Open American 2018: young players to watch



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As the American Open begins, young athletes everywhere are preparing to fight for a Grand Slam victory. Here's who you should keep an eye on …

Dominic Thiem & nbsp;Age: 24 years old Ranking: 8 years old

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Thiem is ranked No. 8 and, at 24, has already won 10 singles titles on the ATP circuit. One of his most memorable moments was to beat Rafael Nadal on clay at the Mutua Madrid Open 2018. The Austrian reached his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros this year, losing to the current number 1, Rafael Nadal, in 3 sets. Thiem managed to win a total of $ 12,541,945 in prizes. Although Thiem's ​​favorite surface is clay, he has the talent and experience to make noise in New York this summer. & Nbsp;

Alexander Zverev & nbsp;Age: 21 years old Rating: 3

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Ranked world No. 3, Zverev, 21, is the youngest player in the world. ATP top 20. The German won two career titles last year by defeating Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. He pocketed $ 11,001,889 in career prizes. Although his performance at the Grand Slam was less than brilliant, he must make a decisive breakthrough and is likely to win his first Grand Slam at this year's Open. He also recently won the Washington Open, a preparatory tournament for the US Open, beating a 19-year-old Australian. Alex de Minaur in the final. & nbsp;

Denis Shapovalov & nbsp;Age: 19 years old Ranking: 26 years old

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Shapovalov (nicknamed "Shapo") became professional in 2017 at the age of 18. The Canadian was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, but currently resides in the Bahamas. The successes on the court last year allowed the ATP team to be ranked 26th. Shapovalov reached the semifinal of the Rogers Cup in 2017, eliminating Rafael Nadal. He also qualified for the fourth round of the American Open last year, which puts him on the right track for this year.

Karen Khachanov Age: 22 years old Rating: 38 years old

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Khachanov is the third youngest player in the top 50 and holds two hard titles. Reaching the peak of his career of No. 29 in 2017, he won over former top players David Goffin and Kei Nishikori. The Russian player of Armenian origin made the knockout stages of the Opening of France this year, losing a difficult match in five sets against Zverev. More recently, he went to the fourth round of Wimbledon, tilting against Novak Djokovic in three sets. There is a strong feeling that the best is yet to come for the 22-year-old.

Stefanos Tsitsipas & nbsp;Age: 19 years old Ranking: 32 years old

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Tsitsipas is currently at the top of his career at 32nd rank at the age of 19. The Greek made his mark in the ATP circuit by reaching the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open with an impressive win over experienced Richard Gasquet in the round of 16 before losing a tough match to Dominic Thiem. He went to the fourth round of Wimbledon before losing to American John Isner. Two weeks away from the Open, Tsitsipas won a massive victory over Djokovic (who has just won Wimbledon) in the round of 16 in the 2018 Roger Cup, making it the highlight of his career. As a teenager, Tsitsipas has a long way to go.

Now for the ladies …

Jelena Ostapenko & nbsp;Age: 21 years old Ranking: 11 years old

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It's hard to compare Ostapenko to another typical 21-year-old. The Latvian won her first title at the 2017 French Open beating the current world number one, Simona Halep, making Ostapenko the first non-ranked player to win the French Open since 1933 and the first Latvian to win a tournament. Grand Slam. Ostapenko pocketed $ 2.4 million in winnings at Roland Garros, which tripled his career gains in two weeks. It is currently ranked # 11 in the category WTA Ranking, making it the second youngest player in the top 20. & nbsp;

Naomi Osaka & nbsp;Age: 20 years old Ranking: 17 years old

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Born in Orlando, Florida, Naomi Osaka chose to play for Japan, her mother's country. She is currently 17th in singles, after a successful first half of the 2018 season. She beat former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and continued her tournament success. which earned him his first title in singles. After her victory, she said, "I wanted to play with three people: Venus, Sharapova and Serena. Now I'm only waiting to play Serena. As luck would have it, she was facing Serena in the first round of the Miami 2018 Open a few days later. Williams played his fourth return match after the birth of his first child. Osaka won in two sets. The 20-year-old earned $ 3,213,199 in career prizes.

Daria Kasatkina Age: 21 years old Rating: 12

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Kasatkina, 21, climbed to 12th place. The Russian has achieved strong results all season, reaching the finals of the BNP Paribas Open and the quarter-finals of the French. Open. She has also qualified for the quarterfinals of Eastbourne and Wimbledon, losing to Angelique Kerber twice. "The main goal of this girl is to win one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, said his coach Philippe Dehaes. So if she manages to pass the quarter-finals, it's possible that the US Open is her breakthrough.

