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US Open lookahead: Nadal returns, Raducanu begins defense


Rafael Nadal plays his first U.S. Open match since 2019 when he leads off the night time session in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Australian Rinky Hijkata. Nadal won the Australian Open and French Open earlier this season, giving him a mens-record 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Then reached the semifinals at Wimbledon before needing to withdraw due to an abdominal tear, making him 19-0 in Grand Slam matches in 2022. A high Spanish player also opens your day session on Ashe, without. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz facing Sebastian Baez of Argentina. Venus Williams then makes her go back to the tournament, facing Alison Van Uytvanck. Defending womens champion Emma Raducanu opens during the night against Aliz Cornet, who’s playing in her 63rd consecutive main draw of a Grand Slam, setting an archive in the professional era that dates to 1968. Two-time champion Naomi Osaka faces No. 19 seed Danielle Collins after Nadals match on Ashe.


Potential for thunderstorms. Most of 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius).


Womens First Round: Serena Williams beat Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3; No. 2 Anett Kontaveit beat Jaqueline Adina Cristian 6-3, 6-0; No. 3 Maria Sakkari beat Tatjana Maria 6-4, 3-6, 6-0; No. 5 Ons Jabeur beat Madison Brengle 7-5, 6-2; Daria Snigur beat No. 7 Simona Halep 6-2, 0-6, 6-4; No. 12 Coco Gauff beat Leolia Jeanjean 6-2, 6-3; No. 14 Leylah Fernandez beat Oceane Dodin 6-3, 6-4; No. 15 Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Ana Konjuh 6-0, 6-0; No. 20 Madison Keys beat Dayana Yastremska 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Mens First Round: No. 1 Daniil Medvedev beat Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 6-0; Daniel Elahi Galan beat No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5; No. 5 Casper Ruud beat Kyle Edmund 6-3, 7-5, 6-2; No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Alexander Ritschard 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Brandon Holt beat No. 10 Taylor Fritz 6-7 (3), 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4; No. 12 Pablo Carreo Busta beat Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3; No. 23 Nick Kyrgios beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4); Andy Murray beat No. 24 Francisco Cerundolo 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.


29,402 Attendance for the night time session, a U.S. Open record.


Personally i think like 8-year-old me would like to see this. Because Im in the tournament usually I dont prefer to stay at the website, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. THEREFORE I said, Ive surely got to go. Coco Gauff, on deciding to remain after her match to wait Serena Williams victory personally.


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