Federer, Nadal face 'roadblocks' on the path to US Open triumph
Federer, Nadal face 'roadblocks' on the path to US Open triumph
New world number one Rafael Nadal is preparing well for the upcoming US Open
26 Agosto, 2017, 22:27
Murray struggled to speak through tears in his post-match interview and was loudly cheered as he said: "I'm getting closer".
Boris Becker believes it is hard to pick a favourite for the US Open given the amount of injuries affecting the players at the top of the men's game. I'm better off following that schedule. But for Murray, if he is the finalist, then he has to ensure that neither Federer wins the title nor Nadal goes beyond the semi-final round.
"I'm excited and very happy that I was asked to captain this team for the next three years, the first one being in Prague and then hopefully in NY next year, perhaps, but we'll see", he said.
Sharapova, who has not participated in the US Open since 2014 due to injury and suspension, not to the result of reference that a semi-final, in Stuttgart for his return to competition.
2012 US Open titlist, Murray will start his 2017 bid confronting Tennys Sandgren (104 ATP) in the opening round of what seems to be a viable quarter of the draw.
The US Open will definitely be without defending champion Stan Wawrinka, two-time victor Novak Djokovic as well as former finalist Kei Nishikori, who have all pulled the plug on their seasons because of injury. Based on the FedEx ATP Performance Zone, Federer has high chances of lifting his third major this year. However, it should not take away from what promises to be an open and exciting tournament.
The payoff? He is 35-3 with five titles this season.
"My idol when I was growing up was Roger Federer, so to even compete against him was already extremely special. It gives you a little bit of distance", said Severin Luthi, one of Federer's coaches.
"I have been playing sets the last few days, and I'm really happy how I'm feeling, you know, few days out of the first round here now".
Of those Germany's 20-year-old Zverev looks the best bet to shake it up after rising to sixth in the world after beating Federer in Montreal - the biggest title so far for the six-foot-six-inch powerhouse.
Murray's former trainer, Jez Green, who first met Zverev as a 16-year-old, has added muscle to the German's 6-foot-6-inch frame and he is now a real athlete, seemingly ready for the rigors of five-set tennis at the slams.
That is interesting given the Croatian has, like Murray, not played since Wimbledon where he lost in the final to Federer.
However, Federer tweaked his back in Montreal and pulled out of Cincinnati to rest.
If his back is problematic at Flushing Meadows, it could stand in Federer's way.
Czech world number one Karolina Pliskova, runner-up at last year's tournament, will play her first round against Poland's Magda Linette and is projected to play 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last eight.
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