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The US Open 2018 will be the last Grand Slam of a season that is happening extremely quickly. The best tennis players in the world will gather in New York to give us one of the most beautiful shows in the world. With the draw around the corner, we discuss everything you should know both in the male and female section in what will be the 50th edition of the tournament.
US Open 50th Anniversary
The US National Championships became the US Open in 1968, opening its doors to professional players for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, the tournament will host several events during the two weeks of competition and even the previous days.
Also on the occasion of this 50th anniversary, the US Open has renewed its logo, which was introduced in 1997, and has given it a somewhat more energetic touch. “Express the dynamism of the US Open”, a comment from the organization.
For The Fans
The tournament starts next Monday, August 27 at 11 a.m., local time in New York. The preliminary phase, however, has started on Tuesday and great players participate in both the masculine and feminine sections.
On August 25 the Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day will be celebrated, with the participation of Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Madison Keys and Angelique Kerber, as well as diverse musical groups that will offer a different and fun show before the celebration of the tournament. Prices range between $10 and $25 per ticket.
When Is The Draw?
On Thursday, August 23, with the time yet to be confirmed but between 2 and 3 in the afternoon local time (20 – 21h in Spain), the raffle of the male and female cadres will be held at Brookfield Place and will have the presence of the previous winners, Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens.
The 32 heads of each bracket are already known. To emphasize that Kyrgios barely enters (it would have been a dangerous head of series in the first round) and that Serena Williams also enters thanks to her current ranking.
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— José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 19, 2018
Favorites To Win
In the men’s section, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have shared the great titles in recent months and apparently this summer, they are the two players who have the best confidence and physical state. Without a doubt, they will be the men to beat. It is difficult to point out one over the other when it comes to naming the first candidate since they are at a very similar level. The draw will be vital as, being the world number 6, the Serbian could fall on the same side of the bracket as Rafa and face each other before the final and even before the semifinals. In the third place, we will place Roger Federer. The Swiss is currently a couple of points below Rafa and Novak, although you must not separate him completely from the favorites. Further back would appear Juan Martín del Potro, Sascha Zverev, and Marin Cilic.
For the women, once again, it is practically impossible to pinpoint a tennis player clearly on the rest. Maybe Simona Halep is the best tennis player she has been playing this summer but the Romanian has already arrived extremely tired at Cincinnati and it remains to be seen if her effort in the last two tournaments doesn’t take its toll. Next to her we must also count on Serena Williams, that’s why she plays at home and always competes in a brutal way, besides Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens or Elina Svitolina but that doesn’t rule out the presence in the final rounds of some secondary actress or that has not achieved great results in recent times.