A couple of exciting players will be hoping for a good outing at the upcoming US Open, and we bring you a preview of that.
The US Open is only a few days away, and plenty of players are hoping for a good showing. A couple of those are particularly interesting, and we'll look over some of them and what might happen at this year's New York major.
None of them are favourites of any kind, but all of them have major weapons that will allow them to stay competitive in matches, and anything could happen. Despite two players dominating the ATP Tour, all of the underdogs will target at least the second-week appearance.
5. Max Purcell
Not many players have been playing better tennis lately than Max Purcell. The Australian opted for a very aggressive approach, and it's been working really well for him in recent weeks. A good run in Toronto was followed up by a great run in Cincinnati, so be aware of the Australian at the US Open. He can be dangerous.
4. Ben Shelton
Ben Shelton might just be the most electrifying player in tennis right now. Alcaraz has a very good case, but there will be added excitement with the star-spangled banner by Shelton's name. The American has high hopes for the event, hopes of making a similar run as the one he had at the Australian Open, and be sure that the crowd will back him.
3. Sebastian Korda
Another native player is Sebastian Korda, who has been in a funk for much of this year. He desperately needs a good showing, and this could be it. He has the tools to do well at the event and will enjoy playing back home. Whether things click for him remains to be seen, but if not here, then where?
2. Christopher Eubanks
Christopher Eubanks put together an impressive performance at Wimbledon recently, so there is a solid chance he will repeat it in New York. It's been an event where he qualified for years, so there is familiarity with the conditions and courts. An added boost from the crowd should make him a dangerous player to take on.
1. Matteo Berrettini
Doing well in New York is nothing new for Matteo Berrettini, who played some of his best matches at the event. He's always been really strong in the conditions that allow his serve to thrive, and doing so again wouldn't be out of the question. It's been a terrible year, but he's shown some promise lately.