2021 US Open Men's and Women's Singles Picks

The US Open gets underway today and, like I did with the French Open and Wimbledon, I’m going on the record with all of my picks. Also, be sure to check out yesterday's article for an in depth preview of the Men’s Draw and to listen to Serve & Volley with Jack and Joe where Jack Ravitz and I previewed both draws and gave our picks/rationales. (Apologies for the chalk picks, but it worked for me at Wimbledon!)

 

Men's Draw

Round One

1) Novak Djokovic > Q) Holger Rune in 3

Jan-Lennard Struff > Tallon Griekspoor in 3

Kei Nishikori > Salvatore Caruso in 4

Mackenzie McDonald > 27) David Goffin in 4

21) Aslan Karatsev > Jaume Munar in 4

Jordan Thompson > Gianluca Mager in 4

WC) Jenson Brooksby > Mikael Ymer in 3

14) Alex de Minaur > Taylor Fritz in 5

10) Hubert Hurkacz > Egor Gerasimov in 4

Márton Fucsovics > Andreas Seppi in 3

Denis Kudla > Laslo Djere in 3

20) Lorenzo Sonego > Q) Oscar Otte in 4

28) Fabio Fognini > Vasek Pospisil in 5

Ilya Ivashka > Tennys Sandgren in 4

Corentin Moutet > Stefano Travaglia in 3

6) Matteo Berrettini > Jérémy Chardy in 3

4) Alexander Zverev > Sam Querrey in 4

Lucas Pouille > Albert Ramos Viñolas in 5

Yoshihito Nishioka > WC) Jack Sock in 4

31) Alexander Bublik > Yannick Hanfmann in 4

17) Gaël Monfils > Federico Coria in 3

Steve Johnson > Q) Maximilian Marterer in 5

WC) Zachary Svajda > Marco Cecchinato in 5

13) Jannik Sinner > WC) Max Purcell in 3

9) Pablo Carreño Busta > Q) Maxime Cressy in 4

Sebastian Korda > Nikoloz Basilashvili in 3

Lorenzo Musetti > WC) Emilio Nava in 4

22) Reilly Opelka > Kwon Soon-woo in 4

25) Karen Khachanov > Lloyd Harris in 4

WC) Ernesto Escobedo > Pablo Cuevas in 4

Tommy Paul > Roberto Carballés Baena in 3

7) Denis Shapovalov > Federico Delbonis in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > Q) Ivo Karlović in 3

James Duckworth > Pedro Martínez in 3

Frances Tiafoe > Q) Christopher Eubanks in 4

32) Filip Krajinović > Guido Pella in 5

18) Roberto Bautista Agut > Nick Kyrgios in 4

Q) Kamil Majchrzak > Emil Ruusuvuori in 5

Feliciano López > LL) Bernabé Zapata Miralles in 4

12) Félix Auger-Aliassime > Q) Evgeny Donskoy in 4

16) Cristian Garín > Norbert Gombos in 4

John Millman > Q) Henri Laaksonen in 5

Dušan Lajović > Benoît Paire in 4

23) Ugo Humbert > Q) Peter Gojowczyk in 4

26) Cameron Norrie > Carlos Alcaraz in 4

Miomir Kecmanović > Arthur Rinderknech in 4

Pierre-Hugues Herbert > Adrian Mannarino in 3

3) Stefanos Tsitsipas > Andy Murray in 3

8) Casper Ruud > Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 3

Q) Botic van de Zandschulp > Carlos Taberner in 3

Taro Daniel > Facundo Bagnis in 4

29) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina > Q) Marco Trungelliti in 4

