US Open 2020: Your form guide for the men's singles in New York

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US Open: Who will hold aloft the men's singles trophy on September 13?
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Is there anyone who can stop Novak Djokovic from winning in the Big Apple? Check out Grand Slam form, with words and stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"Although Canadian Milos Raonic can no longer be considered one of the game’s up-and-coming stars, the Wimbledon runner-up from 2016 is certainly a threat, and will fancy his chances in a tournament lacking both Federer and Nadal."

This year's men's singles event at the US Open will have an unfamiliar look to it.

That's because two of the world's 'Big Three' stars are not taking part.

When the Coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of many sporting events around the globe, including this year's Wimbledon, Roger Federer decided to have surgery on a knee, effectively ending his season.

More recently, Rafa Nadal confirmed that he will not be travelling to New York, citing his concerns over Covid-19.

Together with Novak Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have been the dominant force in men's tennis for more than a dozen years, claiming the last 13 Slams between them.

The absence of Federer and Nadal gives every other competitor a huge opportunity to land a first major title. Statistically, their chances have improved by 66%, although Djokovic will still start as the strong favourite having already hit the ground running at the Western & Southern Open.

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Djokovic is a hard court specialist, with 11 of his 17 Slam titles to date being on this surface.

Although it is difficult to assess the form of his younger rivals - because the ATP Tour season has only just resumed following a break of five months - few of the Big Three's potential heirs have covered themselves in glory at the on-going Western & Southern Open.

Novak's challengers

Only Stefanos Tsitsipas made it as far as the semi-finals, with Dominic Thiem - the world No 3 from Austria - suffering a 6-2 6-1 defeat to Filip Krajinovic in his opening match.

Perhaps, with the action at Flushing Meadows now switching from three sets to five, all this will change, but a lack of match fitness will certainly affect players in different ways.

Although Canadian Milos Raonic can no longer be considered one of the game's up-and-coming stars, the Wimbledon runner-up from 2016 is certainly a threat.

The 29-year-old has suffered a string of injuries in recent years but has still reached the quarter-finals in three of his last five Slams, and will fancy his chances in a tournament lacking both Federer and Nadal.

Murray's Slam appearance

One other name 'from the past' to mention is that of Andy Murray who enjoyed a morale-boosting victory over world No 7 Alexander Zverev at the Western & Southern Open.

Although Murray would do well to reach the last 16 or last eight at the US Open, the omens appear to be good regarding his immediate future - even though he is unlikely to rediscover his form of old. His stamina over five sets is yet to be tested.

Between the 2008 US Open and 2017 French Open, Murray reached 21 Grand Slam semi-finals, 11 finals and registered three titles.

As of yet, none of the 'young pretenders' are achieving anywhere near this level of consistency.

Thiem may have reached three of the last eight Slam finals, but he has also suffered an identical number of first round defeats during the same period.

The rest are struggling to post successive quarter-finals, which makes Djokovic the overwhelming favourite to claim his fourth US Open crown, and 18th Grand Slam in all.

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Last 10 Grand Slam Results (selected players)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player A20 U19 W19 F19 A19 U18 W18 F18 A18 U17
Novak Djokovic Won Rd-4 Won SF Won Won Won QF Rd-4
Dominic Thiem RU Rd-1 Rd-1 RU Rd-2 QF Rd-1 RU Rd-4 Rd-4
Daniil Medvedev Rd-4 RU Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Stefanos Tsitsipas Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 SF Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1
Alexander Zverev SF Rd-4 Rd-1 QF Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-3 QF Rd-3 Rd-2
Matteo Berrettini Rd-2 SF Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1
David Goffin Rd-3 Rd-4 QF Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-4
Roberto Bautista Agut Rd-3 Rd-1 SF Rd-3 QF Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3
Diego Schwartzman Rd-4 QF Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 QF Rd-4 QF
Andrey Rublev Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 QF
Karen Khachanov Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 QF Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1
Denis Shapovalov Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4
Cristian Garin Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Grigor Dimitrov Rd-2 SF Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 QF Rd-2
Felix Auger-Aliassime Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
John Isner Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 QF SF Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3
Benoit Paire Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Dusan Lajovic Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Taylor Fritz Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Pablo Carreno Busta Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 SF
Alex de Minaur Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Nikoloz Basilashvili Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Daniel Evans Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Hubert Hurkacz Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Milos Raonic QF Rd-4 QF Rd-4 QF Rd-1
Filip Krajinovic Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1
Borna Coric Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3
Jan-Lennard Struff Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1
Andy Murray Rd-1 Rd-2
Guido Pella Rd-3 Rd-1 QF Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Kevin Anderson Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-4 RU Rd-4 Rd-1 RU
Casper Ruud Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2
Marin Cilic Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 QF Rd-2 QF RU Rd-3
Adrian Mannarino Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3
Reilly Opelka Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Albert Ramos-Vinolas Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2
Ugo Humbert Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
John Millman Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 QF Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3
Kyle Edmund Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 SF Rd-3
Sam Querrey Rd-3 Rd-1 QF Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 QF
Lorenzo Sonego Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Miomir Kecmanovic Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1
Yoshihito Nishioka Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Richard Gasquet Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1
Alexander Bublik Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Fernando Verdasco Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2
Pablo Andujar Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Gilles Simon Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1
Tennys Sandgren QF Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 QF Rd-1
Feliciano Lopez Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3
Tommy Paul Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1
Jeremy Chardy Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Pablo Cuevas Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1
Aljaz Bedene Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Juan Ignacio Londero Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-4
Steve Johnson Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Jordan Thompson Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Jiri Vesely Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Joao Sousa Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Radu Albot Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3
Mikael Ymer Rd-2 Rd-2
Egor Gerasimov Rd-2 Rd-2
Soonwoo Kwon Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Ricardas Berankis Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Jannik Sinner Rd-2 Rd-1
Philipp Kohlschreiber Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4
Corentin Moutet Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Cameron Norrie Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2
Federico Delbonis Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Laslo Djere Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Frances Tiafoe Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 QF Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Thiago Monteiro Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
James Duckworth Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Marton Fucsovics Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-1
Dennis Novak Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Stefano Travaglia Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Yuichi Sugita Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2
Andreas Seppi Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1
Yasutaka Uchiyama Rd-1 Rd-1
Mikhail Kukushkin Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3
Dominik Koepfer Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-2
Vasek Pospisil Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Hugo Dellien Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Gregoire Barrere Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Rd-2 Rd-1
Lloyd Harris Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Roberto Carballes Baena Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Salvatore Caruso Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Paolo Lorenzi Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4
Marcos Giron Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Ivo Karlovic Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Peter Gojowczyk Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Bradley Klahn Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Jaume Munar Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1
Federico Gaio Rd-1
Pedro Martinez Rd-2 Rd-1
Jozef Kovalik Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Marco Cecchinato Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 SF
Marc Polmans Rd-2 Rd-1
Damir Dzumhur Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-3
Kamil Majchrzak Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1
Norbert Gombos Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Jason Jung Rd-1
Pedro Sousa Rd-1
Sumit Nagal Rd-1
Denis Kudla Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Jack Sock Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Taro Daniel Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Evgeny Donskoy Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2
Christopher O'Connell Rd-1
Yannick Hanfmann Rd-1 Rd-1
Leonardo Mayer Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3

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