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Marcos Ready For 13th US Open Campaign

Saturday, 25 August, 2018

Exactly 14 years ago, Marcos opened his Grand Slam career at the US Open. He would advance to the second round as a qualifier, where he fell to Roger Federer in four sets.


Now, Marcos is back in New York and ready to kick off his 13th appearance at the hard-court major. Two years removed from a stunning Round of 16 result, a personal best, he will once again look to replicate that magic.


It will be a match-up of ATP veterans when Marcos opens against 36-year-old Mikhail Youzhny. It will be their eighth head-to-head encounter, split four wins apiece. It marks the third time they have met at a Grand Slam, with their very first encounter coming at Wimbledon in 2005 and their most recent meeting at the 2017 Australian Open.


A potential second round match-up with 17th seed Lucas Pouille or qualifier Yannick Maden awaits. Also in Marcos' section of the draw is Pablo Carreno Busta, a semifinalist last year, and former World No. 1 and two-time champion Novak Djokovic. Carreno Busta would be a third round opponent, while Djokovic potentially looms large in the Round of 16.


Marcos will open his quest against Youzhny on Tuesday. The schedule will be released on Monday.