New York (AP) – Former world number one Andy Murray made it to the second round at the US Open in New York with a great show of strength. The 33-year-old Briton defeated Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka 4: 6, 4: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5), 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 4.
Murray, who actually wanted to end his career in early 2019 due to another hip surgery, used his first match point at 4:38 AM.
The Austrian Dominic Thiem, on the other hand, had no problems in his opening match. The number three in the tennis world led against Jaume Munar from Spain 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3 in New York on Tuesday when his opponent had to stop due to an injury. Thiem is one of the favorites in New York, also because Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are missing this year. At the Australian Open in January, 26-year-old Thiem had already reached the final, but lost to Novak Djokovic there. In New York, Thiem is number two.
In the women’s category, Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin reached the second round without any problems. The 21-year-old American defeated Yanina Wickmayer from Belgium with a clear 6: 2, 6: 2.