U.S Open Preview

Women’s Singles:

1)Flavia Pennetta vs Simon Halep:

pennetta vs halep

Flavia Pennetta who has already taken down two higher ranked seeds in the tournament will look to do the same to the World No 2 Simon Halep in the semi-finals. Both come into the match after having playeda tiring three sitter in the previous round. They would have surely welcomed the rain on Thursday as it would mean they get to have an unscheduled one day break. Halep would need to maintain high level of concentration throughout the match as Pennetta has shown in previous matches this tournament that she comes back strongly once she loses the first set.

2)Serena Williams vs Roberta Vinci:


Serena Williams is aiming to become the first woman to win a Calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.Serena Williams just seems to take her game to another level just when her opponents seem to have got her measure. On the other side of the net, we have her opponent Roberta Vinci. Vinci will play her first seeded opponent of the tournament (Bouchard retired hurt before their 4th round match started). Vinci will have to be at her best if she wants to stop Serena’s current 33 match unbeaten streak in Grand Slams.

Men’s Singles:

1)Novak Djokovic vs Marin Cilic:

djoker vs cilic

The first semi-final kicks off with the World no 1 taking on the defending champion. Novak Djokovic comes into this match with full confidence after losing only set so far in the tournament while Marin Cilic gets ready to play Novak after two grueling five setter matches in the quarters and round of 16. Novak Djokovic has beaten Cilic in all the thirteen meetings between them but is wary of being a victim to the Ace serving machine. Cilic has served 111 aces so far in this edition of the U.S. OPEN. This would be a entertaining match if Cilic can greatly add to his total of 111 aces.

2)Roger Federer vs Stanislas Wawrinka:

roger vs stan

The all Swiss semi-final would be the match many look forward to in this Fantastic Friday fixtures. Wawrinka has just transformed himself this season and already won this year’s French Open. Wawrinka when asked about the semi-final against his compatriot and close friend said he thinks now Federer is nervous when he enters the court to play wawrinka. In the previous meetings Stan feels it was only him being nervous because he knew he wasn’t at Roger’s level.Federer comes into the semis being the only player who has not yet lost a set in the tournament this year. He has just breezed into the semis with Wawrinka the toughest test so far.

The Indian Brigade:

1) Mixed Doubles Finals:

martina hingis and leander paes

Leander Paes entered the mixed doubles finals along with Martina Hingis after beating 2nd seeded Yung Jung Chan and Rohan Bopanna in the Semi-finals. The duo will look to add U.S Open to their 2015 Trophy cabinet which already comprises of Wimbledon and Australian Open. They take on the unseeded Bethany Mattek Sands and Sam Querrey,the winners of Roland Garros 2015, in the finals.Match is scheduled to be played on Friday.

2) Woman’s Doubles Finals:


Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have been on a roll since the amazing comeback victory in this year’s Wimbledon. They have swept aside all their opponents in the 2015 U.S.Open and would look to do the same in the finals. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will play the winner of the semi-finals between Casey Dellacqua/Yaroslava Shvedova vs.Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Coco Vandeweghe.The match will be played during the weekend if the rains do not persist

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