- Nov 11, 2008
- Reaction score
Got to give credit to Medvedev though. He seemed to have a plan to keep Alcarez from taking control and he didn't lose focus after dropping the second set. It sure seemed like he was going for it on his second serve to prevent alcaraz from pouncing on it like he did against Zverev.
Coco played an incredible match. Sabalenka has such a powerful game and her power is supercharged when she can play inside the baseline with relentless pressure on her opponent. But Coco adjusted well and put more depth on her shots, keeping Sabalenka behind the baseline, where she was more prone to errors. Coco was never going to beat Sabalenka power vs power. Great strategy.Absolutely incredible atmosphere during the Coco match. She got a standing ovation on each changeover during the 3rd. Her movement on the court is at such a high level, even among the best in the world. The balls she chases down and her ability to flip the switch from defense to offense in a single shot has elevated her game so much. She's now #1 in the world in doubles and #3 in singles.
I loved her speech during the award ceremony except when she said "thanks to all those that didn't believe in me for motivating me. When I won a Masters 500 people said this would be the best tournament I'd ever win...etc." literally no one said that Coco. If anything, expectations may have been unfair, as many predicted she'd win Majors at some point in her career when she was just 15 and now she has!
She's the face of American women's tennis and she is so poised and humble. I love it.