2022 US Open: Who plays today August 30? Match times for Nadal, Alcaraz, Raducanu, Badosa
Day 1 of the US Open delivered a host of surprises, and the second day of competition promises to offer even more thrilling games to tennis fans.
After seeing Serena Williams fighting to play another day and Stefano Tsitsipas getting stunned in his opener in Day 1, the second day of the US Open promises more excitement at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Four-time title-holder Rafael Nadal resumes his quest for a 23rd major trophy against wildcard Rinky Hijikata of Australia. The reigning Australian Open and Roland Garros champion is favored to win in Flushing Meadows, but it remains to be seen how well he has recovered from the abdominal injury that forced him to withdraw from the Wimbledon semifinal.
19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, also from Spain, will look to improve on his quarterfinal appearance last year. He begins his campaign against world number 37 Sebastian Baez.
Raducanu to defend title
Last year’s women’s singles champion Emma Raducanu will begin her title defense as a number 11 seed against Alize Cornet of France.
World number one Iga Swiatek will try to get back her stride after her 37-game winning streak ended in Wimbledon. She comes up against world number 57 Jasmine Paolini of Italy.
Another player that many are watching out for is two-time US Open champion Naomi Osaka. She will go up against home court favorite Danielle Collins.
Venus Williams, Paula Badosa, John Isner, and Marin Cilic will also take part in action-packed Day 2.