The US Open started on Monday and what a start it was for Britain’s Kyle Edmund. He defied the odds and pulled off a shock result with a straight sets win over 13th seed Richard Gasquet. It took him just 1 hour and 40 minutes to dismantle the Frenchman. He will now face Escobedo of the USA and stands a good chance of making it through to a possible 3rd round match up against John Isner.
Nadal, Monfils, Raonic and of course Djokovic have all also made it through safely to the second round. There are still question marks over the fitness and match readiness of the World Number One. He crashed out of Wimbledon in the 3rd round and couldn’t make it past the 1st round of the Olympics. He was up against Janowicz in the 1st round and dropped a set to win it in 4. He will meet Veseley in the next round, which shouldn’t trouble him too much, but he could then be heading for a string of tough matches from the 4th round on against Isner, Cilic, Raonic and then Murray in the Final if all goes to plan. Regardless, Djokovic is still the World Number One and is favourite to win the tournament at 6/4.
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