US Open ATP Day 2: Murray Completes Miraculous Comeback, Millman Upsets Basilashvili, & More

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US Open ATP Day 2 Recap

Andy Murray would make an unbelievable comeback, John Millman would upset Nikoloz Basilashvili, and much more at the US Open.

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US Open ATP Day 2 Results

Singles Results

Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Aljaz Bedene

After Emil Ruusuvuori and Aljaz Bedene raced to 3-3 in the opening set, Ruusuvuori would win three games in a row to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Bedene would respond by breaking Ruusuvori’s serve once to take the set 6-3. In the third set, Ruusuvuori would win the first five games in a row before taking the set 6-1 to secure a 2-1 set lead.

With his back against the wall, Bedene would come back from a 1-3 deficit in the fourth set to take the set 6-4. But, in the fifth set, Ruusuvuori would be too much for Bedene, taking the set 6-1, and the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

Mackenzie McDonald (pr) vs. Casper Ruud (30)

American Mackenzie McDonald would get the better of Casper Ruud early in their match. In the opening set, McDonald would break Ruud’s serve twice to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, he would only need one break of Ruud’s serve, in the ninth game, to take the set 6-4. In the third set, Ruud would fight back, getting two breaks of serve and taking the set 6-4.

In the fourth set, on the edge of elimination again, Ruud would gain a 4-1 lead early and would ride that lead to a 6-3 set victory.

In the fifth set, with each player having two sets to their name, the thirtieth-seeded Ruud would prevail, 6-2, to win the match 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Andrey Kuznetsov (pr) vs. Sam Querrey

Andrey Kuznetsov would get a surprising first-round win in his match against American Sam Querrey today. In the opening set, Kuznetsov would break Querrey’s serve once, in the ninth game, and would eventually take the set 6-4.

In the second set, neither player would drop a single service game on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Kuznetsov would prevail, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6).

In the third set, with Kuznetsov nearing victory and the set tied at two, Kuznetsov would win four games in a row to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

Jannik Sinner vs. Karen Khachanov (11)

Despite a solid start from rising star Jannik Sinner, the experience of the eleventh-seeded Karen Khachanov would shine through in this match.

In the opening set, Sinner would win the first three games in a row before taking the set 6-3. In the second set, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Sinner would prevail, 9-7, to take the set 7-6 (9-7). In the third set, Khachanov would respond by getting two breaks of Sinner’s serve to take the set 6-2.

In the fourth set, Khachanov would dominate, not allowing Sinner a single game on his way to a 6-0 set victory. In the fifth set, Khachanov and Sinner would race to another tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Khachanov would come out on top, 7-4, to win the set 7-6 (7-4) and the match 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4).

Sumit Nagal vs. Bradley Klahn

Sumit Nagal would get a solid first-round victory in his match against American Bradley Klahn today. To start their match, after dropping the first game, Nagal would win six games in a row to take the opening set 6-1.

In the second set, Nagal would only need one break of Klahn’s serve, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3. In the third set, Klahn would respond by getting a break of Nagal’s serve and taking the set 6-3.

In the fourth set, Nagal would takeover, winning the first five games in a row and taking the set 6-1 to win the match 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Andy Murray vs. Yoshihito Nishioka

Yoshihito Nishioka would not get distracted by being on the other side of the net from tennis legend Andy Murray today. In the opening set of their match, Nishioka would break Murray’s serve once, in the seventh game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, he would follow this up by getting two breaks of serve, while only being broken once to take the set 6-4. In the third set, Nishioka would immediately break Murray, but Murray would fight back and take the set to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Murray would come out on top, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the fourth set, neither player would drop a service game on their way to another tiebreak.

In this tiebreak, Murray would once again win, taking the tiebreak 7-4 to take the set 7-6 (7-4). In the fifth set, Murray would complete this miraculous comeback by defeating Nishioka 6-4 to take the match 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Jeremy Chardy vs. Andrey Rublev (10)

The tenth-seeded Andrey Rublev would have an easy first-round match against Jeremy Chardy today. In the opening set, Rublev would break Chardy’s serve once, in the ninth game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Rublev would take a 5-1 lead early and would eventually take the set 6-4. In the third set, Rublev would take another early lead, 4-2, and would go on to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

Felix Auger-Aliassime (15) vs. Thiago Monteiro

The fifteenth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime would start off his match against Thiago Monteiro well, breaking Monteiro’s serve once on his way to a 6-3 opening set victory.

In the second set, each player would play well, with neither dropping a single game on their serve, on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Monteiro would win 9-7 to take the set 7-6 (9-7).

In the third set, Felix would respond by winning a tiebreak 8-6 to take the set 7-6 (8-6) and take a 2-1 set lead. In the fourth set, the two would battle to a tiebreak that Auger-Aliassime would win 8-6 to take the set 7-6 (8-6) and the match 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6).

Marin Cilic (31) vs. Denis Kudla

In the opening set of Marin Cilic’s match against Denis Kudla, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, the American Kudla would win 7-3 to take the first set 7-6 (7-3). In the second set, Kudla would follow this up by breaking Cilic’s serve once on his way to a 6-3 set victory.

