US Open 2019 Results current: Williams and Federer without effort - Koepfer in the round of 16
Last of the four major Grand Slam tournaments in professionaltennis started on Monday, August 26, 2019, the US Openwhich are held in New York. The main round follows the qualifying round and the draw for the US Open on 22.08.2019.
US Open 2019: All results and news from Flushing Meadows at a glance
What's new for the US Open 2019 as well as all results of the main round matches can be read here in the tournament overview news.de.
+++ 31.08.2019: Qualifier Koepfer fights at US Open for entry into the quarterfinals +++
Qualifier Dominik Koepfer fights at the US Open of tennis pros this Sunday for the quarter-finals. The 25-year-old from Furtwangen in the Black Forest meets in New York on the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who is among the favorites. Koepfer is therefore a clear outsider in the biggest match of his career so far. It is already clear that Koepfer will be among the top 100 in the world rankings.
+++ 31.08.2019: French Open winner Krawietz and Mies at US Open in the second round +++
The French Open winners Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies have reached the round of 16 at the US Open. The German Doubles won on Saturday in New York against the young American pairing Martin Damm (15) and Toby Kodat (16) with 6: 2, 7: 5. Krawietz and Mies had surprisingly won the title in Paris in May.
+++ 31.08.2019: Third-round-out for Andrea Petkovic at US Open in New York +++
Tennis player Andrea Petkovic retired at the US Open in the third round. The 31-year-old Darmstadt lost 3-0 on Saturday in New York against the Belgian Elise Mertens 3-6, and thus missed the entry into the second round. Mertens converted her first match ball after 72 minutes. This is only Julia Görges of the German ladies in the tournament. The 30-year-old meets on Saturday in Flushing Meadows in her third round match on the strong Dutch Kiki Bertens.
Two days after their surprise win against Czech Petra Kvitova, Petkovic was largely without a chance. Petkovic was unable to match their previous good performances in New York and was quickly 0-3 down. Although she fought back into the game, after half an hour, the first sentence went to the Belgian.
Also in the second section Petkovic conceded a quick break and quarreled with himself and the circumstances in the third largest place of the plant. Although the Fed Cup player tried again to get back into the game, but they did not find a remedy that day.
+++ 30.08.2019: Favorites in New York continue - Williams without effort +++
Continue without sentence loss Novak Djokovic, The defending champion won on Friday night (local time) against Denis Kudla from the US with 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2 and now meets the Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
Serena Williams also had more trouble than expected in the first laps. Despite the summer temperatures, the 37-year-old did not have any problems against Czech Muchova from the start. Other than Williams, who lost to Naomi Osaka last year in a memorable final, French Open champion Ashleigh Barty and world ranking third Karolina Pliskova also continued. Australian Barty defeated Maria Sakkari of Greece 7: 5, 6: 3. The Czech Pliskova had to do hard work against Ons Jabeur from Tunisia to win 6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 4.
+++ 30.08.2019: Koepfer at US Open surprisingly in the second round +++
Qualifier Dominik Koepfer has surprisingly reached the round of 16 at the US Open. The 25-year-old prevailed on Friday night (local time) in New York against number 17 seeded Georgian Nikolos Bassilaschwili with 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 5), 4: 6, 6: 1 and survived in Flushing Meadows as the first German qualifier for 13 years, the third round. The last time Benjamin Becker had reached the round of sixteen in New York in 2006 as a German qualifier after he had previously defeated Andre Agassi and thus ended the American's career. Koepfer used against Bassilaschwili after 2:40 hours his first match point.
+++ 30.08.2019: Roger Federer easily reaches the round of 16 at the US Open +++
Roger Federer reached the round of the last 16 at the US Open of the tennis pros. The Swiss won easily and easily on Friday in New York against the Brit Daniel Evans with 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 1 by. After losing the first set in each of the first two rounds of the record Grand Slam tournament winner, he dominated Evans from the start. After just 80 minutes, the one-sided match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium was over.
Due to the constant rain on Wednesday, many games had to be moved to Thursday in New York, so that many players now have to play on two consecutive days. Federer had, however, on Wednesday can play under the closed roof and had therefore released on Thursday.
In the women's world ranked third Karolina Pliskova reached the knockout stages. The Czech had to do hard work against Ons Jabeur from Tunisia to win 6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 4.
