Fernandez, Auger-Aliassime in Montreal after lengthy US Open runs

Fresh off their incredible runs at the US Open, Canadian tennis stars Leylah Fernandez and Félix Auger-Aliassime were all smiles as they discussed their experience in the past week.

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Proving them all wrong, Fernandez's drive to keep going

Leylah Annie Fernandez has shocked even herself in her magical journey to the US Open final, but just like anyone else whose ever achieved greatness, she had people put her ambitions down. In her own words Fernandez describes how she's proving all those people wrong.

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'Thank you Canada! We will be back': Fernandez targets Indian Wells

What's next for Leylah Annie Fernandez? "We get back to work," said father and coach Jorge. "We haven't accomplished anything." The next big event on her schedule will be Indian Wells. "We need a few more tournaments under our belts where we do three or four rounds minimum so we can secure that recognition that she's a top player once and for all," Jorge said.

Jorge Fernandez on US Open lessons and 'a very difficult conversation'

In an interview with TSN on Sunday, Jorge Fernandez offered his assessment of the US Open championship match and revealed the words he shared with daughter Leylah Annie following the defeat. "It was a very difficult conversation," he said. Jorge, who coaches Leylah Annie, also reflected on the lessons learned during a magical run in New York.

Lady Liberty is green with envy of Leylah Annie Fernandez

Leylah Annie Fernandez's journey is stunning the tennis world and beyond, the Canadian is defying the odds and solidifying herself into tennis history. TSN's Michael Farber explores Fernandez's fairytale run at the US Open and how she's lighting the way for future generations of Canadian athletes.

Proving them all wrong, Fernandez's drive to keep going

Leylah Annie Fernandez has shocked even herself in her magical journey to the US Open final, but just like anyone else whose ever achieved greatness, she had people put her ambitions down. In her own words Fernandez describes how she's proving all those people wrong.

What was missing from Fernandez's US Open final performance against Raducanu?

TSN's Mark Masters joins SportsCentre to discuss the role fatigue played in Leylah Annie Fernandez's defeat in the final of the US Open against Emma Raducanu, what went wrong for the Canadian in her first major final and how she has set herself up for her future career.

Roe on Raducanu's remarkable US Open win, Fernandez's role in historic final

Emma Raducanu's near-flawless performance at the US Open vaulted her to a history making victory over Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez. TSN's Mark Roe explains how the 19-year-old Canadian will have a lot to remember from this tournament, despite the disappointing end.

Djokovic into US Open final, nears year Grand Slam

If Novak Djokovic does complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam for a man since 1969 — and he is headed to the U.S. Open final, just one victory away — he, and everyone else, will remember one particularly pivotal, and epic, game along the way.

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Customized, flexible approach yields golden age for Tennis Canada

Customized, flexible approach yields golden age for Tennis Canada

This is a golden age for Canadian tennis, but Tennis Canada can't take all the credit. "What we've realized is that the system has to be flexible and customized,” noted president and CEO Michael Downey. So, the organization provided financial support to Leylah Annie Fernandez while she worked with her dad and not at the National Tennis Centre in Montreal where Felix Auger-Aliassime was groomed.

Is this the best era of Canadian tennis that we have ever seen?

How big of an advantage is the crowd's support for someone like Leylah Annie Fernandez who hasn't been on this stage before? Flushing Meadows has been very kind to Canadians over the last couple of years, so is this the best era of Canadian tennis that we have ever seen? TSN's Mark Roe has more.

Raducanu advances to face Fernandez in US Open final

Raducanu advances to face Fernandez in US Open final

Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez are so similar in so many ways: They possess enviable quickness and anticipation. They take balls low to the ground and redirect them with ease. They love a big stage and a big moment. They don’t care how much better-known or more successful opponents are.

Djokovic tops Berrettini in US Open quarters to close in on slam

Djokovic tops Berrettini in US Open quarters to close in on slam

Never fazed, rarely flummoxed, Novak Djokovic is so collected in best-of-five-set matches even when falling behind, as he has done repeatedly at the U.S. Open. Djokovic ceded the opening set for the third consecutive match at Flushing Meadows, but beat No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in a quarterfinal that began Wednesday night and concluded after midnight Thursday.

Zverev beats Harris to return to US Open semis

Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev has made it back to the U.S. Open semifinals a year after finishing as the runner-up at the hard-court Grand Slam tournament.

