ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM
Andy Murray (GBR) vs Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) First Meeting
Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs [3] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) First Meeting

LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM
Jaume Munar (ESP) vs [2] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Thiem Leads 3-0
[14] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Tommy Paul (USA) Paul Leads 1-0

COURT 17
[15] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) vs Thiago Monteiro (BRA) First Meeting
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs [25] Milos Raonic (CAN) Raonic Leads 1-0
[6] Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Go Soeda (JPN) First Meeting

DAY 2 TALKING POINTS

  • Daniil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini and Grigor Dimitrov reached the 2019 US Open semi-finals. No more than
    one of them can make it that far in 2020. All three are in the same quarter and playing first-rounders on Tuesday.
  • Medvedev reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final, semi-final and final in New York City last summer. The
    Russian’s run at the US Open was part of a 29-3 stretch with six straight finals from 29 July through 13 October.
  • Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open champion, returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium against Yoshihito Nishioka. Since
    earning 78 wins in 2016 to end the year as World No. 1, Murray has undergone two right hip surgeries and played
    a total of 68 matches. His victory over No. 7 Alexander Zverev at last week’s Western & Southern Open was his
    biggest win by ranking since he beat No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the 2016 Nitto ATP Finals championship match.
  • Like Murray, No. 2 seed and World No. 3 Dominic Thiem has lost his first three Grand Slam finals. The Austrian
    starts his campaign for a maiden Grand Slam championship against Jaume Munar on Louis Armstrong Stadium.
  • Marin Cilic, who won his lone Grand Slam championship at the 2014 US Open, meets Denis Kudla. Six years
    after his triumph on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Cilic remains the most recent player to win his first Grand Slam title. He
    is also the youngest player with a Grand Slam title on his resume, turning 32 on 28 September. Never before in
    the Open Era have five years — much less six — passed without a first-time Grand Slam men’s singles champion.
  • The men’s matches on Court 6 feature a trio of unseeded players with stories of longevity and perseverance.
  • Andrey Kuznetsov vs Sam Querrey
    Kuznetsov, 29, is unranked and has a protected ranking of No. 130. Struggling with a hip injury, he missed two years, seven months before returning at a Prague Challenger event in August.
  • Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Carballes Baena
    Lopez, 38, is extending his all-time record by playing in his 73rd straight Grand Slam main draw.
    The Spaniard’s streak dates back to 2002 Roland Garros, when he gained entry as a lucky loser.
  • Ivo Karlovic vs Richard Gasquet
    Karlovic, 41, is the oldest Grand Slam men’s player since Ken Rosewall, 44 (1978 Aus. Open).
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