+++ 29.08.2019: defending champion Naomi Osaka at US Open in round three +++
Defending champion Naomi Osaka has easily reached the third round at the US Open. The Japanese defeated Magda Linette of Poland 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday in New York and had only a few problems in the second half. Osaka, who won a memorable final against Serena Williams last year, took 71 minutes to win.
+++ 29.08.2019: second round-out for Laura Siegemund at US Open in New York +++
Tennis player Laura Siegemund retired at the US Open in New York in the second round. The 31-year-old was beaten 6-3 (4: 7), 0-6 on Thursday by the number 20 seeded American Sofia Kenin. After a strong first set Siegemund was completely hopeless in the second round. Due to rain, the match had to be postponed from Wednesday to Thursday. Kenin took her third match ball after 1:41 hours.
+++ 29.08.2019: Petkovic at US Open after beating Kvitova in round three +++
Andrea Petkovic surprisingly reached the third round at the US Open in New York. The Darmstadt side sat down on Thursday somewhat unexpectedly against the number six seeded Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic with 6: 4, 6: 4 by. The 31-year-old turned her first match ball after 1:35 hours. After a long dry spell Petkovic made the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season so again for positive headlines.
+++ 29.08.2019: That brings the day at the US Open in New York +++
At the US Open in New York on Thursday, six German tennis pros are used. After the rainy Wednesday, a big fight day is scheduled for the Flushing Meadows facility. Also the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and defending champion Naomi Osaka are playing second-round matches.
SECOND ZVEREV-AUFTRITT: Germany's number one opens at 18.00 clock German time (Eurosport) the events in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 22-year-old gets to do it with the American Frances Tiafoe, whom he already knows well from youth times. On the ATP tour, both have faced each other four times, won three times Zverev. With a new success, the native of Hamburg would already set his best result in New York. So far, Zverev never got beyond the third round at the US Open.
THE FURTHER GERMANS: Andrea Petkovic meets Petra Kvitova at Louis Armstrong Stadium, the second largest arena in the area, just an hour before Zverev. The Darmstadt girl is a clear outsider against number six Czech. Their strong performance in the first round but encourages. Julia Görges meets the 22-year-old American Francesca Di Lorenzo, Laura Siegemund plays against Sofia Kenin from the USA. The match had been postponed on Wednesday due to rain on Thursday. In addition to Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff will play against the Americans John Isner and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe against Marin Cilic from Croatia.
THE FAVORITES: The international tennis fans will also get their money's worth on the fourth day of the US Open. Above all, the duel of the number two Spaniard Rafael Nadal against the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis promises good entertainment. The women's titleholder Naomi Osaka will face Magda Linette from Poland. In addition, audience favorite Coco Gauff plays against the Hungarian Timea Babos.
+++ 08/28/2019: Serena Williams turns Aus at US Open with Kraftakt +++
Top favorite Serena Williams has averted a retirement at the US Open only with a lot of effort. The American won on Wednesday evening (local time) against her only 17-year-old compatriot Catherine McNally with 5: 7, 6: 3, 6: 1, but had to do one and a half sentences of heavy work. Only after 1:54 hours she finally made the victory with the first match point perfect. Williams, who lost to Naomi Osaka in a memorable final last year in New York, is aiming for her 24th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows. In the first round she defeated the Russian Maria Sharapova clearly in two sets.
+++ 28.08.2019: Defending champion Djokovic reaches the third round at US Open +++
Defending champion Novak Djokovic is in the third round of the US Open. The Serb defeated Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero on Wednesday in New York 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 3), 6: 1. The number one tennis world could not be stopped by pain on his left shoulder. Although the Serb had to be treated, but bit through. After 2:15 hours Djokovic turned his second match point. In the fight for the last sixteen, it could now come to a duel with his compatriot Dusan Lajovic. The Serbian game against Denis Kudla from the USA had to be postponed to Thursday due to rain.
+++ 28.08.2019: World Ranking Second Barty at US Open in the third round +++
The world ranking second Ashleigh Barty has reached the third round at the US Open of tennis pros. The Australian defeated American Lauren Davis 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) on Wednesday night in New York. However, the French Open champion had to fight hard especially in the second round and even fend off a set ball. But after 2:03 hours Barty transformed her fourth match point.
