2nd September 2019

The US Open 2019 - Week 1 Round Up

Men's Singles Total
Matches 112
Points 26,330
Games 4,150
Sets 418
Aces 2,161
Tie-Breaks 83
Five-Setters 24


Women's Singles Total
Matches 112
Points 15,703
Games 2,382
Sets 257
Aces 645
Tie-Breaks 22
Five-Setters 36


Week 1 of The US Open lived up to its billing, with fantastic tennis across the week. The first round of the men’s singles was fraught with dangers for major players and a whole host of big names exited at the first hurdle, including:

Guido Pella, Fabio Fognini, Felix Auger Aliassime, Karen Khachanov, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roberto Bautista Agut

Britain’s hopes lay with Dan Evan’s after round one and he successfully got to the third round, before being beaten by Roger Federer.

Nadal, Zverev and Medvedev continue to look strong and arguably the match of the tournament came from Gael Monfils and Denis Shapovalov on Sunday with a five-set thriller, which contained three tie-breaks.

The biggest shock of the tournament however, came on Monday morning as tournament favourite Novak Djokovic was booed off the court having retired hurt against Stan Wawrinka. The drama is never far away on Arthur Ashe.

The odds for the men’s singles winner are now fairly even after Djokovic’s departure:

Rafael Nadal 5/4, Roger Federer 2/1, Stan Wawrinka 9/1, Daniil Medvedev 9/1

In the women’s draw, pre-tournament favourite Serena Williams thrashed long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the first round. The match lasted just 59 minutes as Williams won 6-1, 6-1.

The second round proved the bogey round for the seeded players, as major contenders Sloane Stephens, Simona Halep, Aryna Sabalenka and Petra Kvitová were all knocked out.

The story of round three was undoubtedly the contest between reigning champion, Naomi Osaka and the 15-year-old Coco Gauff. The emotional embrace after the match saw both players in tears after the game. Roger Federer described the game as a win for tennis on the night.  

The odds for the women’s singles look equally wide open as we enter the latter stages:

Serena Williams 6/4, Naomi Osaka 5/1, Bianca Andreescu 5/1, Elina Svitolina 7/1 Johanna Konta 12/1

We look forward to week two of this amazing tournament with bated breath and can’t wait to see what drama lies around the corner.

Singles Matches 228
Doubles Matches 121


Top Matches Men’s Singles Total Views
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Andrey Rublev  648,187 
Alex De Mineur vs Kei Nishikori 542,069


Top Matches Women’s Singles Total Views
Simona Halep vs Taylor Townsend 234,886
Ons Jabeur vs Karolína Plíšková 231,281

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