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US Open Tennis: ATP Day One Fast Facts

— Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal has been US Open No. 1 seed in 16 straight years.

— From 2004 through 2019, 479 different players have competed in US Open men’s singles main draw.

— Djokovic, the World No. 1 and defending champion, is 33-1 in his last 34 matches at Grand Slam tournaments.

— Djokovic is 13-0 in US Open 1R. He is 53-0 in Grand Slam 1R since 2006 Australian Open (l. to Paul Goldstein).

— Djokovic is 17-0 at US Open and 75-1 at Grand Slams against opponents outside Top 75 (l. to No. 117 Denis Istomin in 2017 Australian Open 2R). The 3-time champion meets No. 76 Roberto Carballes Baena on Monday.

— Last time No. 1 seed lost in US Open 1R was 1990, when Alexander Volkov upset Stefan Edberg. No. 1 seed has reached US Open QFs or better every year after 2000, when Arnaud Clement beat Andre Agassi in 2R.

— Federer and Nadal have never met at US Open. But Federer and Nagal will meet on Monday… Sumit Nagal.

— Nagal, a qualifier, has never won a tour-level match (0-4). Federer has won 1,223 tour-level matches (1,223-266).

— If Federer beats Nagal, he will extend his record and qualify for 17th Nitto ATP Finals (2002-15, 2017-19).

— Federer is 18-0 in US Open 1R. He is 61-0 in Grand Slam 1R since 2003 Roland Garros (l. to Luis Horna).

— Federer is 18-0 at US Open and 60-2 at Grand Slams against opponents outside Top 100 (l. to No. 154 Mario Ancic in 2002 Wimbledon 1R and No. 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013 Wimbledon 2R). Nagal is ranked 190th.

— Ten American men play Monday, including Zachary Svajda, 16, who meets Paolo Lorenzi, 37, on Court 5. The 21-year age gap is biggest at a Slam since Ken Rosewall, 44, beat Cary Stansbury, 20, in 1978 Aus. Open 1R.

— Svajda is youngest US Open men’s singles player since Donald Young, 16, in 2005. If he beats Lorenzi, Svajda will be youngest to win a US Open men’s singles match since Michael Chang, 16, reached 1988 US Open 4R.

— Jack Sock has won US Open titles in boys’ singles (2010), mixed doubles (2011) and men’s doubles (2018). Sock seeks his first men’s singles win of 2019 season (0-3) when he meets Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay on Court 12.

— Reilly Opelka is making his fifth straight US Open appearance and his first in main draw (2015-18 qualifying). Following Opelka on Court 17 is fellow American Taylor Fritz. Opelka was best man at Fritz’s wedding in 2016.

FEATURED MEN’S SINGLES 1R MATCHES

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) — First Meeting

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [Q] Sumit Nagal (IND) — First Meeting

LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM
Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) vs [5] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) — First Meeting

[23] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [Q] Jannik Sinner (ITA) — First Meeting

GRANDSTAND
[Q] Marco Trungelliti (ARG) vs [7] Kei Nishikori (JPN) — First Meeting

Sam Querrey (USA) vs Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) — First Meeting

COURT 17
[11] Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Reilly Opelka (USA) — First Meeting

[26] Taylor Fritz (USA) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) — Lopez Leads 1-0

— ATP Media Info

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