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Novak Djokovic owns a 13-0 record in US Open first-round matches.

Djokovic, Federer Headline Day 1 At US Open

Medvedev, Nishikori also feature on Monday

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer open their campaigns at the US Open on Monday, as the final Grand Slam event of the season begins in Flushing Meadows.

Defending champion Djokovic will be aiming to earn his 70th victory at the hard-court Grand Slam (69-10), where he has lifted the trophy on three occasions. Last year, the Serbian defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the championship match to add to titles in 2011 and 2015 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Djokovic is bidding to become the first man since Roger Federer in 2008 to win back-to-back titles at this event. The 32-year-old will meet Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain for the first time in the opening round, where he will be aiming to extend his unbeaten record in first-round clashes at the US Open to 14 matches.

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Federer arrives in New York searching for his first title at the event since 2008. The third seed will meet Sumit Nagal under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium, as he aims to secure his 40th victory of the season (39-6). A win for Federer would set up his 100th match at the event. The Swiss currently holds an 85-13 record at the hard-court Grand Slam event.

Daniil Medvedev also features in Day 1 action. The fifth-seeded Russian will be aiming to build on a stellar run on the hard courts of North America, which included three final appearances in as many weeks. After runner-up finishes at the Citi Open (l. to Kyrgios) and the Coupe Rogers (l. to Nadal), Medvedev defeated David Goffin to claim his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title at the Western & Southern Open and with it a place in the Top 5 of the ATP Rankings. The Russian will meet Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

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Former champion Stan Wawrinka will face #NextGenATP talent Jannik Sinner in the opening night session match on Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 2016 winner, who became the oldest champion at the event since Ken Rosewall in 1970, will hope to improve his 12-1 record in first-round clashes at this event. Seventh seed and 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori also begins his title bid against Marco Trungelliti on Grandstand.

Other notable matches include 11th seed Fabio Fognini’s clash with New York Open champion Reilly Opelka, Eastbourne champion Taylor Fritz will face Queen’s Club winner Feliciano Lopez and Winston-Salem Open titlist Hubert Hurkacz will be hoping to continue his run of form against Jeremy Chardy of France.

ORDER OF PLAY – MONDAY, 26 AUGUST 2019

Arthur Ashe Stadium start 12:00
WTA Match
[1] Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Carballes Baena

Not Before 19:00
WTA Match
[3] Roger Federer vs Sumit Nagal

Louis Armstrong Stadium start 11:00
WTA Match
[5] Daniil Medvedev v Prajnesh Gunneswaran
WTA Match

Not Before 19:00
[23] Stan Wawrinka vs Jannik Sinner
WTA Match

Grandstand start 11:00
[7] Kei Nishikori vs Marco Trungelliti
WTA Match
Sam Querrey vs Juan Ignacio Londero
WTA Match

Court 17 start 11:00
WTA Match
[11] Fabio Fognini vs Reilly Opelka
WTA Match

Not Before 17:00
[26] Taylor Fritz vs Feliciano Lopez

Court 5 start 11:00
Two WTA Matches
Zachary Svajda vs Paolo Lorenzi
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Marcos Giron

Court 10 start 11:00
WTA Match
Adrian Mannarino vs Daniel Evans
Gregoire Barrere vs Cameron Norrie
WTA Match

Court 13 start 11:00
Tomas Berdych vs Jenson Brooksby
Soonwoo Kwon vs Hugo Dellien
Two WTA Matches

Court 4 start 11:00
Two WTA Matches
[15] David Goffin vs Corentin Moutet
Nicolas Jarry vs Kamil Majchrzak

Court 6 start 11:00
[17] Nikoloz Basilashvili v Marton Fucsovics
Two WTA Matches
[19] Guido Pella vs Pablo Carreno Busta

Court 7 start 11:00
[31] Cristian Garin vs Christopher Eubanks
WTA Match
[12] Borna Coric vs Evgeny Donskoy
WTA Match

Court 8 start 11:00
WTA Match
Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Alex de Minaur
Dominik Koepfer vs Jaume Munar

Court 9 start 11:00
Two WTA Matches
[25] Lucas Pouille vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
Ricardas Berankis vs Jiri Vesely

Court 11 start 11:00
Thiago Monteiro vs Bradley Klahn
WTA Match
Andreas Seppi vs Grigor Dimitrov
WTA Match

Court 12 start 11:00
Denis Kudla vs Janko Tipsarevic
Two WTA Matches
Jack Sock vs Pablo Cuevas

Court 14 start 11:00
Two WTA Matches
Laslo Djere vs Miomir Kecmanovic
Hubert Hurkacz vs Jeremy Chardy

Court 15 start 11:00
[27] Dusan Lajovic vs Steve Darcis
Two WTA Matches
Elliot Benchetrit vs Damir Dzumhur

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