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NEW YORK, USA – In a year like no other, the US Open Men’s Draw is out without 2019 champion Rafael Nadal to defend his crown – so who does that favour?

 

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[1] Novak Djokovic

Despite some challenges during the midst of the pandemic, given the running and abrupt halt of the ill-fated Adria Tour, it is remarkable to know that at the time of writing Djokovic is still unbeaten on the tour in 2020!

In the hunt for fourth US Open title and his 18th Slam title overall – the draw has been pretty generous to the current World No. 1

Djokovic’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Damir Dzumhur | H2H: Djokovic leads 2-0
  • R2: Kyle Edmund | H2H: Djokovic leads 5-1
  • R3: Jan-Lennard Struff [28] | H2H: Djokovic leads 4-0
  • R4: John Isner [12] | H2H: Djokovic leads 10-2
  • QF: David Goffin [7] | H2H: Djokovic leads 7-1
  • SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas [4] | H2H: Djokovic leads 3-2
  • F: Dominic Thiem [2] | H2H: Djokovic leads 7-4

 

[2] Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final of the 2020 Australian Open, Melbourne

Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final of the 2020 Australian Open, Melbourne | (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Old habits die hard and Thiem’s practice of playing every match in sight made him arguably the most return-ready tennis player ahead of the tour restarting, but the practice of coming back to the tour has been anything but successful with a disappointing first round loss in the Western & Southern Open.

He has proved he has the ability to make a run at a Slam that is not on the clay, but he has a challenging draw if he is coming in this undercooked.

Thiem’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Jaume Munar | H2H: Thiem leads 3-0
  • R2: Sumit Nagal | First Meeting
  • R3: Marin Cilic [31] | H2H: Thiem leads 2-0
  • R4: Felix Auger-Aliassime [15] | First Meeting
  • QF: Roberto Bautista Agut [8] | H2H: Bautista Agut leads 3-1
  • SF: Daniil Medvedev [3] | H2H: Thiem leads 2-1
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | H2H: Djokovic leads 7-4

 

[3] Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round of the US Open 2019, New York USA

Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round of the US Open 2019, New York USA | (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Returning to the courts where Medvedev managed to turn the hostility of the crowds to his side, and put up a brave fight in the final last year, he managed to get a couple of rounds under his belt since the restart.

While it looks as though his round could be tricky, his deficits came against opponents on the clay – given his performances last year, you would have to give the lanky Russian the edge on the quick hard courts in New York, especially with matches on his side.

Medvedev’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Federico Delbonis | First Meeting
  • R2: Laslo Djere | H2H: Djere leads 1-0
  • R3: Guido Pella [29] | Pella leads 2-0
  • R4: Grigor Dimitrov [14] | H2H: Medvedev leads 2-1
  • QF: Matteo Berrettini [6] | H2H: Medvedev leads 1-0
  • SF: Dominic Thiem [2] | H2H: Thiem leads 2-1
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | H2H: Djokovic leads 4-2

 

[4] Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round-robin match at the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals, London

Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round-robin match at the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals, London | (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

If we are still waiting for one of the younger pack to make their mark, this could well be the slam to do it. Tsitsipas is still in action at the time of writing for the Western & Southern Open and was in imperious form in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, and with Thiem looking a little shaky, the time might be right for the soulful Greek.

Tsitsipas’ Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Albert Ramos Vinolas | H2H: Tsitsipas leads 2-0
  • R2: Jozef Kovalik | H2H: Tied at 1-1 (Challenger Level)
  • R3: Borna Coric [27] | H2H: Tsitsipas leads 1-0
  • R4: Cristian Garin [13] | H2H: Garin leads 1-0 (Challenger level)
  • QF: Alexander Zverev [5] | H2H: Tsitsipas leads 5-1
  • SF: Novak Djokovic [1] | H2H: Djokovic leads 3-2
  • F: Dominic Thiem [2] | H2H: Thiem leads 4-3

 

The US Open takes place between 31 August to 13 September.

 

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