The first week of the US Open is coming to an end, it’s time to open the doors to the second. Once the quarter-finals of the upper part of the men’s draw and the low one of the women’s draw have been defined, Monday is reserved for the remaining parts: two Flushing Meadows winners such as Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic return to the field; as well as space for the Americans who survive this tournament.
For women, however, the big news: there are no players who have won the last Grand Slam of the season. A women’s match opens at Arthur Ashe Stadium: Slam champion Petra Kvitova will face one of the best players on the circuit at the moment, Jessica Pegula, one of the home players.
Another host follows, the surprise of the round of 16 Frances Tiafoe, who will face one of the tournament favorites, Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard continues his path to the New York trophy, which would give him the title of the Grand Slam number 23.
Still on the central court of Flushing Meadows, the American anthem still plays with Danielle Collins: in the round of 16, Aryna Sabalenka awaits her. Another champion in New York closes the doors of Ashe Stadium: veteran Marin Cilic will meet young talent Carlos Alcaraz, in the last match of the day.
Jannik Sinner closes Armstrong
On the Louis Armstrong, on the other hand, a men’s match opens: the British Cameron Norrie, after the semifinal at Wimbledon, wants to hit the same goal in the last Grand Slam; however, there is the obstacle Andrey Rublev, winner of a five-set marathon against Denis Shapovalov.
This is followed by world number one Iga Swiatek, who will face Jule Niemeier. Another women’s match, with another Slam champion protagonist: Viktoria Azarenka against a two-time Slam finalist, Karolina Pliskova.
To close the doors of Louis Armstrong is Jannik Sinner. The blue has the opportunity to follow Matteo Berrettini, leading two Italians to the quarter-finals in New York: to do so, you have to overtake Ilya Ivashka, Lorenzo Musetti’s “executioner” in the third round of the US Open.