Milos Raonic, the last Canadian at the U.S. Open, needed a medical timeout between the fourth and fifth sets of Sunday’s match with American John Isner in the round-of-sixteen. Raonic lost the fifth set and the match. (JASON DECROW / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
No Canadians left as U.S. Open enters second and final week
So much for the contingent of Canadian tennis players at the 2018 U.S. Open, the final grand slam event of the tennis season.
Denis Shapovalov reacts after winning the fourth set against Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament last Friday. Anderson edged Shapovalov in the fifth to win the match. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
When the tournament began a week ago today, five men and one woman were in the main draws.
That ended Sunday when Milos Raonic, plagued as he is so often by an injury, lost in five sets to John Isner in the round-of-sixteen.
Peter Polansky returns a shot to Alexander Zverev, of Germany, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament last Tuesday. Polansky made history by becoming the first player to enter the main draws of all four grand slam events in a single year as a “lucky loser” in the qualifying. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)