In the next two sets, Cilic would respond by getting three combined breaks of Kudla’s serve on his way to two 7-5 set victories.

With each player having two sets to their name, the fifth set would be intense. But, in the end, Cilic would come out on top, 6-3, to win the match 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3.

Norbert Gombos vs. Radu Albot

Norbert Gombos would get past his first-round opponent, Radu Albot, with relative ease today. In the opening set, Gombos would break Albot’s serve twice to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Gombos would come out firing, winning the first five games in a row before eventually taking the set 6-1. In the third set, Gombos would finish Albot off by breaking his serve once to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

Jaume Munar vs. Dominic Thiem (2)

After gaining a commanding 5-3 lead against Jaume Munar in the opening set of their match, the second-seeded Dominic Thiem would let his foot off of the gas and allow Munar to force a tiebreak.

Still, in the tiebreak, Thiem would prevail, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6). In the second set, Thiem would break Munar’s serve twice on his way to a 6-3 set victory.

Before the start of the third set, Munar would retire, giving Dominic Thiem the victory.

Taro Daniel vs. Gregoire Barrere

Gregoire Barrere would get a solid win against fellow unseeded player Taro Daniel in their match today. To start the match, Barrere would break Daniel’s serve once to take the opening set 6-3.

In the second set, Barrere would extend his lead by getting two breaks of Daniel’s serve and taking the set 6-4. In the third set, Daniel would answer back by gaining a 3-0 lead early and riding that to a 6-3 set victory.

But, it would be too little too late, as Barrere would win 6-1 in the fourth set to take the match 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Vasek Pospisil vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber

Canadian Vasek Pospisil would get a big first-round victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber today. In the opening set, Pospisil and Kohlschreiber would each hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Pospisil would come out on top, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4). In the second set, down 4-5, Pospisil would win three games in a row to take the set 7-5.

In the third set, with Pospisil nearing a victory, Kohlschreiber would take him to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Pospisil would win 7-3 to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and the match 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).

Guido Pella (29) vs. Jeffrey John Wolf (wc)

American wildcard Jeffrey John “JJ” Wolf would get his first tour-level victory today against the twenty-ninth seeded Guido Pella.

In the first set of their match, Wolf would break Pella’s serve twice to take the set 6-2. In the second set, Pella would respond by dominating Wolf, taking the set 6-0.

In the third set, Wolf would break Pella’s serve twice once again to take the set 6-3 and take a commanding two set lead. In the fourth set, Wolf would only need one break to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Thiago Seyboth Wild vs. Daniel Evans (23)

The twenty-third-seeded Daniel “Dan” Evans would get an easy win over Thiago Seyboth Wild in their match today. In the first set of their match, Evans would break Wild’s serve twice, winning the first four games in a row, to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, Evans would only allow Wild to win one game on his way to a 6-1 set victory. In the third set, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Evans would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and the match 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).

Feliciano Lopez vs. Roberto Carballes Baena

In the opening set of Feliciano Lopez’s match against Roberto Carballes Baena, Lopez would get one break of serve, in the fourth game, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Carballes Baena would respond by taking a tiebreak, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the third set, Carballes Baena would only need one break of Lopez’s serve to take the set 6-4.

In the fourth set, Carballes Baena would finish off the match by breaking Lopez’s serve twice to take the set 6-3 and the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3.

Christopher O’Connell vs. Laslo Djere

Christopher O’Connell would pull out a tight victory against Laslo Djere today. In the opening set, Djere would break O’Connell’s serve once to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, O’Connell would get two breaks of serve to take the set 6-4. In the third set, down 2-4, O’Connell would fight back to force a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, O’Connell would prevail, 7-2, to win the set 7-6 (7-2). In the fourth set, O’Connell would finish the match by getting two breaks and taking the set 6-4 and the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.

Roberto Bautista Agut (8) vs. Tennys Sandgren

The eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut would get a relatively easy victory over American Tennys Sandgren today. In the opening set of their match, Agut would break Sandgren’s serve twice on his way to a 6-4 set win.

In the second set, Agut would once again get two breaks and take the set 6-4. In the third set, neither player would drop a single service game on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Agut would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and win the match 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

Leonardo Mayer vs. Milos Raonic (25)

The Western & Southern runner-up Milos Raonic would get an easy win over Leonardo Mayer in his first-round match. In the opening set, Raonic would win the first three games consecutively before taking the set 6-3.

In the second set, down 1-2, Raonic would win five games in a row to take the second set 6-2. In the third set, two breaks of serve is all Raonic would need to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

Corentin Moutet vs. Jiri Vesely

The young Frenchman Corentin Moutet would get a nice win against Jiri Vesely today. In the opening set, Moutet would break Vesely’s serve once, in the fifth game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, down 3-4, Moutet would win three games in a row to take the set 6-4. In the third set, down 1-4, Moutet would win six out of the next seven games to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

Marton Fucsovics vs. Hugo Dellien

Marton Fucsovics would continue his impressive play as of late by getting a good win over Hugo Dellien. In the first set, down 1-3, Fucsovics would win five games in a row to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, down 2-3, Fucsovics would win four games in a row to take the set 6-3. In the third set, with the match tied at one, Fucsovics would win five games in a row to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

Ernesto Escobedo (alt) vs. Kamil Majchrzak

American Ernesto Escobedo was the second alternate for Benoit Paire, but that wouldn’t bother him as he defeat Kamil Majchrzak today.

