Its a moment for tennis fans to rejoice as tennis returns to the greatest strata after the COVID-19 break. The Wimbledon Open was called off for the first time since World War Two. The news was devastating and it was expected other Grand Slams would follow suit too.
However, the announcement of the US Open brought forth fresh winds to the morose sails. Some of the biggest stars decided to stay away from the action. However, that wouldn’t fade the enthusiasm of the US Open. With both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer pulling out of the tournament, Novak Djokovic is the favorite to clinch the title.
Djokovic’s run would be smooth till the quarterfinals. He’s sharing the group with Jan-Lennard Struff and John Isner. Though he is expected to go all the way to the quarters, he might face a little difficulty. On the other group, Dennis Shapovalov has the opportunity to face Stefanos Tsitsipas before the quarters. Alexander Zverev is placed in the same group, making it the group of death. Fans are hoping for star-studded quarter-finals.
Grigor Dimitrov is expected to lock horns with Daniil Medvedev while Matteo Berrettini is expected to give them a run for a place in the quarters. Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic, and Milos Raonic share the battle with wild card Andy Murray. The presence of big-names does rake up the group. However, for the place in the quarters, players need to step up their game.
Djokovic faces a tough battle ahead as the draw suggests. His path towards his 18th title won’t come easy as everyone anticipated.
The Round of 16 is expected to hold the names of the possible contenders for the title, provided there are no major upsets.
Novak Djokovic is expected against John Isner of the USA. While Denis Shapovalov and David Goffin might set up a clash. Stefanos Tsitsipas is expected against Cristian Garin, while Diego Schwartzman could be up against Alexander Zverev.
Matteo Berrettini might be facing Russian Andrey Rublev, while Grigor Dimitrov could possibly be up against Daniil Medvedev. Roberto Bautista of Spain and Karen Khachanov might set up a clash, while Dominic Thiem would fight with Felix Auger Aliassime for a spot in the quarters.
Everything is speculation and game of possibilities. However, since Grand Slams are known for their upsets and nail-biting finishes, we will have to wait for the action to start to see who prevails over who and ultimately who lifts the cup.