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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Elite Men's Team Award for the US OPEN

France wins this year's Elite Men's Team Award for the 2016 US Open.

This goes to the country that puts the most number of players into the fourth round of the US Open.

2016 - FRANCE - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (#11), Gael Monfils (#12) and Lucas Pouille (#66) 

2015 - FRANCE - Richard Gasquet (#12), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (#18), Jeremy Chardy (#27) and Benoit Paire (#41)

Catherine Bellis: Female Breakthrough Player US Open 2016

Catherine Bellis (#158) of the US is the Female Breakthrough Player Awardee for the 2016 US Open. She is the lowest ranked player to reach the third round, who is ranked outside the top 100.

It's also the first time I encountered her in a grand slam

Juan Martin Del Potro: Male Breakthrough Player for US Open 2016

Juan Martin del Potro (#142) of Argentina, becomes the Male Breakthrough Player for the 2016 US Open, as he reaches the quarterfinals, as the player with a rank below the top 100.

This is not surprising though as del Potro is a former US Open champion and has been in this territory before. This is his fourth time in the quarterfinals of this tournament, and ninth overall, in all the grand slams.

The last time he was in this deep in any of the grand slams was in Wimbledon 2013.

Friday, September 2, 2016

US Open 2016: Marcos Baghdatis Enjoys Best US Open Yet

I was one of those who are happily surprised to see Marcos Baghdatis reach the fourth round of the US Open for the very first time!  

For some strange reason, Baghdatis has never gotten to the second week of this grand slam.  He has reached, at least the fourth round in all the other slams, with a runner-up finish in the 2006 Australian Open as his best performance yet.

This is also his best performance in a slam since a 4th round appearance in the 2009 Australian Open.

His ranking should improve after this slam, whatever happens in his match against another performing player, Gael Monfils.

US Open 2016: Lucas Pouille Into Final 16

Lucas Pouille reached the quarterfinal of Wimbledon just a few months ago, so it's no surprise that he also reaches the fourth round of the US Open!  This guy is on a roll!  His ranking though of #66 does not yet reflect his achievements but if he consistently performs this well in the slams, his numbers should improve soon.

For now, he should just enjoy the moment and see how deep he can reach in this grand slam.  He will next meet Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

He's now definitely playing with the big boys!