+++ 28.08.2019: Batch of Laura Siegemund at US Open on Thursday relocated +++
At the US Open of the tennis pros on Wednesday all games were canceled on the outdoor courts because of rain. This also affected the meeting of Laura Siegemund against the American Sofia Kenin. New York could only be played in the two largest stadiums with a roof. In the second game of the Night Session, Dominik Koepfer still meets American Reilly Opelka at Louis Armstrong Stadium. The game of Siegemund will be rescheduled on Thursday.
+++ 28.08.2019: Roger Federer at US Open in the third round +++
Roger Federer is in the US Open of tennis pros in the third round. After initial difficulties, the 38-year-old Swiss defeated Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in New York on Wednesday with 3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 3, 6: 4. Federer turned his first match ball after 2:22 hours. Already in the first round match the record Grand Slam tournament winner made a weak start and delivered the first set against the Indian Sumit Nagal.
+++ 28.08.2019: Third place ranking third Pliskova at US Open in round three +++
The world ranking third Karolina Pliskova has reached the third round at the US Open as the first tennis player. The Czech won 6: 1, 6: 4 against Mariam Bolkwadse from Georgia on Wednesday. In the covered Arthur Ashe Stadium, the title candidate needed only 66 minutes for their success. Because of rain could be played in New York on Wednesday, initially only in the two stadiums with roof. On the outdoor courts there were delays because of the bad weather.
+++ 08/28/2019: Koepfer game relocated to the Night Session at US Open +++
Qualifier Dominik Koepfer is unexpectedly honored to play in the prestigious Night Session at the US Open. Because the Croat Borna Coric could not compete due to a back injury to his game against the Bulgarians Grigor Dimitrow, the organizers moved the meeting of Koepfer against the American Reilly Opelka at short notice to the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The match takes place after the duel between American Lauren Davis and second-placed Ashleigh Barty from Australia, which starts at one o'clock German time (Eurosport). Actually, the duel between Dimitrov and Coric was scheduled for this late date.
+++ 28.08.2019: Late shift for Siegemund and Koepfer at US Open in New York +++
Laura Siegemund and qualifier Dominik Koepfer fight for the third round at the US Open of the tennis pros this Wednesday. Siegemund goes against the American Sofia Kenin, after all number 20 in the world, as a clear outsider on the court. The match is scheduled as the fourth game after 11.00 local time and will therefore probably take place in the German night. Koepfer gets to do it in Reilly Opelka also with a local hero. The game should begin at 5:00 pm local time, ie 11:00 pm German time.
"Let's see what's possible," said Koepfer, looking at the second second round match of a Grand Slam tournament in his career. During his opening game against Spaniard Jaume Munar, the 25-year-old struggled with cramps in both thighs. Nevertheless, Koepfer bit through.
For Siegemund, reaching the second round in New York is already a success. The Swabian is still on her way back to old strength after a cruciate ligament rupture. However, the Fed Cup player has not lost her fighting spirit. In the first round, she had turned against Pole Magdalena Frech the game after lost first set.
+++ 27.08.2019: French Open winner Nadal in New York loose in round two +++
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has moved into the second round of the US Open in New York without any problems. The tennis world ranking second from Spain won on Tuesday (local time) in the first match of the night session against the Australian John Millman 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 2. Millman had caused a sensation last year by beating Roger Federer in the first knockout round, but had no chance in the 2-0 defeat to Nadal.
+++ 27.08.2019: Wimbledon surprise Cori Gauff at US Open in round two +++
The 15-year-old American Cori Gauff has won the first round match of two tennis teens and reached the second round at the US Open. Against the 18-year-old Russian Anastasia Potapova sat down WimbledonSurprise Gauff on Tuesday (local time) in 2:01 hours with 3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4 by. Gauff had received a wildcard for the Grand Slam tournament in New York. In Wimbledon, the young American had thrilled and was retired after an unexpected success only in the second round against the eventual tournament winner Simona Halep from Romania. She is currently 140th in the world ranking list.
+++ 27.08.2019: French Open finalist Thiem retired at US Open +++
The world ranking fourth Dominic Thiem has missed the entry into the second round at the US Open. The French open-finalist from Austria had beaten the Italian Thomas Fabbiano in Tuesday's opening match in New York after 2:23 hours with 4: 6, 6: 3, 3: 6, 2: 6. Last year, Thiem had failed in the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season only in the quarterfinals to Rafael Nadal. At the French Open in Paris, he was in early June in the final, but lost there against the Spaniard Nadal. Eliminated is the number eight placed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas against the Russian Andrei Rublev.
