NEW YORK, September 4
Second seed Dominic Thiem celebrated his 27th birthday with a commanding 6-Three 6-Three 6-2 victory over India’s Sumit Nagal yesterday to maneuver into the third spherical of the US Open. Austrian Thiem, in search of his maiden Grand Slam title, received an awesome 74% of his first serve factors and hit 30 winners previous the inexperienced Nagal, breaking him seven occasions within the two-hour contest.
‘Always chasing him’
Nagal grew to become the primary Indian in seven years to win a singles match at a Grand Slam on Tuesday however the 23-year-old confirmed solely flashes of brilliance in a one-sided conflict at Arthur Ashe Stadium. “He’s a few levels ahead of me, he’s got way more experience and knows how to play better on courts like this,” Nagal stated. “I was always chasing him. I need to start matches with focus and discipline… It’s only going to get better with experience, with more matches I play.”
Daniil Medvedev bt Christopher O’Connell 6-Three 6-2 6-4; Matteo Berrettini bt Ugo Humbert 6-Four 6-Four 7-6(6); Alex de Minaur bt Richard Gasquet 6-Four 6-Three 6-7(6) 7-5; Vasek Pospisil bt Milos Raonic 6-7(1) 6-Three 7-6(4) 6-3
Sofia Kenin bt Leylah Fernandez 6-Four 6-4; Tsvetana Pironkova bt Garbine Muguruza 7-5 6-3; Sorana Cirstea bt Johanna Konta 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4; Amanda Anisimova bt Katrina Scott 4-6 6-Four 6-1
Up subsequent for Thiem is 2014 champion Marin Cilic who beat Norbert Gombos 6-Three 1-6 7-6(2) 7-5.
Serena wins, Murray loses
Canadian younger gun Felix Auger-Aliassime blasted previous former champion Andy Murray 6-2 6-Three 6-4.
Serena Williams battled to a 6-2 6-Four victory over Margarita Gasparyan. Up subsequent for her is fellow American and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, who cruised previous Olga Govortsova 6-2 6-2. Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, overwhelmed by Aryna Sabalenka in Round 1 right here final 12 months, beat her Belarusian compatriot 6-1 6-3. — Reuters