Greg Rusedski believes Johanna Konta Can Go Far at the US Open


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Greg Rusedski believes Johanna Konta Can Go Far at the US Open

Tennis - Former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski says fellow Brit Johanna Konta should be able to make a good run at the US Open in New York City after she reached the semi-finals at the French Open and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Rusedski says, "I think Jo on the women's side, she got to the semis of the French Open, the quarters of Wimbledon, so she will be our best chance. Jo can turn things around pretty quickly and the women's game is so wide open at the moment.

She loves the hard courts, the biggest title she has won was in Miami but a major is different. She has done her preparation, she has done what she needed to and hopefully if the draw works out well she can gain some confidence from her first and second-round matches then anything can happen."

Speaking about the men's side, Rusedski says, "The winner of the men's singles is quite easy. It is between Novak Djokovic and (Rafael) Nadal and I'm picking Novak, but in the ladies there are about 10 players who can win the title - it is wide open.

On Serena Williams, who will be aiming to win a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title, Rusedski says, "I don't think it is a mental block, I think the fear factor isn't the same as it used to be. She used to have the Tiger Woods effect - if you get to the final round you knew Tiger was going to win the major.

Now when you get into the final, there is not that fear factor, if an opponent brings their A-game and if it's good enough, they can win. It makes it more difficult for her with all the other women stepping up as well."