Marin Cilic News
Defending champion Naomi Osaka and men's No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev got proceedings underway in an action-packed Day One at the US Open 2021 in New York on Monday (August 30). Former champion Andy Murray gave a real scare to No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas before losing in five sets. In these collection of pictures, we sum up the opening day of US Open 2021.
Federer, who underwent knee surgery last year, has earmarked Wimbledon as his main target. But with Germany’s 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer up next he looks in the mood to make a run into the second week here – although with 13-time French Open winner Rafa Nadal and top seed Novak Djokovic in his half, even his most optimistic fans will be amazed if Federer won the title.
Second seed Dominic Thiem staved off a spirited fightback from Marin Cilic to beat the former champion 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Thiem, the World No. 3, thus reached the fourth round where he will meet Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 27-year-old Austrian is bidding for his maiden Grand Slam singles title at the US Open this year.