Roger Federer surveyed the wreckage of his US Open exit at the hands of John Millman, insisting there was "no shame" in defeat and challenging the wisdom of anybody brave enough to start penning his career obituary.
For Rafael Nadal it's all about perfectly aligned water bottles, labels facing out, naturally.
World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat big-hitting Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round on Friday.
The US Open tennis championships at a glance:
Five talking points for the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season which gets under way at Flushing Meadows on Monday:
Roger Federer, a decade removed from the 2008 triumph that marked his fifth straight US Open title, is eager to hoist a trophy at Flushing Meadows again.
Novak Djokovic’s road back to redemption is just one win away from completion.
Rafael Nadal turned back the hands of time and the determined bid of Juan Martin Del Potro to seal his ticket in the 2018 Wimbledon semifinals.