US Open: Key matches on Center CourtPublished September 1, 2015 by Sol FH
Federer, Murray, Wawrinka and Berdych set to play their first matches of the US Open, beginning today at 16:00 GMT.
If you watched the top half on the men’s side of the US Open yesterday, you would have seen the stars shining and a major upset. Djokovic, Nadal and Cilic all won their first matches handily, but unfortunately for Nishikori, he was knocked out by Benoit Paire losing 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. The action doesn’t stop as we have a number of key players on the court today, ready to show that this year will be one of the best tournaments in recent history. Match times are for GMT.
17:30 – Tomas Berdych vs Bjorn Fratangelo
Berdych is ranked number 6 in the world and at 6’5’’ he is a giant on the court and very hard to beat. His opponent, the 22 year old American Bjorn Fratangelo is ranked at 113 on the ATP and shouldn’t pose too much of a threat against the big Czech. This match should end after Berdych wins in straight sets and UK sportsbook bet365 thinks so too, with Berdych the favorite at 1.040 and Fratangelo at 13.00.
19:30 – Leonardo Mayer vs Roger Federer
The man, the legend, the tennis God. Roger Federer is a five-time US Open winner going on a stretch of championship wins from 2004-2008. This summer has been much better for Federer, making the finals at the last three majors he played in. Federer is now ranked number 2 in the world and is set on making a comeback to show he is still capable of winning major events. Leonardo Mayer will be the first to taste defeat at the hands of Federer and will most-likely go down in straight sets. Federer is the favorite at 1.015, while Mayer needs a prayer at 21.00.
22:00 – Stan Wawrinka vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas
The Swiss have excellent presence at the US Open with two of the best players in the world in Wawrinka and Federer, each able to win on any given day. Stan Wawrinka, ranked fifth in the world should be able to handle Ramos-Vinolas with ease and take the first round match. Wawrinka – 1.040 Ramos Vinolas – 13.00
00:00 - Nick Kyrgios vs Andy Murray
Murray the UK superstar and number three in the world got the hardest draw of any other top ten player and needs to play Australian Nick Kyrgios the 37th ranked player on the ATP. Murray has been simply fantastic recently and should continue to be dominant tonight. Murray – 1.083 Kyrgios – 8.00