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Djokovic, Fed take spotlight

27 August 2013, 12:35

New York - World number one Novak Djokovic and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer are Tuesday's top attractions at the US Open with big servers John Isner and Milos Raonic also on the schedule.

Djokovic, a six-time Grand Slam champion who captured his fourth Australian Open crown earlier this year, launches his quest for a fourth consecutive trip to the US Open final when he faces Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in the first night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The Serbian star will be followed into the main stadium by two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, who will meet Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier in a first-round matchup.

And seventh-seeded Swiss star Federer, at his lowest spot in the US Open order since 2002, will face Slovenia's Grega Zemlja in the last afternoon match at Arthur Ashe in a match that was postponed from Monday due to rain.

Canadian 10th seed Raonic opens against Italy's Thomas Fabbiano at Louis Armstrong Stadium while Isner, the top US hope and the 13th seed, will meet Italy's Filippo Volandri on the Grandstand.

Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych, on a quarter-final collision course with British defending champion Andy Murray, faces Italy's Paolo Lorenzi in their opener.

Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova opens at Ashe with a morning match against Japan's Misaki Doi while Denmark's sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, a 2011 US Open semi-finalist who was ousted last year in the first round, follows against China's Duan Ying-Ying.

Italian fourth seed Sara Errani, a US Open semi-finalist last year, will meet Australian lucky loser Olivia Rogowska.

Another Aussie, 2011 US Open winner Samantha Stosur, launches her title bid against Victoria Duval.

Stosur split with her long-time coach David Taylor after a WTA title at Carlsbad, her first crown since her Grand Slam breakthrough two years ago on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.

US Open results on Monday at Flushing Meadows (x denotes seeded player):


First round

Richard Gasquet (FRA x8) bt Michael Russell (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Stephane Robert (FRA) bt Albano Olivetti (FRA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Guillaume Rufin (FRA) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 6-1

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x32) bt Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Feliciano Lopez (ESP x23) bt Florent Serra (FRA) 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Bradley Klahn (USA) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/0), 7-6 (7/4)

Dudi Sela (ISR) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 5-7, 6-4

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x18) bt Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 - retired

Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x30) 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 7-5

Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt Thomaz Belluci (BRA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-5, 6-3, 6-2

Tommy Robredo (ESP x19) bt Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-2

Frank Dancevic (CAN) bt Robin Haase (NED) 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)

Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3

Daniel Evans (GBR) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x11) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x27) 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Rhyne Williams (USA) 6-3, 4-6, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-2


First round

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-0, 6-1

Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 6-4, 6-3

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Olga Puchkova (RUS) 6-1, 6-0

Patricia Mayr (AUT) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x29) 7-6 (7/2), 6-3

Jamie Hampton (USA x23) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-4, 6-2

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Urszula Radwanska (POL) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-1, 6-3

Sloane Stephens (USA x15) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Venus Williams (USA) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x12) 6-1, 6-2

Zheng Jie (CHN) bt Kiki Bertens (NED) 6-1, 6-3

Coco Vandeweghe (USA) bt Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x18) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-0, 6-0

Kaia Kanepi (EST x25) bt Vania King (USA) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7/4)

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Angelique Kerber (GER x8) bt Lucie Hradeck (CZE) 6-1, 6-1

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x3) bt Silvia Soler Espinosa (ESP) 6-1, 6-2

Maria Teresa Torro Flor (ESP) bt Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-0, 6-4

Ashleigh Barty (AUS) bt Estrella Cabeza (ESP) 6-1, 6-4

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x32) bt Virginie Razzano (FRA) 7-5, 6-0

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x24) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-2, 6-4

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 6-3, 6-1

Paula Ormaechea (ARG) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 6-3, 7-6 (9/7)

Sabine Lisicki (GER x16) bt Vera Dushevina (RUS) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Jelena Jankovic (SRB x9) bt Madison Keys (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) bt Mnica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Kurumi Nara (JPN) bt Alexandra Cadantu (ROM) 6-2, 6-2

Sorana Cirstea (ROM x19) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

Laura Robson (GBR x30) bt Lourdes Domnguez (ESP) 7-5, 6-0

Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) bt Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Li Na (CHN x5) bt Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-2, 6-2



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