Previous year was the first with the roof covering the main stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Murray, who yielded the No. 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal this week, has not played a match since July 12 at Wimbledon, where he was the defending champion and clearly was hampered by his hip during a five-set quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey. There are 16 matches slated to start at 8:00 a.m. ET in New York City.
"I don't think there needs to be that much addressing, because the players, they have the option not to play as much as sometimes they have to or want to", he said.More news: Dams and levee overflow as Houston suffers under Storm Harvey deluge
- Men's world number one Rafa Nadal and Swiss ace Roger Federer will play their first round matches at the main showcourt later on Tuesday. They were drawn Friday into the same half of the bracket, meaning they could only meet in the semifinals in NY.
"I certainly wouldn't have been hurting myself more by trying to play".
Instead, Federer stays where he is at No. 3. Halep has played into the quarterfinals and beyond in 11 of the 14 events she's played this year, including an appearance in the French Open final and a title run at the Madrid Masters. No, of course I understand that's going to be great for our history.More news: GOP senator wants details on border wall construction
"I mean, I'd be happy to play him here", Federer told reporters.
Federer and world number one Nadal won the first three grand slam titles of the season as they came back to prominence with a bang, and nothing suggests their first-round opponents, American Frances Tiafoe and Serbian Dusan Lajovic, will bother them. "Finals are more special than semi-finals". "I fell in love with NY, I always loved coming back here".
"Hopefully it will be a night session", he said. The fourth-seeded Zverev defeated Federer in a title match in Cincinnati earlier this month. Until then, the 2017 tournament debuts of 20-year-old Alexander Zverev and 2014 champion Marin Cilic should keep folks plenty occupied, whether they're watching at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center or from home.More news: Google launches resource on the benefits of using certified Android devices
Two weeks ago, the Spaniard returned to the top of the rankings for his fourth stint at the pinnacle of men's professional tennis, nearly nine years to the day since he first became No 1, reports said. "I felt like I could compete and beat anyone during this period of time". A lot of points and games to play, so now is not the moment to think about that.
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