The US Open gets underway with former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal opening play Monday.
Djokovic has been out with a left wrist injury since his Rio loss earlier this month, and had limited practice while in New York. But the 2-time champion says he’ll be ready for his first round night match against Jerzy Janowicz, a former Top 15 player and Wimbledon semifinalist.
Nadal, who had his own left wrist issue, is on during the daytime against Denis Istomin.
Former champions Marin Cilic and Svetlana Kuznetsova are also in action along with 2015 runner-up Roberta Vinci, Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and French Open winner Garbine Muguruza. Kerber is course in a race for the No. 1 ranking with Serena Williams.
Americans will be led by John Isner, Madison Keys and Jack Sock, and they all play countryman! Isner collides with Frances Tiafoe, Sock takes on 2015 US Open junior champion Taylor Fritz while Keys goes into Arthur Ashe for a nighttime tussle with Alison Riske.
Gold medalist Monica Puig, Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Caroline Wozniacki are some of the other stars on court during a 64-match slate on Monday.
US OPEN MONDAY SCHEDULE
Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start
Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)
Polona Hercog (SLO) vs. Angelique Kerber (GER)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB)
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start
Phil Collins Ceremony
Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
Madison Keys (USA) vs. Alison Riske (USA)
Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start
Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) vs. Marin Cilic (CRO)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
Elise Mertens (BEL) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
Not Before: 5:30 PM
Jack Sock (USA) vs. Taylor Fritz (USA)
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