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Even before the first match at the 2016 US Open Live Stream begins, there will be plenty of drama during the draw for each bracket. The first round kicks off from Queens, New York, on Monday, Aug. 29, but we will know the path for each player three days earlier. Fans and analysts will likely use this time to dream about potential matchups in every round, hoping the players come through to complete those scenarios.
Event Date: Aug 29, 2016
Where Place On : USA
Official Live/Broad Casting : wimbledonlive-stream.com
With so much separation at the top in both the men’s and women’s draws, there will also be plenty of players hoping to avoid big names until the later rounds. There won’t be any action, but there is a lot to watch, so here is what you need to know.
The world’s best tennis players will receive another pay-rise this month as the US Open prepares to overtake Wimbledon as the most lucrative major tennis tournament in the world. Novak Djokovic will be seeking to defend his US Open title at Flushing Meadows and this year’s winner will receive the largest pay packet ever awarded for a major championship in the history of professional tennis. The All-England Club raised the prize money on offer at Wimbeldon from £1.88 million to £2 million for winners of the men’s and women’s singles titles, a 6.5% rise on 2015. Now that sum is set to be dwarfed by the US Open which will offer winners of the men’s and women’s singles titles to $3.5 million or £2.65 million in sterling.
Runners-up will get £1.29 million whilst each of the top eight finishers also receive a portion of the total prize pool. The smallest single prize available is £32,500 which will be awarded to players who reach the first round at Flushing Meadows. The US Tennis Association confirmed the total prize pool will increase by 10% to £35m for this year’s tournament, which Watch US Open 2016 Live Stream will begin on August 29. The tournament now becomes the highest paying tennis tournament in the world, surpassing Wimbledon’s £28.1m prize pool. The USTA also announced that by 2017 the total prize money on offer at the US open will reach $50 million (£37.9m). USTA spokesperson Chris Widmaier said the decision to increase prize money has been made following a “commitment to players”. Former World No. 8 Jurgen Melzer began his quest for a 15th US Open main draw appearance, downing American Tennys Sandgren 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday. The 2011 doubles champion, Melzer kicked off the first day of qualifying in New York with the victory after just 74 minutes.
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“The first match of a tournament is never easy, but it was a very solid match,” said Melzer. “I kept my focus and won in straights so it’s on to the next one.” Competing in his first Grand Slam since last year’s US Open, having recently undergone shoulder surgery, he will face Guido Andreozzi in the second round. The Austrian is coming off a strong week at the ATP World Tour 250 event in Kitzbuhel last month, where he stunned top seed and countryman Dominic Thiem. It was his first victory over a Top 10 opponent in more than five years. “It gave me all the confidence that I needed after a 10-month break, showing that by body can hold up. It was a very good match and a good tournament. I’m happy to play at a level I’m satisfied with. I want to win matches again and that’s what I’m here for. It’s not easy playing 14 years in the main draw here and then go through qualies but that’s the way it is.” Joining Melzer in the second round is fellow veteran Tim Smyczek, a 6-3, 6-4 winner of Russia’s Alexander Kudryavtsev. The 10th-seeded American prevailed after 73 minutes, firing three aces, while saving all seven break points faced.
“It feels really good,” said Smyczek, who will face Guilherme Clezar next. “I haven’t been winning that many matches lately, so it feels good. I’m looking to build on it because I did some really good things out there. And they were things that I do well when I’m stringing matches together.” “Billy’s message to me is pretty much the same throughout,” Smyczek added, referring to coach Billy Heiser. “It’s been about me receiving the message and playing every point 2016 US Open Live with intensity and not taking any off.” Also battling into the second round of qualifying was #NextGen star Quentin Halys. The Frenchman snapped a six-match losing skid in style, launching nine aces en route to a dominant 6-1, 6-3 win over Egor Gerasimov. He will meet American Alexander Sarkissian on Thursday. Meanwhile, 11th-seeded American Ryan Harrison earned a 7-6(1), 6-3 win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe. Having previously lost to Stebe in a fifth set at Wimbledon qualifying in 2011, it was sweet revenge for the Louisiana native.
The upset of the day came on Court 4, where Stebe’s countryman Daniel Brands stunned fourth seed and World No. 99 Thiago Monteiro 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5). The big-serving German fired 14 aces in claiming the win after one hour and 56 minutes. Aussie Matthew Barton provided just as big a shock when the World No. 194 saved a match point in downing fifth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-6(6). Wednesday’s action at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center features #NextGen stars Karen Khachanov, Jared Donaldson, Stefan Kozlov and Andrey Rublev, with former Top 10 player Radek Stepanek and top seed Yuichi Sugita also opening their campaigns. The top tennis stars are coming to Queens next week for the sport’s biggest tournament in the country. The U.S. Open officially kicks off Monday and lasts until Sept. 11 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which has hosted the games since 1978. The tournament is the final competition in tennis’ annual grand slam events and one of the most popular in the world.
