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U.S. Open: Some good matchups

September 7, 2018

Tennis:
The U.S. Open tennis tournament will be coming to an end this weekend. The heat has been brutal for all the players and thankfully the weather is forecast to change. The heat was definitely a factor when Roger Federer was eliminated in the fourth round in a big upset loss to John Millman from Australia. Much credit goes to every player for being able to play in such conditions.

For the women's matches, Serena Williams will match up in the final against Naomi Osaka. Serena is playing very well right now and is the significant favorite to win. On the men’s side, John Isner was the last American standing but he lost against Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the two favorites to win the tournament on the men’s side.

Football:
The NFL season has officially started. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 18 - 12. It came down to the last play at the goal line, which is so odd because the last time the Eagles played the Falcons, the game finished almost exactly the same way!

Nick Foles' opening performance was only mediocre. It will be interesting to see when Carson Wentz will be released to play. The coaches will have much to consider as to who will be the starting quarterback. The entire team needs to continue to step up their efforts and bring a more solid win when they meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in game two.

Golf:
This week, golf's Fed Ex Cup event is being held in Philadelphia at Aronimink golf course. I actually got to go to my only live professional golf event there in 2011. Since then, they have redesigned the course to try and make it more difficult for the players, but so far, the scores are really low. Tiger and Rory are in the lead going into the weekend. The incoming weather will offer its own challenges and I would really like to see Tiger win this one.

See you on the sidelines!
  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.