Published: Fri, August 30, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

US Open: Rafael Nadal beats John Millman, advances to round 2

US Open: Rafael Nadal beats John Millman, advances to round 2

The Spaniard capped his workmanlike victory with a clean forehand victor.

With her back to the wall, Osaka was able to come up with a pair of clutch serves and to find the mark with a big forehand to escape danger, and came up with a brilliant backhand down the line to seal the hold. She also won the Australian Open this season.

At a combined age of 33, Gauff and Potapova made up the youngest first-round matchup at the Open in history.

Next up for Osaka is either qualifier Timea Babos or 15-year-old American wildcard Gauff.

The tournament is broadcast exclusively across ESPN channels, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday on both ESPN and ESPN+. The biggest beneficiary could be three-time champion Rafael Nadal, the No. 2 seed, who found no such trouble, easily putting together a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory at night over John Millman.

"When you start the tournament, you have hard opponents in front". "The first match is always a little bit new".

Murray, playing on the Challenger circuit for the first time in 14 years, defeated 115th-ranked Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 6-3, 6-4 in an event he is using to rebuild his form. In 2017, she was beaten by Maria Sharapova in a night match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. It's not that she plays safe, but she doesn't flirt with danger, a trait which helped her seal the win. She not only had the chance to compete against Williams, one of her tennis idols, but she also got a tweet from the former U.S. First Lady.

"Because you're French probably and you're all weirdos".

Rublev was coming off a rout of Federer earlier this month in a U.S. Open tuneup tournament.

Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, reacts after winning a point in the second set against Hubert Hurkacz, of Poland, during the semifinals of the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

The world No. 1 from Japan defeated No. 84 Anna Blinkova of Russian Federation 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Tuesday in her return to Arthur Ashe Stadium, the scene of her first major title.

Osaka too was tested sternly Tuesday, but she had enough resilience to carry her when her finesse was missing.

Having develop into the youngest participant to qualify on the All England Membership within the Open Period, she then stormed on to the fourth spherical earlier than being stopped by eventual champion Simona Halep.

Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka confronted severe nerves in a rocky start to her title defense Tuesday while men's contenders Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas tumbled out in the first round. In other words, exactly what a 15-year-old phenom should be. And parts of her game were definitely off. "I had been told not to really worry about the biopsy".

Sloane Stephens, the champion just two years ago, crashed out to Russian youngster Anna Kalinskaya.

They're the two new top-20 representatives and join Donna Vekic, Aleksandra Krunic and Gabriela Dabrowski as additions to the council.

Venus Williams was not picked to continue on the council after being there "pretty much nearly every year of my career", she said. "It's great news for us, of course, but for him and for the world of sport that's great news and I wish him the very best. I still have input on this tour".

There's no match history between these two players.

The New York Times first reported that Steiner was sacked. "The only thing I would have wished is that I won the first match point", Osaka said. And she needed to keep her cool, with Flipkens's game style including changing the pace and depth of her shots to upset the opponent's rhythm.

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