Carlos Alcaraz could meet Jannik Sinner in the quarter-final in New York
The season’s last Major starts in New York in a couple of days, with 128 players seeking the title. Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are the top seeds and main favorites to set the title clash on September 10. Alcaraz is the defending champion and must work to keep the trophy in his cabinet.
The Spaniard could face Jannik Sinner in the quarter-final, drawing the most challenging rival after the opening four rounds! On the other hand, Novak Djokovic has a favorable draw to advance into his tenth final in New York, although he has to confirm that on the court.
Alcaraz kicks off the title defense against Dominik Koepfer before facing Lloyd Harris or Guido Pella in round two. The 26th seed Daniel Evans should be his rival in the third round, and we should expect the Spaniard in the last 16.
Cameron Norrie is the best-ranked player in the second part of the top quarter-final, seeking three wins and a clash against the world’s best player.Alcaraz saved a match point versus Jannik Sinner in last year’s quarter-final, prevailing after an epic.
Two young guns could face in another quarter-final, with Sinner leading the second quarter. The Italian kicks off the tournament against Yannick Hanfmann, with possible duels against Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev en route to the quarter-final.
The 2021 champion Daniil Medvedev and a fellow Russian Andrey Rubled lead the second quarter. Daniil could face Borna Coric, Nicolas Jarry and Alex de Minaur en route to the last eight, with Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev or Hubert Hurkacz awaiting.
Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are the top seeds at the US Open.
The veteran John Isner plays his final tournament of his career, facing Facundo Diaz Acosta in round one.
Last year’s finalist Casper Ruud and a fellow Scandinavian Holger Rune lead the third quarter. Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul and Tommy Paul should be their most formidable opponents, alongside Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Novak Djokovic starts the quest toward his fourth US Open crown against Alexandre Muller.
The Serb should be fine en route to the quarter-final, with the 15th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime as his most challenging opponent. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Taylor Fritz should fight for a place in the quarter-final duel versus Novak if they improve their game and prove their top-10 status.