'On alert': Canada's Fernandez turning heads with big wins at US Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez swooped into the U.S. Open with so little fanfare that tennis observers were barely paying attention to the young Canadian in the early days of the tournament.

Djokovic, Barty, Osaka, Gauff headline Indian Wells field

Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty, the top-ranked men’s and women’s players in the world, headline the entry list for the BNP Paribas Open, which is being played in the fall for the first time after being delayed twice because of the pandemic.

Djokovic, Barty, Osaka, Gauff headline Indian Wells field

Canadian history on the line at the US Open

For the first time ever, two Canadians are in the semifinals at the same US Open, with Laval's Leylah Annie Fernandez and Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime both in action on Thursday and Friday - live on TSN, TSN.ca, the TSN App and TSN Direct.

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Fernandez, Auger-Aliassime continue to impress at the US Open

Canada's two young and talented tennis players, Leylah Annie Fernandez and Félix Auger-Aliassime, continue to show why they deserve to hang with the current top ranked stars of the sport. Fernandez looks to make her first career Grand Slam semi-final, while Auger-Aliassime became the first Canadian men's US Open semi-finalist in history. TSN's Mark Roe joins Glenn Schiiler for more.

'She could probably win this whole thing, why not?': Roe on Fernandez's performance

Recently 19-year-old Leylah Annie Fernandez has been making a name for herself in the tennis world as she takes her third straight win against a world class opponent. Has Fernandez shown that she has what it takes to hang with the top ranked players? TSN's Mark Roe joins SC with Jay Onrait to share his thoughts.

Auger-Aliassime advances after Alcaraz retires in second set

Félix Auger-Aliassime became the first man born in the 2000's to reach a men's singles Grand Slam semi-final after his opponent Carlos Alcaraz retired in the second set after a quick visit with his trainer. Auger-Aliassime, the No. 12 seed, will face No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals.

Shriver on Fernandez: 'At the beginning of the tournament she wasn't on my radar'

Tennis analyst Pam Shriver joins TSN's Mark Roe to talk about her first experience watching Leylah Annie Fernandez on the court and what it is that makes the young Canadian tennis player so special and what she must do to take her game to the next level.

Roe: Fernandez beat Svitolina at her own game

Leylah Annie Fernandez notched yet another upset at Flushing Meadows, knocking off Elina Svitolina in three sets to reach the semi-finals. TSN's Mark Roe examines Fernandez's performance and assesses her chances in the semis.

Auger-Aliassime wins after Alcaraz retires with injury

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime joined fellow Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez in the semifinals on the men's side later Tuesday after his opponent Carlos Alcaraz of Spain retired in the second set.

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Fernandez to play Sabalenka in US Open semis

Fernandez to play Sabalenka in US Open semis

Aryna Sabalenka has matched her best result in a Grand Slam tournament by reaching the U.S. Open semifinals. The No. 2 seed from Belarus beat French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova 6-1, 6-4.

Canada's Andreescu out at US Open after dropping marathon match to Sakkari

Maria Sakkari has eliminated 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu in the latest-finishing women’s match in tournament history to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time.

Djokovic downs American Brooksby to move on at US Open

For half an hour and a full set at the start, then one particularly compelling and competitive game later, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open's fourth round, Jenson Brooksby, gave him fits and created a raucous atmosphere under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

SC Backstory: A man on a mission

2020 was a challenging, controversial and contentious year for Novak Djokovic, but the world number one has been a man on a mission in 2021 and has the calendar Grand Slam in his sights.

Dabrowski reaches US Open quarters in women's doubles

Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and doubles partner Luisa Stefani rallied back from a set and a break down to defeat their third round opponents and reach the quarter-finals.

Zverev marches past Sinner in straight sets to reach US Open quarters

Alexander Zverev had little trouble getting past Italian Jannik Sinner, taking their match 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Open.

Fernandez and Routliffe fall short in women's doubles action

Leylah Annie Fernandez and doubles partner Erin Routliffe were unable to reach the quarter-finals after falling to Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Monica Niculescu.

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Hy on Fernandez getting dirty, Andreescu adopting power game

Hy on Fernandez getting dirty, Andreescu adopting power game

Patricia Hy is one of just four Canadian women to reach the quarterfinals in singles at the US Open. The former World No. 28 offered her perspective on the last two players to add their names to that list. Hy loves the way Fernandez is taking advantage of the New York crowds and "letting her racquet fly." And Hy sees Bianca Andreescu making progress in adapting a more power-based game.

