The US Open bookends a busy grand slam tennis summer. A summer which began in Paris in June, continued to London and finishes in a hot and sticky New York City. The US Open is alike no other tennis tournament. Noisy, bright and brash the tournament mirrors the city it is based in. Tennis takes centre stage in the city that never sleeps.
The huge centre piece to the USTA BJK National Tennis Centre is Arthur Ashe Stadium. With the new roof it ensures that there is always play no matter what the conditions outside. It can manage well over 20000 fans. The other courts such as the Louis Armstrong and Grandstand provide ample space for the thousands of tennis fans. The tennis world descends on the Big Apple for a fortnight of late night electric sessions with crazy fans.
At the end of 8 months of tennis tour there are many more miles on the clock. Injuries havent had the chance to heal and many players are patched up for one last push in New York City. Will they last another 7 games potentially be 5sets? Dare you pick a winner? Check out the top bookmakers in New Jersey. Will Serena achieve 24? Will Nadal be able to stop Djokovic march towards 20 slams?
The ladies draw is extremely hard to predict. Unlike the men’s draw with the top 3 still hanging on at the top of game, the ladies draw has a huge amount of depth. Naomi Osaka was a welcome winner in 2018 but the young number 1 has struggled with the baggage that being a top player brings. Simona Halep, Madison Keys, Elena Svitolina are just a few players who have been mentioned as potential winners. Serena Williams has shown that she is human and has suffered from surprising defeats at the latter stages of grand slams. Johanna Konta had a good French Open and Wimbledon and seems to be coming good again. Ash Barty’s style could also prove difficult to beat.
The mens singles title will likely have a familiar winner. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have shared the slams in 2019. Form and pedigree indicate a final with those two is highly likely. Federer will want to have a say too but at 38 years of age and a surprising loss in Cincinnati to Andrey Rublev. Zverev, Thiem, Kyrgios could all prove factors in the outcome. I would give the edge to the older guys rather than the new guys but one such player Medvedev could genuinely challenge. Cincy winner and victorious against Djokovic