The season’s final Main match begins on Monday in New York, with 128 gamers battling for the US Open crown. Since 2004, there have been eight completely different US Open champions, and 5 of them is not going to compete in New York within the following two weeks.
After Juan Martin del Potro and Stan Wawrinka, top-10 stars Rafael Nadal, the defending champion Dominic Thiem and Roger Federer needed to withdraw from the US Open as a result of accidents. Federer nonetheless struggles with a knee damage, whereas Nadal injured his foot within the Roland Garros semi-final in opposition to Novak Djokovic, with each legends skipping the remainder of the season.
Thiem injured his proper wrist in Mallorca in June and has not performed since, lacking the US Open title protection and the remaining occasions of the season. All eyes are set on the 20-time Main champion Novak Djokovic, the highest seed and the primary favourite to elevate the trophy, cross Federer and Nadal and safe the primary calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969!
Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev might meet within the semis.
The younger weapons will attempt to spoil Novak’s social gathering and battle for the primary Main crown, with seven of the top-8 seeds born between 1996 and 1999! Novak will face a qualifier within the opening spherical forward of potential clashes in opposition to Kei Nishikori, David Goffin, Aslan Karatsev, Taylor Fritz and Alex de Minaur earlier than the quarter-final.
Hubert Hurkacz and Matteo Berrettini ought to battle within the final 16 and decide Novak’s rival in a battle for the semis. The Olympic Video games and Cincinnati champion Alexander Zverev leads the second quarter, dealing with Sam Querrey within the opening spherical and guys like Jannik Sinner, Gael Monfils, Pablo Carreno Busta, Reilly Opelka, Karen Khachanov and Denis Shapovalov en path to the ultimate 4.
Alexander served for the title in opposition to Thiem within the final 12 months’s last earlier than dropping in 5 units and can attempt to depart that setback behind him and elevate the primary Main trophy. Andrey Rublev, Roberto Bautista Agut, Nick Kyrgios, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas are packed within the third quarter, with the Briton and the Greek combating within the opening spherical!
Daniil Medvedev and Cristian Ruud lead the underside quarter, and the Russian ought to attain the semis if he performs at his greatest, with not many robust rivals standing on his path.