Murray back in winning groove at US Open

Ross Houston
August 30, 2018

Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second when Ferrer had to stop because of injury.

The two are longtime friends, even winning the 2015 US Open boys' doubles title together, and Shapovalov stayed with Auger-Aliassime and his family during the 2017 Rogers Cup.

"I have great memories of this tournament and I am just sorry that I couldn't finish it tonight", Ferrer said.

Nadal, who had won 24 of his previous 30 meetings with Ferrer, was always a favourite against his fellow Spaniard.

Williams' path may have been eased by Kaia Kanepi's stunning upset of world number one Halep, who became the first top-seeded woman to lose in the first round of the US Open.

Early in the second set, on the way to falling behind by two breaks at 3-0, Halep slammed her racket twice, drawing a warning for a code violation from the chair umpire. After his first round win over his compatriot David Ferrer, Nadal will face the Canadian Vasek Pospisil on Thursday around 9:00 PM, for just the second time in career.

"He deserved a better finish", Nadal said.

Despite the disappointing end to his Grand Slam career, Ferrer remained gracious to the end, signing autographs for fans and saying to the crowd, "I am so sorry I couldn't finish the match". I will try to be there with recovery.

But Anderson, defeated in the Wimbledon final last month by Novak Djokovic, recovered to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The battle for supremacy in the intensely competitive world of men's tennis promises to make the US Open a tournament to be followed keenly.

Wawrinka swept to a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory to repeat his opening round triumph over Dimitrov at Wimbledon.

Others making the second round included defending champion and No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens, two-time finalist Victoria Azarenka, and two-time major champ Garbine Muguruza.

Former World No. 1 Murray marked his first Grand Slam tournament in 14 months with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 win over Australia's James Duckworth. The 2016 champion won his eighth straight match at the US Open beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. I tried to play.

Former world number three Ferrer, who now stands at a lowly 148, beat Nadal when they met in NY in 2007.

Wawrinka couldn't defend his U.S. Open title a year ago, forced to miss the tournament following two left knee surgeries.

Federer saved the first eight break points he faced before finally faltering by pushing a forehand long on the ninth, losing serve for the only time while trying to close out the match at 5-2 in the third set.

Williams and her yellow shirt had no problems in the third set, ultimately winning 6-3. "I told him at the net we're going to be back here, we're going to play so many of these".

Players left the court on Louis Armstrong Stadium, where No. 10 seed Jelena Ostapenko and Andrea Petkovic split the first two sets.

Past champion Novak Djokovic returns to the U.S. Open, and No. 2 seeds Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are in action on a sweltering second day at Flushing Meadows. We played important matches for both of us.

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