0675/Tennis: US Open

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Andy Murray looks no further than the first round in New York

Andy Murray starts with very different ambitions than before at the US Open. The 31-year old Schot conquered his first Grand Slam title in New York in 2012 and almost always belonged to the title favorites. ,, The last ten years I always came to the US Open with the goal to take the title, but that is not realistic now ”, said Murray, who is back on the road after a long injury.

The former number 1 of the world was missing last year due to a hip injury. At the beginning of this year Murray even had to undergo surgery. For the time being his comeback is still happening with trial and error. Only on the hard court in Washington did Murray win a few matches in a row. Last week he was immediately eliminated in Cincinnati.  “It feels strange to start the US Open with another institution now. I look no further than the first round, “Murray said. ,, I’m glad I can participate again, but it’s hard to predict how far I can get here. ” Murray starts in the first round against Australian James Duckworth.

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Roger Federer does not feel like the favorite, but the Swiss tennis player will do everything to win the US Open for the sixth time.
“It would mean everything to me. The US Open is more important this season than last year, when everything revolved around Wimbledon, “Federer said in New York.

The 37-year-old Swiss conquered a quarter of his twenty Grand Slam titles at the US Open. His final victory, however, dates back to ten years ago. From 2004 to 2008, Federer was the best in New York five times in a row. ,, Everything ran smoothly during that period. I was the number one in the world, I lost few matches. And when I came to the US Open, I always had an answer everywhere, no matter who my opponent was and how the circumstances were. “

Last year, Federer had to bow to the quarterfinals for Juan Martin del Potro, who also beat him in the final of 2009. ,, I am fit now and feel good. I watch it from match to match, we will see what will happen ”, according to the Swiss, who sees Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the top favorites.

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