The fourth and last Grand Slam event of the year is just around the corner, and exciting matches are bound to happen. The U.S. Open favorites are clear, but as last year’s event showed, a dark-horse win can always happen.
For the second time in as many Grand Slams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are in the same quarter of the draw. But this U.S. Open bracket is not as skewed as the one that was on display at Roland Garros
Pierre-Hugues Herbert will look to continue his Winston-Salem run when he takes the court against Steve Johnson during Friday’s semifinals. Kevin Anderson and Malek Jaziri are also aiming for a place in the title match.
The U.S. Open draw ceremony was held on Thursday in New York and once again Rafael Nadal’s plunge in the rankings to outside the top four has cost him at a Grand Slam. For the second time in the last three majors, Nadal and Novak Djokovic are in the same quarter.