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2015 US Open Day 5 preview: Djokovic, Williams and Nadal to fire

Abhishek Jain
SENIOR ANALYST
Preview
04 Sep 2015, 20:37 IST

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic This year’s last and 4th Grand Slam, the US Open, is currently underway the city of New York, USA. The 2-week tournament is being hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.The Ladies draw is now truly open as Caroline Wozniacki and Gabrine Muguruza have both lost their round 2 matches.The US Open total prize money for 2015 was increased by 10.5 percent to a record $42,253,400, which potentially could reach almost 45 million dollars. The prize money for the singles title is to be around $3,300,000, both for ladies and gentlemen singles.Let us have a look at some of the important Singles matches on day 5:

#1 Novak Djokovic (1) vs Andreas Seppi (25)

Djokovic-Seppi

The number one seeded Serbian International Novak Djokovic will face number 25 seeded Italian International Andreas Seppi in the round 3 gentlemen’s singles match at the US Open. 

The 9-time Grand Slam winner Novak progressed to round 3 following comfortable straight set victories over unseeded Joao Souza(6-1,6-1,6-1) in round 1 and Andreas Haider-Maurer(6-4,6-1,6-2) in round 2 while Seppi won against Tommy Paul(6-4,6-0,7-5) in the 1st round and Teymuraz Gabashvili(3-6,6-3,7-6,6-1)  in the 2nd round.

They two players have met each other on 10 previous occasions, with Novak winning all of their encounters which also includes 6 hard court victories as well.

WTA Rankings

Novak Djokovic: 1 (14,865 points)

Andreas Seppi: 25 (1,430 points)

Prediction: 2011 US Open Winner Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets.

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