US Open ATP Day 1: Norrie Upsets Schwartzman, Johnson Upsets Isner, & More

US Open ATP Day 1 Recap

Cameron Norrie would upset Diego Schwartzman, American Steve Johnson would upset compatriot John Isner, and much more at the US Open.

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US Open ATP Day 1 Results

Singles Results

Juan Ignacio Londero vs. Evgeny Donskoy

Juan Ignacio Londero would break Evgeny Donskoy’s serve three times in the opening set of their match, before eventually taking the set 6-3.

In the second set, Londero increased his lead over Donskoy by taking the second set 6-3 to take a two-set lead. In the third set, Londero would break Donskoy’s serve three times to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.

Pablo Andujar vs. Borna Coric (27)

The twenty-seventh seeded Borna Coric would be forced to battle in his opening set against Pablo Andujar. With his back against the wall at 4-5, Coric would win three games in a row to take the set 7-5.

In the following set, Coric would look much better, taking a 3-1 lead early and eventually taking the set 6-3. In the third set, Coric would immediately gain a 3-0 lead and would only allow Andujar one game while taking the set 6-1.

With this, Borna Coric would win the match 7-5, 6-3, 6-1.

Dusan Lajovic (18) vs. Egor Gerasimov

Egor Gerasimov, the 72nd ranked ATP player, would come out firing against Dusan Lajovic, the 24th ranked ATP player, in their match today.

In the opening set, Gerasimov would win five games in a row, two on Lajovic’s serve, before taking the set 6-1. In the second set, Lajovic would immediately answer back by breaking Gerasimov’s serve twice to take the set 6-4 and level the match at a set apiece.

In the following two sets, Gerasimov would get a combined two breaks of Lajovic’s serve and that would be enough to win the match 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Stefano Travaglia vs. Jordan Thompson

The Australian Jordan Thompson would get off on the right foot against Stefano Travaglia in their first-round match today. In the first set, Thompson would break Travaglia’s serve twice, in the second and eighth games, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Thompson would only need one break of Travaglia’s serve to take the set 6-4 and a commanding 2-0 set lead.

In the third set, each player would battle back-and-forth, but in the end, Travaglia would take the set 6-4 to keep his winning hopes alive. In the fourth set, Thompson would take over, winning three games in a row after gaining a 3-2 lead to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Diego Schwartzman (9) vs. Cameron Norrie

The ninth-seeded Diego Schwartzman would get off to a solid start against Cameron Norrie in the first set of their match today.

After taking a 4-2 lead thanks to two breaks of Norrie’s serve, Schwartzman would go on to take the set 6-3. In the second set, Schwartzman would get two breaks of serve to take the set 6-4.

Down no sets to two, Norrie would battle back and win the third and fourth sets, 6-2 and 6-1, to force a decisive fifth set against the ninth-seeded Schwartzman.

In the fifth set, Norrie would come out on top, 7-5, to win the match 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 7-5.

Jason Jung vs. Federico Coria

After falling behind 1-2 to start the match, Jason Jung would win five games in a row against Federico Coria to take the opening set 6-2.

In the second set, Jung would only need one break of Coria’s serve to take the set 6-4. In the third and fourth sets, Coria would battle back and win 6-4 and 6-1 to force a fifth set.

Down 0-2 in the fifth set, Jason Jung would retire, giving Federico Coria the 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 2-0.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Dennis Novak

Austrian Dennis Novak would come out looking good against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in their first-round match today.

In the opening set, Novak would only need one break of Davidovich Fokina’s serve, in the second game, to take the set 6-3. In the second and third sets, Davidovich Fokina would get five total breaks of Novak’s serve to take the sets 6-4 and 6-3.

In the fourth set, on the edge of defeat, Novak would dominate Davidovich Fokina, taking the set 6-1 to force a decisive fifth set.

In the decisive fifth set, Davidovich Fokina would return the favor by taking the set 6-0 to win the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.

Denis Shapovalov (12) vs. Sebastian Korda (wc)

After each player held strong on serve for a combined nine games, Denis Shapovalov would break Sebastian Korda’s serve in the tenth game to take the opening set 6-4.