19) John Isner > WC) Brandon Nakashima in 4

Q) Cem Ilkel > Q) Alex Molcan in 4

Kevin Anderson > Jirí Vesely in 3

11) Diego Schwartzman > Ricardas Berankis in 4

15) Grigor Dimitrov > WC) Sam Riffice in 3

Alexei Popyrin > Radu Albot in 4

Marcos Giron > Q) Antoine Hoang in 4

24) Dan Evans > Thiago Monteiro in 5

30) Marin Cilić > PR) Philipp Kohlschreiber in 4

LL) Mikhail Kukushkin > Pablo Andújar in 3

Dominik Koepfer > Q) Quentin Halys in 5

2) Daniil Medvedev > Richard Gasquet in 3

Round Two

1) Novak Djokovic > Jan-Lennard Struff in 3

Mackenzie McDonald > Kei Nishikori in 5

21) Aslan Karatsev > Jordan Thompson in 4

WC) Jenson Brooksby > 14) Alex de Minaur in 5

10) Hubert Hurkacz > Márton Fucsovics in 4

20) Lorenzo Sonego > Denis Kudla in 5

Ilya Ivashka > 28) Fabio Fognini in 3

6) Matteo Berrettini > Corentin Moutet in 3

4) Alexander Zverev > Lucas Pouille in 3

31) Alexander Bublik > Yoshihito Nishioka in 4

Steve Johnson > 17) Gaël Monfils in 4

13) Jannik Sinner > WC) Zachary Svajda in 3

9) Pablo Carreño Busta > Sebastian Korda in 5

22) Reilly Opelka > Lorenzo Musetti in 5

25) Karen Khachanov > WC) Ernesto Escobedo in 3

Tommy Paul > 7) Denis Shapovalov in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > James Duckworth in 3

Frances Tiafoe > 32) Filip Krajinović in 4

18) Roberto Bautista Agut > Q) Kamil Majchrzak in 4

12) Félix Auger-Aliassime > Feliciano López in 3

John Millman > 16) Cristian Garín in 3

23) Ugo Humbert > Dušan Lajović in 3

26) Cameron Norrie > Miomir Kecmanović in 3

3) Stefanos Tsitsipas > Pierre-Hugues Herbert in 3

8) Casper Ruud > Q) Botic van de Zandschulp in 3

29) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina > Taro Daniel in 4

19) John Isner > Q) Cem Ilkel in 3

11) Diego Schwartzman > Kevin Anderson in 4

15) Grigor Dimitrov > Alexei Popyrin in 4

Marcos Giron > 24) Dan Evans in 4

30) Marin Cilić > LL) Mikhail Kukushkin in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > Dominik Koepfer in 3

Round Three

1) Novak Djokovic > Mackenzie McDonald in 3

21) Aslan Karatsev > WC) Jenson Brooksby in 5

10) Hubert Hurkacz > 20) Lorenzo Sonego in 4

6) Matteo Berrettini > Ilya Ivashka in 4

4) Alexander Zverev > 31) Alexander Bublik in 3

13) Jannik Sinner > Steve Johnson in 4

9) Pablo Carreño Busta > 22) Reilly Opelka in 4

25) Karen Khachanov > Tommy Paul in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > Frances Tiafoe in 4

12) Félix Auger-Aliassime > 18) Roberto Bautista Agut in 4

23) Ugo Humbert > John Millman in 4

3) Stefanos Tsitsipas > 26) Cameron Norrie in 3

8) Casper Ruud > 29) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in 4

19) John Isner > 11) Diego Schwartzman in 4

15) Grigor Dimitrov > Marcos Giron in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 30) Marin Cilić in 3

Round Four

1) Novak Djokovic > 21) Aslan Karatsev in 4

10) Hubert Hurkacz > 6) Matteo Berrettini in 5

4) Alexander Zverev > 13) Jannik Sinner in 5

25) Karen Khachanov > 9) Pablo Carreño Busta in 4

5) Andrey Rublev > 12) Félix Auger-Aliassime in 5

3) Stefanos Tsitsipas > 23) Ugo Humbert in 4

19) John Isner > 8) Casper Ruud in 5

2) Daniil Medvedev > 15) Grigor Dimitrov in 3

Quarterfinals

1) Novak Djokovic > 10) Hubert Hurkacz in 3

4) Alexander Zverev > 25) Karen Khachanov in 4

3) Stefanos Tsitsipas > 5) Andrey Rublev in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 19) John Isner in 3

