August 29th, 2019

US Open – Will the big stars progress?

With the US Open in New York underway we are almost about to head into the the third round of the competition. One of the most prestigious tournaments in the calendar is in the 139th edition of the event.

Lets take a look at the big stars and their chances of progressing. Who will take one step closer to reaching this years final?

Defending champions Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled through a shoulder injury to make the US Open third round with a win over Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero.

The top seed needed treatment three times but still went on to win 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. Fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic will be Djokovic’s next opponent if he beats American Denis Kudla later today.

Serena Williams beats teenager McNally

Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat American teenager Caty McNally in an entertaining late-night match at the US Open.

Williams who lost out in the final last year to Naomi Osaka, took control midway through the second set to win 5-7 6-3 6-1. The eighth seed dropped just five points in a one-sided final set.

Rafael Nadal hopeful for second round progression

Second-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal is among the top names in action on Day 4. Nadal headlines the night session against Aussie wild card Thanasi Kokkinakis and the Spaniard has history on his side.

He hasn’t lost to a player outside the Top 200 of the ATP Rankings since 2006 Stockholm or before the third round in New York since 2004. 

Roger Federer reaches third round

Roger Federer came from a set down to beat Damir Dzumhur 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 under the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof to reach the US Open third round.

The world number three hit 17 unforced errors in losing the first set.

But the Swiss five-time champion dominated the remainder of the match to defeat Bosnian world number 99 Dzumhur.

UK hopefuls-Johanna Konta and Dan Evans

Britons Johanna Konta and Dan Evans will play their US Open second-round matches today after rain forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s schedule on the outside courts.

After a six-and-a-half-hour delay, British number one Konta and Margarita Gasparyan began their warm-up at 22:30 BST but the rain then came down again.

US Open Specials:

Kvitova, Osaka, Mertens and Bertens-2/1

Wawrinka, Monfils, Paire and Sonego-21/20

Bencic, Sabalenka, Goerges and Vekic-3/1

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