Djokovic, Federer Headline Day 1 At US Open
Medvedev, Nishikori also feature on Monday
Defending champion Djokovic will be aiming to earn his 70th victory at the hard-court Grand Slam (69-10), where he has lifted the trophy on three occasions. Last year, the Serbian defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the championship match to add to titles in 2011 and 2015 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Djokovic is bidding to become the first man since Roger Federer in 2008 to win back-to-back titles at this event. The 32-year-old will meet Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain for the first time in the opening round, where he will be aiming to extend his unbeaten record in first-round clashes at the US Open to 14 matches.
Federer arrives in New York searching for his first title at the event since 2008. The third seed will meet Sumit Nagal under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium, as he aims to secure his 40th victory of the season (39-6). A win for Federer would set up his 100th match at the event. The Swiss currently holds an 85-13 record at the hard-court Grand Slam event.
Daniil Medvedev also features in Day 1 action. The fifth-seeded Russian will be aiming to build on a stellar run on the hard courts of North America, which included three final appearances in as many weeks. After runner-up finishes at the Citi Open (l. to Kyrgios) and the Coupe Rogers (l. to Nadal), Medvedev defeated David Goffin to claim his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title at the Western & Southern Open and with it a place in the Top 5 of the ATP Rankings. The Russian will meet Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Louis Armstrong Stadium.
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Former champion Stan Wawrinka will face #NextGenATP talent Jannik Sinner in the opening night session match on Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 2016 winner, who became the oldest champion at the event since Ken Rosewall in 1970, will hope to improve his 12-1 record in first-round clashes at this event. Seventh seed and 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori also begins his title bid against Marco Trungelliti on Grandstand.
Other notable matches include 11th seed Fabio Fognini’s clash with New York Open champion Reilly Opelka, Eastbourne champion Taylor Fritz will face Queen’s Club winner Feliciano Lopez and Winston-Salem Open titlist Hubert Hurkacz will be hoping to continue his run of form against Jeremy Chardy of France.
ORDER OF PLAY – MONDAY, 26 AUGUST 2019
 Nikoloz Basilashvili v Marton Fucsovics
Two WTA Matches
 Guido Pella vs Pablo Carreno Busta
 Dusan Lajovic vs Steve Darcis
Two WTA Matches
Elliot Benchetrit vs Damir Dzumhur