Stefanos Tsitsipas took another trademark long bathroom break then credited him with advancing to the third round of the US Open on Wednesday as a storm in New York forced the suspension of an indoor match.
The 23-year-old Greek third seed advanced after taking more than eight minutes between the third and fourth sets but beat Frenchman Adrian Manarino 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-0 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. ۔
“I think taking a break and changing – I was completely wet – I was refreshed,” Tsitsipas said when asked about the key to shaking the final set in 30 minutes.
“I was able to give good tennis in the fourth set. I was able to be flexible at every point.”
Tsitsipas, similar to its deepest US Open race, has been mocked by Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev for breaking a bathroom that is seen as a game manship.
French Open runner-up Sassipas, who says he only follows ATP rules with no time limit on toilet breaks, has scored the highest 27 aces of his career, five more than his previous best. , ATP won the best 50th match of the year.
“I felt very relaxed about my service,” said Setsipas. “My ball toss was very consistent. It helped me find a place and earned points from my service.”
Strong winds and water soaked the ground, and wind-driven rain entered the upper corner of the closed roof of Louis Armstrong Stadium to suspend the second round match between South Africa’s Kevin Anderson and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. To be given
The remnants of Hurricane Ida will close the court premises after interrupting the match twice, the National Weather Service has issued a storm and flood warning in the area.
Anderson and Schwartzman resumed in Asia after the victory of Setsipas, the South Americans won 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 6-4.
Defending champion Naomi Osaka advanced through a walkover, while Russian second seed Daniel Medvedev defeated Germany’s Dominic Koffer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the third round.
Osaka reached the third round when 20-year-old Serb qualifier Olga Danilovich withdrew due to illness.
“I’ve been dealing with non-covid viral disease for the past few days,” Danilovich posted on social media.
Osaka, looking for its fifth Grand Slam title in four years and its third US Open crown, next faces Canada’s 73rd-ranked Leila Fernandez.
The 23-year-old Japanese third seed could win the US Open for the first time since Serena Williams finished third in a row in 2014.
Sloane Stephens, the 2017 US Open winner who could meet Osaka in the fourth round, defeated 21st seed Koko Goff 6-4, 6-2 in the all-American showdown.
“I’m very happy with my game,” Stephens said.
Medvedev, who won in Toronto last month, also defeated Kopfer in the final of the 2019 US Open, which he lost to Rafael Nadal.
“Great level from me,” Medvedev said. “There were some tough moments in the match and I managed to play them well. I was happy in less than two hours.”
Russian fifth seed Andre Rubio defeated Pedro Martinez of Spain 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-1. His next encounter is with 50th-ranked American Francis Tiafo, who warns, “I’m coming after him.”
Two-time Grand Slam winners Victoria Azarenka and Garbine Muguroza booked a third-round showdown.
Spanish ninth seed Muguroza, winner of the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon, defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-2 to take his first victory in four attempts against Germany.
His next match will be against two-time Australian Open champion and three-time US Open runner-up Azarenka, the 18th seed of Belarus, who defeated Italy’s Jasmine Paulini 6-3, 7-6 (7/1). ۔
“The next round will be interesting for both of us,” Azarenka said.
Azarenka and Muguroza split four career meetings.
“It’s going to be a very difficult match. She always plays very well here,” Maguroza said. “He’s one of the best players out there.”
Romania’s 12th seed Simona Halp, a two-time champion, defeated Slovakia’s Christina Kokova 6-3, 6-1. After an injury season, this is Halep’s deepest US Open run since 2016.
“I feel better. I have more confidence,” Halep said. “Before the tournament, I was a little worried about injuries.”