August 20, 2013 9:12 PM EST
US Open 2013 - Five Most Likely Scenarios To Happen in Flushing Meadows
The 2013 US Open Championships is just around the corner. After a year of wait, Flushing Meadows will once again serve host to the final Grand Slam event of the Year. Like the three previous majors tournament, the US Open has produced a number of magical tennis moments throughout the years and witnessed some of the greatest individual performances ever.
This year, expect things to get even better as the finest tennis players from the ATP and WTA tour gather in Queens, New York for two weeks of top-notch hard-court tennis action.
Roger Federer still holds the record with five US Open championships while Chris Evert's six women's singles crown remains unbreakable up to now.
Reigning US and Wimbledon Open champion Andy Murray will try to create a kingdom of his own in Queens, New York, but Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Federer and the rest of the field will try to prevent such thing from happening.
On the other hand, Serena Williams will gun for her fifth US Open title and 17th Grand Slam singles title of his career. Trying to spoil Serena's party are former world's no.1 Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Agnieska Radwanzka and Li Na.
Of course, everything is unpredictable from here on. Nevertheless, here are the five most likely scenarios that could transpire in Flushing Meadows over the next two weeks.
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Records Are Made To Be Broken
Roger Federer’s five US Open Championships may take somebody a considerable amount of time to equalize. However, there are lots of records out there waiting to be shattered. Djokovic, Nadal, Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro are all gunning for their second US Open crown while Serena Williams is aiming for his fifth US Open title and 17th Grand Slam hardware of her career. Of course, there’s going to be the Cinderellas in this tourney. Stephen Sloane, Grigor Dimitrov, Jerzy Janowics and Monica Puig are the names that should be given a second look because they are very much capable of pulling off a frantic run towards the title.
The last time elite tennis players gathered to contest for a Grand Slam title, it all ended up in an all-out carnage at All-England Club. Like the Wimbledon Open Championships, the 2013 US Open could feature stunning upsets as early as the opening round. From Roger Federer to Serena Williams, no one is safe in this tourney. Everyone can be booted out in a blink of an eye and that what makes the US Open so special.
The US Open Championships is not only a battleground for tennis supremacy, but also a platform for fashion and entertainment. The stars are going to be stars in New York and no Grand Slam event is complete without the most glamorous outfits. The Williams sisters have been the headturners in this tournament for almost two decades, but now, all eyes will be on Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka.
Rivalries To Watch
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal remains the most interesting rivalry out there but the budding war between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will surely get several tennis fans pumped up for the upcoming competition in Queens, New York. A match that features members of the fabled Big 4 is always a must-watch and there will be plenty of it in the second week of action at the 2013 US Open.
Without a doubt, 2013 has been a year of Rafael Nadal. Setting aside his first round stunner at All England Club, the Mallorcan Bull has been nothing but sensational on the tennis court, winning almost every tournament he has participated. Now fresh from winning the Montreal and Cincinnati Masters, Nadal enters the tourney in Flushing Meadows as the hands-down favorite. A victory by Nadal in this US Open championship will further enhance his case as the next player in line after Roger Federer.