Medvedev, Zverev, Rublev advance to US Open third round
Russian tennis players Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and Alexander Zverev secure victories and progress to the third round of the US Open.
On Day 4 of the US Open, Russian Daniil Medvedev defeated Australian Christopher O’Connell late at night to earn his 250th victory on a hard court. With his depth on the court and ground coverage skills, Medvedev defeated the Australian in the third set tie-break.
With this victory, he advanced directly to the third round, setting the clock back to 2021, the year he won the US Open final by defeating Serbian Novak Djokovic in three sets.
Andrey Rublev, another Russian who was the eighth seed, also made a strong impression by upsetting Gael Monfils. Despite the endurance of both players’ rallies, Rublev advanced to the third round due to his greater level of consistency.
Alexander Zverev, who had previously advanced to the US Open final, continued to pursue a major title. After defeating fellow countryman Daniel Altmaier in a thrilling encounter, the German improved his chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals.
On a day of furious play and exciting games, former champion Andy Murray and American great John Isner saw their careers come to an end. Murray had to face Grigor Dimitrov at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the sweltering heat.
Isner, who is known for his protracted matches, gave the singles tournament a valiant shot but finally fell short. The 2010 Wimbledon battle between the American and Nicolas Mahut, which lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, made the American famous.
Isner did announce his intention to retire, but he was unable to end his career with a triumph. Isner didn’t have the send-off he had hoped for when fellow countryman Michael Mmoh defeated him after falling behind two sets to none.
Earlier in the competition, the defending champion Carlos Alcaraz maintained his superiority and advanced to the third round following a commanding display against the Australian Lloyd Harris. Alcaraz advances to face yet another challenging opponent in the following round as he takes on British player Daniel Evans.
The women’s tournament saw several excellent performances that greatly increased the anticipation for Day 4. Jessica Pegula, the third-seeded player, handily overcame Patricia Maria Tig in her match with a score of 6-3, 6-1.
Russian Daria Kasatkina showed her grit by overcoming American Sofia Kenin after falling behind in a set. Kasatkina persisted and adjusted his strategy to secure victory and advance to the third round of the contest.
Ons Jabeur, the runner-up from the previous year, advanced to the third round by defeating Czech teenager Linda Noskova earlier. The 2023 Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka defeated Jodie Anna Burrage in straight sets to reach to Round 3.