The US Open tennis is already being played. Here we leave you some favorites to win the event .
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LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Leer en español: 4 Favoritos a ganar el US Open de Tennis
The US Open is already being played in Queens, New York, with several notable stories taking place at the event. For example, it is understood that this is the final tournament for Serena Williams, widely regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time. Also, noticeable is the absence of Novak Djokovic, who has prioritized his anti-vaccine views over another possible Grand Slam title.
With this notable absence, the title will be disputed between some familiar names. However, a new generation is also beginning to be felt, full of promising rookies, looking to make a name for themselves by winning their first Slam. Who will take the title? Here we tell you which are our four favorite candidates.
Daniil Medvedev- The absolute favorite
The former US Open champion and world number 1 is the clear favorite to win it all in this competition. Playing on his favorite surface and without Djokovic's hindrance, there are few players in the world who can take on Medvedev at this Open. If he stays healthy, he will most likely win this Open again.
Rafael Nadal- Is the legend back?
Speaking of players destroying Medvedev, Nadal has a record of 5 wins and 1 loss against the Russian. Although he is 10 years older, Nadal is still number 3 in the world and has a very good chance of winning this Open. Although the Spaniard's favorite surface is clay, we know he can perform well on all types of courts.
Carlos Alcaraz- The youngest challenger
The current champion of the Madrid and Miami Masters, number 4 in the world, will have to face strong competition this time. He arrives with a hot hand, having accumulated 4 titles in 2022, one of them on hard court. At 19 years old, it would be a pleasant surprise if he won this Open.
Casper Rudd-The Norwegian Promise
The world number 7 Norwegian has played more tournaments during this period than any other candidate on this list. He has also amassed 3 titles this year, although it is worth clarifying that all of these have been played on clay. Likewise, the fact that he has lost the 3 times he has faced Medvedev works against him.
Auger-Aliassime- “The Magician”
The world number 8, Canadian, comes from winning a title in Rotterdam on hard court. However, his relative lack of experience and record of 4 losses against Medvedev work against him this time around. How far can you go in this competition?
Special Mention: Daniel Galán- The Colombian Promise
Eliminating the world number 5 in the first round is crazy, but this Colombian, who is number 94 in the world, did it. Galán has already won two ATP events this year and has the momentum in his favor. Can he translate it into a final's appearance?
As you can see, the competition is strong at this upcoming US Open, and victory or loss could define the legacy of several young tennis players. Who will raise the trophy ?