In the first set of their match, Escobedo and Majchrzak would each hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Escobedo would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3).

In the second set, Escobedo would win the first five games in a row before eventually taking the set 6-2. In the third set, Escobedo would only need one break of serve to take the set 6-3 and the match 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-3.

Salvatore Caruso vs. James Duckworth

Australian James Duckworth would start off his match against Salvatore Caruso well, breaking Caruso’s serve once on his way to an opening set victory.

In the second set, Caruso would answer back by getting a break of Duckworth’s serve to take the set 7-5 and level the match at a set apiece.

In the third set, Caruso would only need one break of Duckworth’s serve to take the set 7-5. In the fourth set, Caruso would get three breaks of serve to take the set 6-2 and the match 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-2.

Gianluca Mager vs. Miomir Kecmanovic

In the opening set of Miomir Kecmanovic’s match against Gianluca Mager, neither player would drop a single service game for a combined nine games.

But, in the tenth game, Kecmanovic would break Mager’s serve to take the set 6-4. In the second set, they would do the same thing once again, with Kecmanovic taking the set 6-4.

In the third set, neither player would drop a single service game all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Mager would win 8-6 to take the set 7-6 (8-6).

In the fourth set, Mager would break Kecmanovic’s serve once while taking the first three games consecutively before winning the set 6-3.

In the winner-takes-all fifth set, Kecmanovic would come out on top, 6-2, to win the match 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 3-6, 6-2.

Alex de Minaur (21) vs. Andrej Martin

The twenty-first seeded Australian Alex de Minaur would get a straight-sets win over Andrej Martin today. In the opening set of their match, de Minaur would get one break of Martin’s serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, de Minaur would take a 4-1 lead early and would go on to take the set 6-3. In the third set, de Minaur would get another early 4-1 lead and would go on to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.

Ivo Karlovic vs. Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet and Ivo Karlovic, two tour veterans, would play a very good match today. In the opening set, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Gasquet would come out on top, 7-0, to take the set 7-6 (7-0). In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to another tiebreak.

In this tiebreak, Gasquet would once again prevail, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4). In the third set, Gasquet would take over, getting two breaks of serve to take the set 6-1 and the match 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

Frances Tiafoe vs. Andreas Seppi

American Frances Tiafoe would get a nice win against Andreas Seppi today. In the first set, Seppi would take a 3-1 lead early and would ride that lead to a 6-4 set victory.

In the second set, Tiafoe would win the first three games consecutively before eventually taking the set 6-3. In the third set, Tiafoe would follow this up by breaking Seppi’s serve in the ninth game to take the set 6-4.

In the fourth set, Tiafoe would finish the match by winning the set 7-5 to take the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

John Millman vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili (22)

Australian John Millman would get an impressive first-round victory over the twenty-second seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili in their match today.

In the opening set, Millman would break Basilashvili’s serve twice on his way to a 6-1 set victory. In the second set, Millman would only need one break, in the ninth game, to take the set 6-4.

In the third set, Millman would get one break of serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

Matteo Berrettini (6) vs. Go Soeda

The sixth-seeded Matteo Berrettini would get a solid victory over Go Soeda in their first-round match today. In the opening set, Berrettini and Soeda would each hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Berrettini would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the second set, Berrettini would get two breaks of Soeda’s serve to take the set 6-1.

In the third set, Berrettini would only need one break of serve, in the ninth game, to take the set 6-4 and the match 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-4.

Yuichi Sugita vs. Ugo Humbert

The young Frenchman Ugo Humbert would get off to a good start against Yuichi Sugita in their match today. In the first set, Humbert would break Sugita’s serve once, in the second game, and would go on to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Humbert would break Sugita in the first game, and that would be enough to take the set 6-4. In the third set, Humbert would dominate, taking the set 6-3 and the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Grigor Dimitrov (14) vs. Tommy Paul

The fourteenth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov would get a statement victory against American Tommy Paul in their match today.

To start the match, Dimitrov would immediately break Paul’s serve, and would hold onto that break to take the opening set 6-4. In the second set, Dimitrov would break Paul in the first and last game of the set to take it 6-3.

In the third set, nearing victory, Dimitrov would only allow Paul one game on his way to a 6-1 set victory and a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 match victory.

Federico Delbonis vs. Daniil Medvedev (3)

In the opening set of Daniil Medvedev’s match against Federico Delbonis, Medvedev would break Delbonis’ serve twice to take the set 6-1.

In the second set, Medvedev take the first four games in a row before eventually taking the set at 6-2. In the third set, Medvedev would get one break of serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

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