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Federer, Isner, Ferrer Headline Day Two At The US Open

New York, U.S.A.

Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer opens his bid for a sixth US Open crown against Marinko Matosevic.

There are 24 singles matches on day two at the US Open, including eight Americans, with No. 2 seed and five-time US Open champion Roger Federer leading off the evening session. In the day session, top American John Isner makes his eighth US Open appearance. 

Federer has the most match wins at night on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 22-1 record. Overall, Federer is 67-9 at the US Open and he is making his record 60th consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearance, the 15th straight in Flushing Meadows. Federer takes on Aussie Marinko Matosevic.

The 33-year-old Federer leads the ATP World Tour with a 49-9 match record, including 33-5 on hard courts. He is coming off his 80th career title at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati on 17 August. The 17-time major winner also has the most Top 10 wins this season (12-4 record).

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Isner, who began the Emirates US Open Series with a repeat title in Atlanta, meets reigning NCAA champion from UCLA, 21-year-old Marcos Giron, who is making his Grand Slam tournament debut. Giron turned pro after his junior season. Isner’s best US Open result was the quarter-finals in 2011.

On Armstrong, Sam Querrey begins action against 31-year-old Argentine Maximo Gonzalez, who is playing his first hard-court match of the season. Querrey is coming off his third semi-final of the season in Winston-Salem last week. Querrey’s best result in Flushing Meadows was the fourth round twice (2008, ’10). 

In the next match on Armstrong, No. 4 seed and two-time US Open semi-finalist David Ferrer, meets the top player from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Damir Dzumhur, who reached the third round at the Australian Open in January. Ferrer is the highest of six Spaniards seeded in this year’s draw. 

On Grandstand, Jack Sock looks to continue his successful summer run against Spaniard Pablo Andujar. Sock, who captured the Wimbledon doubles title (w/Pospisil), advanced to two singles semi-finals (Newport, Atlanta). In the other match, 17-year-old Rhode Island teenager Jared Donaldson, makes his pro debut against No. 20 seed Gael Monfils. Donaldson is one of five teenagers in the draw.

On Court 13, Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin, who is from nearby Rockville Centre, makes his Grand Slam main draw debut against Argentine Federico Delbonis. Rubin will be attending Wake Forest University this fall.

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