By Chris Oddo | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Dreams came true, tweeners came through, and then, at the end of Day 2, there were the shoes.
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The first week of a Grand Slam is like trying to catch 100 falling leaves at the same time. You will have fun trying but you’ll never get them all. That’s where New York Minutes comes in. We’ll do our best to catch you up on what you might have missed. Here’s some of the best from around the grounds of the US Open on a wild and crazy Day 2:
1. Might as well start with Roger’s Butt-Seeking tweener to get everybody in the right frame of mind…
2. Sam Querrey accidentally showed up at the wrong stadium, so they gave him a helmet and told him to drive in some runs. Just kidding, Querrey won in five to reach the second round. Fooled ya!
3. Everybody was talking about Roger’s Air Jordan inspired tennis shoes. Don’t lie, you were too. Well, what do you think?
4. Tennis and tattoos. Works for us. How about you?
5. CiCi Bellis becomes the youngest player to win a US Open match in 18 years with her upset of Dominika Cibulkova. The lesson? You’re never too young to believe in your dreams.
6. With each passing moment, the draw gets smaller. Kind of sad and kind of awesome at the same time.
7. CiCi Bellis wasn’t the only kid kicking butt on Day 2. 17-year-old Borna Coric recorded his first Grand Slam win over Lukas Rosol in straight sets.
8. HOW CAN THIS SHOE NOT BE FOR SALE?
9. No comment, Chrissie.
10. Whatever it was, Petra Kvitova’s 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kristina Mladenovic was pretty darn good.
11. Because this one goes to 11.