+++ 27.08.2019: Zverev fights to five-rate success at the US Open +++
Alexander Zverev has moved into the second round of the US Open with a five-set thriller. The 22-year-old from Hamburg won on Tuesday in New York 6: 1, 6: 3, 3: 6, 4: 6, 6: 2 against Radu Albot from the Republic of Moldova. On Thursday, the best German tennis pro against Ivo Karlovic from Croatia or the US American Frances Tiafoe for the entry into the third round. World Ranking Sixth Zverev thus avoided a first-round finish, unlike Angelique Kerber. For the Kieler had continued on Monday, the disappointing results.
+++ 27.08.2019: Tennis professional Struff with loose three-rate victory at the US Open weiter +++
Professional tennis player Jan-Lennard Struff is in the second round of the US Open. The 29-year-old Sauerländer made it perfect on Tuesday in New York with a relaxed 6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 2 against the Norwegian Caspar Ruud. This confirmed the Davis Cup player his good form this year. Next opponent of the world ranking 37. on Thursday is the American John Isner, who is in 14th position at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.
+++ 27.08.2019: Maria loses tennis first round at the US Open +++
Tennis player Tatjana Maria lost her first round at the US Open. The 32-year-old from Bad Saulgau lost 7: 5, 6: 7 (4: 7), 3: 6 against Estonian Kaia Kanepi on Tuesday in New York and had a great chance to progress. With the defeat in 2:34 hours it missed Maria, Julia Görges and Andrea Petkovic on the second tournament day in the second round to follow. On Monday, the former world ranking first Angelique Kerber had continued her form crisis with her first-round-out at the Grand Slam tournament.
+++ 27.08.2019: Tennis qualifier Kamke loses at the US Open +++
Qualifier Tobias Kamke has missed the entry into the second round at the US Open. The 33-year-old professional tennis player from Lübeck was beaten by Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 3: 6, 6: 3, 1: 6, 2: 6 on Tuesday in New York. Verdasco is in 32nd position at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year. On Monday, the Augsburg Philipp Kohlschreiber was eliminated in the first round.
+++ 27.08.2019: Defending champion Osaka at US Open with difficulty +++
Defending champion Naomi Osaka started the US Open one year after her memorable final victory over Serena Williams with a fiercely scored three-goal win. The 21-year-old tennis world ranking first won on Tuesday in New York against Russian Anna Blinkowa 6: 4, 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 2. In 2018 the Japanese Osaka won their first Grand Slam title at the US Open with a triumph over Serena Williams.
The US player Williams cashed in the final match for forbidden signs of their coach and referee criticism three penalties, including a loss of play. To the referee, the former number one in the world insisted he would treat men differently in this situation.
+++ 27.08.2019 Tennis player Görges turns first-round at the US Open +++
Julia Görges has reached the second round after beating a match ball at the US Open and just avoided another disappointment. One day after the first-round finish by Angelique Kerber, the tennis player from Bad Oldesloe beat Russia's Natalia Wichljanzewa 1: 6, 6: 1, 7: 6 (7: 1). The German number two had it on Tuesday in New York at 5: 6 in the third set against the world ranking 98th a match ball against him. The 30-year-old Görges now meets Francesca Di Lorenzo from the USA. The US Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season.
+++ 27.08.2019 Tennis player Petkovic reaches second round of the US Open +++
Tennis player Andrea Petkovic is in the second round of the US Open. The 31-year-old from Darmstadt won on Tuesday in New York against the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 6: 3, 6: 4. The world ranking 88th, which was once among the top ten, gets it now on Thursday with the two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic to do and thus faces an extremely difficult task. Earlier on Monday, Laura Siegemund won her opening game. Former World Ranking First Angelique Kerber was eliminated in the first round of the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season.
+++ 27.08.2019: Roger Federer at US Open in New York in the second round +++
Roger Federer reached the second round at the US Open in New York after some initial difficulties. The 38-year-old Swiss won on Monday (local time) against the Indian Sumit Nagal with 4: 6, 6: 1, 6: 2, 6: 4. Federer, who triumphed five times in Flushing Meadows, will face Bosnian Damir Dzumhur on Wednesday.
+++ 27.08.2019: That brings the day at the US Open in New York +++
Two wins have brought the German tennis pros on Monday. Will there be further successes on the second day of the US Open? Especially Alexander Zverev is in focus. But also with the ladies are some interesting games with German participation on the program.
