US Open: Top stars Medvedev, Zverev, Berretini reach second round


New York (Best Hindu News): Former US Open champion Daniil Medvedev stormed into the second round of the US Open with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 win over Hungary’s Attila Balazs here on Tuesday.

It was the third-seeded Russian’s 50th Tour-level win of the season. He now has a 24–5 record at the US Open, more wins at the hard-court event than at the other three majors (Australian Open 21, Wimbledon 13, Roland Garros 7).

They will next face the winner of the Australian match between Max Purcell and Christopher O’Connell.

Medvedev, who is chasing his second Slam title this fortnight, has lifted four Tour-level trophies on hard courts this year.

In another match, Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated Alexander Vukic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to enter the second round. He will next face either Daniel Altmaier or Constant Lestienne.

The 26-year-old Zverev, who reached the final in New York in 2020, won 86 percent (50/58) of his first serve to advance after two hours and 11 minutes.

2019 US Open semifinalist Matteo Berretini produced a stellar performance, hitting 11 aces to defeat No. 29 seed Ugo Humbert in straight sets in Round 1. Berretini won the 2023 edition by winning the clash 6–4, 6–2, 6–2, repeating the 2019 edition.

Berrettini’s season has been marred by injuries, and the former top 10 player came into the tie after playing intermittently throughout the year; The one-time world No. 6 came into the tournament ranked lower than his French rival (No. 36 to No. 33), who recently defeated world No. 13 Alex de Minaur to reach the semifinals of an ATP tournament in Atlanta. Was.

However, Berretini seemed to be finding his form and his forehand in the opening exchanges.

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