US Open 2022, Daniil Medvedev favorite for an encore in New York? Many unknowns for the Russian, number 1 in the ranking at risk

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The wait is about to end. The US Open 2022 will begin on Monday 29th August, the last Grand Slam of the season which will end on Sunday 11th September. A very important title will be contested on American hardcourt and among the tennis players who will try to hunt for triumph there will also be world number 1 Daniil Medvedev, winner in New York last season.

The Russian, fresh from the semifinal reached at the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati before suffering the defeat against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, will start as one of the main favorites and will try to repeat himself, even if the competition will certainly be very fierce. While waiting to understand whether or not Novak Djokovic will be there (the Serbian does not yet know if he will be able to play due to his lack of vaccination), the biggest dangers for the Moscow native are called Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios.

Attention also to the Spaniards Carlos Alcaraz and Pablo Carreno Busta (the latter winner two weeks ago at the Masters 1000 in Montreal) and to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, without forgetting our Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini who, despite a subdued August, could say the They.

In addition to the tournament, Medvedev will also have to keep an eye on the ranking issue. As the winner of the last edition, the Russian will have to defend his 2000 points and the risk of giving the world top to Rafael Nadal is there. In fact, last season the Spaniard did not participate in the American Grand Slam and this year he will therefore be able to earn a lot of points and steal the first ATP position from the Russian. Now we just have to wait until next week, when the word will pass to the field and we will finally be able to get the first answers.

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