Belinda Bencic & nbsp;Age: 21 years old Rating: 43 years old

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The Swiss player has reached a career high of N0. 7 in 2016 at age 18 and held two WTA titles. She climbed the standings by defeating Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, world No. 1, Serena Williams and Simona Halep, and was hoping to win the Grand Slam. Now ranked 43rd in the world, the 21-year-old has been injured in the last two years, but she seems to be back in the top 10. This year, Bencic beat Venus Williams at the Australian Open and has reached the fourth round of Wimbledon. She has earned $ 3,554,726 since she became professional at the age of 16. & Nbsp;

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As the American Open begins, young athletes everywhere are preparing to fight for a Grand Slam victory. Here's who you should keep an eye on …

Dominic Thiem Age: 24 years old Ranking: 8 years old

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Open de France 2018 – Fifteenth day2018 Ian MacNicol

Thiem is ranked No. 8 and, at 24, has already won 10 singles titles on the ATP circuit. One of his most memorable moments was to beat Rafael Nadal on clay at the Mutua Madrid Open 2018. The Austrian reached his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros this year, losing to the current number 1, Rafael Nadal, in 3 sets. Thiem managed to win a total of $ 12,541,945 in prizes. Although Thiem's ​​favorite surface is clay, he has the talent and experience to make noise in New York this summer.

Alexander Zverev Age: 21 years old Rating: 3

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Ranked world number 3, Zverev, 21, is the youngest player in the top 20 ATP. The German won two career titles last year beating Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. He pocketed $ 11,001,889 in career prizes. Although his performance at the Grand Slam was less than brilliant, he must make a decisive breakthrough and is likely to win his first Grand Slam at this year's Open. He also recently won the Washington Open, a preparatory tournament for the US Open, beating Australian Alex de Minaur, 19, in the final.

Denis Shapovalov Age: 19 years old Ranking: 26 years old

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Shapovalov (nicknamed "Shapo") became professional in 2017 at the age of 18. The Canadian was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, but currently resides in the Bahamas. The successes on the court last year allowed the ATP team to be ranked 26th seed. Shapovalov reached the semifinal of the Rogers Cup in 2017, eliminating Rafael Nadal. He also qualified for the fourth round of the American Open last year, which puts him on the right track for this year.

Karen Khachanov Age: 22 years old Rating: 38 years old

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Khachanov is the third youngest player in the top 50 and holds two hard titles. Reaching the peak of his career of No. 29 in 2017, he won over former top players David Goffin and Kei Nishikori. The Russian player of Armenian origin made the knockout stages of the Opening of France this year, losing a difficult match in five sets against Zverev. More recently, he went to the fourth round of Wimbledon, tilting against Novak Djokovic in three sets. There is a strong feeling that the best is yet to come for the 22-year-old.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Age: 19 years old Ranking: 32 years old

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Tsitsipas is currently at the top of his career at 32nd rank at the age of 19. The Greek made his mark in the ATP circuit by reaching the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open with an impressive win over experienced Richard Gasquet in the round of 16 before losing a tough match to Dominic Thiem. He went to the fourth round of Wimbledon before losing to American John Isner. Two weeks away from the Open, Tsitsipas won a massive victory over Djokovic (who has just won Wimbledon) in the round of 16 in the 2018 Roger Cup, making it the highlight of his career. As a teenager, Tsitsipas has a long way to go.

Now for the ladies …

Jelena Ostapenko Age: 21 years old Ranking: 11 years old

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It's hard to compare Ostapenko to another typical 21-year-old. The Latvian won her first title at the 2017 French Open beating the current world number one, Simona Halep, making Ostapenko the first non-ranked player to win the French Open since 1933 and the first Latvian to win a tournament. Grand Slam. Ostapenko pocketed $ 2.4 million in winnings at Roland Garros, which tripled his career gains in two weeks. She is currently ranked No. 11 in the WTA rankings, making her the second player in the top 20.

Naomi Osaka Age: 20 years old Ranking: 17 years old

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Born in Orlando, Florida, Naomi Osaka chose to play for Japan, her mother's country. She is currently 17th in singles, after a successful first half of the 2018 season. She beat former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and continued her tournament success. which earned him his first title in singles. After her victory, she said, "I wanted to play with three people: Venus, Sharapova and Serena. Now I'm only waiting to play Serena. As luck would have it, she was facing Serena in the first round of the Miami 2018 Open a few days later. Williams played his fourth return match after the birth of his first child. Osaka won in two sets. The 20-year-old earned $ 3,213,199 in career prizes.

Daria Kasatkina Age: 21 years old Rating: 12

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Kasatkina, 21, climbed to 12th place. The Russian has achieved strong results all season, reaching the finals of the BNP Paribas Open and the quarter-finals of the French. Open. She has also qualified for the quarterfinals of Eastbourne and Wimbledon, losing to Angelique Kerber twice. "The main goal of this girl is to win one of the four Grand Slam tournaments," said coach Philippe Dehaes. So if she manages to pass the quarter-finals, it's possible that the US Open is her breakthrough.

Belinda Bencic Age: 21 years old Rating: 43 years old

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The Swiss player has reached a career high of N0. 7 in 2016 at age 18 and held two WTA titles. She climbed the standings by defeating Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, world No. 1, Serena Williams and Simona Halep, and was hoping to win the Grand Slam. Now ranked 43rd in the world, the 21-year-old has been injured in the last two years, but she seems to be back in the top 10. This year, Bencic beat Venus Williams at the Australian Open and has reached the fourth round of Wimbledon. She has earned $ 3,554,726 since she became professional at the age of 16.

Tune in from August 27 to September 9 to watch!