More than 700,000 people head to the courts to watch the games, with many coming from around the world. This year, fans will have a more comfortable environment as this will mark the first year that games are at Arthur Ashe Stadium with its $150 million retractable dome. Qualifying matches, which are free to the public, started Tuesday and last until Friday. There are 32 men’s and women’s single spots up for grabs US Open Tennis Live Stream among the 256 entrants. Those matches will serve as an appetizer for the big matches. On the men’s side, all eyes will be on top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who is looking to defend his U.S. Open title from Andy Murray, who won Wimbledon last month. On the women’s side, Serena Williams, who won this year’s Wimbledon, is looking for a major comeback after she lost in last year’s semifinal match.
If Williams wins, she will break Steffi Graf’s record of 22 grand slam titles. Her main competition is Angelique Kerber, who won this year’s Australian Open, and Garbine Muguruza, who won at the French Open. Non-sports fans can also take part in fun events. On Saturday, the USTA will host Arthur Ashe Kids Day, featuring performances by Flo Rida and Zara Larson. On the official opening night Aug. 29, Genesis lead singer Phil Collins will perform for the first time in six years. Yes, he will sing “In the Air Tonight,” in honor of that retractable roof. The USTA will also take advantage of the new roof via nightly laser light shows. The home crowd had much to cheer about on Wednesday at US Open qualifying, with American hopefulsJared Donaldson, Reilly Opelka, Noah Rubin and Christian Harrison leading the second round charge.
Coming off a strong result at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, reaching the second round and taking a set off World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, Donaldson fought past Eduardo Struvay 6-3, 6-3. The Rhode Island native is seeking to qualify at the US Open for the first time, having received a wild card in each of the past two years. “He didn’t play with a lot of rhythm, serving and volleying a lot,” reflected Donaldson, who awaits Spain’sJordi Samper-Montana next. “It was a little difficult to find my rhythm, but I stayed mentally tough and played the big points well. I think that was the difference. I was controlling the match. I can play with these guys and beat US Open 2016 Live Stream them, so playing some qualies matches isn’t a bad thing.” Fellow American #NextGen star Noah Rubin raced to a 3-0 lead before opponent Yan Bai retired with a right wrist sprain, while 18-year-old Reilly Opelka rallied from a set down to upset former World No. 35 Eduoard Roger-Vasselin 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. The big-serving American, who is fresh off a breakout semi-final run at the BB&T Atlanta Open, fired 14 aces and converted three of four break chances to prevail after one hour and 58 minutes.
Meanwhile, it was a successful return to the tour-level stage for Christian Harrison, who earned his first Grand Slam qualifying victory. Harrison saved two match points in upending Aussie Luke Saville 4-6, 6-0, 7-5. It was an emotional win for the 22 year old, who has been snake bitten by a slew of injuries, including hip and shoulder, over the past few years. Other Americans registering victories on Day Two were University of Virginia standout Ryan Shane, who rallied past Kimmer Coppejans 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, and Sekou Bangoura, turning in a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Gonzalo Lama in 58 minutes. Teenagers Stefan Kozlov and Tommy Paul weren’t as fortunate, however, suffering defeats to veterans Michael Berrer and Steve Darcis, respectively. “It’s a win and I’ll take it when you’re out for six or seven months,” said Darcis. “It’s a good feeling to come back here and to play well. I don’t think Tommy played a great match, but I was mixing it up a lot and he didn’t like it very much. I know Tommy and he’s a good player, but he’s still has time.”
Inching closer to a Top 100 return, former World No. 44 Darcis is coming off a title at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Trnava and will face Korean teen Duckhee Lee on Thursday. In other action, #NextGen star Karen Khachanov, seeded third, fired eight aces and converted three of six break chances to advance past Mirza Basic 6-4, 6-4 in 69 minutes. Bidding to 2016 US Open Live reach his first Grand Slam main draw, the Russian will face Adrian Menendez-Maceiras next, with a potential all-NextGen clash against Rubin looming large in the final round. Fellow Russian rising talent Andrey Rublev, 18, was upset by Serbia’s Miljan Zekic 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-4 in a marathon two-hour and 32-minute battle. The 28-year-old Zekic saved five of six break points faced for his first Grand Slam qualifying victory. Last month, the Belgrade native streaked to his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Todi, Italy, as a qualifier.
“It was really tough, but I was serving well, so I knew I could come back,” said Zekic. “It was just a couple points that I won that made the difference. Andrey is very good on the hard courts and I’m more of a clay-court player, so it was difficult to play against him. I felt much more pressure, because I’m older, but I’m happy to get the win.” Former Top 50 players Radek Stepanek, Santiago Giraldo, Mischa Zverev and Go Soeda also notched wins to open their qualifying campaigns. [Source]