The other players are all unsafe on their day but I don't see them winning the tournament.
His hopes of winning a sixth US Open, and first since 2008, suffered a blow with the third of those defeats against Zverev in Montreal two weeks ago. Nadal's resurgence and ascension back to the top of the rankings not only signals the vast longevity of the man, but it also sends out a significant message that a player can go through the lowest of the lows, experience the greatest of adversity, suffer from some serious injuries, lose all their confidence, but there is always that chance that if you stick at it then anything is possible. "Winning in Australia and Wimbledon, it's great".
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Jordan Thompson, who beat then-world No.1 Andy Murray in the lead-up to Wimbledon, is up against 13th seed Jack Sock. They have played 37 times, including 12 at the other majors - most recently the Australian Open in January, when Federer edged Nadal in five sets. Nadal has won six of his last nine matches on hard court.
Djokovic, Wawrinka and Nishikori, all three in the top 10, have chose to imitate Federer, who has sacrificed the last five months of 2016 to regain health, including the global of the United States and the olympic Games in Rio.
"If Roger wins this, this will be one of the great stories in the last 50 years or ever". The three-time major champion continues to battle against the hip problem that hindered his Wimbledon title defence, and it is still unclear whether he will be fully fit in time for the US Open.
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Federer, on the other hand, will open his campaign at the Flushing Meadows against American Frances Tiafoe while he could cross swords with Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round and Austrian seventh-seed Dominic Thiem in the last-eight encounter.
"So, yeah, I don't think we are both thinking that far ahead". US Open will be her first post-ban Grand Slam tournament as she has been granted a wild card into the main draw. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, those hale warriors and rivals, may soon be eclipsed by younger, healthier, hungrier stars.
"You could foresee that maybe Rafa and me would be back at some stage in some shape or form but maybe not quite like this". So could Nadal, whom Federer could meet in the semifinals.
"I don't know, 60-plus players in between us that don't agree in our section that we should make it to the semis". However, even with his remodelled game - that has left the Argentine largely devoid of his dominant top-spin backhand - Del Potro remains a force to be reckoned with, particularly at the US Open.More news: Teen attempts to smuggle in baby tiger from Mexico