The US Open carried on without fans and Novak Djokovic on Labour Day.
There will be a first-time Grand Slam men’s champion crowned Sunday with the stunning disqualification of Djokovic for accidentally hitting a female line judge with a ball Sunday.
The last 13 Grand Slams have been won by a member of the “Big 3.’’
With the prohibitive favorite out, it’s wide open with defending champion Rafael Nadal grinding on clay practice courts in Mallorca, Spain and Roger Federer rehabbing from a minor knee cleanup.
John McEnroe pointed out that Stan Wawrinka, who also pulled out, would probably be the favorite now if the Swiss star had entered.
Instead, ESPN’s Pam Shriver told The Post her new favorite is Daniil Medvedev, who hasn’t dropped a set yet and steamrolled Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 Monday night in a fourth-round match to eliminate the last of the American men at the Open.
“It’s a very good chance for all of us,’’ said Croatia’s Borna Coric, the 27th seed who upset No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas last week and now faces No. 5 Alexander Zevrev in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. (NYPost)