I would have to say Donald Young is more deserving.
It's not who has shown the better results lately but who the USTA is cultivating to become a star.
Donald Young as far as I know has decided that he will not be going to college, a sacrifice he's making so that the USTA can focus on making him a star.
Isner decided to go to college, a great endeavor.
With it though he lost any and most attention from the USTA.
Basically it would be like giving a wild card to Lisa Raymond over Lindsay Davenport in the early 90s.
Yes Lindsay was fat at the time and Lisa was fit and just won the NCAA's but whose the player that the USTA put all their time in?
And it's no surprise which player had a better career.
I think if they want to give a WC to a player who is more likely to get a win or 2, then the WC should obviously go to Isner... But like others said, if they're thinking long term building of a 'star', they'll give one to Young.
I think if I were the tournament director what I would care about is who would sell more tickets. Although that is a little off the point of the thread. I wonder which of the two is more likely to sell tickets for the US Open.
We were looking for that great QF. Federer needed to beat Tommy Robredo (LOL) and the in-form Nadal needed to beat Kohlschreiber.
But it wasnt meant to be as Tommy Robredo ate Roger Federer alive.
Where does this rank?
I mean, the year 2020 in tennis is really something else.
According to local prosecutors, Basilashvili assaulted his ex-wife in a country house near Tbilisi on May 21st. He was arrested. The court today determined he could be released on bail of ~$31K. The main hearing is scheduled on July...
So Vatutin continued to play and after he lost the point he asked umpire to check the mark. It was out and the point was awarded to Vatutin.
What makes is interesting is that Brown loses his head like that and complains for a long time - after all he is a trickster himself. Remember this?
this is what US OPEN`s final will look like, (of course with two top players), unless you prefer the ambiance of the empty stands...
some, here in MTF, even defend it`s better this way, without the crowd favouring one of the players, my god what we came to!