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US Open starts with promising match-ups

The best of today’s US Open… eh… openers

The US Open, the final tennis major of the year, begins today with a number of scintillating first round ties.

Aron Pilhofer of The New York Times recommends five matches in particular for today.

Taylor Dent vs. Alejandro Falla

Ana Ivanovic vs. Ekaterina Makarova

Kei Nishikori vs. Evgeny Korolev

Melanie Oudin vs. Olga Savchuk

Daniela Hantuchova vs. Dinara Safina

John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated previews the tournament as a whole, predicting a fresh Federer v Nadal battle in the final with Federer emerging the victor.

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