US Open 2021 LIVE – Day 2: Alexander Zverev, Emma Raducanu, Karolina Pliskova in Round 2, World No.1 Novak Djokovic coming up- Follow LIVE updates: Top-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty as well as Olympic champion Alexander Zverev begun their US Open 2021 campaign today. Djokovic will be chasing multiple records as he aims to win his 21st Grand Slam. Ash Barty, Alexander Zverev, Emma Raducanu, Karolina Pliskova all move to Round 2 – Follow all the LIVE updates on insidesport.co
US Open 2021 Day 2 LIVE: World No.1 Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty, Alexander Zverev to start US Open campaign today- Follow LIVE updates
Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune
World No.1 Novak Djokovic is all set to begin his historic journey in the US Open 2021. He will face off Holger Rune of Denmark in his opening round. The Spaniard will be looking to start off his campaign with an easy straight sets win. He is chasing multiple records in the ongoing US Open. The 34-year-old can pip Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning the 21st Grand Slam. He could also become the first player to win a calendar grand slam in the 21st century by clinching the US Open 2021 title.
On the other hand, Holger Rune is heading into the match with straight wins in Qualifers of the US Open. The 24-seed could win a set against the tennis superstar owing to Djokovic’s slow start at Grand Slams. In fact, it has become a pattern for the World No.1 to start off slow before launching himself in the seventh gear.
Ash Barty vs Vera Zvonareva
World No.1 Ash Barty is all set to begin her US Open 2021 campaign on Tuesday. She will face off Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the opening round. The World No.1 is coming on the back of a sensational form, pulling off the Cincinnati Masters title. She has won 9 out of her last 10 matches including victories over former top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Victoria Azarenka. Barty had won the Wimbledon title – last Grand Slam and looking set for her maiden US Open title.
On the other hand, Zvonareva is heading into the year’s fourth Grand Slam with a dip in form. She has lost 3 out of her last 5 WTA matches. Facing Barty in the opening round is unfair to her. However, she has a decent record on hardcourt events with 11 wins in 18 matches. Can she overcome her poor form in US Open 2021? It will be a daunting task for Zvonareva to win a single set against Barty.
Alexander Zverev vs Sam Querrey
US Open 2021: Alexander Zverev beats Sam Querrey in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to move to 2nd round- Tokyo Olympics Gold medallist Alexander Zverev is on a 12-match winning streak as he defeats Sam Querrey in straight sets. Zverev has also defeated the World No.1 Novak Djokovic at the Tokyo Games. He holds an upper hand in absence of legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the US Open.
Emma Raducanu vs Stefanie Voegele
US Open 2021 Raducanu vs Vogele: British teen sensation Emma Raducanu eases past Stefanie Vogele, defeats her in straight sets 6-2, 6-3: Emma Raducanu, who took everyone by surprise at Wimbledon has won her first match in US Open 2021. She defeated Stefanie Vogele of Sweden in the opening round in straight sets. The 18-year-old came off the back of straight victories over her opponents in the US Open qualifiers. The British tennis professional is yet to lose at the US Open.
Karolina Pliskova vs Caty McNally
US Open 2021: Fourth seed Karolina Pliskova eases past Caty McNally 6-3, 6-4 to progress to 2nd Round: Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova began her US Open campaign with an easy 6-3, 6-4 win over Caty McNally of US to enter second round on Tuesday. The 2016 US Open runner-up, Pliskova produced a big-hitting game on Tuesday that proved too much for the young American to handle. Her win comes on the heels of a summer hot streak that saw her reach the finals at Rome, Montreal, and Wimbledon, as well as a semifinal finish at Cincinnati last week, indicating the Czech is at the top of her game and poised to repeat another deep run at Flushing Meadows this year.
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