In the second set, Korda would answer back by taking the set 6-4 to tie the match at a set apiece. In the third set, Shapovalov would get one break of Korda’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the fourth set, Shapovalov would break Korda’s twice, while not dropping a single service game, to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Adrian Mannarino (32) vs. Lorenzo Sonego

The Frenchman Adrian Mannarino would defeat Lorenzo Sonego in their first-round match today. In the opening set of their match, Mannarino would only allow Sonego one game, taking the set 6-1.

In the second set, Mannarino would take a commanding two set lead by breaking Sonego’s serve once on his way to taking the set 6-4.

In the third set, with his back against the wall, down 1-2, Sonego would win five games in a row to take the set 6-2. In the fourth set, Mannarino would bounce back and take the set 6-3, thanks to three breaks of Sonego’s serve. With this, Mannarino would win the match 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Pablo Carreno Busta (20) vs. Yasutaka Uchiyama

The twentieth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta would have to fight much harder than expected in his first-round match against Yasutaka Uchiyama.

In the opening set, Uchiyama would only need one break of Carreno Busta’s serve, in the fifth game, to take the set 6-4. In the second set, Carreno Busta would respond by winning three games in a row immediately and taking the set 6-3.

In the third set, Uchiyama would dominate, only allowing Carreno Busta to win one game en route to a 6-1 set victory. In the fourth set, Carreno Busta would once again win the first three games in a row and would go on to take the set 6-3.

In the decisive fifth set, Carreno Busta would come out on top, 6-3, to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Mitchell Krueger (wc) vs. Pedro Sousa

American wildcard Mitchell Krueger would get one of the biggest wins of his career against Pedro Sousa today. In the opening set of their match, Sousa would break Krueger’s serve once and that would be enough to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Krueger would respond by breaking Sousa’s serve twice to take the set 6-2. In the third set, with the set tied at five, Krueger would take back-to-back games to take the set 7-5.

In the fourth set, Krueger would only need one break of Sousa’s serve, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3 and the match 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.

Dominik Koepfer vs. Taylor Fritz (19)

The nineteenth-seeded Taylor Fritz would not get off to an ideal start against Dominik Koepfer in their first-round match today.

In the opening set, Fritz would fall behind 2-4 to Koepfer, but would battle back to take the set to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Koepfer would prevail, 9-7, to take the set 7-6 (9-7).

In the second set, Fritz would look much better, taking the set 6-3, winning the last four games in a row. In the third set, Fritz would once again win the last four games of the set in a row, this time taking the set 6-2.

In the fourth set, Fritz would break Koepfer’s serve twice, while only being broken once, to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-7 (9-7), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Peter Gojowczyk vs. Hubert Hurkacz (24)

The twenty-fourth seeded Hubert Hurkacz would have little difficulty winning his match against Peter Gojowczyk today, taking the match in straight sets.

In the opening set, Hurkacz would break Gojowczyk’s serve three times, winning the first four games in a row, to take the set 6-3.

In the second and third sets, he would only need one break of serve in each set to take them both at 6-4 and the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Jack Sock (pr) vs. Pablo Cuevas

With the opening set of Pablo Cuevas and Jack Sock’s match tied at two, Cuevas would win three games in a row before eventually taking the opening set 6-3.

In the second set, neither player would drop a single service game, until the tenth game when Jack Sock broke Cuevas to take the set 6-4. In the third set, Sock would get two breaks of Cuevas’ serve, taking the set 6-2.

With his back against the wall in the fourth set, Pablo Cuevas would respond by breaking Sock’s serve in the first game and taking the set 6-4.

In the fifth set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Sock would prevail, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2) and the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2).

Paolo Lorenzi vs. Brandon Nakashima (wc)

American wildcard Brandon Nakashima would get an exciting first-round win against Paolo Lorenzi today. In the opening set of their match, Nakashima would only need one break of Lorenzi’s serve, in the eighth game, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Nakashima would break Lorenzi’s serve in the first game and would go on to comfortably take the set 6-2. The third set would be a tight one, with neither player dropping a single game on serve en route to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Nakashima would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and the match 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

Kevin Anderson vs. Alexander Zverev (5)

The fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev would put on a good showing against the 2018 Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson.

