Bills’ Damar Hamlin roots for his team’s heiress Jessica Pegula ahead of her Round of 16 clash against Madison Keys at US Open
Jessica Pegula will be facing Madison Keys in her round of 16 game in Women's Singles.
Damar Hamlin (L) and Jessica Pegula (R) (Credits: Imago)
The Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin is looking to make a comeback in the league after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game earlier this year. He has made great progress on his recovery and has made the Bills’ 53-man roster for the 2023 NFL season. Amidst this, the talented DB has shown some support to the Bills’ heiress Jessica Pegula ahead of her Round of 16 clash against Madison Keys at the US Open Tennis tournament.
“Working on my serve!! [Tennis ball emoji] Rooting for @JPegula @usopen,” wrote Hamlin with a brief 15-second video of him practicing his tennis serves. He posted the video on the social media platform X, which has now gone viral and has gained nearly half a million views within a day.
Jessica Pegula, the daughter of the owners of the Buffalo-based football team, will be facing fellow American Madison Keys in the Women’s Singles Round of 16 at the US Open. Furthermore, Pegula has also reached the Round of 16 in Women’s Doubles and has reached the quarter-finals in Mixed Doubles.
The No. 3 seed Pegula and the No. 17 seeded Keys have faced each other once before. During their matchup last year in San Diego, Pegula won the contest. She’ll be hoping for a similar result when they face each other again on Monday at the US Open.
As for Damar Hamlin, he has made a remarkable comeback after collapsing on the field back in January. He has fought for his place in the Bills squad and now will be looking to make it to the starting defensive unit.
Damar Hamlin is favorite to win CPOY award
The Bills defensive Damar Hamlin has come back from something remarkable. Earlier this year, during a regular season game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, Hamlin suffered a heart attack.
He had to be resuscitated on the field before he could be transferred to a local hospital in Cincinnati. And now, almost 8 months after the incident, Hamlin has made a full recovery and has made a comeback in the league.
Now, he is the betting favorite to win the 2023 Comeback Player of the Year award. The six-foot defensive back will likely play a rotational role in the Bills defensive backfield. Still, he has the best shot at the award. Apart from Hamlin, Tua Tagovailoa, Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford and Lamar Jackson are favorites to bag the award.
Hamlin will start his campaign on September 11 when the Bills are scheduled to take on their division rivals New York Jets.
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