FIRST ZVEREV PERFORMANCE: Does Alexander Zverev fare better than Angelique Kerber on his first appearance in New York? After Kerber's new departure on Monday against Frenchman Kristina Mladenovic, expectations for Zverev have risen once again. Like Kerber, the 22-year-old is currently in a sporting low. Zverev is the clear favorite against Radu Albot of Moldova. The native of Hamburg has never got beyond the third round at the US Open. He wants to know this year.
THE OTHER GERMANS: In addition to Zverev six more Germans are in action. With the ladies the hopes after the Kerber off rest mainly on Julia Görges, which gets it from 17.00 o'clock to deal with the Russian Natalia Wichljanzewa. Andrea Petkovic, who is extra motivated in her favorite New York City, is always good for entertainment. The Darmstadt girl also gets to do it from 17.00 clock with Mihaela Buzarnescu from Romania. In the men's side next to Zverev still Jan-Lennard Struff encounters special interest. The Warsteiner plays against Casper Ruud from Norway.
THE FAVORITES: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to the place where she won a memorable final against Serena Williams a year ago. At the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Japanese woman will be treated to Anna Blinkowa from Russia. In the Night Session all eyes are on Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard plays against John Millman from Australia, who threw Roger Federer in the second round in 2018.
+++ 27.08.2019: Serena Williams leaves Maria Sharapova at US Open no chance +++
With an impressive show of force, Serena Williams moved into the second round at the US Open. The 37-year-old American won on Monday (local time) in New York the prestigious duel against the Russian Maria Sharapova with 6: 1, 6: 1. The last year's finalist did not give her longtime rival a chance. After just 58 minutes, the eagerly awaited first-round duel between the two tennis superstars was over.
+++ 27.08.2019: Tennis player Laura Siegemund at US Open in round two +++
Laura Siegemund became the first German player to reach the second round at the US Open. A few hours after the failure of Angelique Kerber against the Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic sat the Swabian on Monday (local time) in New York against Magdalena Frech from Poland with 5: 7, 6: 3, 6: 4 by. Siegemund turned her match ball after 2:37 hours. In the second round, the 31-year-old will meet American Sofia Kenin on Wednesday.
+++ 27.08.2019: Qualifier Dominik Koepfer at US Open as first German next +++
Qualifier Dominik Koepfer has reached the second round at the US Open in New York as the first German tennis pro. The 25-year-old prevailed on Monday (local time) against Spaniard Jaume Munar with 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 2), 5: 7, 7: 5 and thus has as in his Grand Slam premiere in Wimbledon survived the first round. Koepfer needed 3:33 hours for his success and overcame some spasms in the thighs. Koepfer now faces American Reilly Opelka, who surprisingly beat Italian eleven-seeded Fabio Fognini.
+++ 27.08.2019: First-round-out for Philipp Kohlschreiber at US Open +++
Philipp Kohlschreiber retired at the US Open in the first round. The 35-year-old Augsburg had beaten 3-0, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 at the 25th-placed Frenchman Lucas Pouille in New York on Monday. Last year, the veteran of the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season had reached the round of 16. Kohlschreiber continued his weak year in 2019, in which he was repeatedly thrown back from injuries.
+++ 26.08.2019: Defending champion Djokovic at US Open without further effort +++
Defending champion Novak Djokovic has easily reached the second round at the US Open. The Serb won on Monday in New York his opening match against Roberto Carballes Baena from Spain with 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 4. The world ranking first needed only 1:52 hours for his success. Secret favorite Daniil Medvedev had no difficulties. The Russian beat the Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 2.
+++ 26.08.2019: Angelique Kerber fails in New York in round one +++
Game, set and victory for Kristina Mladenovic! Angelique Kerber is also eliminated at the US Open in the first round. Kerber ended up defeated 54th in the world with 5: 7, 6: 0, 4: 6.
+++ 26.08.2019: Australian Barty at US Open only with much trouble +++
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty averted an early exit at the US Open with a lot of effort. The number two in the tennis world won against Sarina Dijas from Kazakhstan on Monday in New York with 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2. Only after 1:41 hours did Barty make progress. The number three placed Czech Karolina Pliskova also had to fight hard. The finalist of the 2016 US Open wrestled her compatriot Tereza Martincova 7: 6 (8: 6), 7: 6 (7: 3) down.