Canada's lone junior contender Xu inspired by Fernandez, Andreescu

Canada's only singles player in the junior draw at the US Open is off to a strong start. Annabelle Xu won her first round match in straight sets on Monday. Afterwards, the 17-year-old from Montreal spoke to TSN about her style of play, tennis role models and what it’s like to see Leylah Annie Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu experience so much success at a young age.

Fernandez defeats Kerber, moves into US Open quarterfinals

Leylah Fernandez demonstrated that her upset of defending champion Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open was certainly no fluke by beating past title winne Angelique Kerber 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the fourth round Sunday in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Champion-to-Champion: Vaccine Hunters Canada founder on inspiration to help others

Two-time US Open Champion Tracy Austin chats with Andrew Young, founder of Vaccine Hunters Canada about where he got the inspiration to help others.

Auger-Aliassime must avoid mistake Tsitsipas made against hard-hitting Alcaraz

Frederic Fontang says Felix Auger-Aliassime must be careful in Tuesday's US Open quarterfinal against Carlos Alcaraz. "Don't give Alcaraz the time to hit really hard," the coach cautioned. "That's the mistake that Stefanos Tsitsipas made." Team Auger-Aliassime is quite familiar with the 18-year-old Spanish sensation. "We practiced with him sometimes," noted Fontang. "I'm always looking to test things in practice."

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Auger-Aliassime must avoid mistake Tsitsipas made against hard-hitting Alcaraz
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'She played unbelievable': Kerber sees 'great future' for Fernandez

'She played unbelievable': Kerber sees 'great future' for Fernandez

After losing to Leylah Annie Fernandez in three sets on Sunday, Angelique Kerber heaped praise on the Laval teenager. "She took it in her hands," the three-time major champion said. "I gave everything I had today. She played an unbelievable match." Kerber was impressed with Fernandez's demeanour. "She's always enjoying her tennis out there. I think she can go really far in the next few years."

Stubbs: 'Pretty incredible' for Fernandez to beat Osaka, Kerber back-to-back

TSN's Mark Roe is joined by six-time doubles grand slam champion Rennae Stubbs, who shared her thoughts on Leylah Annie Fernandez's run at the US Open, and more.

Medvedev wins in three sets again, advances to US Open quarters

No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev defeated Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to cruise into the quarter-finals of the US Open, where he has yet to drop a set.

Svitolina halts Halep to reach US Open quarters

No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina beat two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals at the US Open. Svitolina has never won a Grand Slam tournament. She had lost twice before to the 12th-seeded Halep in majors.

Andreescu continues her winning ways at U.S. Open as Shapovalov falters

On a day where Canada's Bianca Andreescu continued to roll at the U.S. Open, Denis Shapovalov stumbled out of the tournament.

Djokovic lets emotions go in win over Nishikori at US Open

Djokovic lets emotions go in win over Nishikori at US Open

Taking another step in his bid to complete the first calendar-year Slam by a man in more than a half-century, Djokovic moved into the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the 14th consecutive appearance, coming back to beat Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 1 Barty upset by Rogers at U.S. Open

No. 1 Barty upset by Rogers at U.S. Open

Shelby Rogers lingered on the court and panned her phone around at the fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium for a snapshot souvenir of the scene after she beat Ash Barty for the first time.

Dabrowski on dealing with 'tennis tiredness' and admiring Fernandez

Gaby Dabrowski admits the grind of the season is catching up with her in New York. But the Ottawa native is enjoying the actual tennis at the US Open, especially the win by Leylah Annie Fernandez over Naomi Osaka. Dabrowski actually predicted the upset before it happened, but thinks the teenager from Laval may be in tough on Sunday against Angelique Kerber.

Dinner with Sanchez Vicario boosts Fernandez at US Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez says advice from 1994 US Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario offered her a big boost ahead of Friday’s upset win over Naomi Osaka. "She definitely helped and gave me a lot of confidence,” Fernandez told TSN. The 18-year-old from Laval was back on court Saturday playing doubles, which Fernandez says helped her refocus following an emotional night.

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Andreescu 'pumped' to play Sakkari again: 'It's going to be good'

Andreescu 'pumped' to play Sakkari again: 'It's going to be good'

Canada's Bianca Andreescu beat Maria Sakkari in a marathon Miami match in March. Now, she'll face the Greek star again in the fourth round of the US Open. "She's very powerful," noted Andreescu. "She serves very well. She moves well. She's a fighter. But I'm also all those things so it's going to be good. I'm pumped."

