US Open 2021: Raducanu vs. Vögele, Barty vs. Zvonareva and more – live! | sport
The British rising star Emma Raducanu, who swept through the US Open qualifying tournament last week without losing a set to reach the main draw in his first Grand Slam appearance away from home, is on the pitch for his first-round match against the Switzerland Stefanie Voegele. One of 11 teenagers in the women’s singles draw, Raducanu is looking to build on her sensational run to the fourth round at Wimbledon in July in her only other appearance in the main draw of a major tournament.
Greetings and welcome to a rather sunny Tuesday afternoon in Flushing Meadows. A busy schedule is already underway across all fields with world No.1 men and women and a pair of Olympic gold medalists from Tokyo set to launch their campaigns at the US Open. The lines above:
Novak DjokovicThe bid for a record-breaking 21st major league and the first grand slam of a calendar year by a male player in more than five decades begins at the peak of tonight’s session when he meets Danish teenager Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune. The top-ranked Serbian, who has won eight of the last 12 major titles, is a perfect 15-0 in US Open first round matches.
Ashleigh Barty, the highest-ranked player, is on Ashe in the final match of the day against 2010 US Open finalist Vera Zvonareva of Russia. The Australian star, who never made it past the fourth round in Queens, looks set to win his first major title on hard court after his previous victories on clay and turf, after winning his second WTA 1000 title in career this year. and 25 of the 28 games on the American pavement since the start of 2019.
It’s been almost two full decades since an American has won a major title – Andy Roddick at the 2003 US Open, let’s not forget – and it doesn’t look like this drought will end anytime soon. But the closest thing to a real local contender at this year’s Open is Reilly Opelka, the 6-foot-11 incendiary bomber that reached the Toronto final last month. The No.22 seed and former Wimbledon boys’ champion has already taken care of South Korean Soonwoo Kwon in straight sets on court 17 to advance to the second round.
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