It passes (2): Moutet, Garcia
For his fifth participation in the New York Major, Corentin Moutet (112th in the world) validated his ticket by dismissing Botic van de Zandschulp (twenty second) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Beaten in the third spherical of qualifying, the 23-year-old Frenchman had been drafted and had benefited from the abandonment of the Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the first spherical.
His Dutch opponent additionally confirmed indicators of bodily weak spot (a number of instances at the begin of the sport he was massaged and manipulated for ache in the decrease again).
The French nonetheless fought to grab the victory. After profitable the first set, Moutet even appeared very nervous in the second, till he acquired a warning for an premature kick in the ball.
Despite the ache, van de Zandschulp — who reached the quarter-finals in New York in 2021 for his first look — escaped 5-0 in the second set. Annoyed, the French railed in opposition to “zero return, not one! », rejoining his chair at a change of side.
The first game of the third set was important, to put Moutet back in the game, which still plagued. “It’s not possible, it’s not possible to do that, it’s a curse! Not a forehand…”, he launched after placing a forehand in the internet.
But after 18 minutes of arm wrestling, he ended up profitable his dedication, to raised take management of the match definitively.
Moutet had reached the third spherical in New York in 2020, his greatest lead to a Major. He will attempt to do higher in opposition to the Argentinian Pedro Cachin (66th).
The French N.1 Caroline Garcia, seventeenth in the world, had no problem in dismissing the Russian Anna Kalinskaya (sixtieth) 6-3, 6-1 in 1 h 02.
The former world No.4, who arrived in New York topped along with her title at the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati, will face the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (forty eighth), winner at Flushing Meadows in 2019, or the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad (fifteenth).
At 28, the Lyonnaise is collaborating in her tenth US Open, the place she has by no means gone past the third spherical. The New York Major is the least profitable for her since she reached the spherical of 16 in the different three (Australian Open, Roland-Garros and Wimbledon) and reached the quarter-finals at Roland-Garros in 2017 .
It breaks (3): Grenier, Rinderknech, Bonzi
Hugo Grenier, drafted a couple of hours earlier than the begin of the match, fell with honors in opposition to Matteo Berrettini (14th in the world), quarter-finalist in 2021.
The 26-year-old Italian, who had even reached the final 4 in 2019, received with problem 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (9/7).
Grenier (119th), whose first participation in the American Major, boldly performed his luck, rewarded with a primary set throughout which he broke his opponent twice.
Arthur Rinderknech logically discovered stronger than him in the particular person of world No.1 and defending champion Daniil Medvedev. The Russian received 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in 2:11.
Benjamin Bonzi (fiftieth) took a set from Australian Nick Kyrgios (twenty fifth) earlier than shedding 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
“His level was incredible, I did not expect such a war. I had to play very risky tennis,” admitted Kyrgios, who was very completely happy to have scored 30 aces throughout the sport.