Roger Federer's Exchange With An Adorable Kid Has Everyone In Splits
Aug 30, 2017, 01:50
The anticipation of a classic showdown inside Arthur Ashe Stadium is part of the lure of this year's Open, which begins Monday.
The US Open has gone against the grain of its fellow Grand Slams by giving the former champion a wild card, and the organisers have been rewarded with one of the biggest first-round matches in living memory.
Despite their long rivalry, which is enjoying a surprise revival this year, none of their 37 previous meetings have been at Flushing Meadows - where they are seeded to meet in this year's semi finals.
Federer, meanwhile, is looking to move beyond Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors by claiming a sixth US Open and reach a first final in the city since his sensational 2009 loss to Juan Martin del Potro. While the women's brackets have been insane with top player Serena Williams out since the spring due to her pregnancy, it has been mostly the Roger Federer show on the men's side. The lone down side is the two are on the same side of the draw, meaning they would have to square off in the semifinals.
Third seed Federer faces American teenager Frances Tiafoe in the second night match at about 02:00 on Tuesday, after American Madison Keys plays Belgian Elise Mertens.
Murray, who has not played since Wimbledon, said he is still hoping to return to competition before the end of the year. It's true that we played in all Grand Slam finals ... but, anyway, meeting him here, in the semifinals, with Roger, if that happens, that will be something great and awesome. She finished runner up to Angelique Kerber in last year's US Open and can be backed at around 13/2 to go one better this year. Finals are more special than semifinals, in that case.
After an incredible season to date there is no doubt that one of the favorites for the Men's singles title at the US Open will be Roger Federer, the third seed for the tournament in NY.
"I mean, I'd be happy to play him here", Federer told reporters. "We never played here in NY, so I think that would be fun for everybody involved". "We have our work cut out there".
That sparked Zverev - who has never progressed beyond the second round of the US Open - into action as he broke to put the contest back on serve with a stunning drop shot. Novak Djokovic and last year's U.S. Open victor Stan Wawrinka are out for the season due to injuries. However, the two-time U.S. Open champion has looked relatively sharp in recent weeks and was recently ranked number one in the world for the first time since 2014.
Five of the men's top 11 are not here: Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka have already called time on their seasons while Milos Raonic withdrew last week due to wrist problems, before Murray (right) chose to pull out.
About the only player who can claim to be completely fit is 20 year-old German Alex Zverev, who this month added the Canadian Open Masters-level title to the Italian Open - an event of similar prestige - that he took in May.
Spanish third seed and and reigning Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza is in the same quarter of the draw with American ninth seed Venus Williams and Danish fifth seed Carolina Wozniacki. He won the U.S. Open in 2014.
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