How does Auger-Aliassime match-up with fan favourite Tiafoe?

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime has been a fan favourite at the US Open so far, but that will change on Sunday when the No. 12 seed faces American Frances Tiafoe. "Felix has some advantages," said coach Frederic Fontang. "His technique and game is more solid, but Frances will play with the crowd.” Fontang points out that Auger-Aliassime has handled hostile environments well in the past.

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Djokovic downs Nishikori to advance at US Open

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic dropped the first set 6-7, but took the next three sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 to beat Kei Nishikori and advance to the fourth round of the US Open.

Must See: Djokovic serve ends up in spectator's drink

Watch as Novak Djokovic's serve ball leaves the court and ends up right in a woman's drink courtside during his match against Kei Nishikori.

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Mary Joe Fernandez: Leylah Annie showed composure, intensity, Andreescu showing belief

Mary Joe Fernandez: Leylah Annie showed composure, intensity, Andreescu showing belief

ESPN's Mary Joe Fernandez joins TSN's Mark Roe to share how her son was able to help Leylah Annie Fernandez prepare for her match against Naomi Osaka and explained what surprised her about the Canadian's sensational win. Fernandez also discusses the growing confidence she sees in Bianca Andreescu and the performances the Canadian men and women are putting on overall at the US Open.

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'We have to consolidate that victory': Fernandez refocuses after emotional night

'We have to consolidate that victory': Fernandez refocuses after emotional night

Leylah Annie Fernandez pulled off the biggest win of her young career on Friday upsetting Naomi Osaka. "We have to consolidate that victory," said dad/coach Jorge Fernandez. "It can't be because we caught Osaka on a bad day." It will be key for the teenager to not get distracted. "The conversation this morning was, 'Ignore everybody on your phone that wasn't speaking to you last week.’"

Osaka: 'I think I’m going to take a break from playing for a while'

Naomi Osaka said she is thinking of taking another break from tennis “for a while” after losing in the third round at the U.S. Open on Friday night.

Alcaraz ousts Tsitsipas at US Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas can take all the time he wants in the bathroom now that he's out of the U.S. Open. He took a 4 1/2-minute break after he dropped the third set to Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 0-6, 7-6 (5) in just over four hours.

Blake shares his thoughts on the four Canadians remaining at US Open

James Blake joins Mark Roe to share what he's seen so far from Denis Shapovalov at the US Open, discuss Bianca Andreescu's play in New York and what Felix Auger Aliassime will need to do to find success against Roberto Bautista Agut.

Muguruza overcomes Azarenka to reach fourth round of US Open

In a showdown of two-time Grand Slam champions and former world number ones, Spain's Garbine Muguruza outlasted 18th seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at the US Open.

Medvedev makes quick work of Andujar to reach fourth round

No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev blasted past Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3 to ease his way into the fourth round of the US Open.

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Friend becomes foe: Dabrowski beats Stefani in mixed opener

Friend becomes foe: Dabrowski beats Stefani in mixed opener

Gaby Dabrowski and Luisa Stefani teamed up to win their doubles opener at the US Open on Thursday afternoon. A few hours laters, they faced off in a mixed doubles match with the Ottawa native coming out on top alongside partner Marcus Daniell. Dabrowski spoke to TSN about what it was like to match wits with her close friend.

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Abanda on comeback from COVID, message from Mladenovic

Abanda on comeback from COVID, message from Mladenovic

Sidelined with COVID, Françoise Abanda didn't play much this season. The 24-year-old from Montreal recently returned to the tour and picked up a win at the WTA 250 event in Chicago where she received an encouraging message from Kristina Mladenovic. Abanda, who visited the US Open this week, spoke to TSN about her challenging year and getting back on track.

Andreescu, Shapovalov advance to third round at US Open with straight sets wins

Canada's Bianca Andreescu downed American Lauren Davis, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday, and remains undefeated at the Grand Slam following her 2019 title at Flushing Meadows. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., earned a straight sets win over Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain to advance.

Pospisil bows out in second round of US Open

Canada's Vasek Pospisil dropped his second round match against Ilya Ivashka in straight sets, losing 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 as his run at the US Open came to an end.

