At the end of day two, more players have stopped playing during matches because of injuries or illness during the first round of the US Open than in any round at any Grand Slam tournament in the professional era. That cleared the way for Roger Federer and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.
The 17-time major champion says several past opponents helped him become the player he is. Federer is now six behind Andre Agassi’s 79.
“Rafa challenged my backhand the most throughout my career”, he said. There is no doubt that I play tennis at a high level when I am fit and when I can practice well. When you play a grand slam you have just to give everything you have.
The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic’s US Open is over after an old knee injury flared up on centre court. Despite losing the first set Germany’s Andrea Petkovic overcame Caroline Garcia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Bjorn Fratangelo, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; Johanna Konta d.
“This is first time when I start a grand slam well”. The Frenchman lost in the opening round for the first time in nine appearances at Flushing Meadows.
John Isner gets past Malek Jaziri in straight sets: The No. 1 American man and No. 13 seed started off his U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Jaziri on Tuesday. Federer saved the lone break point he faced and was done in a brisk 77 minutes. Isner had 24 aces and 54 winners. He also reached the final in Washington.
Catch up on the news and results from Day 2 at the 2015 U.S. Open. Still, after Wozniacki’s win, seeded women were 12-9 after two days of play.
“I don’t feel [any pressure]”, she said. There was little energy in the air, and even less on the courts as the top seeds walked right through to the second round. Lesia Tsurenko avenged her loss to Safarova in New Haven, winning 6-4, 6-1. Before that, she upset Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza in advancing to the quarterfinals in Toronto.
Simona Halep is one of the favorites of this year’s US Open, where she might again meet the world’s number one Serena Williams in the final.
The first set finished in 32 minutes with Halep being solid from the baseline and forcing Erakovic to commit the errors.
Halep would then consolidate the break with a hold of serve to go up 2-0.