US Open 2021 Day 1: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to Grand Slam stage

US Open 2021 Day 1: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to the Grand Slam stage on the U.S. Open on Monday
US Open 2021 Day 1: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to the Grand Slam stage on the U.S. Open on Monday

US Open 2021 Day 1: Naomi Osaka returns to the Grand Slam stage on the U.S. Open on Monday and the excitement may also be again with followers bringing the celebrated New York power to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for what may very well be an thrilling fortnight.

US Open 2021 Day 1: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to Grand Slam stage

US Open 2021 Day 1: While the 12 months’s last Grand Slam has been stripped of a few of the marquee names, with Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams injured, it’s nonetheless shaping up as an absorbing occasion in Flushing Meadows as Novak Djokovic bids to finish the calendar-year slam.

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Already the winner of the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon, the Serb wants a New York triumph to develop into the third man, and first since Rod Laver in 1969, to perform the feat.

The historical past looking Novak Djokovic opens his account on Tuesday with a primary spherical match towards Danish qualifier Holger Rune.

Third seed Osaka would be the headliner on Day One when she launches the defence of her U.S. Open crown towards the Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova.

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It will mark the 23-year-old’s first look in a Grand Slam since dropping out of French Open in June and skipping Wimbledon to cope with psychological well being points.

The contest is bound to tug in a crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium with followers, who should present proof of vaccination to enter the grounds, filling seats within the large venue after a COVID-19 pandemic pressured final 12 months’s occasion to unfold in eerie vacancy.

US Open 2021 Day 1: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to Grand Slam stage

“It’s actually good to be again right here now,” said Australia’s women’s top seed Ash Barty.

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“This week is going to be exciting. It’s got fans. That’s going to bring a lot of energy to this tournament.

“This is a tournament that thrives with the energy.”

Opening day will see two of the massive threats to Djokovic’s shot at historical past, with second-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev and Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas each in motion.

Medvedev, finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2019, takes on Frenchman Richard Gasquet, whereas French Open finalist Tsitsipas faces 2012 U.S. Open champion Briton Andy Murray.

Centre courtroom motion kicks off with an all-American rematch of the 2017 girls’s last that includes Madison Keys and winner Sloane Stephens.

US Open 2021 Day 1: A protracted day’s play will finish with the opportunity of some late-night fireworks with unpredictable Australian Nick Kyrgios taking up Spain’s 18th seed Roberto Bautista Agut within the final match at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

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