Tim Henman: “Rafael Nadal is not the favorite at the US Open”

Former player Tim Henman has recently expressed opinions and observations on the US Open 2022 and its stars, especially Rafael Nadal underlining: “I would say that the favorite for the title is Medvedev for how his game adapts to the hard court and for the status of reigning champion with which he arrives.

In any case, there are many people to aspire to the trophy and the main one is Nadal. that he can never be excluded from fighting for a Grand Slam. We did it in Australia and Paris, where he ended up winning. Although I don’t see him as the best candidate, I think he could have a good chance to add a new title, especially if Djokovic’s absence is confirmed, who will need a lot of effort to reach him.

Other players should also be taken into consideration, such as Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner who have incredible tennis. I think everything is pretty open because you have to credit Casper Ruud and his improvement on hardcourt.

Also, Nick Kyrgios is playing at a very high level, I think he is very good and can continue to evolve. He could do very well in New York if he were able to play at the level he did in Washington.” On the women’s tournament: “What makes the WTA Tour so exciting is the impossibility of predicting what could happen.

I would say that Iga Swiatek is still the big favorite, even if she is not showing the level of the first half of the year. I can’t wait to see what happens, because we were able to witness Raducanu’s feat last year.

This year I hope he can play with freedom and joy, enjoying the challenge. She just needs time and getting used to the physical and mental demands of the circuit, but she has great tennis and has already shown it.”

On the eve of the US Open 2022

A few days before the US Open, uncertainty can reign supreme over the title contenders in the ATP and WTA Tour.

If in women surprises are now on the agenda and the hypothesis always quoted Iga Swiatek is not so dominant compared to the others, even in the men’s draw there are still doubts to be resolved during the competition. Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev want to aspire to the title.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini but also Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner dream big and have shown that they can push themselves to the end even in Grand Slam tournaments; worrying about the results in the Masters 1000 on concrete, in which two outsiders triumphed. Will it be the same in the next prestigious appointment?

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