Basketball in August? The French Open in September? The Masters golf tournament in October? Better than not at all.
For Rafa, it was the 19th major title, one fewer than the record 20 of Roger Federer.
Andreescu, serving better than Williams, hitting brilliant forehands, wouldn’t let Williams play like she wanted.
“When you play for a record like this one, there is a lot of emotion ... there is even more. It’s called pressure.”
Because she’s American, because of her success, she is wildly popular at the Open.
Maybe, the way he couldn’t hold the lead, he’s already slipped. In the final set, he never had a chance.
The Open is a happening. They don’t have matches as much as they have incidents.
Those people in the stands paid big money. This is tennis. You play until they carry you off.
After Federer scored on a forehand down the line, Goffin threw up a hand in frustration and, it seemed, in resignation.
People want Federer and Williams to succeed. It’s a script that never grows boring or tiresome.