Thursday August 27th, 2015

In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with SI writers Richard Deitsch, Elizabeth Newman and Jamie Lisanti about the 2015 U.S. Open men's and women's draws.

Just minutes after the U.S. Open draw release, the group analyzes and discusses the biggest matches of the first round, potential upsets and quarterfinal meetings, players to keep an eye on and more. What is Serena Williams's possible path to the calendar Grand Slam? And what will it take for her to falter in her quest to make history in New York? Does Andy Murray or Roger Federer have a better chance at the title? What qualifier or unseeded player has a chance to knock off a top seeded player? The group also discusses which first round matches are must-watch affairs—Kyrgios-Murray!—and makes their picks for the 2015 title winners.

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