Semifinals

1) Novak Djokovic > 4) Alexander Zverev in 4

2) Daniil Medvedev > 3) Stefanos Tsitsipas in 5

Final

1) Novak Djokovic > 2) Daniil Medvedev (7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6)

 

Women's Draw

Round One

1) Ashleigh Barty > Vera Zvonareva in 2

Clara Tauson > Clara Burel in 3

Shelby Rogers > Madison Brengle in 2

29) Veronika Kudermetova > Sorana Cîrstea in 3

22) Karolína Muchová > Sara Sorribes Tormo in 3

Hsieh Su-wei > Claire Liu in 3

Zhang Shuai > WC) Hailey Baptiste in 2

Q) Emma Raducanu > 13) Jennifer Brady in 2

11) Belinda Bencic > Arantxa Rus in 3

Martina Trevisan > WC) CoCo Vandeweghe in 2

WC) Storm Sanders > Misaki Doi in 2

23) Jessica Pegula > Anastasia Potapova in 2

28) Anett Kontaveit > PR) Samantha Stosur in 2

Jil Teichmann > Q) Cristina Bucsa in 2

Fiona Ferro > Nao Hibino in 2

Q) Jamie Loeb > 7) Iga Świątek in 3

4) Karolína Plíšková > WC) Caty McNally in 2

Amanda Anisimova > Zarina Diyas in 3

Ajla Tomljanović > WC) Katie Volynets in 3

30) Petra Martić > Q) Dalma Gálfi in 2

24) Paula Badosa > Alison Van Uytvanck in 2

Q) Nuria Párrizas Díaz > Varvara Gracheva in 3

Q) Anna Karolína Schmiedlová > WC) Ashlyn Krueger in 2

14) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova > Alison Riske in 3

10) Petra Kvitová > Polona Hercog in 2

Q) Kristýna Plíšková > Danka Kovinić in 2

Katerina Siniaková > Anastasija Sevastova in 3

17) Maria Sakkari > Marta Kostyuk in 2

Nadia Podoroska > 27) Jelena Ostapenko in 3

Q) Katie Boulter > Liudmila Samsonova in 3

Lauren Davis > LL) Viktoriya Tomova in 3

6) Bianca Andreescu > Viktorija Golubic in 2

5) Elina Svitolina > Q) Rebecca Marino in 3

Q) Rebeka Masarova > Ana Bogdan in 2

Markéta Vondroušová > Q) Elena-Gabriela Ruse in 3

25) Daria Kasatkina > Tsvetana Pironkova in 2

19) Elena Rybakina > Aliaksandra Sasnovich in 2

Caroline Garcia > Q) Harriet Dart in 3

Ann Li > LL) Kristína Kucová in 2

Camila Giorgi > 12) Simona Halep in 3

16) Angelique Kerber > Dayana Yastremska in 2

LL) Mayar Sherif > Anhelina Kalinina in 2

Sloane Stephens > Madison Keys in 3

21) Coco Gauff > Magda Linette in 2

Kaia Kanepi > 31) Yulia Putintseva in 3

Q) Ana Konjuh > Leylah Annie Fernandez in 3

Q) Olga Danilović > WC) Alycia Parks in 2

3) Naomi Osaka > Marie Bouzková in 2

8) Barbora Krejcíková > Q) Astra Sharma in 3

Christina McHale > WC) Emma Navarro in 2

Johanna Konta > Kristina Mladenovic in 2

32) Ekaterina Alexandrova > Sara Errani in 3

18) Victoria Azarenka > Tereza Martincová in 2

Jasmine Paolini > PR) Yaroslava Shvedova in 2

Andrea Petkovic > Irina-Camelia Begu in 3

9) Garbiñe Muguruza > Donna Vekić in 2

15) Elise Mertens > Rebecca Peterson in 3

Q) Valentini Grammatikopoulou > Anna Blinkova in 2

PR) Ivana Jorović > María Camila Osorio Serrano in 2

20) Ons Jabeur > Alizé Cornet in 3

26) Danielle Collins > PR) Carla Suárez Navarro in 2

Heather Watson > Kaja Juvan in 2

Bernarda Pera > Tamara Zidanšek in 3

