Jamie and Aussie partner John Peers – who are the seventh seeds – were given a bye to the second round. At the US Open, though, the eight-time Grand Slam doubles victor is likely to team up with Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller is next up for Monfils after the world number 46 saw off Canadian wild card Philip Bester 6-2 6-3. With wins in Rome, Monte Carlo and Miami, Djokovic has gained 5 of his final six tournaments.
“When Andy was growing up he just wanted to play tennis and mess around with his mates”. Serena and Venus (Williams) have obviously done it playing for Grand Slams and stuff and I can’t imagine how hard that is. The Japanese won his third title of the year in Washington last week and is eager to get his form back in Montreal and Cincinnati as he tries to defend his finalist points in New York.
Regardless of his dominance, it is probably not clean crusing for Djokovic to win at Flushing Meadows.
Murray, seeded second and champion in 2010 and 2011, warmed up for his singles start by reaching the doubles second round alongside India’s 42-year-old Leander Paes.
Representative for the couple confirmed that former Wimbledon champion, 28, and wife Sears, 27, are expecting their first child. Paes is looking for a long-time partner ahead of the US Open 2015 at the Flushing Meadows because Murray is mostly a top singles player.
Federer dominated the U.S. Open from 2004-2008, winning the championship each year. In the last few years, Andy has certainly hinted he’d like to be a father.
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Rafael Nadal has struggled in 2015, falling all the way to No. 9 in the rankings. Nadal has a 23-21 edge over Djokovic in their 44 career head-to-head matches, though Djokovic has won six of the last seven.
Djokovic has not played since last month’s SW19 victory against Roger Federer, who has opted to prioritise the US Open instead of the Rogers Cup, but the top-seeded Serb will feature at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal, which will host the tournament starting on Monday.