US Open Tennis 2014: Day 2 Schedule, Matchup Predictions for New York Bracket

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US Open Tennis 2014: Day 2 Schedule, Matchup Predictions for New York Bracket
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Tuesday is something of an overwhelming dream for tennis fans. There are 64 matches (if we include the doubles showdowns) featuring some of the top players in the entire world battling for position at the 2014 U.S. Open.

Here is a look at the entire singles schedule. The doubles matches can be found here, while a bracket for the entire Grand Slam event can be found here.

Tuesday U.S. Open Schedule
Competitor Competitor Court Match Number
Men
Marcos Giron (13) John Isner Arthur Ashe Stadium 2nd Match
Mikhail Kukushkin Jan-Lennard Struff Court 10 2nd Match
(15) Fabio Fognini Andrey Golubev Court 11 2nd Match
(26) Gilles Simon Radu Albot Court 11 3rd Match
Noah Rubin Federico Delbonis Court 13 2nd Match
Paolo Lorenzi Yoshihito Nishioka Court 13 3rd Match
Pere Riba Adrian Mannarino Court 14 2nd Match
Albert Ramos-Vinolas Sam Groth Court 15 4th Match
Denis Istomin (12) Richard Gasquet Court 17 2nd Match
Alejandro Gonzalez Dmitry Tursunov Court 4 4th Match
Filip Krajinovic Tim Smyczek Court 5 3rd Match
Bernard Tomic Dustin Brown Court 5 4th Match
Victor Estrella Burgos Igor Sijsling Court 6 2nd Match
Andreas Haider-Maurer (17) Roberto Bautista Agut Court 7 3rd Match
(29) Lukas Rosol Borna Coric Court 8 2nd Match
Pablo Andujar Jack Sock Grandstand 2nd Match
(20) Gael Monfils Jared Donaldson Grandstand 4th Match
Damir Dzumhur (4) David Ferrer Louis Armstrong Stadium 3rd Match
Wayne Odesnik (10) Kei Nishikori Court 17 1st Match
(25) Ivo Karlovic Jarkko Nieminen Court 4 1st Match
Yen-Hsun Lu (28) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Court 6 1st Match
Jurgen Melzer Marcel Granollers Court 8 1st Match
Maximo Gonzalez Sam Querrey Louis Armstrong Stadium 1st Match
Marinko Matosevic (2) Roger Federer Arthur Ashe Stadium 4th Match
Women
(3) Petra Kvitova Kristina Mladenovic Arthur Ashe Stadium 3rd Match
(1) Serena Williams Taylor Townsend Arthur Ashe Stadium 5th Match
Francesca Schiavone Vania King Court 11 4th Match
Elena Vesnina Yung-Jan Chan Court 12 2nd Match
Yaroslava Shvedova Monica Niculescu Court 12 3rd Match
Coco Vandeweghe Donna Vekic Court 13 4th Match
Zarina Diyas Lesya Tsurenko Court 14 3rd Match
Aleksandra Krunic Katarzyna Piter Court 14 4th Match
Elina Svitolina Polona Hercog Court 15 3rd Match
Nicole Gibbs Caroline Garcia Court 17 4th Match
(30) Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova Ashleigh Barty Court 4 2nd Match
Chanelle Scheepers Christina McHale Court 4 3rd Match
(11) Flavia Pennetta Julia Goerges Court 5 2nd Match
(12) Dominika Cibulkova Catherine Carta Bellis Court 6 3rd Match
Ajla Tomljanovic (15) Carla Suarez-Navarro Court 6 4th Match
Shelby Rogers Maryna Zanevska Court 7 2nd Match
Teliana Pereira (23) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Court 7 4th Match
Klara Koukalova Petra Cetkovska Court 8 3rd Match
Misaki Doi (16) Victoria Azarenka Grandstand 3rd Match
Olga Govortsova (7) Eugenie Bouchard Louis Armstrong Stadium 2nd Match
Jarmila Gajdosova (27) Madison Keys Louis Armstrong Stadium 4th Match
Alison Riske (8) Ana Ivanovic Arthur Ashe Stadium 1st Match
(29) Casey Dellacqua Patricia Mayr-Achleitner Court 10 1st Match
Mona Barthel Zhang Shuai Court 11 1st Match
Paula Kania Wang Qiang Court 12 1st Match
Sorana Cirstea Heather Watson Court 13 1st Match
Pauline Parmentier Kaia Kanepi Court 14 1st Match
Karolina Pliskova Yvonne Meusburger Court 15 1st Match
Svetlana Kuznetsova Marina Erakovic Court 5 1st Match
Varvara Lepchenko Alison Van Uytvanck Court 7 1st Match
(24) Samantha Stosur Lauren Davis Grandstand 1st Match

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Let’s dig into some predictions for a couple of the top matches.

 

Serena Williams vs. Taylor Townsend

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Talk about getting thrown into the spotlight.

Taylor Townsend, who reached the third round of the French Open and received a wild card for the U.S. Open, will face off against No. 1 Serena Williams. The 18-year-old Townsend is reportedly friends with the 17-time Grand Slam champion, but that probably won’t help her against the tournament’s favorite.

Williams discussed the match when asked what Arthur Ashe would think of the pairing, via NBC Chicago: "I think he would be really proud and honored to see so many young African-American players doing so well and playing so hard and just being role models for even the next generation."

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While Townsend certainly has a bright future, she is not going to win Tuesday.

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Williams has far too much momentum on her side. In fact, she’s won 12 of her past 13 matches and has five titles under her belt this season. She is coming off of championships at Stanford and Cincinnati and reached the semifinals in Montreal as well.

Despite those accolades, Williams has actually faltered at the Grand Slams this year. She is yet to make it out of the fourth round at a major, but that is likely to change in Flushing Meadows. She is the two-time defending champion here and is playing her best tennis of the season.

Townsend is just the first step.

Prediction: Williams in straight sets

 

Roger Federer vs. Marinko Matosevic

Speaking of an all-time great who has plenty of momentum on his side, Roger Federer will take on Marinko Matosevic Tuesday in his first match.

Federer has reached the semifinals in 12 of his last 16 events and has made the finals in four consecutive tournaments. In fact, he sports a 9-1 record during the summer hard-court season thus far.

What’s more, Federer has won 15 of 23 matches against the top 10 during that span, proving he is more than just dominant against lower competition. He is also coming off a championship in Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Open and made the finals in Wimbledon before losing a heartbreaker to Novak Djokovic.

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Looking beyond the momentum, Federer has a rich history of success at the U.S. Open. He won titles in Flushing Meadows in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and would certainly like to add to that total this year.

Unfortunately for Matosevic, Federer is on a roll right now and won’t lose in the first round in a familiar location. 

Prediction: Federer in straight sets

 

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