◼️ We analyze all the players that have reached the second week of the US Open and discover who is in better shape and is favorite to reach the final.
First Sunday of the tournament at the US Open 2018, we reached the closing moments of the last Grand Slam of the season and today will begin the first round of 16 matches. We analyze each bracket and discover who can be the favorites to play the final next weekend at Flushing Meadows.
Rafael Nadal continues in the tournament after worrying many fans in the previous round, where he suffered a lot against a grown Khachanov and deling with problems in his knee. He has been training yesterday without a bandage, so it seems that the pain was not so severe. To go into the quarterfinals, he will have to fight against one of the surprises of the draw since no one expected Basilashvili to get into the second week of the tournament. The spaniard is clearly the favorite.
Juan Martín del Potro has been playing match by match and the Argentine is not only the favorite to win his eighth game against Coric but he’s favorite to reach semis and face Rafa Nadal, a game that many already want in New York to relive the party lived last year. The young Croatian tennis player will not make it easy, however. Although he needs to take the step forward in a Grand Slam, who knows if this can be the tournament in which he does it.
In the other round of eighth we will have duel of hard punches. Prepare to live a game with many aces and, sure, the odd tiebreak. Isner and Raonic will fight for a position in the quarters with the Canadian as slightly more favorite and that’s because Milos showed a better tennis during the first week, charging to Wawrinka, among others, while the American has been suffering a lot to get here.
Before starting the tournament and after seeing the picture, everyone expected to see that match between Djokovic and Federer in the quarterfinals and everything has been triggered so that there are many options to be given. The two have offered a very good level during the first week and will have as rivals in R4 two players with whom nobody counted on and who surely they would have signed off 7 days ago. The Serbian will face Joao Sousa, who has made history for his country by being the first Portuguese to reach the second week of a Grand Slam. Joao is very irregular and is able to leave great performances, as well as other horrible but Nole should impose its superiority.
For his part, Roger will have opposite John Millman, a player of those who usually give little rhythm and powerful blows, something that Federer already knows how to play perfectly but should not be neglected since the Australian has already defeated in this tournament Fabio Fognini. If the Swiss manages to stay focused, he shouldn’t have any problems going to the quarterfinals.