Serena Williams, Medvedev, Berrettini, Murray Reach US Open Second Round; Halep Ousted

published: Aug, 29, 2022

by: TC Staff

US Open—Flushing Meadows, New York

Opening day at the US Open saw world No. 1 and defending champion Daniil Medvedev cruise into the second round after defeating Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 6-0. Needing two hours and one minute to advance, Medvedev will next face Arthur Rinderknech, who ousted countryman Quentin Halys in four sets.

Elsewhere, seeded players Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini, and Tommy Paul won their opening round matches on the outer courts.

Former winner Andy Murray reached the second round in impressive fashion after dismissing No. 24 seed Francisco Cerundolo 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Murray will face Emilio Nava in the next round.

J.J. Wolf poured in the biggest upset of the day so far by dispatching No. 16 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Wolf will contest his next round against Alejandro Tabilo.

Tonights men’s action will be highlighted by Wimbledon Finalist Nick Kyrgios taking on his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis.

On the women’s side, recent Toronto winner Simona Halep was sunned in the opening round be Daria Snigur 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. Snigur, who is ranked No. 124 in the world, was emotional after her victory.

Other women’s winners on the day included No. 3 seed Maria Sakkari, No. 12 seed Coco Gauff, former winner Bianca Andresscu and No. 15 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia.

Serena Williams extended her farewell to tennis by taking out Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3. The American legend will next face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s action at Flushing Meadows will feature Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Carlos Alcaraz and Naomi Osaka.

First-round results:

(1) Daniil Medvedev Defeats Stefan Kozlov 62 64 60
(5) Casper Ruud Defeats Kyle Edmund 63 75 62
(13) Matteo Berrettini Defeats Nicolas Jarry 62 63 63
J.J. Wolf Defeats (16) Roberto Bautista Agut 64 64 64
Andy Murray Defeats (24) Francisco Cerundolo 75 63 63
(29) Tommy Paul Defeats Bernabe Zapata Miralles 46 63 26 60 75
Yibing Wu Defeats (31) Nikoloz Basilashvili 63 64 60
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Defeats Yoshihito Nishioka 63 75 63
Hugo Grenier Defeats Tomas Martin Etcheverry 46 62 63 64
Sebastian Korda Defeats Facundo Bagnis 57 76(3) 75 61
Emilio Nava Defeats John Millman 76(7) 46 76(4) 16 61
Arthur Rinderknech Defeats Quentin Halys 46 76(4) 63 62
Alejandro Tabilo Defeats Kamil Majchrzak 61 64 67(3) 61
Tim van Rijthoven Defeats Zhizhen Zhang 36 67(4) 76(9) 61 64

TC Staff

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