NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — First round matches on the schedule for Tuesday’s as the 2014 U.S. Open Women’s and Men’s tennis singles continue at Flushing Meadows, New York.
Among those set to play on Tuesday is the second-seeded Roger Federer, who will get his campaign underway against Marinko Matosevic in primetime action.
The Switzerland star player is one of the favorites to win this year’s tournament, but although he’s confident of doing well the 33-year-old isn’t getting too carried away.
“I’m coming in with great confidence,” Federer said. “I can rest now, rather than having to work on stuff. It’s just about maintaining and that’s really good for the mind.
“I can enjoy New York for what it is and go out to the practice courts and do the opposite of what I had to do last year when I went out there and did three-hour practice sessions and went for extra practice sessions after matches sometimes.
“This time, I know my game is where I want it to be.”
Meanwhile, No. 4 David Ferrer of Spain will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur, while the 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori play Wayne Odesnik, No. 12 Richard Gasquet face Denis Istomin, the 13th-seeded John Isner face Marcos Giron and No. 15 Fabio Fognini will play against Andrey Golubev.
On the women’s side No. 1 Serena Williams will take on Taylor Townsend as she seek to open her title quest in what could be a very tricky first round matchup.
Williams believes 18-year-old Townsend is one of the future players in American women’s tennis and she is expecting her countrywoman to play very well in their clash on Tuesday.
Also in action as well on the women’s side are No. 3 Petra Kvitova, who will take on Kristina Mladenovic, while the seventh-seeded
Eugenie Bouchard will matchup with Olga Govortsova.
TUESDAY’S FIRST ROUND MATCHES
Roger Federer (2) vs. Marinko Matosevic
David Ferrer (4) vs. Damir Dzumhur
Kei Nishikori (10) vs. Wayne Odesnik
Richard Gasquet (12) vs. Denis Istomin
John Isner (13) vs. Marcos Giron
Fabio Fognini (15) vs. Andrey Golubev
Roberto Bautista Agut (17) vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer
Gael Monfils (20) vs. Jared Donaldson
Ivo Karlovic (25) vs. Jarkko Nieminen
Gilles Simon (26) vs. Radu Albot
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (28) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu
Lukas Rosol (29) vs. Borna Coric
Victor Estrella Burgos vs. Igor Sijsling
Pablo Andujar vs. Jack Sock
Alejandro Gonzalez vs. Dmitry Tursunov
Yoshihito Nishioka vs. Paolo Lorenzi
Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Jan-Lennard Struff
Maximo Gonzalez vs. Sam Querrey
Noah Rubin vs. Federico Delbonis
Bernard Tomic vs. Dustin Brown
Jurgen Melzer vs. Marcel Granollers
Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Sam Groth
Pere Riba vs. Adrian Mannarino
Filip Krajinovic vs. Tim Smyczek
Serena Williams (1) vs. Taylor Townsend
Petra Kvitova (3) vs. Kristina Mladenovic
Eugenie Bouchard (7) vs. Olga Govortsova
Ana Ivanovic (8) def. Alison Riske
Flavia Pennetta (11) vs. Julia Goerges
Dominika Cibulkova (12) vs. Catherine Bellis
Carla Suarez Navarro (15) vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
Victoria Azarenka (16) vs. Misaki Doi
Ekaterina Makarova (17) vs. Grace Min
Marina Erakovic vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (23) vs. Teliana Pereira
Samantha Stosur (24) vs. Lauren Davis
Madison Keys (27) vs. Jarmila Gajdosova
Casey Dellacqua (29) vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (30) vs. Ashleigh Barty
Zhang Shuai (32) vs. Mona Barthel
Shelby Rogers vs. Maryna Zanevska
Nicole Gibbs vs. Caroline Garcia
Kaia Kanepi vs. Pauline Parmentier
Coco Vandeweghe vs. Donna Vekic
Francesca Schiavone vs. Vania King
Varvara Lepchenko vs. Alison Van Uytvanck
Wang Qiang vs. Paula Kania
Karolina Pliskova vs. Yvonne Meusburger
Klara Koukalova vs. Petra Cetkovska
Aleksandra Krunic vs. Katarzyna Piter
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Monica Niculescu
Sorana Cirstea vs. Heather Watson
Elena Vesnina vs. Yung-Jan Chan,
Chanelle Scheepers vs. Christina McHale
Zarina Diyas vs. Lesia Tsurenko
Elina Svitolina vs. Polona Hercog