A fascinating and controversial US Open came to an end at the weekend, with Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic crowned champions at Flushing Meadows.
Christopher Devine, from Omnisport, who witnessed all the drama live in New York, highlights his highlights of the tournament, along with a very disappointing lowlight.
KAEPERNICK FEELS LOVE
The main permanent memory of this tournament will undoubtedly be the extraordinary streak of Serena Williams with referee Carlos Ramos (more on that later).
However, eight days before the shocking events that sadly eclipsed the women's final, Serena and her sister Venus were on the court inside Arthur Ashe Stadium when a much more positive atmosphere peaked.
Like the Williams brothers, possibly playing each other in New York for the last time – he sat for a change, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid appeared on the four big screens in the stadium.
The crowd's reaction sent chills down the spine of this journalist, with prolonged applause and applause in support of the two former San Francisco 49ers players, who led the protests in the NFL against police brutality and the racial inequality.
It was a special moment and little did we know that a titanic ad with Nike was about to follow. for Kaepernick.
OSAKA OFFERS A RICH POTENTIAL
The undisputed star of the championship was Osaka, who defeated her idol in the women's final to make history as Japan's first slam singles champion .