2) Aryna Sabalenka > Nina Stojanović in 2

Round Two

1) Ashleigh Barty > Clara Tauson in 2

Shelby Rogers > 29) Veronika Kudermetova in 3

22) Karolína Muchová > Hsieh Su-wei in 2

Q) Emma Raducanu > Zhang Shuai in 2

11) Belinda Bencic > Martina Trevisan in 2

23) Jessica Pegula > WC) Storm Sanders in 2

28) Anett Kontaveit > Jil Teichmann in 3

Q) Jamie Loeb > Fiona Ferro in 3

4) Karolína Plíšková > Amanda Anisimova in 2

30) Petra Martić > Ajla Tomljanović in 3

24) Paula Badosa > Nuria Párrizas Díaz in 2

14) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova > Q) Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in 2

10) Petra Kvitová > Q) Kristýna Plíśková in 3

17) Maria Sakkari > Katerina Siniaková in 2

Q) Katie Boulter > Nadia Podoroska in 3

Lauren Davis > 6) Bianca Andreescu in 3

5) Elina Svitolina > Q) Rebeka Masarova in 2

Markéta Vondroušová > 25) Daria Kasatkina in 3

19) Elena Rybakina > Caroline Garcia in 3

Camila Giorgi > Ann Li in 2

16) Angelique Kerber > LL) Mayar Sherif in 2

21) Coco Gauff > Sloane Stephens in 2

Q) Ana Konjuh > Kaia Kanepi in 2

3) Naomi Osaka > Q) Olga Danilović in 2

8) Barbora Krejcíková > Christina McHale in 2

Johanna Konta > 32) Ekaterina Alexandrova in 2

18) Victoria Azarenka > Jasmine Paolini in 2

9) Garbiñe Muguruza > Andrea Petkovic in 2

15) Elise Mertens > Q) Valentini Grammatikopoulou in 2

20) Ons Jabeur > PR) Ivana Jorović in 2

26) Danielle Collins > Heather Watson in 3

2) Aryna Sabalenka > Bernarda Pera in 2

Round Three

1) Ashleigh Barty > Shelby Rogers in 2

Q) Emma Raducanu > 22) Karolína Muchová in 3

23) Jessica Pegula > 11) Belinda Bencic in 3

28) Anett Kontaveit > Q) Jamie Loeb in 2

4) Karolína Plíšková > 30) Petra Martić in 2

24) Paula Badosa > 14) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 3

17) Maria Sakkari > 10) Petra Kvitová in 3

Lauren Davis > Q) Katie Boulter in 2

5) Elina Svitolina > Markéta Vondroušová in 3

Camila Giorgi > 19) Elena Rybakina in 3

21) Coco Gauff > 16) Angelique Kerber in 3

3) Naomi Osaka > Q) Ana Konjuh in 3

Johanna Konta > 8) Barbora Krejcíková in 3

18) Victoria Azarenka > 9) Garbiñe Muguruza in 3

20) Ons Jabeur > 15) Elise Mertens in 2

2) Aryna Sabalenka > 26) Danielle Collins in 3

Round Four

1) Ashleigh Barty > Q) Emma Raducanu in 3

23) Jessica Pegula > 28) Anett Kontaveit in 3

4) Karolína Plíšková > 24) Paula Badosa in 3

17) Maria Sakkari > Lauren Davis in 2

5) Elina Svitolina > Camila Giorgi in 3

21) Coco Gauff > 3) Naomi Osaka in 2

18) Victoria Azarenka > Johanna Konta in 2

20) Ons Jabeur > 2) Aryna Sabalenka iin 3

Quarterfinals

1) Ashleigh Barty > 23) Jessica Pegula in 3

4) Karolína Plíšková > 17) Maria Sakkari in 2

21) Coco Gauff > 5) Elina Svitolina in 2

20) Ons Jabeur > 18) Victoria Azarenka in 2

Semifinals

1) Ashleigh Barty > 4) Karolína Plíšková in 3

21) Coco Gauff > 20) Ons Jabeur in 2

Final

1) Ashleigh Barty > 21) Coco Gauff (6-1, 6-3)

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