Wawrinka, Murray back with a bang

by Leon Thompson August 31, 2018, 1:15
Wawrinka, Murray back with a bang

Nadal led 6-3 3-4 in Monday's late tie on Arthur Ashe Stadium before Ferrer had to give up with a calf injury.

"I have great memories of this tournament and I am just sorry that I couldn't finish it tonight".

"I'm improving day by day", Wawrinka said.

"I've lost a lot of matches out here over the years, I've struggled a lot, but it's like a new beginning". I tried to play but I think it (his calf muscle) is broken. I was playing good. "It's not a problem". The top seed will next face Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who beat Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

Numerous big names got through on a very hot Monday.

Since 2008, he has twice been a runner-up - to Juan Martin del Potro in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in 2015.

Playing his his first 5-set match in over a year, Andy Murray overcame a set down to deny James Duckworth 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. "The positive was that actually towards the end of the match, I made some quite good moves".

"I was thinking about that: Why (did) they cheer so much for her?"

Murray could get del Potro on Friday. Having made headlines earlier in the summer for his emotional reaction to a win at the Citi Open, Murray didn't shed any tears in NY but instead raised his hands above his head and clenched his fist.

Nadal's potential semifinal opponent, Argentine third seed and 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, reached the second round with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 win over USA qualifier Donald Young.

Wawrinka also ousted the Bulgarian in the first round at Wimbledon.

"Two years ago was something very special, of course, incredible memories after the final..."

Sure did. She ended a 14-stroke exchange with a cross-court forehand volley victor to break right back for a 5-4 lead, then served out the victory.

Defending champion Sloane Stephens is into the second round of the U.S. Open.

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"Two years ago was something very special, of course, [I have] awesome memories after the final..." That would be their earliest all-in-the-family Grand Slam matchup since their very first tour-level meeting all the way back in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open.

Williams, a six-time victor at Flushing Meadows, moved a step closer to a possible third-round matchup against her older sister, two-time victor Venus, who defeated 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. "I knew it would be a hard match". Nicki Minaj collaborated with the 23-time Grand Slam champion and Beats to release a special "Queen of Queens" video, set to her song "Majesty". You need to play [your] best tennis from the first point.

The 33-year-old has won 39 of his 50 matches at Flushing Meadows, including each of his eight most recent encounters.

Perhaps aware he needed to finish the match quickly, the sixth seed destroyed a racket after failing to break the Fucsovics serve for 3-2 in the second set, and the Hungarian won the next two games as well. The Western & Southern Open quarter-finalist showed signs of his best form, building on his strong performances at recent ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati.

Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, who is ranked 15 having been at 161 in the world this time a year ago, made his mark at the Toronto Masters this month where he defeated Zverev, Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson on his way to the final where he lost to Nadal. "Once I got settled, I started doing what I'm trying to do in practice".

The No. 5 seed pulled out a 7-6 (4), 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in a match that lasted 4 hours, 14 minutes.

Jack Sock is finally back in the singles win column.

Among the young kids, Karen Khachanov advanced but countryman and 2017 quarterfinalist Andrey Rublev was bounced by Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Nadal and Ferrer, who contested the 2013 Roland Garros final, became the fifth pair in the Open Era to meet in the opening round of a major as well as a championship match. And Taylor Fritz scored his first five set victory, and he did it by coming from two sets down against Mischa Zverev.

Players left the court on Louis Armstrong Stadium, where No. 10 seed Jelena Ostapenko and Andrea Petkovic split the first two sets.

"I'm very sorry for him".

The WTA's heat rule is in effect at the U.S. Open, allowing female players a break between the second and third sets. "So I'm really happy with that". "I'll take the win".

"Obviously it's tough how it ended". Marton and I were in ice baths next to each other.

"For the first three sets, it was a survival mode for both of us".

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