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Nadal and Stevens start defending titles. Matches of the 1st day of the US Open

On Monday, August 27, the final Grand Slam tournament of the season, the US Open, kicks off. On this day, 64 matches will be held in the upper half of the nets for men and women (32 in each category). Reigning champions Rafael Nadal (1) and Sloane Stevens (3) will start defending their titles. Among others, on the starting day of the US Open, representatives of the top 10 seeded will enter the courts - apart from Nadal and Stevens, these are Simona Halep (1), Juan Martin del Potro (3), Kevin Anderson (5), Elina Svitolina (7), Karolina Plishkova (8), Grigor Dimitrov (8), Dominik Tim (9) and Julia Görges (9). 10 Russians will also play on Monday - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (27), Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Ekaterina Makarova, Svetlana Kuznetsova (WC), Evgenia Rodina, Anna Kalinskaya (Q), Karen Khachanov (27), Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev and Evgeny Donskoy. Moreover, the last two will play among themselves. We bring to your attention the schedule of 28 most interesting matches of the day with the history of meetings of opponents and predictions.

Nadal and Stevens start defending titles. Matches of the 1st day of the US Open

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US Open. 1st day. August 27, Monday. The matches start at 11:00 (18:00 Moscow time, central court - 19:00 Moscow time)

Men. 1st circle. Mesh
Women. 1st circle. Grid

Arthur Ashe Stadium

Stan Wavrinka (Switzerland, WC) - Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 8)
Arthur Ashe Stadium ... 1st launch (19:00).
Personal meetings: 3-4 (Australian Open-2011, Madrid-2013, Wimbledon-2018 - London-2014, Monte-Carlo, Madrid-2015, Cincinnati-2016).
Rating: 101-8.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.70 - 2.10.
Championship forecast: Wawrinka's victory in five sets.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia, WC) - Venus Williams (USA, 16)
Arthur Ashe Stadium. 2nd start (about 21:00)
Head-to-head: 5-5 (Dubai-2004, Warsaw-2006, 2007, Miami-2008, Wuhan-2016 - Australian Open-2003, Warsaw-2004 , Wimbledon-2007, WTA Tour Championships-2009, Miami-2017).
Rating: 101-16.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.85 - 1.95.
Championship Forecast: Kuznetsova's victory in three sets.

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Serena Williams (USA, 17) - Magda Lynette (Poland)
Arthur Ashe Stadium. 3rd launch (not earlier than 2:00).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 26-68.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.14 - 5.50.
Championship Prediction: Williams win in two sets.

Rafael Nadal (Spain, 1) - David Ferrer (Spain)
Arthur Ashe Stadium. 4th launch (not earlier than 2:00).
Personal meetings: 24-6 (Miami, Rome, Roland Garros-2005, Barcelona-2007, Monte-Carlo, Barcelona-2008, Barcelona, ​​Montreal-2009, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Rome-2010 , Monte Carlo, Barcelona-2011, Barcelona, ​​Rome, Roland Garros-2012, Acapulco, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Final tournament-2013, Roland-Garros-2014, Monte-Carlo, Final tournament-2015 - ShTutgart 2004, US Open, Final tournament 2007, Australian Open 2011, Paris 2013, Monte Carlo 2014).
Rating: 1-148.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.01 - 14.00.
Championship Prediction: Nadal's victory in three sets.

Louis Armstrong Stadium

Simona Halep (Romania, 1) - Kaia Kanepi (Estonia)
Louis Armstrong Stadium. 1st launch (18:00).
Personal meetings: 1-0 (Doha-2014).
Rating: 1-44.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.15 - 5.25.
Championship prediction: Halep wins in two sets.

Andy Murray (Great Britain, SR) - James Duckworth (Australia, SR)
Louis Armstrong Stadium. 2nd launch (about 19:30).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 382-448.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.08 - 7.25.
Championship Prediction: Murray wins in three sets.

Sloane Stevens (USA, 3) - Evgeniya Rodina (Russia)
Louis Armstrong Stadium. 3rd launch (about 21:30).
Personal meetings: 0-0 / 1-0 (Miami-q-2011).
Rating: 3-81.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.07 - 8.25.
Championship Prediction: Stevens will win in three sets.

Victoria Azarenka (Belarus, WC) - Viktoriya Kuzhmova (Slovakia)
Louis Armstrong Stadium. 4th launch (not earlier than 2:00).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 79-56.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.30 - 3.55.
Championship Prediction: Azarenka's victory in three sets.

Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina, 3) - Donald Young (USA, Q)
Louis Armstrong Stadium. 5th launch (about 3:30).
Personal meetings: 0-0 / 0-1 (Casablanca-Jun-2005).
Rating: 3-242.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.08 - 7.50.
Championship Prediction: Del Potro's victory in three sets.

Grandstand

Sachia Vickery (USA) - Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 7)
Grandstand. 1st launch (18:00).
Personal meetings: 1-0 (Kentuki-jun-2009).
Rating: 79-7.
Bookmakers forecast: 7.00 - 1.09.
Championship forecast: Svitolina's victory in two sets.

Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) - Karolina Plishkova (Czech Republic, 8)
Grandstand. 3rd launch (about 21:30).
Personal meetings: 0-2 (Birmingham-2015, Miami-2018).
Rating: 62-8.
Bookmakers forecast: 3.45 - 1.30.
Championship prediction: Plishkova's victory in two sets.

