Salvatore Caruso Vs. Andrey Rublev 2020 US Open Tennis 3rd Round Single
Andrey Rublev will be the one to watch, with a quarter final run in New York already to his name. On his way to the semi finals, the Italian won their meeting at the US Open last year quite comfortably in straight sets. Whether Rublev can bounce back and learn enough from that loss is yet to be seen but it should be an intriguing clash should the seeds live up their billing. Having lost his last two matches both to Daniel Evans, he may well be delighted that the Brit is drawn in another quarter of the draw.
The final quarter of the draw is the one that looks the most dangerous in terms of seeds or otherwise making a deep run at the expense of the projected route by seeding. 2020 Australian Open losing finalist Dominic Thiem heads the quarter as second seed but plenty will see him as beatable despite the Austrian showing a great deal of improvement outside of clay over the past 18 months. A shock 6–2 6–1 loss to Filip Krajinovic on his return to the tour will not fill many with confidence, especially when Thiem had been remaining match sharp by playing in a number of exhibitions.
2014 Champion Marin Cilic is not a consistently high level player now but remains dangerous on his day while Daniel Evans and Felix Auger-Aliassime are more than capable of taking scalps. Andy Murray‘s return to the tour remains something to look out for. He already has a Top 10 win since the tour restarted, beating Alexander Zverev in three sets this past week.
Eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut seems to be one of the more consistent players on the tour but the US Open has been a difficult one for him over the past two years. It would be a surprise if he were to make it three straight years with a opening round loss in New York especially as he returns in good form after a semi final in Cincinnati/New York. He beat Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev before losing a tight three setter to Novak Djokovic. Tennys Sandgren is far from an easy opener and on a good serving day could well find an opening to victory.
Karen Khachanov is another seed in this section but looks to have been