Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Monday, highlighted by the defending U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka stunned in the fourth round and No. 9 Notre Dame surviving an early deficit in their opener against Louisville.
We’ll also take a look at an out of this world shot by Rafael Nadal that got Tiger Woods’ attention.
All this and more as we get you up to speed with the sports world on this Tuesday!
A day after the No. 1 seed and defending champion on the men’s side, Novak Djokovic, fell, the same fate was experienced by the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Champion Naomi Osaka, who was upset on Monday by No. 13 Belinda Bencic in the fourth round, 7-5, 6-4.
The No. 1-seeded Osaka was hampered by left knee pain that slowed down her game against Bencic. The 22-year-old Swiss player improved to 3-0 on the year against Osaka.
Defending champion dethroned @BelindaBencic shocks Naomi Osaka and scores her third win of the year over the world No. 1.
“I honestly didn’t move well today,” said Osaka. “I felt like I was always flat-footed. … The knee was a little bit annoying in the movement aspect. But I think that that’s something I should have overcome.”
If there’s one thing I know it’s that I’m stubborn. Fall on my face 18million times and I’m gonna get up 18million times just wanted to say I’m probably gonna fall down a couple dozen times in the future but hey, the kid is resilient love you NY see you next year! pic.twitter.com/Gb2l9G7JgY
In other action on Monday, No. 2 Rafael Nadal advanced to his 40th Grand Slam quarterfinal after beating No. 22 Marin Cilic in four sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Nadal, who lost his first set of this U.S. Open, turned it on and won the third and fourth sets decisively.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion will face No. 20 Diego Schwartzman from Argentina in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Notre Dame capped the first full week of college football with a 35-17 win at Louisville on Monday night, but it wasn’t as easy as the final score may appear.
Playing in front of a record home crowd of 58,187, Louisville got out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter before Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr. tied it up with an 11-yard rushing touchdown just before the end of the opening quarter.
Two possessions. Two touchdowns.
Jawon Pass’ second TD run has Louisville up on No. 9 Notre Dame pic.twitter.com/RBGOFeVnWQ
The two teams jockeyed for position for the majority of the second quarter before quarterback Ian Book made Louisville pay for a late turnover with an 11-yard touchdown run with 17 seconds left to go before the half.
A fumble on 3 consecutive plays
The fan at the end is all of us after watching back-to-back-to-back turnovers. pic.twitter.com/JLsmvmfuws
The Fighting Irish would own the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 14-3 en route to a season-opening victory.
No. 9 Notre Dame goes on the road to defeat Louisville and secure their first win of the season! pic.twitter.com/24p1xtb8rd
Senior QB Book led the way for the Irish, throwing for 193 passing yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 81 yards and a score.
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