Court 4

Vera Lapko (Belarus) - Katerina Bondarenko (Ukraine)
Court 4. 1st launch (18:00).
Head-to-Head: 0-0 / 1-0 (Indian Wells-Q-2018).
Rating: 70-86.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.50 - 2.60.
Championship Prediction: Lapko's victory in three sets.

Heather Watson (Great Britain, Q) - Ekaterina Makarova (Russia)
Court 4. 2- 1st launch (about 19:30).
Personal meetings: 1-0 (Monterrey-2017).
Rating: 116-49.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.55 - 1.50.
Championship prediction: Makarova's victory in three sets.

Court 6

Albert Ramos-Vignolas (Spain) - Karen Khachanov (Russia, 27)
Court 6. 1st launch (18:00).
Personal meetingsand: 1-3 (Istanbul-2016 - Moscow-2013, Chengdu-2016, Cincinnati-2018).
Rating: 51-27.
Bookmakers forecast: 5.75 - 1.14.
Championship Prediction: Khachanov's victory in four sets.

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Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, 27)
Court 6. 2nd launch (about 20:00 ).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 61-28.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.55 - 1.50.
Championship Prediction: Pavlyuchenkova's victory in three sets.

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Katinka von Deichmann (Liechtenstein, Q) - Angelina Kalinina (Ukraine, Q)
Court 6. 3rd launch (approx 21:30).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 165-134.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.20 - 1.65.
Championship forecast: Kalinina's victory in three sets.

Court 9

Alazh Bedene (Slovenia) - Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia)
Court 9.2nd launch (about 20:00).
Face-to-face meetings: 0-0 / 1-0 (US Open-q-2014).
Rating: 78-36.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.15 - 1.65.
Championship Prediction: Basilashvili's victory in five sets.

Court 10

Julia Görges (Germany, 9) - Anna Kalinskaya (Russia, Q)
Court 10. 3rd launch (around 21:30).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 9-143.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.25 - 3.80.
Championship Prediction: Görges victory in two sets.

Dominik Thiem (Austria, 9) - Mirza Basic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Court 10. 4th launch (about 23:00).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 9-81.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.12 - 6.25.
Championship Prediction: Tim's victory in four sets.

Court 11

Vanya King (USA, SR) - Natalia Vikhlyantseva (Russia)
Court 11 1st launch (18:00).
Head-to-head: 0-1 (Australian Open-2017).
Rating: 886-112.
Bookmakers forecast: 3.20 - 1.35.
Championship forecast: Vikhlyantseva's victory in two sets.

Tommy Robredo (Spain, Q) - Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 15)
Court 11. 4th launch (about 23:00).
Personal meetings: 0-0 / 1-0 (Brescia-ch-2016).
Rating: 193-15.
Bookmakers forecast: 5.25 - 1.15.
Championship Prediction: Tsitsipas's victory in three sets.

Court 12

Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) - Steve Johnson (USA)
Court 12. 4th launch (about 23:00).
Head-to-head: 1-0 (Davis Cup 2015).
Rating: 76-31.
Bookmakers forecast: 3.75 - 1.25.
Championship Prediction: Istomin's victory in five sets.

Court 14

Jeremy Chardy (France) - Andrey Rublev (Russia)
Court 14 3rd launch (around 9:30 pm).
Personal meetings: 0-1 / 0-4 (Mons-ch-2016, Rennes-ch, Irving-ch-2017, Montpellier-2018).
Rating: 44-37.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.20 - 1.65.
Championship forecast: Rublev's victory in five sets.

Court 15

Karolina Mukhova (Czech Republic, Q) - Dayato Yastremskaya (Ukraine)
Court 15. 2nd launch (about 20:00).
Personal meetings: 1-0 (Prague-ITF-2017).
Rating: 202-104.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.55 - 1.50.
Championship Forecast: Yastremskaya's victory in three sets.

Katerina Kozlova (Ukraine) - Lara Arruabarrena (Spain)
Court 15. 3rd launch (about 21:30).
Personal meetings: 0-0.
Rating: 87-85.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.60 - 2.30.
Championship prediction: Kozlova's victory in three sets.

Daniil Medvedev (Russia) - Evgeny Donskoy (Russia)
Court 15. 4th launch (about 23:00).
Personal meetings: 0-0 / 0-1 (Ra'anana-ch-2016).
Rating: 57-80.
Bookmakers forecast: 1.35 - 3.10.
Championship prediction: Donskoy's victory in five sets.

Court 17

Donna Vekic (Croatia) - Anastasia Sevastova (Latvia, 19)
Court 17. 3rd launch (around 9:30 pm).
Face-to-face meetings: 0-3 (Kaohsiung-2016, US Open-2017, Doha-2018).
Rating: 41-18.
Bookmakers forecast: 2.35 - 1.55.
Championship forecast: Sevastova's victory in three sets.

Ryan Harrison (USA) - Kevin Anderson (South Africa, 5)
Court 17. 4th launch (about 23:00).
Personal meetings: 1-2 (Tokyo-2017 - Atlanta-2013, Stockholm-2016).
Rating: 56-5.
Bookmakers forecast: 3.75 - 1.25.
Championship Prediction: Anderson's victory in four sets.

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