US Open Day 5 Live: All eyes on Serena Williams: The US Open has already thrown up some surprises with some quality players…
US Open Day 5 Live: All eyes on Serena Williams: The US Open has already thrown up some surprises with some quality players pulling out of the competition. When Day 5 arrives, all eyes will be on Serena Williams, who plans to retire after the US Open. In addition to the former world number one, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, Nick Kyrgios and Madison Keys will headline Day 5 at Flushing Meadows on Friday. Follow US Open 2022 day 5 live updates with InsideSport.IN
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With some of the top players in attendance on Day 5, one can expect mouth-watering action at the US Open. Here’s a look at some of the biggest matches from Day 5
Serena Williams vs Ajla Tomljanovic – Match starts at 4.30am (Saturday)
It’s been a fairytale run at the US Open for Serena Williams, who is making her final appearance before retiring from the game. But, it was clear that she did not perform as well as her last win over second seed Annette Kontavit. That means the Americans won’t face a seeded opponent until the quarterfinals. But his focus on Friday is solely on Tomljanovic.
Serena doesn’t take any opponent lightly, and the same is expected when she takes on her second-seeded Australian opponent. The player watched Tomljanovic play, which should help him better prepare to survive another day at the US Open.
Andy Murray vs Matteo Berettini – Match starts at 9:30 PM (Friday)
Andy Murray has been excellent so far in the men’s singles. He defeated Serundlo in straight sets in the first round and Nava in the second. But his biggest test was going to lie against 13-year-old Berettinim Seed the competition. It would not be wrong to say that the competition is going to be a challenge for the Italians as well. Murray could be on his way to the next round if the Briton manages to get his A game on. However, looking at their head-to-head shows that Berettini has a 2-1 record.
Madison Keys vs Coco Gough – Match starts at 11:30 PM (Friday)
Coco Gough wins the tiebreak to advance to the third round 🤩 pic.twitter.com/wBKGPVyPBO
— ESPN (@espn) August 31, 2022
The women’s singles clash between the two seeds, Keys and Goff, is expected to be a big third-round match. Goff is the second-youngest player to be interested in pulling the other one left in the draw, but Keys is an experienced campaigner who knows how to handle such matches. What is the last round of C. Giorgi survives the scare. He eventually won the match in a tough three sets. As for Gauff, he is confident of a good showing with the player yet to drop a set.
Daniil Medvedev vs Wu Yibing – Match starts at 5:45 AM IST (Saturday)
Top seed Daniil Medvedev is expected to advance to the next round when he meets Wu Yibing in the third round of the US Open. In fact, the Russian is seen as one of the favorites for the year-end Grand Slam. He hasn’t dropped a set in the first two rounds, and the star player is expected to continue that record when he takes on Wu. The Chinese is a qualifier, and he should just enjoy his game against a top player.
Nick Kyrgios vs JJ Wolf – Match starts at 5:45 AM IST (Saturday)
The flashy Australian is one of the most talented players on the ATP circuit. He dropped a set against Benjamin Bonazi in his last match, but looked in his element in the first two rounds. He comes into the US Open with good form under his belt, so will be looking to dive deep at Flushing Meadows. His third-round opponent JJ Wolfe has the potential to surprise Australia. The American already did that in the opening round by defeating Bautista Agut. Can he come up with a repeat show against Australia?