No. 1 Barty, top US Open women win easily after Ida delays

No. 1 Barty, top US Open women win easily after Ida delays

About the only problems No. 1 seed Ash Barty and other top players encountered Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Open came in the delays trying to get to Flushing Meadows in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida's remnants blowing through the Northeast a night earlier.

Fernandez, Auger-Aliassime advance to third round at U.S. Open

Canada's Leylah Fernandez and Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with straight-sets victories on Wednesday.

Drysdale on Andreescu: 'She's a contender'

TSN's Mark Roe is joined by Cliff Drysdale to discuss the success of the five Canadians making it through to the second round of the U.S. Open. Drysdale commenting on Bianca Andreescu saying that the tournament is wide open and she's definitely a contender.

Andreescu wins opening match at US Open

Andreescu wins opening match at US Open

Canada's Bianca Andreescu had to pull out a third set to keep her perfect U.S. Open record. Struggling with some physical issues, the 2019 champion went the distance Tuesday to bet Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.

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Medvedev eases into third round of US Open

Medvedev eases into third round of US Open

Daniil Medvedev eased into the third round of the US Open with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Dominik Koepfer. The No. 2 seed and 2019 runner-up broke Koepfer's serve seven times and moves on to play Pablo Andujar of Spain in the next round.

Halep in US Open third round for first time in five years

Simona Halep is into the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2016. The No. 12 seed rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Kristina Kucova at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where their match was moved after Naomi Osaka's opponent withdrew from their scheduled match.

Canada's Shapovalov cruises into second round at U.S. Open

Canada's Denis Shapovalov cruised into the second round of men's singles competition at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Argentina's Federico Delbonis on Tuesday.

Pospisil rallies from two sets down to beat Fognini at US Open

Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil went the distance before ousting Italy's Fabio Fognini with a come-from-behind victory. The 28th-seeded Italian was up two sets before Pospisil found another gear and took the match 2-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in three hours 17 minutes.

Bruneau reflects on run with Andreescu, explains why it ended

With Bianca Andreescu set to play her first US Open match since winning the title, former coach Sylvain Bruneau joined TSN to reflect on the special run in 2019 and share his favourite off-court story from working with the Mississauga, Ont. native. Bruneau also explained why the partnership between the pair ended earlier this season.

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Auger-Aliassime must move past passive play at US Open

Auger-Aliassime must move past passive play at US Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime needed four sets and four hours to beat qualifier Evgeny Donskoy on Monday. Coach Frederic Fontang tells TSN that his charge played too passively during a tense opener, but can take positives from how he fought through the nerves. Fontang believes the fast courts at the US Open will help the big-serving Montrealer.

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Fernandez finally finds her offensive game in US Open win

Fernandez finally finds her offensive game in US Open win

Leylah Annie Fernandez got back in a groove during Monday's win over Ana Konjuh at the US Open. "It's been a long time since I've seen her play with that type of determination, confidence and composure under pressure," observed father and coach Jorge Fernandez. The teenager is still adapting to life on tour, which has led to some growing pains this season.

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Zverev blazes past Querrey in straight sets

Zverev blazes past Querrey in straight sets

Alexander Zverev, who is coming off a title at the Cincinnati Open last week, carried his dominant form to the US Open against Sam Querrey, as the German cruised to an easy straight sets victory over the American 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.

Osaka makes winning return to Grand Slam tennis at US Open

Naomi Osaka is back in Grand Slam action after a mental health break. Back to playing quite well, too. After a tight start to her first-round U.S. Open match Monday night, the reigning champion grabbed eight of the last nine games and put together a 6-4, 6-1 victory over 87th-ranked Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic.

Osaka makes winning return to Grand Slam tennis at US Open

Marino makes early exit from US Open with first-round loss to Svitolina

Rebecca Marino's long awaited return to the US Open lasted just one round. The Canadian lost to fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) in her first match at the American major since 2011.

Marino on her US Open performance: 'I'm really proud of what I've done'

After falling to Elina Svitolina in straight sets in the opening round of the US Open, Canadian Rebecca Marino praises Svitolina's performance, shares her takeaway from her experience in New York, describes how proud she is of what she's been able to accomplish over the last few years, and more.

History On The Horizon: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic enters the US Open as the overwhelming favourite to win it all. He's been nearly unbeatable over the past year and has swept the men's major titles so far in 2021. History is on the horizon as Djokovic goes for a pair of historic feats at Flushing Meadows.