+++ 26/08/2019: Canadian tennis pro Raonic says for US Open injured +++
Professional tennis player Milos Raonic will not attend the US Open in New York. The 28-year-old Canadian said he had a buttock muscle injury for the season's final Grand Slam tournament, the organizers said on Sunday (local time). For Raonic, number 22 in the world, the Pole Kamil Majchrzak moves forward. The US Open will start this Monday.
+++ 25.08.2019: That brings the day at the US Open in New York +++
The US Open will start in New York on Monday. At the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season, the Germans want to polish their previously mixed record this year. Right at the start is Angelique Kerber's turn. There are no Germans in the game of the day.
FIRST KERBER SCORE: Since her early break as Wimbledon title holder, Angelique Kerber has played two games - losing both times. Even after the separation from her coach Rainer Schüttler is the former number one in the world in crisis. In the days of New York, the 31-year-old was relaxed. Will that be enough in the second match after 17.00 against Kristina Mladenovic from France?
THE OTHER GERMANS: Apart from Kerber, there are three more German tennis pros in Flushing Meadows on the first day. For the ladies Laura Siegemund against Magdalena Frech from Poland definitely has a chance to progress. In the men's qualifier Dominik Koepfer meets the Spaniard Jaume Munar. For Koepfer it is only the second Grand Slam tournament of his career after Wimbledon. Veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber also plays against number 25 Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
THE GAME OF THE DAY: Ever since the draw on Thursday night, the media in the US has been particularly interested in one topic: the duel between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. It is already the 20th comparison between the two superstars, the balance speaks clearly for the American, who won 17 games. Williams and Sharapova recently collided three years ago due to numerous injuries. And, hard to believe: At the US Open, the two rivals have never faced each other.
+++ 25.08.2019: Tennis player Mona Barthel has to cancel US Open because of injury +++
The US Open in New York will take place without tennis player Mona Barthel. The 29-year-old from Neumünster has to pass because of an injury on the right foot, as the organizers announced on Sunday. Barthel is followed by Belgian Kirsten Flipkens. Thus, at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season only eleven Germans - six men and five women - in the peloton.
+++ 25.08.2019: Kerber at US Open in New York against Mladenovic demanded +++
Angelique Kerber is challenged at the US Open on the first day. The 31-year-old meets on Monday in the second game after 17.00 clock (CEST) on the French Kristina Mladenovic. Kiel, slipped down to 14th in the world ranking list, wants to find its way out of the crisis at the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season. In addition to Kerber, three more Germans are in action for the start in Flushing Meadows. Laura Siegemund plays against Zhang Shuai from China, qualifier Dominik Koepfer against the Spaniard Jaume Munar and veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber against Lucas Pouille from France.
+++ 23.08.2019: Tennis pros Koepfer and Kamke reach the main draw at US Open +++
Tennis pros Dominik Koepfer and Tobias Kamke have reached the peloton at the US Open. The 25-year-old Koepfer from Furtwangen prevailed on Friday in New York in the last qualifying round against the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama with 6: 3, 6: 4 by. For Koepfer it is the second Grand Slam participation of his career. In Wimbledon Koepfer was the first time this summer on the big stage.
The 33-year-old Kamke defeated Lukas Lacko from Slovakia with 7: 5, 6: 3. Thus, six German men and six German women are currently represented in the main field at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. Anna-Lena Friedsam hatte am Freitag noch die Chance, sich ebenfalls zu qualifizieren.
+++ 23.08.2019: Kerber zieht optimistisch ohne Trainer in die US Open +++
Angelique Kerber macht sich bei der Suche nach einem neuen Trainer keinen Druck. "Ich habe mir erstmal keine Deadline gesetzt. Eine Woche früher oder später, darauf kommt es nicht an", sagte Kerber. Deutschlands immer noch beste Tennisspielerin hatte sich nach ihrem frühen Aus in Wimbledon im Juli von ihrem Coach Rainer Schüttler getrennt.
Seitdem reist sie ohne festen Trainer zu den Turnieren. Obwohl es sportlich auch seit der Trennung von Schüttler weiter schlecht läuft, sieht Kerber für sich keine Eile. "Ich kann mir sogar gut vorstellen, bis zum Ende der Saison ohne Trainer zu reisen", sagte die auf Platz 14 abgerutschte ehemalige Nummer eins der Welt.
