The final Grand Slam of 2012 is now underway as Andy Murray continues his search for his first Grand Slam, as we bring you the latest schedule from Round Two the and live streaming options available for tennis fans.
In the men’s draw, Rafael Nadal may well be absent due to injury, but there is still an abundance of talent on show including British No.1 Andy Murray.
Murray has had an emotional few weeks of course. First there was the Wimbledon final defeat to Roger Federer, before he got revenge in the Olympics gold medal match with a fine victory.
Now, he aims to win his first ever Grand Slam to cap off what would be seen as his most successful year in tennis so far. Murray has made it to the final of the US Open before of course – back in 2008 – and now he will be aiming to go one better.
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The Scot already dispatched Alex Bogomolov Jr., 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round and now faces the little known Ivan Dodig in Round Two.
If Murray is to go all the way, he will have to beat the likes of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer though, the two favourites for success over the next two weeks.
Djokovic is the reigning Champion of course, and kicked off the tournament with a crushing defeat of Italian Paolo Lorenzi, dropping only two games on the way, while Federer is the current World No.1 and comes into this tournament on the back of some sublime tennis at Wimbledon – the Suiss moving comfortably into Round Two with a straight sets victory over American Donald Young.
If things go according to World ranking, these two will meet in what would be a fantastic final. However, there are a few players – including Murray – that will want to prevent this happening.
Juan Martin Del Potro is down as the fourth favourite and he will hope to time his best form just right. Everyone knows what he is capable off – he displayed it when winning the US Open back in 2009 – it is just a case of everything coming together for him.
At 23-years-old, he still has plenty of time on his side, but there is no doubt he will want to show what he is capable of in a Grand Slam over the next two weeks.
You then have the likes of Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Milos Raonic, John Isner – who is the biggest American hope on home soil – and David Ferrer making up a strong group of players. They will certainly play their part in a competitive tournament and hope to progress to the latter stages.
With plenty of other familiar faces on show – including Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas- this should be a cracking two weeks of tennis.