The 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin has a great protagonist: USA. At the Whistling Straits Golf Course, in the first double foursome matches it is Europe that scores the first point. Thanks to his most anticipated player, the Spaniards Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia who, in the opening match, beat Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth by 3/1.
The US takes the blow and reacts immediately with Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa good at stemming the competition from Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland. On the wings of enthusiasm, the team led by Steve Stricker stretches again thanks to the plays of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele who annihilate (5/3) Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.
Johnson, paired with Schauffele this time, continues to raise his voice and Paul Casey / Bernd Wiesberger feel the pinch. Rahm tries again, this time flanked by Tyrrell Hatton, to keep Europe afloat defending the title won in 2018 in Paris.
So it is Tommy Fleetwood, with Hovland, to do well against Thomas and Cantlay. But the talent of the Americans is evident - eight players in the team in the world Top 10 - as well as the support of the crowd. Great protagonist Rahm, who putted in an incredible way proving relentless on the green.
However, receiving all the support of Garcia, more and more record holder for points scored in the Ryder Cup. But the United States is preparing to turn the tables as they are currently ahead in the other three foursome fights.
Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa who knocked out Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland 3/2. Then here's the overtaking thanks to the clear victory (5/3) of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele against Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.
The trio came thanks to Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, who stemmed (2/1) the competition of Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Roger Federer comments on Novak Djokovic's amazing 2021
Roger Federer played just 13 official matches in 2021, with a very unsatisfactory tally of nine wins to four defeats.
His last appearance was at Wimbledon, where he reached the quarter-finals thanks to a not impossible draw. His run ended in front of Hubert Hurkacz, who took off the whim of giving him a bagel in the third set on Center Court.
A few weeks later, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced that he had to operate on his right knee for the third time in the past year and a half. The former world number 1 underwent the surgery and has already begun the rehabilitation process.
The hope is to see him back on the pitch in 2022 at least for a final catwalk, useful to end his extraordinary career in the best possible way. During a meeting with sponsors in Zurich, Roger provided some interesting updates on his form.
Recall that the 40-year-old from Basel will not even be able to take part in the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup, staged this weekend in Boston. Federer said: "The worst is over now. I can't wait to find out what the next steps in my rehabilitation process will be.
I went through a similar path last year. I hope to be back on the pitch as soon as possible, but you have to be very patient in these cases." To the Swiss Maestro was then asked for an opinion on Novak Djokovic's 2021, who was unable to complete the Grand Slam by a whisker.
The Serbian champion surrendered to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final after winning the first three majors of the season. Federer said: "I think the Grand Slam is a possible feat, Djokovic proved it this year. Obviously it remains very difficult, it also takes a good dose of luck.
In any case, Novak's 2021 remains absolutely incredible." The Big 3 are currently tied with 20 Grand Slams each.