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US OPEN TENNIS 2010 UPDATE 1

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Source: buzzstation.net

It has been 3 days since the final Grand Slam Tennis tournament of the year, US Open began and it has already seen some great action. While some of the big names have put up dominating displays, some others have flattered to deceive too. Here is a summary of the important results so far:

Men’s Singles:

The main contenders for the title, Federer, Murray and Nadal all started their campaign in emphatic fashion, hardly breaking sweat in their straight sets victories over their unseeded opponents in Round 1. But the No 3 seed Novak Djokovic barely scrapped through to Round 2 after a really hard fought win over Viktor Troicki, another Serbian in 3 hours and 4o minutes of grind. Djokovic eventually won 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Upsets:

The major upsets so far have seen the home favorite and No 9 seed Andy Roddick crashing out in Round 2, losing to unseeded Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in 4 sets And No 7 seed Tomas Berdych going down in straight sets against unseeded Frenchman Micheal Llodra in Round 1. Both Roddick and Berdych were expected to atleast reach the Quarter Finals.

Women’s Singles:

The top seeds and main contenders Wozniacki, Clijsters and Venus Williams have all had it comfortable wins so far. While Clijsters and Venus have already progressed to Round 3, the No 1 seed Wozniacki will play her Round 2 match today. The other seeds have also progressed without much trouble thus far.

Upsets:

While there have been no real upsets in the Women’s draw, there has been one major injury pullout in No 10 seed Victoria Azarenka, who retired injured in her Round 2 match against unseeded Gisela Dulko.

Indian Challenge:

Sania Mirza lost in Round 2 against No 20 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets. Sania had qualified for the US Open after coming through the Qualifying rounds and also won her Round 1 match in straight sets. But the No 20 seed was too good for Sania Mirza.

Somdev Devvarman, the only Indian in the Men’s Singles draw crashed out in Round 1, losing in straight sets to South African Kevin Anderson. Somdev had earned his direct entry into the US Open draw after getting into the Top 100 in the World Rankings.

In the Men’s Doubles, the 3rd seeded pair of Leander Paes and Lukas Diouhy suffered a shock Round 1 defeat to unseeded pair of Martin Damm and Filip Polasek. While this was a bad news for India, the good news was the Round 1 victory of 16th seeds Rohan Bopanna (India) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan). Also, the 4th seeds Mahesh Bhupathi (India) and Max Mirnyi (Belarus) made it through to Round 2, winning in straight sets.

In Mixed Doubles, the pair of Rohan Bopanna and Zi Yan (China) lost in Round 1.

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