NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot to Aljaz Bedene of Great Britain during his first round Men's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios (third round)

A disappointing tournament from Nick Kyrgios. Despite the fact he will reach his career high ranking of #15 on Monday, a forced retirement in his third round match against Illya Marchenko threw a spanner in the works of what looked to be a promising draw.

Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot to Shuai Zhang of China during her second round Women's Singles match on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot to Shuai Zhang of China during her second round Women’s Singles match on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Samantha Stosur (second round)

The case was no better for our top female either, with Samantha Stosur crashing out unexpectedly in the second round to Chinese #1 Zhang Shuai. It is an all too familiar narrative for Stosur, who was unable to have the hard court season she would’ve wanted, despite an otherwise successful year.

Bernard Tomic of Australia reacts against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina during his first round Men's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Bernard Tomic of Australia reacts against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina during his first round Men’s Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bernard Tomic (first round)

Bernard Tomic’s US Open was unmistakably a disaster. He crashed out in the first round to the talented by lowly ranked Damir Dzumhur, and again made headlines for rather audibly telling a heckler to “suck my balls:”. What was I saying about familiar narratives?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01:  Daria Gavrilova of Australia returns a shot to Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during her first round Women's Doubles match on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: Daria Gavrilova of Australia returns a shot to Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during her first round Women’s Doubles match on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daria Gavrilova (first round)

Many liked Daria Gavrilova’s chances to beat Lucie Safarova, who despite a successful career, had never been too highly fancied on hard courts. But in spite of a poor year, Safarova’s experience proved too much for Gavriolva, who lost in three sets.

WINSTON SALEM, NC - AUGUST 25:  John Millman of Australia returns a shot to Richard Gasquet of France during the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on August 25, 2016 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
WINSTON SALEM, NC – AUGUST 25: John Millman of Australia returns a shot to Richard Gasquet of France during the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on August 25, 2016 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

John Millman (first round)

John Millman had hit form prior to the US Open, but still, not even the most boisterous fans in Millman’s hometown of Spring Hill, Queensland would have expected him to beat world #10 Dominic Thiem. To everyone’s surprise, Millman was up two sets to one, before going down in the fifth.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Jordan Thompson of Australia serves to Steve Darcis of Belgium during his first round Men's Singles match on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 29: Jordan Thompson of Australia serves to Steve Darcis of Belgium during his first round Men’s Singles match on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Jordan Thompson (first round)

It was an even more deflating story for 22-year-old Jordan Thompson, who led Steve Darcis two sets to love with two match points. But the Belgian hung on in the third set tiebreak, and Thompson lost his third Grand Slam match in five sets and his second after being up 2-0.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  James Duckworth of Australia returns a shot to Robin Haase of the Netherlands during his first round Men's Singles match on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 29: James Duckworth of Australia returns a shot to Robin Haase of the Netherlands during his first round Men’s Singles match on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

James Duckworth (second round)

After a career high in the top 100 in 2015, James Duckworth has had a year to forget, slipping back to #195 in the world. He will jump up a few rungs on the ladder after winning a match at the US Open, beating Dutch #1 Robin Haase.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30:  Ellen Perez of Australia returns a shot to Shuai Zhang of China on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 30: Ellen Perez of Australia returns a shot to Shuai Zhang of China on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Ellen Perez (first round)

20 year old from Shellharbour Ellen Perez played her maiden Grand Slam singles event this year at the US Open, and whilst she was waved away in under an hour by Aussie slayer Zhang Shuai, Perez will be a far better tennis player for having had the opportunity.