The US Open was not spared by nature when it started last Monday. Tremendous heat has forced some players to quit due to exhaustion and fatigue. However, it did not dampened the mood of the players and the fans at it moves to the third round.
In the Men's Singles event, top-ranked Rafael Nadal will face 27th ranked Karen Khachanov in the third round on Friday. Second-ranked Roger Federer will have his third round match against 30th ranked Nick Kyrgios on Saturday.
At the Women's Singles event, it will be another Williams' sisters match-up in the third round on Friday. Kaia Kanepi who scored a 1st round straight set upset of top seed Simona Halep will face Rebecca Peterson on Friday's third round match.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams as the favorites to win the US Open title in their respective singles event.