After Manic Monday and all the drama that came with Wimbledon this year, it’s time for yet another two weeks of tennis action. The final Grand Slam of the year, The U.S Open, is here again as tennis stars get set to battle it out at for glory at the Flushing Meadows starting on Monday.
The media is ready to churn out those eye-catching headlines. The fans can’t wait to see those incredible moves, mouth-in-hand slams and the back-n-forth’s that seem like they’ll never end. What about us? Let’s just say we’re here to give you a sneak peek of things to come when the tournament starts the week ending August.
While the tournament is set to miss out on names like Serena Williams in the Women’s Singles category and Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Singles category, names like Jeļena Ostapenko, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza
and co. are all set to light up the category. In the Men’s Singles category, it’s all about the usual suspects as we’re set to see Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray all in action.
Yes, there’s the fear of a repeat of the events that happened during the third Grand Slam of the year. Fans will be secretly hoping that the big names stay fit and avoid those injuries that took almost all the fun of this year’s Wimbledon away.
But that’s not the only question on the lips of tennis faithfuls.
- With Wawrinka Out, Who Will the New Champion Be?
The current champion, Stan Wawrinka will not be taking part in this year’s U.S Open as he has decided to undergo surgery on his left knee. This means that a new champion will be crowned in the Men’s Singles category of the tournament. The big question is, who will this new champion be?
No sooner had Roger Federer conquered all on his way to his 19th Grand slam title than the world started talking about the possibility of winning the 20th in America. Will he win his third Grand Slam title of an incredible 2017 and take his overall tally to 20?
The answer to this question will depend heavily on if the tournament will feature an injury-free Rafael Nadal and whether Andy Murray can win the title despite no match practice since Wimbledon.
The big question remains: Who will the new champion be?
- Will Angelique Kerber Retain Her Title?
Yes, Serena Williams is absent. But she’s not even the reigning U.S Open champion. The title is currently being held by Angelique Kerber. But the question is, can she rediscover top form and retain her title?
Will names like Karolina Pliskova – the current no. 1 – go one better than last year? What about Garbiñe Muguruza? Could she go on to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles? How about Venus Williams? Could she, at 37, win her first Grand Slam title in nine years?
The tournament begins on Monday. Be sure to follow all the action and make yourself some “U.S Open cash” by backing your predictions on NairaBET.com.
P.S: Who do you think will win the tournament? Will any of the big names be early casualties in this tourney? Share your thoughts with us by leaving us a comment. We’d love to hear from you.