US Open Today’s Highlights
US open official Instagram page shared the image from the outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Newyork.
- Serena Williams
Serena Williams begins her search for her 24th major singles title and her seventh at the US Open, as older sister Venus Williams also goes for a bit of history. On the men’s side, Andy Murray and Daniil Medvedev start what both hopes will be lengthy stays at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The 38-year-old is currently tied with Chris Evert for the US Open titles lead and, of course, one behind Aussie Margaret Court for the all-time Grand Slam record.
- Andy Murray
Andy Murray and others have predicted upsets as tennis returns from its pandemic-induced break. And what an upset story Murray making a deep run in New York would be.
Consider first that it’s been 20 months since he last competed at a major. In January 2019, after his five-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut, the tennis world and Murray’s former rivals Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic bade him farewell.
Two hip surgeries and countless hours of rehab later, the 2012 US Open champion has played his way back into the conversation, as he showed with his gritty win against world No. 7 Alexander Zverev last week.
- Yoshihito Nishioka
Tuesday’s matchup with Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, however, will test the 33-year-old as much as any match he’s had since the surgeries.
The 5-foot-7 Nishioka moves as well and fights as hard as anyone from the back of the court and will be content grinding out baseline rallies and probing Murray’s fitness and ingenuity.
- Sofia Kenin
American Sofia Kenin begins her search for a second major title. The reigning Australian Open champion is the second seed and faces No. 91 Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.
Kenin will want to quickly erase any memory of her slow start last week when she fell to France’s Alize Cornet in straight sets in the opening round of the Western & Southern Open.
COVID 19 surge sabotage the ticket selling and many players turned down from the match due to the pandemic.