US Open Men’s Seeds in Danger Day 2
Day 1 saw Opelka beat Reilly while Basilashvili narrowly avoided an upset at the hands of Fucsovics. Which seeds are in danger on day 2?
S Tsitsipas (8) Vs A Rublev
Tsitsipas seems to be having some bad luck with draws of late- Hurkacz in his Montreal opener and then Struff in Cincy, losing both matches in three sets.
This time, he’s drawn Rublev who so fearlessly and inspiring beat Federer in Cincy.
Rublev will come out swinging so Tsitsipas needs to be up for this one
D Shapovalov Vs F Auger-Aliassime (18)
A repeat of last year’s first round in which FAA so crushingly had to retire with anxiety issues.
FAA is a different player a year on while Shapovalov has struggled of late, but this is a Major and these two are countrymen and all the pressures and emotions that come with that mean this one is too tough to call.
A Zverev (6) Vs R Albot
Since losing in the Wimbledon first round to Struff, Albot has gone 6-4 from Atlanta through to Cincy, and beaten Cilic on the way.
Zverev also went home early in SW19, and had a fairly decent showing in Hamburg, reaching the semis, and then went 2-2 in Montreal and Cincy.
Zverev has a habit of losing before his scheduled seeding position in Majors and it is anything but far fetched to suggest he could be upset by Albot.
M Klizan Vs M Cilic (22)
Anything could happen with these two.
Literally, anything. Which makes it the match of the day, for me.
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