Davidovich opens and Carreño suffers; Andújar and Ramos, KO

Davidovich achieved his first victory at the US Open against Novak (3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6 and 6-0). Carreño sudo against Uchiyama (4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 and 6-3). Andújar fell to Coric (7-5, 6-3 and 6-1) and Ramos to Tsitsipas (6-2, 6-1 and 6-1).


As he had done earlier this year at the Australian Open, Alejandro Davidovich opened his record of victories at the US Open by winning a rare five-set match against Austrian Dennis Novak (27 years and 85th in the world): 3- 6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6 and 6-0.

Davidovich started with some doubts that made him deliver the first set after a disastrous start (1-4). Little by little, the man from Malaga reassembled and controlled the match with two good sets in which he took advantage, although in the fourth, when he seemed thrown for victory, he disconnected again. The luck for him is that Novak totally left him in the fifth and final. Delivered, the Austrian did not give a racket with a ball. Bad serves and 12 unforced errors made him lose to the push of an Alex who refined (only two errors in the last quarter). In the second round, the Polish Hurkacz will be measured, who easily beat the German Gojowzcyk (6-3, 6-4 and 6-4) .

Carreño suffers against the 'kamikaze' Uchiyama

It is difficult to think that Pablo Carreño a match as complicated as the one he had to live this Monday against the semi-unknown Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama (28 years and 86th in the world). But he found an opponent who played open-ended, a kamikaze in the purest style of his country who climbed 45 times to the net and executed 64 winners, 14 from direct service, and surprised the Asturian, who had to give the maximum so as not to fall prematurely in a tournament in which he was a semifinalist. After three hours and 39 minutes of battle, Pablo won 4-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 and 6-3 and will face the American guest Mitchell Krueger (26 years and 198th) in the second round. who had a friendly debut against the Portuguese Joao Sousa (3-6, 6-2, 7-5 and 6-3). What could have been a tragedy could be a boost for Carreño if he shakes off his nerves from his first five-set match since the Australian Open.Coric and Tsitsipas, a lot for Andújar and Ramos

Without being in his best moment of form, Borna Coric was far superior to Pablo Andújar (34 years and 56th) and qualified for the second round of the US Open after beating the Spanish with some ease and in three sets: 7-5, 6-3 and 6-1 in 2:21. The Croatian, the 27th favorite who became the 12th in the world in 2018, went from less to more, but from the beginning it was seen that he had total control of the game. With 12 direct aces, Coric closed all his services well except one in the first set and during the match he broke that of Andújar, whom he had never faced, six times. In total, the Balkan placed 42 winning shots, with great aggression and rises to the net (22/31). Now the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero awaits him, who could with the Russian Evgeny Donskoy also in three sets (6-3, 6-3 and 7-5) .

Even less history had in the clash between Stefanos Tsitsipas, one of the great favorites to the final triumph, and Albert Ramos, who had no option of breaking and saw a gale pass over him (6-2, 6-1 and 6 -1 in 1h: 38. 38 winning shots for the Greek against only 7 for the Barcelona. An example of the abysmal difference between one and the other on the court. A pity, because Abert does not just have continuity in his attempt to return to be among the best. In his case, the break has hurt him. Tsitsipas swept his serve (35/39 points with firsts) and did not have to work hard to advance to the second round, where he expects an opponent who looks easy: Cressy or Kovalik.

Results of the day.

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