Players must withstand test of time in US Open
- Author: Angelo Rivera Aug 31, 2018,
Aug 31, 2018, 1:15
Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second when Ferrer had to stop because of injury. The 30th-seeded Kyrgios hit 25 aces - and also had 14 double-faults - while beating Radu Albot 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Williams, who counts six US Open titles among her 23 Grand Slams, can match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors with another title at Flushing Meadows.
"I'm so sorry because I can't finish the match, but anyway, thanks a lot".
It marked the first time he'd ever retired from a Grand Slam match in his career.
Andy Murray vs. No. 31 Fernando Verdasco: After an encounter lasting three-and-a-half hours with Australia's James Duckworth (and three boxes of sushi after), Murray would want to finish up the next few matches as fast as possible leading up to Week 2, but Spaniard Verdasco poses a big threat to his journey.
Wawrinka, the 2016 champion, swept to a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium to repeat his opening round triumph over Dimitrov at Wimbledon.
The item had more than 4 million views by Monday evening, when Williams beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Halep was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia on Monday in a match that was stunningly lopsided and lasted all of 76 minutes.
But Anderson, defeated in the Wimbledon final last month by Novak Djokovic, recovered to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Twice a Grand Slam semifinalist, Johanna Konta can't seem to make any headway at the majors these days.
Stephens gets things started against Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine, while Nadal wraps up the slate with the final match in the main stadium against Vasek Pospisil of Canada. I tried to play but I think it (his calf muscle) is broken.
Murray, the 2012 champion in NY and playing just his fifth tournament of the year after undergoing hip surgery in January, last featured in a major at Wimbledon in 2017.
The two are longtime friends, even winning the 2015 US Open boys' doubles title together, and Shapovalov stayed with Auger-Aliassime and his family during the 2017 Rogers Cup.
The Greek was only three years old when Robredo played his first US Open in 2001.
Young American Frances Tiafoe finally has his first U.S. Open win on his fourth try - and he eliminated a seeded player, to boot.
Auger-Aliassime, making his Slam debut after coming through qualifying, had needed a medical timeout for an irregular hearbeat in the third set.
Her second-round opponent is Czech qualifier Muchova, who beat Ukranian Dayana Yastremska in straight sets in her first-round match.
He easily won the first two sets, then rallied to take the third after receiving treatment on his legs early in the set.
The 31-year-old has not played at a Slam since Wimbledon in 2017 and there remain serious doubts over whether or not he can last two weeks of intense best-of-five sets in NY.
It was the first match at the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium. He was seeded 12th and with the fierce competition available in the men's event everyone was looking to either Federer or Nadal, the top two ranked players to take the title.