US Open Day 5 LIVE: All eyes on Serena Williams: The US Open has already thrown some surprises with some quality players…
US Open Day 5 LIVE: All eyes on Serena Williams: The US Open has already thrown some surprises with some quality players having exited the competition. When it comes to Day 5, all eyes will be on Serena Williams, who plans to retire after the US Open. Besides the former world number one, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, Nick Kyrgios and Madison Keys will also headline Day 5 at the Flushing Meadows on Friday. Follow US Open 2022 Day 5 live updates with InsideSport.IN
With some top players featuring on Day 5, one can expect a mouth-watering action in US Open. Here is a look at some of the big matches on Day 5
Serena Williams vs Ajla Tomljanovic – Match starts 4:30 AM IST (Saturday)
It has been a fairytale run at the US Open for Serena Williams, who is featuring for the last time before retiring from the sport. But, it is evident that she is not done with as her last victory over second seed Annet Kontaveit suggests. It does mean that the American will not face a seeded opponent till the quarterfinals. But her focus on Friday is solely on Tomljanovic.
Serena does not take any opponent lightly, and the same is expected when she comes up against her unseeded Australian opponent. The player has witnessed Tomljanovic play, which will help her prepare better to survive yet another day in the US Open.
Andy Murray vs Matteo Berrettini – Match starts 9:30 PM IST (Friday)
In the men’s singles, Andy Murray has been impressive so far. He defeated Cerundolo in the first round in straight sets and edged past Nava in the second. But his biggest test is going to lie against Berrettini, the 13th seed in the competition. It would not be wrong to say that the contest is going to be a challenge for the Italian as well. If the Brit manages to get his A game going, Murray could well be on his way to the next round. However, one look at their head-to-head suggest Berrettini has a 2-1 record in his favour.
Madison Keys vs Coco Gauff – Match Starts 11:30 PM (Friday)
COCO GAUFF WINS THE TIEBREAK TO ADVANCE TO THE THIRD ROUND 🤩 pic.twitter.com/wBKGPVyPBO
— ESPN (@espn) August 31, 2022
This women’s singles clash between two seeded players, Keys and Gauff, is expected to be one of the big matches in the third round. Gauff is the second youngest player left in the draw will be eager to pull another, but Keys is an experienced campaigner to know how to handle such matches. Keys survived a scare in the last round by C. Giorgi. She eventually won the game in tough three sets. As for Gauff, she is confident of a good show with the player yet to drop a set.
Daniil Medvedev vs Wu Yibing – Match starts 5:45 AM IST (Saturday)
The top seed Daniil Medvedev is expected to cruise into the next round as he meets Wu Yibing in the third round of the US Open. In fact, the Russian is looked upon as one of the favourites for the year’s last grand slam as well. He has not dropped a single set in the first two rounds, and the star player is expected to continue that record when he comes up against Wu. The Chinese is one of the qualifiers, and he should just look to enjoy his game against a top player.
Nick Kyrgios vs JJ Wolf – Match starts 5:45 AM IST (Saturday)
The flashy Australian is one of the most talented players in the ATP circuit. He dropped one set against Benjamin Bonzi in his last game, but has looked in his element in the first two rounds. He comes into the US Open with good form under his belt, hence will be looking to dive deep at the Flushing Meadows. His third-round opponent JJ Wolf has it in him to surprise the Australia. The American has already done that in the opening round, beating Bautista Agut. Can he come up with a repeat show against the Australian?