New York, Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain, partnering with Fedrico Delbonis of Argentina defeated Hugo Nys of Mongolia and Divij Sharan of India in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 in the men’s doubles first round match in US Open at the court No 15 of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center here on Thursday.
The match lasted one hour and 12 minutes. Carballes Baena/Delbonis won 79 per cent points (30/38) on their first service and 67 per cent points (10/15) on the second service.
Their first service was 72 per cent (38/53) in and won two break points out of seven. Sharan/Nys registered 62 per cent (39/62) first service in and 69 per cent (27/39) on the second. The pair committed 11 unforced errors and hit 19 winners. Their rivals committed nine unforced errors and unleashed 20 winners.
Sharan/Nys won a total of 52 points while their opponents recorded 64 points. Sharan/Nys earned $17,000.
Gauff to play Osaka in US Open third round The 15-year-old Coco Gauff of the United States outlasted qualifier Timea Babos of Hungary 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to set up an intriguing US Open third-round meeting with world No. 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka of Japan.
Playing as a wildcard, Gauff overcame a second set loss to defeat her opponent after two hours and 21 minutes of play on Thursday. With her victory, she becomes the youngest woman to reach the last 32 at Flushing Meadows since Anna Kournikova’s run to the round of 16 in 1996. “It was great,” Gauff said of the match. “I thought that the first set, I definitely was in control. In the second set, Babos raised her level and I wasn’t able to finish the set. It was a great match.”
Kyrgios into third round Australia’s Nick Kyrgios beat France’s Antoine Hoang 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to move into the third round of the US Open on Thursday. In a typically fiery display, the 24-year-old wrapped up the match in just under two hours, though he briefly lost his temper when he thought Hoang was allowed to challenge a call too long after the point had ended.
The 28th seed argued with the chair umpire and then asked for an explanation from a supervisor, before refocusing and closing the match out. Kyrgios, whose draw quarter remains wide open after first-round losses for three top-10 players. now faces Russia’s 43rd-ranked Andrey Rublev for a spot in the last 16.