Authorization

Pospisil tops Raonic in all-Canadian U.S. Open match

Vasek Pospisil beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.
Pospisil has been strong since returning from surgery last year on a herniated disk and helped Canada reach the 2019 Davis Cup final. He was strong over the last three sets to hold off the 25th-seeded Raonic.
It’s been a strong start at Flushing Meadows for the Canadians. Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov of Toronto also won their men’s opening matches to send four men into the second round for the first time since 1959.
Pospisil is into the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time in his career. Raonic has never advanced past the third round of this tournament. He seemed poised for better things after reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open.
Pospisil next plays No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut.
Second-seeded Dominic Thiem earned a spot in the third round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over over Sumit Nagal. Thiem, who turned 27 on Thursday, faces 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the next round.
Daniil Medvedev beat Australian Christopher O’Connell 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory to advance to the third round.
The third-seeded Medvedev won under the closed roof of Louis Armstrong Stadium because of rain. He's in the third round for the third straight year.
On the women's side, ninth-seeded Johanna Konta had an early exit at Flushing Meadows. Romania’s Sorana Cirstea knocked off Konta 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 to earn her spot in the third round.
Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin won her second-round match against unseeded Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.
Amanda Anisimova won a matchup of American teenagers, rallying past wild card Katrina Scott 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open.
The 19-year-old Anisimova, a surprise semifinalist at the French Open last year, steadied her game in the second set and pulled away. The 16-year-old Scott is ranked 637th and was coming off her first tour-level victory in the opening round Tuesday when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam.
Anisimova, who is seeded 22nd, won the girls’ singles at the Open in 2017.
Tsvetana Pironkova pulled off an upset to reach the third round, her first tournament after a three-year break to focus on motherhood.
Pironkova, who has no ranking because of her layoff, beat No. 10-seeded Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-3.


© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Июль 2022    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031