US Open 2021 Day 1 Schedule: Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Naomi Osaka and Others To Be in Live Action

Published 08/28/2021, 3:10 PM EDT
Aug 10, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after a point against Ugo Humbert of France (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


It’s time for the US Open 2021 and there are some exciting matches on Day 1 of the final Grand Slam of the season. First up, we have some of the top players in action in some mouth-watering clashes. Players such as Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be involved. In women’s, Naomi Osaka will be seen too. 

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Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

The 2012 champion will take on the French Open finalist in the first round on Monday. It will be the first time Andy Murray will be facing Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, the form of the Greek star is higher than the three-time Grand Slam winner. 

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Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in four sets. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning during his Men’s Singles first round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka vs Marie Bouzkova

These players are familiar with each other as they have faced each other once. In that match, Naomi Osaka beat the Czech Republic player. They met in the Australian Open last season and the match went in these Japanese players’ favor in straight sets. 

Prediction: Naomi Osaka to win in three sets. 

Madison Keys vs Sloane Stephens

Both these American athletes are familiar with each other. Madison Keys has played Sloane Stephens six times in the past. However, the tie has been dominated by Stephens, winning four of those matches. They have faced each other twice this season. It is a repeat of 2017 final.

Prediction: Sloane Stephens to win in three sets. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball in the second set during her Women’s Singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Thirteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Richard Gasquet vs Daniil Medvedev

The Russian powerhouse has played the Frenchman twice. Both players have won a match each. Daniil Medvedev is in top form at the moment and for him to emerge on top won’t be difficult. 

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Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in three sets. 

The US Open 2021 begins on the 30th of August and will end on the 12th of September. We wish all the players the best of luck for the upcoming matches and may the better player win. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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