In the opening set of their match, after gaining a 5-3 lead, Zverev would let his foot off of the gas a little, allowing Anderson to force a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Zverev would prevail, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2). In the second set, down 4-5, Anderson would answer back by winning three games in a row to take the set 7-5.

In the third set, Zverev would take a 4-1 lead early and would hold on to that lead to take the set 6-3. In the fourth set, with a victory in sight, Zverev would break Anderson’s serve in the eleventh game before taking the set 7-5 and the match 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.

Mohamed Safwat vs. Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon would come out hot in his match against Mohamed Safwat today. To start the match, Simon would win five games in a row, two on Safwat’s serve, and would take the opening set 6-1.

In the second set, down 3-4, Simon would win three games in a row to take the set 6-4. In the third set, to complete the straight sets sweep, Simon would break Safwat’s serve twice on his way to a 6-4 set victory and a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 match victory.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas

The fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas would dismantle the Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets today. In the opening set, Tsitsipas would take a 4-1 lead early and would hold on to that lead to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, with the set tied at one, Tsitsipas would win five games in a row to take the set 6-1. In the third set, after falling behind 0-1, Tsitsipas would win five games in a row to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-2, 6-1, 6-1.

Maxime Cressy (wc) vs. Jozef Kovalik

Wildcard Maxime Cressy would get one of the biggest wins of his career today in his first-round match against Jozef Kovalik.

To start the match, Cressy would win five games in a row, two on Kovalik’s serve, and would go on to take the first set 6-1. In the second set, Kovalik would answer back by winning the first three games in a row and taking the set 6-2.

In the third set, Cressy would get one break of Kovalik’s serve, in the fifth game, and that would be enough to take the set 6-4.

In the fourth set, with a victory near, Cressy would break Kovalik twice to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Kyle Edmund vs. Alexander Bublik

After a slow start to his match against Alexander Bublik, Kyle Edmund would get a solid first-round victory. In the opening set of their match, Bublik would break Edmund’s serve twice on his way to a 6-2 set victory.

In the second set, Edmund would respond by breaking Bublik’s serve in the twelfth game to take the set 7-5. In the third set, Edmund would get two breaks, taking the set 7-5 as well.

In the fourth set, Edmund would dominate, taking the set 6-0 and the match 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-0.

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (wc) vs. Soon-Woo Kwon

In the opening set of Thai-Son Kwiatkowski’s match against Soon-Woo Kwon, Kwiatkowski would break Kwon’s serve once on his way to a 6-3 set victory.

In the second set, Kwon and Kwiatkowski would each break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Kwon would prevail, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4).

In the third set, Kwon would dominate, winning six games in a row after falling behind 0-1 to take the set 6-1. In the fourth set, Kwon would finish the job, breaking Kwiatkowski twice to take the set 6-2 and the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, 6-2.

Attila Balazs vs. Mikhail Kukushkin

Mikhail Kukushkin would see little resistance from Attila Balazs in their first-round match today. In the opening set, after falling behind 1-4, Kukushkin would win five games in a row to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, after falling behind 3-5, Kukushkin would win four games in a row to take the set 7-5. In the third set, Kukushkin would get out to a 4-2 lead early and would ride that lead to a 6-4 set victory and a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 match victory.

Marcos Giron vs. Marc Polmans

American Marcos Giron would get a big first-round win in his match against Marc Polmans today. In the opening set of their match, Giron would only need one break of Polmans’ serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, after coming back from a 3-5 deficit, Polmans would win 7-5 in a tiebreak to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the third set, Polmans would put the pressure on Giron by breaking his serve three times and taking the set 6-3.

