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US Open Day 6 predictions including Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov

The young talents Holger Rune and Carlos Alcaraz take to the courts US Open, while Andrey Rublev duels with Denis Shapovalov. Our panelists predict 6 US Open matches every day inclusive Rafael Nadal’s as the schedule for the second week is being finalised.

Jenson Brooksby versus Carlos Alcaraz

Jakub Bobro: For me, probably the most exciting match of the day at the US Open. Brooksby looked mighty impressive in his win over Cincinnati Champion Borna Coric, but now he’s up against No. 4 Alcaraz. The Spaniard was pushed by Sebastian Baez in the opening two sets before the Argentinean was eliminated from the game to earn a win over Federico Coria. It’s a close match for me but I think Brooksby could cause some excitement here.
Brooksby in the 5th

Fraser Learmonth: Brooksby was brilliant at big moments against Coric in his last match. The American plays with a unique style that can be difficult to master on these pitches. In Alcaraz, however, he meets a generational talent. The Spaniard is still growing on hardcourts but he has shown enough in the last year to be the deserved favorite against all but the elite hardcourts in men’s football. Alcaráz in the 4th

Anish Joshi: Jenson Brooksby made short work of the in-form Borna Coric in his second round match. He’s becoming one of the most consistent Americans on tour. Alcaraz passed Federico Coria in just a few hours on the second lap. He made waves last year after beating Tsitsipas in a thriller and he’ll be looking to improve on it now. He is the third seed in the draw and deservedly one of the favorites for the title given his consistency. Alcaráz in the 3

Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov

Jakub: After a tough five-setter against an in-form Laslo Djere at the US Open, Rublev defeated Soonwoo Kwon in straight sets. Shapovalov has lost sets to Marc-Andrea Huesler and Roberto Carballes Baena which makes me think Rublev will win here with his consistency. Rublev in the 4th

Fraser: Rublev excelled in the last round after a shaky start to the tournament. Still, he needs to get even better if Shapovalov shows up ready to play. The Canadian still cuts corners on the ball and that often costs him. However, when he’s on form he can beat anyone and deserves a good run. I suspect he cuts it short. Shapovalov in the 5th

Anish: Andrey Rublev played a tough match against Laslo Djere in the first round but looked solid after that. On his day, when conditions work, the ultra-flat forehand can be unstoppable. On the other hand, after a long first two rounds, Denis Shapovalov comes into play. Shapovalov has had some memorable performances at USO so far, but his current form is wildly unpredictable. Rublev in the 4th

Diego Schwartzman vs Frances Tiafoe

Jakub: Schwartzman looked back and forth against Jack Sock before back problems flared up for the American and he was forced to pull out of the match, but the Argentine recovered well and defeated Alexei Popyrin in three tight sets. Tiafoe didn’t drop a set against Jason Kubler and Marcos Giron and is my favorite in this match-up. Tiafoe in the 5th

Fraser: Tiafoe is showing some of his best tennis at Flushing Meadows. The American hadn’t quite lived up to the early hype of his career, but he’s still young and there’s still time. Schwartzman is always difficult to play, but serving makes him vulnerable on these courts. The American should be able to take advantage of that. Tiafoe in the 4th

Anish: Schwartzman got really lucky in his first round match when his opponent Jack Sock lost his rhythm after the first two sets and had to retire. Tiafoe at the US Open is another beast and Schwartzman likely lacks the weapons to counter him. Service makes a big difference when it comes to fast courts, and Tiafoe comes out on top there. Tiafoe in the 4th

Cameron Norrie vs. Holger Rune

Jakub: After his best run of his career at a Slam at Wimbledon, Norrie must now be seen as a threat at Slams. The Briton didn’t drop a set against Benoit Paire and Joao Sousa, but now he has a decent challenge with Rune. The Dane has not been at his best since the French Open quarterfinals, his first-round win over Peter Gojowczyk just his third in 12 games. John Isner’s walkthrough got Rune into the third round here, but I expect Norrie to come out on top here like he did in Cincinnati two weeks ago. Norrie in the 4th

Fraser: Cam Norrie continues to exceed expectations and breaks into the top flight of men’s football. Rune’s time in this group could come someday, but he’s not ready to beat a player of Norrie’s quality on a hard court. The Brit’s fight and confidence will see him over the line here. Norrie in the 4th

Anish: Cameron Norrie looked extremely solid in his first two matches. His first round match against Benoit Paire lasted less than an hour. His forehand was irresistible. Rune can be a great player at his peak, but that’s not what he’s playing right now. Norrie in the 4th

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