Thanks to a five-set win over German Jan-Lennard Struff, Greece’s Talon Track reached the second round at the US Open. It became 2-6, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 for the number 121 in the world. Struff is the world number 52.
After 3 hours and 38 minutes, the Greek track ended convincingly with a game of love. The Dutchman was the best of the match in the deciding set, but it took a long time before he could express that in the score. After a break in the 12th, the resistance of Struve, who reached the third round last year, was broken.
The Greek track started the match with difficulty and had no chance in the first set in which he handed the service match twice. After the Greek track won the second set through a tiebreak, he clumsily lost the third after a sloppy serve game with a score of 5-4. In a fit of anger, the Greek track hit a ball over the fences, which triggered a warning.
But in the fourth and fifth sets, the Greek track showed itself mentally strong. He put in better and better and brought his total serve to 30. On the other hand, Struve, who hit 16 double faults, failed in the final.
For the 25-year-old Greek track track, this is his first-ever victory in the main tournament of a Grand Slam tournament. He made his debut at the US Open. He competed in the Australian Open last year and appeared at Wimbledon this year.
In the lead-up to the US Open, it was still uncertain for a long time whether the Greek track could appear at the US Open. Due to problems with his visa, he was unable to enter the United States for a long time. Shortly before the weekend traveled to New York.
In the second round, Greece will play Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, who narrowly eliminated Danish qualifier Holger Ron on Tuesday evening (local time): 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1.
On Monday, Butch van de Zandscholp had already reached the second round after winning in five sets. Defeated Spaniard Carlos Taberner.
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