US Open draw: Medvedev promises Tsitsipas semi-finals, Nadal dreams of revenge on Alcaraz







(Sports News, Tennis News) Daniil Medvedev will have to face many difficult challenges on the way to defending the US Open (US Open) crown. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal is said to have been lucky in the draw at this Grand Slam.



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Last night, August 25 (Vietnam time), the organizers of the 2022 US Open tennis tournament conducted a draw for this year’s tournament when the main round of this tournament will take place from August 29 – 9/11 at the Flushing Meadows hard court complex (New York, USA).

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Official poster of US Open 2022

Just a few hours earlier, Novak Djokovic, the star who was crowned the US Open men’s singles championship three times (2011, 2015 and 2018), and the reigning runner-up of this tournament, was reluctant to withdraw due to the lack of access to the US Open. was allowed to enter the US because he did not receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

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4 potential quarterfinals of this year’s US Open men’s singles

According to the results of the draw, the defending Open champion and currently ranked No. 1 in the world Daniil Medvedev (first branch) will start in the first round against Stefan Kozloz, a representative of the US host country but of Russian origin.

Difficulties will come to Medvedev in the fourth round when he risks encountering “Bad Boy” Nick Kyrgios, the new runner-up at Wimbledon or Roberto Bautista Agut.

If he continues, the star who defeated Djokovic in three sets with the same score of 6-4 in last year’s US Open final can play sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime or new Rogers Cup champion Pablo Carreno-Busta in the quarterfinals. The most dangerous opponent Medvedev could face in the semifinals of the US Open 2022 will be fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat him 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-3 at the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals on 21st. last /8.

Meanwhile, 2nd seed Rafael Nadal is placed in the 8th draw, where he will begin the tournament by meeting Rinky Hijikata, a Japanese-Australian player who received a wild card for the main round.

If going forward, then Nadal’s opponents are not too ominous. It could be Fabio Fognini or Aslan Karatsen (2nd round), Miomir Kecmanovic or Richard Gasquet (3rd round), 14th seed Diego Schwartzman or 22nd seed Frances Tiafoe (4th round).

If he reaches the quarterfinals, Nadal can face the 7th seed Cameron Norrie. Notably, Nadal and compatriot Carlos Alcaraz can meet in the semi-finals of the US Open this year. This is an opportunity for Rafa to reclaim the “debt” of losing to this opponent 2-6, 6-1, 3-6 in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open 2022 in early May.

The 4 quarterfinals of the US Open 2022 men’s singles will probably be Medvedev – Auger-Aliassime, Tsitsipas – Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz – Alcaraz, Norrie – Nadal. Fans expect to see the US Open final between Medvedev and Nadal as a 5-set drama between them in the Australian Open title match earlier this year.

In the US Open 2022 women’s singles, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek will share the quarter-finals with five other Grand Slam champions, including Sloane Stephens, Sofia Kenin, Jelena Ostapenko, Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova.

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Quarterfinals pairs likely to take place in the women’s singles US Open 2022

The four potential quarterfinals will be Swiatek – Jessica Pegula, Paula Badosa – Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep – Maria Sakkari, Ons Jabeur – Anett Kontaveit. Emma Raducanu is the defending US Open women’s singles champion after beating Leylah Fernandez in the final last year.

Source: https://tcdulichtphcm.vn/the-thao/boc-tham-us-open-medvedev-hen-tsitsipas-ban-ket-nadal-mo-phuc-…

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