The US Open 2015 will kick-off in Arthur Ashe stadium of Flushing Meadows on Monday. Top-seeds of both men’s and women’s singles, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be starting their campaign on the first day of the fourth and final major of the year.
Apart from these two, Japanese star Kei Nishikori and former World No 1 Rafael Nadal will also be seen in action on the opening day.
Serena Chases History
She is at the verge of making history. Vintage Serena Williams has notched up the Australian Open, French Open and the Wimbledon this season and will be eyeing to round off the season with the final grand slam title of the year. If she succeeds, she will achieve something which no-one did after German Steffi Graf in 1988.
Besides being in ruthless form in this season’s grand slams, the 33-year-old American has also won the US Open for the last three consecutive years.
In the first step towards making history Williams will clash face Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko on Monday.
Djokovic, Nadal, Nishikori In Action
Flushing Meadows will also see World No 1 men’s singles star Novak Djokovic in action on the first day of the tournament. Serb Djokovic will be challenged by Brazilian Joao Souza, who hasn’t progressed beyond first round in the first three grand slams of the year.
Djokovic recently was crushed by Roger Federer in the final of Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati and lost to Andy Murray in Montreal final. He is carrying an elbow injury. The top seed will go all-out to clinch his second title at the Flushing Meadows, where he triumphed in 2011.
It was so near, yet so far for Japanese star Kei Nishikori in the last edition of US Open in 2014, as he bowed down in the finals against Marin Cilic to finish runners-up. On Monday, Nishikori will be starting his campaign against Benoit Paire from France in the first round at Louis Armstrong stadium in a bid to clinch his maiden major.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal, plagued by injury and off-form in the current season, will be up against Borna Coric from Croatia in his first round match on Monday.
Roger Federer and Andy Murray are the two best players on hard-court in recent times.
Where to Watch Live
The live coverage of the 2015 US Open is scheduled for 11am local time (8:30pm IST, 4pm BST, 1m AEST).
Viewers in the US can enjoy the day with some entertaining tennis on ESPN and online on WatchESPN