04:11 PM GMT
Murray is ready to go
Andy Murray is confident the injury that halted his preparations for the US Open has cleared up in time.
The three-time Grand Slam champion, who won Flushing Meadows in 2012, was forced to withdraw from friendlies in Toronto and Cincinnati.
Murray, 36, was unable to serve in training until this week due to what was revealed to be a torn abdominal muscle.
“The first five or six days were a bit complicated. There were a lot of different opinions,” the Scotsman said.
“It’s a difficult place to scan, so we weren’t really sure for the first few days. And then I came to New York very early and went to one of the hospitals here and had the radiologist back home check my scans.
“I had a small tear, which is healing. And the last five or six days of training have been really good. I haven’t had any service issues.”
“Obviously you don’t take a week off from serving and then go all out. You need to build up a bit. It wasn’t perfect in that sense, but your abs were fine.”
03:59 PM GMT
here we are!
03:46 PM GMT
Monday play order
Arthur Ashe Stadium
(1) Kul Swiatik (Pool) vs. Rebecca Peterson (Sweden)
Lerner Tian (USA) – Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Laura Siegemund (Germany) vs (6) Corey Gauff (USA)
Alexander Müller (Who) vs (2) Novak Djokovic (SER)
Louis Armstrong Stadium
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – Fiona Ferro (France)
Sloane Stephens (USA) vs (19) Beatrice Haddad Maya (bra)
Steve Johnson (USA) vs (9) Taylor Fritz (USA)
(7) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) vs Milos Raonic (Canada)
Tatyana Prozorova (Russia) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
Find the rest of the schedule here
03:34 PM GMT
The first day of the US Open 2023
Hello, and welcome to coverage from day one at the US Open, tennis’ final Grand Slam event of the year.
Expect plenty of shock, sweltering weather, controversy, entertainment and intrigue at Flushing Meadows where the likes of Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Ija Swiatek, Coco Jove and Andy Murray take part.
In the men’s draw, all eyes are on Alcaraz and Djokovic to see if we get another clash between the two best players in the world after epic encounters at Wimbledon and Senecati this year.
“Carlos always pushes me to the limits,” Djokovic said. “I think I do almost the same with him. And that’s why we made an unforgettable final.
“It was one of the best, most exciting and challenging finals I’ve ever been in, top three, without a doubt, in my career.
“That’s why I fell to the floor after winning the match because I felt like I was winning a major tournament, to be honest. The amount of exchanges and rallies. It was so grueling and physically demanding that I felt pretty exhausted for the next few days.
“Those are the moments in matches where I continue to push myself every day, day in and day out, through training, sacrifice and commitment. At 36, I still have the drive.
In the women’s draw, Gauff enters the tournament at home in the form of her life, after she consolidated her victory at the WTA 500 tournament in Washington by defeating Swatik and Karolina Muchova, who reached the final of the French Open, in two consecutive matches to claim her third title in the tournament. season in Cincinnati.
Since her first-round exit at Wimbledon, Gauff has gone 11-1 on hard courts, her only loss in Montreal coming to Jessica Pegula.
“Obviously the goal is to win a Grand Slam, but I wouldn’t (think) ‘Okay, well, I’m supposed to be the US Open champion,'” she said. This is not the mentality I have. And when people force it on me, I have no choice but to accept it and know that it comes from the heart.