Serena, Djokovic earn US Open top seeds

Serena, Djokovic earn US Open top seeds

Serena, Djokovic earn US Open top seeds

Since lifting the title in 2012, he has reached the last eight twice before a fourth-round exit past year.

The seventh-seeded Croatian could meet Djokovic in the US Open quarterfinals this year; Djokovic is 14-0 lifetime vs. Cilic and asserts "there is room for me to get better in next couple of days hopefully that will be the case". The Swiss Maestro even stated his predictions on the US Open next week.

The most consistent player on tour this year, Kerber ended 2015 as the world number 10 but has since reached six finals, winning two. The Croatian was ranked 125th in the world. She had won the championship three straight times, but she was upset in last year's semifinals.

Andy Murray will renew an old rivalry with Lukas Rosol after drawing the Czech in the first round of the US Open. He was touted as the next big thing. The second match didn't go any better; Federer lost in Geneva to Orlin Stanoytchev.

"I never thought I'd have a year like this". But the results since have been quite dramatic for him.

When he first came back, he recalled, "you try to find movements to avoid the pain". Repeated surgeries on both wrists have perhaps fanned some of the heat on his shots, but the blistering forehand and serve are still working well enough to beat Wawrinka at Wimbledon, and Djokovic at the Olympics.

Janowicz, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2013, has been plagued by knee trouble in recent months and has seen his ranking slump to 228 in the world.

Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic finally won the French Open, the only Grand Slam still missing from his hands.

In recent years, however, men's tennis - at least at the top - has been a remarkably stable enterprise.

But, as Williams is trying to protect her No. 1 ranking and chase an Open era record 23rd grand slam title, the final tennis major of 2016 could also provide the flawless setting for a new generation of American players eager to be cast as her potential successor.

Since that Rio night, Djokovic hasn't been seen in competitive action.

"He's done unbelievable, really, to get back to playing and competing again at this level after all of the issues he had with his wrists", the Associated Press reported Murray as saying on Sunday. "I always say, 'Not everyone's going to like the way I look.' Everyone has different types". The Serb plays Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in round one. That's what happened to top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the Olympics, when he lost to del Potro in his opening match. No. 5 Simona Halep should be in with a great opportunity as well having recently won the Rogers Cup event, showing some good form and consistency on the North American hardcourts.

Besides showing recovery from injury, Del Potro has also been gaining in confidence. "And if she could ever get it all together and believe and trust herself and play her 'A Game, ' she could be a threat".

Serena's response? She took gender out of it: "I prefer the words 'one of the greatest athletes of all time.'" We like the sound of that. When I hit, the crowd was cheering from the stands. The young Spaniard will eventually become a future no. 1 and multiple slam victor as she also possesses similar traits to Serena; a powerful serve mixed with an impressive, varied baseline game. "It was a dream night".

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