US Open Update:
- Alexander The Great Tennis Player lived up to his lofty billing with a gutsy 5-set win over the steady, but ultimately benign, Correno Busta. Much congratulations are in order for the young German, but he can’t afford another sluggish start in the final, when he faces baseline slugger Thiem. This will be Thiem’s fourth Major final, and he doesn’t in any way want to join the 0-4 ranks of the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings.
- Don’t look for that to happen in Sunday’s showdown. The Austrian has paid his dues, and is due. Dominic in 5.