Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Round Wrap-Up At US Open; Mixed American Performance

The first round of the 2011 US Open is wrapping up in New York tonight, and there haven't been any major upsets on the men's side.  All four of the top seeds advanced fairly easily (although Nadal seems to like to make things interesting in the early rounds sometimes).

The following Americans have entered into the second round:
  • Mardy Fish - still the USA's best hope to win by far
  • Alex Bogomolov, Jr - needed five sets to defeat fellow American Steve Johnson (this year's NCAA men's singles champion; a senior at USC)
  • John Isner - had a 141 mph serve in his match; second round match is against Ginepri
  • Robby Ginepri - wild card entrant; made it to the semi-finals of the Open in 2005
  • Donald Young - a straight sets victory; first win at the US Open in 4 years
  • James Blake - Has had a rough year, but this is a good start to the Open; second round match is against #5 seed David Ferrer
  • Jack Sock - the 18-year-old starts his first major senior Grand Slam with a win; unfortunately his second round opponent is likely to be:
  • Andy Roddick - currently winning 2 sets to one; up in the fourth set 2-1 against fellow American Michael Russell

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