US Open ‘“ Day 8 Preview

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the men’s doubles and Serena Williams and Na Li are through to the quarterfinals.

Quick Recap of Day 7

4th seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek are through to the quarterfinals in the men’s doubles. However, Rohan Bopanna has lost in the third round of men’s doubles. 10th seeds Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng beat 6th seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke in straight sets to storm into the quarterfinals of the women’s doubles event. Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka, Thomas Berdych and Lleyton Hewitt won their respective matches and are through to Round four of men’s singles. In women’s singles, Serena Williams and Na Li are through to the quarterfinals. Three of the top 10 seeds were knocked out of the US Open on Sunday. Jelena Jankovic, Angelique Kerber and third seed Agnieszka Radwanska all lost their matches.

Indian Presence on Day 8

The only Indian to play on Monday will be Divij Sharan in the men’s doubles event. The Indian with partner Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei to face the 5th seeds Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Roger in the third round.

Men’s Singles

There are only four matches of Men’s singles scheduled today. All are fourth round matches. In the morning session at the Arthur Ashe stadium, Roger Federer will face Tommy Robredo. In head to head, Roger Federer has beaten Robredo ten times and has never lost. In the first match of the evening session, 2nd seed Rafael Nadal will face Philipp Kohlschreiber. Nadal has beaten Kohlschreiber ten times in the past and has lost only once. Federer and Nadal are just one win away from meeting each other in the quarter finals.
4th seed David Ferrer will face the big serving Serbian Janko Tispsarevic. Ferrer leads head to head with five wins and only one loss. In the last of the round four encounters, 8th seed Richard Gasquet faces 10th seed Milos Raonic. They both have met only once before and Raonic won that battle. Expect this won to be a cracker.

Women’s Singles

Similar to the men’s singles, there are only four matches of Women’s singles today. All are fourth round matches. In the first match of the day, Alison Riske faces Daniela Hantuchova. Hantuchova has won both the previews two encounters. In an interesting match, 13th seed Ana Ivanovic faces 2nd seed Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka leads head to head by 4-2. Azarenka is the favorite to go through. 

Simona Halep takes on Flavia Pennetta while in an all Italian clash Camila Giorgi faces 10th seed Roberta Vinci in round four matches.

Expect the seeds to go through to the next round today. Two matches, Ana Ivanovic Vs Victoria Azarenka and Richard Gasquet Vs Milos Raonic, are the tricky encounters to watch out.

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