In the 2nd round of the US Open 2021 men's singles, world no.1 Novak Djokovic continues his triumphal march towards the final one that could give him the Grand Slam and the record of victories in the Majors tournaments (he won 20 Slams, like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal).
The Serb beat Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets, for 6-2 6-3 6-2, showing an incredible level of psycho-physical fitness and qualifying for the 3rd round of the New York Slam. In the next round Nole will meet the Japanese Kei Nishikori in a super match.
In the 2nd round of the men's singles, Alexander Zverev defeated the German Albert Ramos-Vinolas with the final score of 6-1 6-0 6-3, showing an enviable state of psychophysical shape, despite the off-the-court problems related to the alleged mistreatment of former girlfriend Olga Sharypova, qualifying for the 3rd round.
In the 2nd round of the women's singles, world no.1 Ashleigh Barty qualified for the 3rd round of her Flushing Meadows Slam thanks to her victory in straight sets over Clara Tauson. The Australian seed no.1 won the challenge with the final score of 6-1 7-5, showing some slight problems only in the second set.
Canadian young star Bianca Andreescu win again. This time, the winner of the 2019 edition (year of the drama-final against Serena Williams), she beat the American Lauren Davis in straight sets with a double 6-4. Anyway, despite the victory and access to the 3rd round of the New York Slam, she still does not seem in the optimal shape to be able to scare opponents like Ashleigh Barty or Naomi Osaka.
In the other matches, wins came for Matteo Berrettini, Denis Shapovalov, Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic, Iga Swiatek and Angelique Kerber.
Us Open 2021: Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Osaka and Halep in the 2nd round
Thanks to a practically flawless performance, Daniil Medvedev overtook Domenik Koepfer and reached at least the third round on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows, at the US Open 2021.
The 6-4 6-1 6-2 that he matures on the threshold of two hours of play is explanatory. In theory, Pablo Andujar shouldn't be an obstacle either. After the very complicated victory against Andy Murray in the first round, Stefanos Tsitsipas condenses the vast majority of the efforts during the third fraction against Adrian Mannarini.
The Greek talent closes the day-3 program in the men's field with a fluctuating 6-4 6-4 6-7 (4) 6-0. Obviously affected by the problems of the Frenchman in the final part. Instead, he suffers more than expected Andrey Rublev, forced to the fourth set by Pedro Martinez.
To record the successes of Felix Auger Aliassime and Roberto Bautista Agut: respectively beaten by Berbane Zapata Miralles and Emiil Ruusuvuori. On a day partially conditioned by the rain - the number three of the New York Slam - Coco Gauff passes the cut of the second round without even putting her feet on the Central.
Olga Danilovic actually declares forfeit due to problems a few hours before the match. All relatively easy for Garbine Muguruza - who overthrows the resistance of the eternal Andrea Petkovic - now on a collision course with Viktoria Azarenka.
However, the Belarusian does not have an easy life against Jasmine Paolini, who even manages to win the tie break during the second set. She recovering, among other things, a late break on two occasions. A great fight as the former world number one in Tuscany says in fact near the network after two hours.
She finishes 6-3 7-6 (4). The problems of Simona Halep against Kristina Kucova last substantially a set. Once the balance is broken, the Romanian tennis player wins nine of the last ten games available and closes at 6-3 6-1. The third round was definitely complicated for the two-time Grand Slam champion, Elena Rybakina called to the test in the third round.
Elina Svitolina also passes quite easily, who against Rebeka Masarova leaves the misery of seven points on the road with the service available. After the replay of the final 2017 edition with Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens confirms the very good state of form with a very good success against Coco Gauff.