In New York bekommt es Kerber in der ersten Runde mit Kristina Mladenovic aus Frankreich zu tun. Auch wenn sie seit Wimbledon noch kein Spiel gewonnen hat, freut sich die 31-Jährige auf das letzte Grand-Slam-Turnier der Saison. "Hier hat 2011 alles für mich begonnen, und nicht zuletzt der Titel 2016 gehört zu den schönsten Momenten in meiner Karriere. Die Vorfreude auf die US Open ist da", sagte Kerber.
+++ 22.08.2019: Murray während US Open bei Challenger-Turnier auf Mallorca +++
Abseits der US Open arbeitet der zweimalige Tennis-Olympiasieger Andy Murray weiter an seiner Rückkehr zu alter Stärke. Der Schotte wird in der kommenden Woche bei einem zweitklassigen Challenger-Turnier auf Mallorca antreten. Murray hat nach Angaben der Veranstalter eine Einladung zu dem Turnier akzeptiert, das von der Akademie seines langjährigen spanischen Rivalen Rafael Nadal veranstaltet wird.
Murray war am Jahresanfang zum zweiten Mal an der Hüfte operiert worden, eine Rückkehr des 32-Jährigen auf die Tennis-Tour war damals noch nicht absehbar. Nachdem der Schotte zunächst im Doppel wieder antrat, spielt er nun auch wieder Einzel, verlor zuletzt aber jeweils in der ersten Runde in Cincinnati und Winston-Salem. Ein Challenger-Turnier bestritt Murray zuletzt 2005.
+++ 22.08.2019: McEnroe über Zverev: "Es ist offensichtlich ein mentales Problem" +++
Der ehemalige Tennisstar John McEnroe rechnet das deutsche Spitzenduo Angelique Kerber und Alexander Zverev nicht zu den Favoriten bei den am Montag beginnenden US Open. "Es wäre sehr überraschend, wenn er bei den US Open weit kommt", sagte McEnroe im Eurosport-Interview über Zverev. "Es scheint, als ob er sich nicht auf dem Tennisplatz konzentrieren kann, um seine Leistung abzurufen."
Zverev ist beim letzten Grand-Slam-Turnier der Saison in New York an Nummer sechs gesetzt. Allerdings kam der 22-Jährige dort bisher noch nie über die dritte Runde hinaus. Streitigkeiten mit seinem langjährigen Manager Patricio Apey und die Trennung von Trainer Ivan Lendl belasteten Zverev in den vergangenen Monaten.
Zum frühen Scheitern des Hamburgers und dessen Schwächen beim Aufschlag zuletzt in Cincinnati sagte McEnroe: "Es ist offensichtlich ein mentales Problem."
Über die zuletzt ebenfalls schwächelnde Angelique Kerber sagte McEnroe, er sei sich nicht sicher, "ob sie eventuell etwas ihre Motivation verloren hat oder ob sie fit genug ist". Zudem sei er unsicher, inwieweit es die 31-Jährige beeinflusse, derzeit ohne Coach unterwegs zu sein. "Sie hat bereits viel in ihrer Karriere erreicht und ist noch nicht zu alt, um noch mehr zu gewinnen. Aber ich weiß nicht, ob sie derzeit emotional, mental oder physisch dafür bereit ist." Er kenne ihren jetzigen Leistungsstand nicht, sagte die US-Tennis-Ikone.
Als Favoritin bei den Frauen nannte er erneut Serena Williams. "Ich glaube, dass sie den Sieg mehr als jede andere will." Bei den Männern setze er in Flushing Meadows auf den serbischen Titelverteidiger Novak Djokovic.
+++ 21.08.2019: Zverev bei US Open an Nummer sechs gesetzt - Kerber an Nummer 14 +++
Deutschlands bester Tennisprofi Alexander Zverev ist bei den am Montag beginnenden US Open in New York an Nummer sechs gesetzt. Das geht aus den am Mittwoch von den Veranstaltern des letzten Grand-Slam-Turniers der Saison veröffentlichen Setzlisten hervor. Angeführt wird das Teilnehmerfeld in Flushing Meadows vom Weltranglisten-Ersten Novak Djokovic aus Serbien.
Bei den Damen geht die wie Zverev zuletzt schwächelnde Angelique Kerber als 14. der Setzliste ins Turnier. Als zweite Deutsche ist Julia Görges an Position 26 gesetzt. Titelverteidigerin Naomi Osaka aus Japan führt das Feld bei den Damen an.