‘Veteran’ Murray and Isner, US Open Tennis Round 1 Victory Chorus
The oldest woman, 43-year-old Williams, was eliminated in the first round… “Retirement? Why ask?”
Alkaras Medvedev, etc. Cruise in the 2nd round of winning candidates
Murray & Isner
Andy Murray (37th, UK), who overcame a hip joint injury, and John Isner (157th, USA), who announced his retirement, 바카라사이트 the two veterans won the last major tennis tournament this year,
the US Open (total prize money of 65 million dollars, about 85.7 billion won) 10 million won), they sounded the victory high side by side.
Murray defeated Corentin Moute (72nd, France) 3-0 (6-2 7-5 6-3) in the second round of the men’s singles on the second day of the tournament
held in New York, USA on the 29th (local time).
Murray, a 36-year-old veteran who debuted as a pro in 2005, won his 200th singles victory in major tournaments.
It is a record of only 8 players who have reached this height before the head.
Among them, only two active players are Novak Djokovic (355 wins, Serbia) and Rafael Nadal (314 wins, Spain).
Murray won the US Open in 2012 and the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, was once a star called the “Big Four” of men’s tennis along with Roger Federer (retired, Switzerland), Nadal, and Djokovic.
He was driven to the brink of retirement due to chronic back and hip injuries, but in 2019, he persistently continued his active life while undergoing major surgery to implant an artificial joint in his hip joint.
Although he has never reached the top of the men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour since the surgery, his performance has steadily improved and he is currently ranked at his personal best since 2017.
The opponent for the second round of the head is 19th place Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria).
Head leads with 8 wins and 3 losses in his career against opponents, but all of them were before Head underwent hip surgery.
38-year-old John Isner (157th, USA), who announced his retirement after this tournament,
defeated Facundo Dias Acosta (94th, Argentina) 3-0 (6-4 6-3 7-6<7) in the first round. -1>) and delayed the retirement stage.
Isner is famous for having a bloody battle with Nicolas Mahu (France) in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon singles,
which lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, the longest in tennis history.
Isner’s best singles performance in a major tournament was the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2018,
reached the quarterfinals twice in 2011 and 2018 at the US Open.
After the Match
Isner said, “It’s not time to say goodbye yet.
It feels great.
I will continue this competition as long as possible.”
Isner challenges 13-year-old Michael Mo (157th, USA) to advance to the third round.
On the other hand, Venus Williams (410th, USA), the oldest female pro, lost to Griet Minen (97th, Belgium)
0-2 (1-6 1-6) in the first round of women’s singles and was eliminated early.
The 43-year-old Williams, who, along with her sister Serena, has dominated the world of women’s tennis,
continues to hit the court after her one-year-old brother retired last year.
Minnen is a 26-year-old Williams’ nephew.
Williams has not risen beyond the second round in any tournament since 2020, but continues to play ‘happy tennis’ regardless of her performance.
When asked after the game when he would retire, Williams
laughed and said, “I won’t tell you. I don’t know why you ask.”
China’s Wang Yafan (114th) caused a surprise by defeating Karoline Garcia (7th, France),
the 7th seed and a semifinalist in last year’s tournament, 2-0 (6-4 6-1).
Wang Yafan was once ranked 47th in the singles rankings in 2019.
She has mostly competed in Challenger or International Tennis Federation (ITF) events in recent years, this is the first time she has competed in tournaments above the tour level this year.
The winning candidates cruised.
Carlos Alcaras (1st place, Spain), who is considered a candidate for the men’s singles championship along with Djokovic, won the victory over Dominique Köpper (75th place, Germany) and settled in the second round.
Köpper, who had severely sprained his left ankle in the first set, gave up the first set 2-6 and withdrew after losing the second set 2-3.
Danil Medvedev (3rd place, Russia), the winner of the 2021 tournament, won 3-0 (6-1 6-1 6-0) to Attila Balaz (no ranking, Hungary) and advanced to the second round.