Top seeds of both the men's and the women's singles – Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams – will be in action on Day 1 of the 2015 US Open on Monday. Apart from the top seeds, Japanese star Kei Nishikori and multiple grand slam champion Rafael Nadal will also start their proceedings in the last grand slam of the year.
Novak Djokovic, who has been in incredible form during the season, will start off his campaign against Joao Souza, and the world number one should not have much trouble in progressing to the next round of the competition. Djokovic will be gunning for his second US Open title after his triumph in 2011.
Djokovic's opponent from Brazil, Joao Souza has not progressed beyond the first round in the first three grand slam of the year, and it seems the trend is not going to change with Djokovic at the other end of the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.
Along with Djokovic, Nishikori, who is also expected to progress into the second round of the competition, faces Benoit Paire from France in the first round at Louis Armstrong stadium.
The Japanese star came very close to winning the 2014 US Open, but failed in the final hurdle against Marin Cilic to finish runners-up. Nishikori has all the ingredients in his bag to clinch his maiden grand slam title, but the road for the fourth seed is not going to be easy with top players in the fray.
Another singles' player Rafael Nadal, who has been relatively disappointing this season, will be eager to finish off on a high in the last grand slam of the season. As of now, the former world number one needs to take one game at a time, as he prepares to face Borna Coric from Croatia.
Nadal has not progressed beyond the quarter finals in grand slams this season, which is not the Spaniard that the world knows. Tennis fans will love to see the king of clay put up a high quality performance in the year's last grand slam. Can he deliver?
However, the youngster Coric must be aware of dip in Nadal's form, so if a chance comes by, the Croatian will go all out and create a first major upset of 2015 US Open. Coric must be encouraged by qualifier Dustin Brown's victory over Nadal in Wimbledon 2015. Can Coric do a Brown?
In the women's arena, Serena Williams is a favourite to retain her US Open title, which she has won in the last three editions of the competition. Serena, who has been in ruthless grand slam form, clinched the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open this season.
Serena Williams will face Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko in her first round clash.
All the above mentioned top players should cruise through the first round as the competition is going to be tough in the second week. But, they cannot afford to take any of their opponents easily.
Where to Watch Live
The live coverage of the 2015 US Open is scheduled for 11am local time (8:30pm IST, 4pm BST, 1m AEST) start with live TV coverage in India on Ten Sports with live streaming option on tensports.com.
All the Day 1 action can be followed by UK viewers live on Sky Sports 1/HD with live streaming on Sky Go.
Viewers in the US can enjoy the day with some entertaining tennis on ESPN and online on Watch ESPN.
Fox Sports 4 will offer live coverage of the US Open 2015 in Australia with an online option on Foxtel.