2023 US Open Tennis semi-finals review: Coco Gauff as the lone American standing to take on Aryna Sabalenka after a brilliant two-set turnaround while Daniil Medvedev eliminates Carlos Alcaraz to set up an elite showdown v Novak Djokovic

by Sports Benches

The 2023 US Open weekend’s main event singles finals is all set now that is gonna be a bit different this time around where we will get to see a new women’s champ, while two of the top men’s players will square it off after we saw some excellent semi-final match ups over the last two days at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

We’ll go with the women’s first and has been a bit of a non-starter after the opening stage when it comes to off the court between Coco Gauff & Karolina Muchkova due to some climate change protest that halted play for almost an hour. But back to the action now where action now & both players did so well with Muchkova eventually getting the ball rolling to try & stay in there, but at the end of the day, it was Gauff who was superb from start to finish with patience that puts herself in the Final for America (6-4, 7-5).

We also saw another American in action for the 2nd semi straight after the first match named Madison Keys who had an outstanding first stage unchallenged v Aryna Sabalenka. From there though, now she was almost there to set up an All-American final with Gauff when given the chance a few times including the 3rd set decider. But sadly, things just wasn’t easy when it comes to the execution for Keys as Sabalenka went on to rebound from 1-0 down to a brilliant finish of the night (6-0, 6-7 – 1-7 tiebreak & 6-7 – 5-10 tiebreak).

Then earlier today in the first of the two men’s last four matches Novak Djokovic was too good during the first half after the opening two sets. Although American’s own Ben Shelton never gave up to try & turn things around throughout the 3rd stage, but it’s still always the Djoker who always gets it done in the end (3-6, 2-6, 6-7 – 4-7 tie). And finally we finish off the last men’s semi between the 2021 & 2022 champions Daniil Medvedev & Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz started not bad where he won some brilliant battles including the 3rd stage, but his inconsistency sadly let him down that gave Medvedev the upper hand (6-3 – 3-7 tie, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6). The Spaniard will now have to sit out by watching both Medvedev & Djokovic take centre stage for the men’s US Open title.

It all comes down to just two amazing single finals matches left of this tournament. Will we see Gauff be the next American to win a title at home v the next World No1 player in Sabalenka who is exceptional on the hard court? How about Medvedev making up lost time following his 2021 US Open title win or else see Novak winning a major here for the fourth time since 2018 in New York? Can’t wait to finish off this grand slam season like this!!

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