Fight for the grand finale. Plan for Friday at the US Open

PAP/EPA / JASON SZENES / Pictured: Novak Djokovic

Sébastien Szczytkowski

Before the start of the Grand Slam US Open, the most anticipated final was the clash between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. Will this become a reality? We will find out overnight from Friday to Saturday.

Both men’s singles semi-finals will take place at the US Open’s main arena, Arthur Ashe Stadium. Novak Djokovic and Ben Shelton will start the match no earlier than 9:00 p.m. The titled Serbian will face the American for the first time. He intends to awaken his unseeded opponent from the beautiful dream of being among the four best tennis players at the US Open.

Novak Djokovic will be the favorite of the match. The Serbian is fighting for his third Grand Slam victory of the season, and he returned to New York after an absence last year for non-vaccination against the coronavirus. A possible defeat for Ben Shelton will allow him to reach the 10th US Open final of his career.

The second semi-final will start at 1:00 a.m. Polish time. The first and third ranked tennis players will compete against each other. Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz will face Daniil Medvedev. In previous encounters, the Spaniard faced a Moscow-born player. Daniil Medvedev will try to take revenge, among other things, for his failure at Wimbledon this year.

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The men’s doubles final will be a taste of the semi-finals mentioned. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden were promoted, along with Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. Audiences will be crossing their fingers for the US and UK third seeds.

Program for the 12th day (Friday) of the US Open Grand Slam:

Arthur Ashe Stadium:

from 6 p.m.:
Rohan Bopanna (India, 6) / Matthew Ebden (Australia, 6) – Rajeev Ram (USA, 3) / Joe Salisbury (GB, 3)
not before 9 p.m.:
Ben Shelton (USA) – Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 2)
from 1 a.m.:
Carlos Alcaraz (Spain, 1) – Danil Medvedev (3)

Louis Armstrong Stadium:

from 6 p.m.:
Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada, 16 years old) / Erin Routliffe (Australia, 16 years old) – Su-Wei Hsieh (Hong Kong, 8 years old) / Xinyu Wang (China, 8 years old)
not before 7:30 p.m.:
Laura Siegemund (Germany, 12 years) / Wiera Zvonareva (12 years) – Jennifer Brady (United States) / Lucrezia Stefanini (Brazil)

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