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US Open 2018: last Grand Slam of the year

US Open 2018

The 2018 US Open is the 138th version of tennis’ US Open and the fourth and last Grand Slam occasion of the year. It is played on hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center which is located in New York City.

On the brink of the second week of the U.S. Open, this is the point at which it begins to quit fooling around for those players who have any desires for magnificence this year.

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal is one of them obviously, and he’s up against Nikoloz Basilashvili on Sunday. Another significant match should be between fifth seed Kevin Anderson and ninth seed Dominic Thiem’s run for glory.

Serena Williams is set to star in the ladies’ section up against Kaia Kanepi. A year ago’s victor, Sloane Stephens, is going to play on Sunday too. She faces Elise Mertens.

On Saturday, fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber and fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova were out of the tournament. Kerber, the reigning Wimbledon champion, fell, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, to 29th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova. A couple of hours after that happened, Kvitova somehow managed to lose to 26th seeded Aryna Sabalenka, 7-5, 6-1.

Those exits took after those by highest rated player Simona Halep on Monday and currently second ranked Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday.

The highest rated men had been to a great extent safe to the upset bug at the Armstrong stadium until Saturday when currently 4th ranked player Alexander Zverev lost to could not win vs Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3. Zverev is the highest rated man to lose in singles until now.

Zverev, 21, has reliably missed the mark concerning his grandiose positioning at Grand Slam occasions, at which he has achieved just a single quarterfinal.

The highlights of the US Open 2018 must be the shot that Federer played vs Nick Kyrgios. Kyrgios had scooped a drop shot at an apparently safe point, yet Roger Federer dashed a couple of feet wide of the court, came down with his racket essentially scratching the court and returned a forehand around the net post.

The ball lifted not as much as a foot into the air and skipped past Kyrgios, which he had no answer for. One of the many stunning shots that Federer has created in his distinguished career, he himself still rated it as one of the best.

After a couple of regular wins in the initial two rounds of the competition, Nadal was given a significant test in his trip against Karen Khachanov, in the end recouping from a set down to win in four.

It’s the sort of test that may enable Nadal to wind up fight solidified in front of the second week of the US Open 2018. Basilashvili is probably going to confront a best seed who isn’t just centered yet in a focused score as well.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are the favorites to win the Grand Slam title on the men’s side, and notwithstanding a flood of youthful players on the scene, they’ve represented the last seven noteworthy titles.

Serena Williams is indeed the most obvious one to win the ladies’ competition, however, she hasn’t lifted this particular trophy at the U.S. Open since 2014.