Verdasco says goodbye to his 71st Grand Slam and Ramos advances

Verdasco says goodbye to his 71st Grand Slam and Ramos advances

Ferdinand Verdascowho entered the main draw of the U.S. Open as a repechado, after falling in the second round of the previous one, he said goodbye to his 71st Grand Slam in the first against Soonwoo Kwon24-year-old South Korean and 81st in the world, whom he had never faced before and who won 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3 and 6-3 in 3:16. The Madrid native is ahead of the Frenchman Fabrice Santoro (70) in third place in the general classification appearances at major tournaments, behind Roger Federer and Feliciano López, who are tied at 81.

Verdasco is unable to find a way back into the elite of world tennis, after undergoing surgery and recovering from various injuries. This year, he couldn’t pass the first round either at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, after not being able to participate in the Australian Open. To get to these nominations, he had to score points in the Challengers and in a few ATP tournaments. Playing in New York moves him up seven places in the standings, to 115th, to keep fighting to do what he loves most, playing tennis.

Great debut for Ramos against Gombos

Albert Ramos played in the second round of the US Open for the fifth time, his peak in the tournament, with a relatively comfortable victory over the 32-year-old Slovak and world 114th Norbert Gombos: 6-3, 6-4 and 7- 5 in 2h20. The Catalan broke the head-to-head tiebreaker (2-1 now) with 26 winners and 23 unforced errors, and good serving numbers (76% with the former and 68% with the latter) ). On Thursday, he will face the Croatian Marin Cilicwho also got rid of the German Marterer in three sets (6-3, 6-2 and 7-5).

Pedro Martínez stumbles against Eubanks

Pedro Martínez could not go beyond the debut either when he met the American Christopher Eubanks, popular in his country’s tennis for his involvement (he is a commentator for Tennis Channel), who came from the previous and beat the Spaniard 7-5, 6-3 and 7-6 (3) in 2h28. The 26-year-old, who is 2.01m tall, hit the Spaniard with 23 aces and only lost serve once. Both had been measured before, but in previous ones, the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2019, with a win for each. In the third set, the Valencian reached the tiebreaker thanks to that single break he added, but the American’s serve prevailed to close his first victory at the US Open, during his fourth appearance.

The Munar-Carballés, postponed due to rain

The Spanish derby of the second day of the US Open, played by Jaume Munar and Roberto Carballés, has been postponed due to rain when the Tenerife player won 6-1, 6-3, 4-6 and 4-1 in the fourth set. It will resume this Wednesday in the second corner of track 14, around 7:00 p.m.

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