he male tennis player who owns the record of the most Grand Slam titles for a male (including all disciplines) with 28 titles (16 singles and 12 men’s doubles) told a story to Andreas Kuharszky about his first meeting with Asbóth. Australia that played … I was seventeen years of age and I was chosen . . .
Jozsef Asboth is best remembered for being the first Hungarian tennis player and the first player from an Eastern European (then Communist) country to win a Grand Slam singles title at the 1947 French Open (where he was seeded fifth). As of today, he is still the only Hungarian male player who won a Grand Slam . . .
On her maiden 1st press conference as a new US Open Grand Slam champion, Sloan Stephens was asked about her first memory of the winner’s trophy.
As the second-oldest Grand Slam and the only one to have had an uninterrupted streak since its founding year (1881) is on the way…with a lot of doubts and questions to be answered. The two all-time greatest players – Roger and Rafa – will meet each other at the Grand Slam where they never crossed . . .
Last time when top seeds from men and women side lost on the same day: On September 6 , 2003 Kim Clijsters (No.1) lost vs. Justine Henin in the final of US Open. On September 6, 2003 Andre Agassi (No.1) lost vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinal of the Super Saturday. Last time when . . .
Last time when the No.1 and No.2 seeded players in men’s singles did not advance into the QFs at any Grand Slam : 2004-Roland Garros: Federer (1.) lost vs. Gustavo Kuerten in R32; Roddick (2.) lost against Olivier Mutis in R64. 2002-Aussie Open: Hewitt (1.) lost vs. Alberto Martin in R128 (R128); and Kuerten (2.) also . . .
1982 & 2016 alias history repeats itself In the history, it happened once that a female player won the Aussie-US Open double: in 1982, Chris Evert completed it. However, even more interesting the way how she did it regarding the fact that Angelique Kerber did have a chance to repeat Evert’s feat 34 years later. . . .
Last time when a German player met a player from Czech(oslovak) in any Grand Slam final, it happened in 1993. That year, Steffi Graf beat Helena Sukova in the final of US Open by 6-3 6-3.
In the history of US Open (since 1881), it never happened that a Japanese player defeated a player from United Kingdom until now. They played 3 times each other, and interestingly the first two meeting went into 5 sets – like today’s match of Nishikori-Murray: 1928 – Henry “Bunny” Austin beat Teizo Toba 6-1 3-6 . . .
Today, Juan Martin Del Potro has a chance to make his amazing comeback from the long, involuntary injury break more memorable. Namely, anytime he went through the quarterfinal at US Open, he won the title. It just happened once (2009), however, comparing the route to the final that year to his opponents of the tournament . . .