Round Two of the 2014 US Open is about to get underway and I thought I’d let you know who the Aussies will be facing.
Sam Stosur will meet Kaia Kanepi. It’s never wise to say that you expect Stosur to win a match. The reality is, it all depends on which Stosur is on the court. In saying this, Stosur has been in great form leading up to the US Open and obviously I’ll be hoping to see her take the victory.
Casey Dellacqua will take on Qiang Wang in what should be a very doable match for her. She took a little while to settle the nerves yesterday so hopefully she’ll take the win here.
Anastasia Rodionova has the biggest challenge of the Aussie women. She’ll meet the 13th seed, Sara Errani. I expect Errani to win through in straights.
The men’s side of the draw may throw up some curly matches for the Aussie men.
Nick Kyrgios will play Italian, Andreas Seppi. This could easily be a danger match for Kyrgios. Seppi defeated Hewitt in five sets at this year’s Australian Open. This will not be a foregone conclusion by any means and Kyrgios will need to be focused on his match and focused on his behaviour.
Matthew Ebden will play Argentinian, Leonardo Mayer. Mayer is the 23rd seed and I expect Mayer will win this match.
Bernard Tomic will have a very hard task in overcoming David Ferrer. Ferrer is seeded 4 here and he isn’t called ‘The Grinder’ for nothing. Tomic was looking exhausted and suffering from cramps and possibly a virus during his first round match. The thing with Ferrer, is that he can go 5 sets if he has to and if you find yourself on the other side of the net, you need to be as fit and healthy as you can be. I expect Ferrer will win, but possibly in 4.
Sam Groth won his debut match in the main draw of the US Open yesterday. He now has one of the biggest challenges a tennis player can face. He’ll take on Roger Federer in the second round.
This is the second Aussie Federer has taken on in two rounds of the final Grand Slam of the year.
I expect Federer to win through.
As I write this, Lleyton Hewitt is yet to play his first round match against Tomas Berdych.