Nightshift Sports: US Open 3 September 2018

Day 8
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Context and Background 
The U.S. Open, which started August 27th and runs through September 9th,  is the last tennis major of the year. There was a week of qualifying (the qualifying started on 21 August) and now the real heavy lifting begins with the last week of the tournament now in progress.
Men’s Singles:

  • Kei Nishikori defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
  • Novak Djokovic defeats Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
  • John Millman defeats Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6
  • Marin Cilic vs.  David Goffin 7-6, 6-2, 6-4

The upset of the tournament: John Millman of Australia beat Roger Federer in four sets. Federer–always a class act–took the defeat gracefully. The loss was unexpected.
Cilic came back from some rocky play in the first set to take a three set victory over David Goffin.
Women’s Singles:

  • Madison Keys defeats Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-3
  • Naomi Osaka defeats  Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
  • Carla Suárez Navarro defeats Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3
  • Lesia Tsurenko defeats Markéta Vondroušová  6-7, 7-5, 6-2

Maria Sharapova finally lost in a night match at the U.S. Open, to Carla Suarez Navarro. Sharapova–who has looked shaky on serve for the entire tournament–simply could not get rolling in time to stave off a defeat. She is now 23-1 under the lights.
A series of links to stories and information about the tournament are listed below. Also, today, we are adding a group of equipment links–just in case you get inspired and go out to play tennis, there are links and information on what to buy and where to buy it.

Direct Link to U.S.Open Website
Direct Link to Men’s Draw
Direct Link to Women’s Draw
Direct Link to U.S. Open Draw ( all classes)
U.S.Open Schedule of Play
Players in the 2018 U.S. Open
How to Watch: International
How to Watch: USA
Favorites for 2018
U.S.Open history
The Kyrgios Drama
2018 Wimbledon Final Results
2018 French Open Results and Stories
2018 Australian Open Results
U.S. Open Draw/Results
Federer Vs. Krygios
A Day in the Life of Court 15
Marin Cilic Profile
The Shot
Equipment resources
Nike Tennis
Head Tennis Racquets
Babolot Tennis
Polo/Ralph Lauren
New Balance
Tennis Express (Online ordering)
Tennis Warehouse (Online ordering)
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