Serena v Sharapova, Federer, Djokovic Headline Day 1 At US Open
by Staff | August 26th, 2019, 11:45 am
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A blockbuster start at the US Open features no fewer than 8 former champions today headlined by the night collision between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Five-time champion Roger Federer also opens this evening seeking his first title at the US Open since 2008. Federer’s countrymen Stan Wawrinka also in on the night card on Armstrong against the powerful 18-year-old Jannik Sinner.

During the day, reigning French Open champion Ash Barty opens Ashe at noon against Zarina Diyas. She’s followed by 3-time champion Novak Djokovic who takes on Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.

Also during the day, Cincinnati champion Daniil Medvedev is in action along with former champions Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Sam Stosur plus finalists Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova and Kei Nishikori.

Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon)
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) v Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v Roberto Carbella Baena (ESP)

Serena Williams (USA) v Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Roger Federer (SUI) v Sumit Nagal (IND)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11am
Tereza Martincova (CZE) v Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) v Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
Zheng Saisai (CHN) v Venus Williams (USA)
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v Jannik Sinner (ITA)
Misaki Doi (JPN) v Madison Keys (USA)

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One Comment for Serena v Sharapova, Federer, Djokovic Headline Day 1 At US Open

RZ Says:

Here are the stats from the bracket. 26 entries in all (some possible duplicates in there – I haven’t checked)

The most popular semi pick was Nadal (25) followed by Djokovic and Federer (24 each). No surprise there. Next most popular was Thiem (12). Bautista Agut got some love with 7 picking him to make the semis. Others picked for the semis are Tsitsipas, Medvedev (if he didn’t have an early match vs Djokovic, I’m sure more than 2 people would have picked him), Khachanov, Goffin, and Nishikori. One brave soul chose Kyrgios and another brave soul chose Monfils.

Following suit, Nadal was the most popular finals pick (20), followed by Djokovic (17) and Federer (8). 4 people chose Thiem, and Tsitsipas, Thiem, and Khachanov got one pick each.

For the champion, 11 chose Nadal, 8 chose Djokovic, 5 chose Federer. Tsitsipas and Thiem each had one person choosing them as the champ. (That wasn’t me picking Theim but I’d love to see it!).

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