Starting this week, the US Open is set to ignite the tennis world with a clash of generations and an electrifying line-up of contenders.
Seasoned Serbian veteran, Novak Djokovic is poised to take on Spain’s 20-year-old sensation Carlos Alcaraz. The highly decorated Djokovic, and current Wimbledon Men’s title-holder, Alcaraz, have dominated the tennis scene of late, occupying the top two spots in the ATP rankings.
Djokovic eyes a historic record-tying 24th major singles title, while Alcaraz seeks to defend the crown he claimed last year at Flushing Meadows.
The women's draw is equally compelling, with Poland's Iga Swiatek taking centre stage as the world number one. Swiatek aims to replicate her maiden victory at the hard-court major, but close behind her in the rankings are Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, and many other formidable talents.
Gauff, the 19-year-old American prodigy, has been on a steady ascent since her debut at 15, but is still in search of her first major singles title. After introspection and collaboration with her new coach Pere Riba, Gauff has ironed out inconsistencies in her game, winning titles in Washington and Cincinnati, making her a strong contender for a home victory.
The men's field isn't short of contenders either. Big hitters like Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud, Holger Rune, and Jannik Sinner have all had their moments but face the daunting task of challenging Djokovic and Alcaraz, who currently hold all four major titles.
Elite for life
Whoever claims the Tiffany & Co trophies, you can be sure that the skillsets exhibited by all players will be sufficient to make them champions in any occupational setting – something that’s core to what we do here at Athlete Career Transition (ACT).
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Watching the US Open, you’ll witness a masterclass in each of these qualities as your favourite tennis stars bid to serve, slam and rally their way to victory.
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