Zverev was particularly critical of 23-year-old world No.5 Daniil Medevev, who has enraged fans with his antics in NY - including giving spectators the bird during his run to the quarter-finals - and 21-year-old world No.8 Stefanos Tsitsipas for his serial go-slow tactics.
When Andreescu battled Taylor Townsend on Monday night, the crowd was cheering for the American qualifier, not the 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont.
Asked if she expected to win her first Grand Slam title this week on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts, Andreescu replied: "Every tournament I go into, I want to win it".
"Diego is playing unbelievable", the Spaniard said. As I said before the tournament started, I've always had a great connection with the crowd here in NY. "I don't think she allowed me to see the same ball twice". "He was pushing me back and playing more aggressive than me". As for Nadal's golf swing matching his wonderful tennis racquet swing, well. "The knee was a little bit annoying in the movement aspect", Osaka said.
It was 48 years ago today.
13 seed from Switzerland, beat Osaka (7-5, 6-4) for the third time in three meetings this year to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Monday.
Andreescu enjoyed a stronger start to the decider, breaking in the opening game and saving a break point on her own serve with a swing volley victor en route to consolidating.
But a few outer courts are now opened and hosting play, including the Grandstand where Coco Gauff and Caty McNally were scheduled to play their third-round doubles match. Townsend won the first three games of the second set - with Andreescu double-faulting three times on the way to dropping a service game - and suddenly the blowout wasn't so much of a blowout anymore. When Williams had her much publicized dust-up with Head Referee Carlos Ramos, Osaka's first career Grand Slam victory became somewhat of a footnote. Fans began booing him after he was caught on camera making an obscene gesture and he followed up by praising critics for providing extra motivation, which delighted Osaka, who said, "The sarcasm is handsome". "But it's just so amusing".
"It's easy to describe, but hard to make. I really like him and we get on really well".
'You never know what's better or worse, all that matters to me is I'm in the fourth round.
"I thought she played very smart". "He said he gave me a warning before".
Back in July, I gave my favorite picks for US Open now happening in Flushing Meadows, NY.
"There's a lot of young guys that do things on the tennis court that maybe is not the best thing to do".
"A lot of people didn't know what was happening so I can not blame them".
"I think the umpires next time should let me know about it".
"Let your tennis racquet talk for you kind of".