The US Open 2019, Battle Between Rafael Nadal And Roger Federer: The US Open 2019 main draw action is all set to get started from next month. Well, this 139th edition of tennis’ US Open is going to be the fourth as well as the final Grand Slam event of the year. The tournament is going to start from August 26 and will be held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center located in New York City.
It is going to conclude on September 8 and this season, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are the men’s and women’s singles defending champions.
However, this tournament will feature many tennis champions but on the other hand, there will be a major fight between two biggest champions of tennis who are going to fight for the No. 2 seed and that’s none other than Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
In advance of the US Open begins, the North American hard-court swing also comprises of two of the prestigious Masters 1000 events and that is the Rogers Cup in Montreal as well as the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Talking about Nadal and Federer, they both have significant ranking points in order to defend in the upcoming weeks. It may possibly prove essential to who bags the No. 2 seed when the draw for US Open 2019 will takes place.
Those who aren’t familiar with the ranking system, then here’s a quick explanation that how it works.
As per for each player, the ranking points are updated every Monday. Well, each different tournament comprises of different ranking points related to them, and every round has a fixed number of points assigned to it.
Here’s how the points are distributed, the four Grand Slams award the winner 2000 points, 1200 points to the runner up, 720 points to the two losing semi-finalists and these point distribution go on. The nine ATP Masters 1000 on the other hand award 1000 points to the winner, 600 points to the runner up and then it carries on. The ATP 500 and 250 series also follow a similar system.
All these points which are achieved in a tournament are dropped after 52 weeks. For instance, Rafael Nadal at present has 7945 points and is scheduled to play at the Rogers Cup 2019. However he won this event previous year, so the 1000 points he got last year is going to be dropped when Rogers Cup will conclude, which will leave him 6945 points. The ranking points he gains at Rogers Cup 2019 is then going to be added to his tally of 6945 points.
While talking about Federer, at present he has 7460 points. With the announcement of both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer last year, to not be playing at the Rogers Cup 2019, makes it easier for Rafael Nadal to defend his triumph previous year.
Nadal has an up-front path to grasp onto his No. 2 seed. Win at Montreal and he’d certainly seal the second seed. On the other hand for Federer to seal the No. 2 seed would get him very close but won’t be enough if Nadal accomplishes to secure his Rogers Cup title. In the questionable event of Nadal losing in his first match in Montreal, Federer would simply need a quarterfinal entrance at Cincinnati.