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The 2013 US Open gets underway today, and for the first time in his career, Andy Murray will attempt to defend a Grand Slam title.
Currently the holder of more Majors than anyone with last year’s victory at Flushing Meadows and Wimbledon 2013, Murray will have no doubts that he is in the upper echelon of the game.
Murray’s position amongst the bookies reflects his world ranking – the consensus is that he is the third favourite to lift the trophy behind world number one Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Rafa Nadal is having an extraordinary season so far, and with no points to defend for the remainder of the calendar year, he appears a near certainty to finish 2013 as world number one.
Finally, Roger Federer may be 32 years of age, but as one of the most talented players ever to have played the game of tennis, he can never be discounted.
On the women’s side, Serena Williams is justifiably tipped to retain her crown, but Victoria Azarenka may push her close having beaten her recently in Cincinnati.
Maria Sharapova is conspicuous by her absence with a shoulder complaint, whilst Laura Robson will aim to do some damage in spite of a right wrist injury.