2017 Us Open Tennis Championships put the game tennis at the core of the attractions as the summer of 2017 is about to end. Digging deeper in search of a winner, today's schedule will feature both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Yesterday's session saw two top seeds being ousted as Alexander Zverev didn't survive to Borna Coric quest while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had no chance confronting the 18-year-old rising star Denis Shapovalov. Moreover, Nick Kyrgios was part of the upsets' wind of yesterday. What seemed to be a shoulder issue prevented him from playing his best against John Millman who knocked out 2017 Cincinnati runner-up.

If the bottom half of the draw is now a truly unpredictable field, the upper part still has Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov or Dominic Thiem in its ranks.

Roger Federer with a chance to settle in

Surviving the test from the previous round, Roger Federer may have the opportunity to produce some flawless tennis. The round of 64 brings Mikhail Youzhny on the other side of the net, and it's hard to believe that the Russian player can produce another major upset. Ranked 101st in the world, the 35-year-old Russian is a former top 10 player who has lived his days of glory long time ago. A two-time US Open semi-finalist (2006, 2010) has had zero success over Roger Federer despite having played 16 matches against him on the ATP Tour.

Sliding past Frances Tiafoe required some serious effort from Federer, and now the Russian may be the right opponent to start building a high-quality game of tennis.

If he gets past Youzhny, Federer will face either Fernando Verdasco or the 31st seed Feliciano Lopez. In the absence of Nick Kyrgios, Federer's first worth-watching test may be in the last eight stages but only if Dominic Thiem will get there.

The Austrian is yet to prove his top player status elsewhere other than clay.

Rafael Nadal trying to prove the world No. 1 spot is not an accident

Surpassing Andy Murray in the ranking earlier this months has put Rafael Nadal on the ATP summit for the fourth time. Some less compelling results throughout the summer hard court swing put Nadal in a difficult position.

In New York, he might wanna change that. Getting past Lajovic in the opening round was the first step in that direction. Now, he will face Taro Daniel (121 ATP) for a place in the third round. It should be an easy task for Nadal and preparation for a harder battle. His quarter of the draw is rather thin with no big names for the first few rounds.The fourth round may bring Tomas Berdych while for the quarterfinals Grigor Dimitrov, Goffin or Monfils are the most likely names to occur.

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