- Location: Flushing Meadows
- Dates: 27 August – 9 September
Andy Murray faces Russian player Alex Bogomolov in the second match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the opening day. The Briton is seeking to win his first major, having finished runner-up to Roger Federer at Wimbledon.
“I feel confident in myself just now. That’s what’s important,” said Murray, who reached the US Open final in 2008. “Winning the Olympics was the biggest win of my career, that’s for sure. It meant a lot to me. But you never know what’s going to happen when you get out there on the court. I’ve prepared well and trained hard, so I’m ready to go.”
After he suffered a fourth consecutive Grand Slam final defeat, losing against Federer at Wimbledon, Murray made up for that and defeated both Novak Djokovic and Federer in consecutive straight-set victories at the Olympics.
However, after his great performance from the Olympics, Andy Murray suffered a minor knee injury at the Toronto Masters and one week later, lost in straight sets to Jeremy Chardy at the Cincinnati Masters.
“I didn’t really play much in Toronto, so I do not think it’s going to have much bearing at all,” he added. “I went into Wimbledon this year having lost in the first round of Queen’s. That was meant to be a horrible preparation, but Wimbledon worked out fine. So there’s no reason why that can’t happen here.”
Most likely Murray’s semi-final opponent would be world number one and five-time US Open winner, Roger Federer. The Swiss player, who’s now at the age of 31, got his first Grand Slam title in nearly two years, in June at Wimbledon, that pushed him back to the top of the men’s world rankings.
Federer starts playing on Monday against Donald Young, and remains the favorite of winning a sixth US Open title and his 18th Grand Slam.
“I feel like if I’m playing well I can dictate who’s going to win or lose,” said Federer. “It’s going to take something special from my opponent to win. That’s kind of how it feels right now; then again, I might walk away from Monday and lose in the first round. I will take it one match at a time.”