September 3, 2021
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Final Set [Movie]
Last week, I stumbled upon the movie trailer for Final Set, which appears to have debuted in the US this week. As of now, it appears you may be able to watch it via Film Movement for a fee. However, I also see a page for it on Netflix, so perhaps it will become available there at some point soon.
2.) CrossCourt Episodes
Tennis United has released the first two episodes of its CrossCourt series, where a player from the ATP and WTA sit down to discuss what is described as ‘largely untouched subjects.’ New videos will debut every Wednesday on YouTube, and you can learn more about the series and view the complete episode list here.
3.) Nishioka Between the Legs
During his first-round US Open match against Jack Sock, Yoshihito Nishioka fielded an impressive between the legs shot for a winner. Despite a strong start, Nishioka wasn’t able to overcome Sock, who won in four sets.
4.) Parks Ties Fastest Venus Serve
In 2007, Venus Williams clocked a 129 mph (211 kph) at the US Open; the third-fastest WTA serve on record. This week, 20-year-old wildcard Alycia Parks from Atlanta tied Venus’ record, which also happens to be the fastest women’s serve in US Open History.
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5.) Armstrong With Roof Gets Wet
Remnants from Hurricane Ida hit the North East last night, which prompted a flash-flood warning in New York during matches. Louis Armstrong Stadium has a retractable roof, but it’s naturally ventilated, so strong winds managed to blow rain into the court and suspend play between Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman.
Update. Getting worse pic.twitter.com/ezVe9mSfep
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) September 2, 2021
If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your feedback. Which topic is your favorite? What would you like to see more or less of each week?
Share your thoughts in the comments below and have a great weekend.