Third-Seeded Andy Murray made it into the third round of the US Open when Stan Wawrinka progressed as well. Murray faced Adrian Mannarino and after a tough battle came out with a winning scoreline of 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1. This happened to be the eighth time in Murray’s career where he came back from two sets down to win the match.
Wawrinka faced Chung Hyeon of South Korea and had a roller coaster match. Although the match only needed three sets, it took three hours to complete due to the tiebreakers. The final score read 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6).
Petra Kvitova made it into the third round when she defeated Nicole Gibbs of United States in straight sets. Kvitova won the 6-3, 6-4 in 70 minutes and this is her second easy victory in the US Open.
13th seed John Isner made quick work of his opponent as well. He defeated Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of the tournament. Simona Halep was another big name that progressed. She had an easy win over qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 6-4.
The biggest surprise of the day came when Garbine Muguruza was knocked out. She was upset by Johanna Konta 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-2 and it happened to be one of the longest matches in US Open after 1970 with 3 hours and 23 minutes.
Heat Haunting Players in US Open
The temperature played spoilsport for certain players in the first three days and Jack Sock became the causality on the fourth day. He was forced to retire due to heat and cramps.
“Playing in the U.S. Open is the biggest and most important moment of the season for me, so having to retire from my match today is extremely disappointing. I want to thank everyone for their support and can’t wait to be back next year. I feel better already and look forward to playing Davis Cup,” He said.
Tune into Sports Rediscovered for all the latest news and updates from the US Open.