But, in the fourth set, Giron would answer back by taking the set 6-4 to force a fifth set. In the decisive fifth set, Giron would get three breaks of Polmans’ serve to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Federico Gaio vs. Ricardas Berankis

In the opening set of Ricardas Berankis’ match against Federico Gaio, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Berankis would come out on top, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3). In the second set, Gaio would only need one break of Berankis’ serve to take the set 6-4.

In the third set, down 2-4, Berankis would win four games in a row to claim the set 6-4. In the fourth set, Berankis would break Gaio’s serve twice on his way to a 6-4 set victory and a 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 match victory.

Steve Johnson vs. John Isner (16)

Americans Steve Johnson and John Isner would play an epic first-round match today. In the first set, neither player would drop a single service game on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Isner would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the second set, Johnson would respond by breaking Isner’s serve once and taking the set 6-3.

In the third set, both players would once again hold serve all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Isner would win once again, 7-5 this time, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).

In the fourth set, Johnson would take a commanding 3-0 lead early and would ride that lead to a 6-3 set victory. In the decisive fifth set, each player would hold their serve all the way to another tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Steve Johnson would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and the match 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

Filip Krajinovic (26) vs. Mikael Ymer

Filip Krajinovic, who played well at the Western & Southern Open, would put up a solid performance in his first-round match against Mikael Ymer.

In the first set, Krajinovic would break Ymer’s serve three times on his way to a 6-2 set victory. In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Krajinovic would come out on top, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3). In the third set, Krajinovic would only need one break of serve to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Ulises Blanch (wc) vs. Cristian Garin (13)

American wildcard Ulises Blanch and the thirteenth-seeded Cristian Garin would play a tight first set, but in the tenth game, Blanch would get a break of serve to win the set 6-4.

In the second set, each players would once again hold their serves, through eleven games, before Blanch broke in the twelfth game to take the set 7-5.

In the third set, Garin would respond by getting one break of serve to take the set 6-4. In the fourth set, Garin would escape elimination again, getting another break of serve and taking the set 6-4.

In the decisive fifth set, Garin would takeover, winning the set 6-2 to take the match 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Joao Sousa vs. Michael Mmoh (wc)

In wildcard Michael Mmoh’s opening set against Joao Sousa, Mmoh would break Sousa’s serve three times to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, Mmoh would only need one break of serve, in the twelfth game, to take the set 7-5. In the third set, Sousa would break Mmoh’s serve twice to take the set 6-2 and keep his hopes alive.

In the fourth set, Mmoh would come out on top, 6-1, to win the match 6-2, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.

Pedro Martinez vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (28)

Jan-Lennard Struff would handle business well in his first-round match against Pedro Martinez today. In the opening set of their match, Struff would break Martinez’s serve three times en route to a 6-0 set victory.

In the second set, Struff would get two breaks, coming back from 2-4 down, to take the set 7-5. In the third set, after falling behind 1-4, Struff would win five games in a row to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-0, 7-5, 6-4.

Lloyd Harris vs. Marco Cecchinato

Lloyd Harris would waste no time in his first-round match against Marco Cecchinato today. In the opening set, Harris would break Cecchinato’s serve once, in the seventh game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Harris would get three breaks on his way to a 7-5 set victory. In the third set, Harris would finish the job by getting two breaks of serve and taking the set 6-2 and the match 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.

Reilly Opelka vs. David Goffin (7)

The seventh-seeded David Goffin and the American Reilly Opelka would play a good match today. In the opening set, neither player would drop a single service game on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Goffin would prevail, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2). In the second set, Opelka would answer back by winning four games in a row to take the set 6-3.

In the third set, with the set at 0-1, Goffin would win six games in a row to take the set 6-1. In the fourth set, Goffin would only need one break of Opelka’s serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Damir Dzumhur

As expected, the top-seeded Novak Djokovic would fly through his first-round match against Damir Dzumhur. In the opening set, Djokovic would break Dzumhur’s serve twice on his way to a 6-1 set victory.

In the second set, Djokovic would break Dzumhur’s serve twice on his way to a 6-4 set victory. In the third set, Djokovic would get three breaks to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-1, 6-4, 6-1.

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