Flush­ing It

Inside Sport - - THE NUMBERS -

Be hon­est: with the US Open (Aug 30-Sep 12) upon us, we thought we’d be talk­ing about No­vak Djokovic’s po­ten­tial Grand Slam bid, didn’t we? But Sam Quer­rey put paid to that in the third round at Wim­ble­don, which kind-of reaf­firmed how hard it is to win as oen as Djokovic does. Count on the Serb to be ex­tra mo­ti­vated at Flush­ing Mead­ows, and it will be in­ter­est­ing to see if Andy Mur­ray gets a li from his sec­ond All Eng­land win (or doesn’t). The one you’d ex­pect to crush it through year’s end is Ser­ena Wil­liams, back to her im­pe­ri­ous best at Wim­ble­don, and don’t we all want to see another match be­tween her and Gar­bine Mugu­ruza. One ex­tra thing to mo­ti­vate all in­volved: first-place prize money at ten­nis’ rich­est event has in­creased again to US$3.5m.

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