Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray reflect on US Open victories

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"They all won a Slam".

The US Open main-draw action starts on Monday (Tuesday AEST). Previous year I was a little burned out.

Since August a year ago, the No 1 ranking has swapped hands between Nadal and Federer four times, as the two remain atop the ATP rankings.

Richard Glover, CEO of Tennis South Africa, told Reuters there has been "a massive spotlight on tennis in South Africa" since he reached the U.S. Open final past year. Everything would have had to fall into place.

"I think that he has to forget about the expectations and play the opponent on the other side of the net and avoid playing five-set matches early in the tournament".

"So the last two years - especially two years ago when I couldn't play at all - have just been hard".

"My experience in the world of tennis at the matches that became part of the history of our sport are not matches where the duration.is one hour thirty, you know?" said Nadal.

Should Federer beat Djokovic in the quarter-final, he would play either Cilic or Zverev in the semi-final to then face Nadal.

"But I think it's unbelievable for me just thinking about tennis, not talking any more about the injuries, and coming to this tournament thinking about my highest ranking or my big expectations". "The final was not good. So I think we are all happier that he's higher ranked so we don't have to face him already in the first round". And Novak was good.

You wish a new-generation player such as Alexander Zverev would step up, but more likely old reliables like the 2009 Open champion from Argentina will be there near the end. Now we have a chance to get spoiled again, " Patrick McEnroe said. The number one-seeded potential final match might be against his arch-nemesis Roger Federer or the Renaissance man Novak Djokovic.

"We can't control it". I'm not in a second-round match yet. "Certainly, the excitement level should be high knowing how few times in the future you're going to see a situation where the top three guys are all expected to get. deep runs in the tournament".

This is the first time since Wimbledon past year that each of the traditional Big Four, or Big Five, will take part at the same major. That's what the focus needs to be, and then the draw is what it is. Maria Sharapova and Keys are each represented by New Jersey agent Max Eisenbud, who now boasts a third standout talent on his roster who could become the next teenaged Grand Slam titlist - Colts Neck, N.J., product 16-year-old Amanda Anisimova.

'Seeing Novak play, I see another player.

As for Federer, the Swiss said that while it would "mean the world" to him to win his first US Open title in 10 years, he will always have fond memories of the tournament anyway. "Now she's understanding what the problems are when she gets a little bit emotional how many points in a row she's losing because of that" Halep's coach Darren Cahill said. "The finals was rough here". I've never really played the best tennis here. And then, you know, some years I just lost against a better guy. But for me it's not puzzling. Williams will face Magda Linette in Arthur Ashe Stadium to start the night session, followed by Nadal against David Ferrer in a rematch of the 2013 French Open final. "So I stand here pretty happy, to be quite honest", Federer said. Nor will he kick himself over the US Opens lost over the last decade.

The German's run to the last-eight at the French Open this year remains his best performance at the majors while his last two visits to NY ended in a pair of second-round losses.

"I'm exactly where I want to be".

Despite defending his Australian Open title in January, Federer's hopes of a ninth Wimbledon were blown apart in a five-set loss to Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals. The two have never played.