weltranglisten-Erste Martina Navratilova hat der Titel bei den US Open in diesem Jahr trotz des Fehlens zahlreicher Topstars keine geringere Bedeutung. “Ich würde bei den Gewinnern nicht unterscheiden, es gibt für mich kein Sternchen neben dem Namen”, sagte die 18-malige Grand-Slam-Turniersiegerin am Donnerstag der BBC.

Bei dem am Montag in New York beginnenden Event fehlen unter anderem Titelverteidiger Rafael Nadal (Spanien) und Roger Federer (Schweiz). Bei den Damen verzichten sechs Spielerinnen aus den Top Ten wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie auf einen Start, darunter Vorjahressiegerin Bianca Andreescu (Kanada), die Weltranglisten-Erste Ashleigh Barty (Australien) und die Nummer zwei Simona Halep (Rumänien).

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