Zhang and Stricker strike, Wednesday was wild, jam-packed with historic and milestone moments in New York at US OPEN day 3.
The opening two days of action at Flushing Meadows were retaining, well, Day 3 was a another treat at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as well.
Here’s what you’ll have missed from around the grounds at an awfully active US Open with third circular tickets up for grabs.
Towering Zhang Zhizhen picked up Roland-Garros vindicate to drag off an all-powerful disturbed.
The world No. 67 fell in four sets to Casper Ruud in Paris prior this season, but turned the tables 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 0-6, 6-2 to remove the 2022 US Open runner-up.
Zhang’s greatest career minute implies he’s the primary Chinese man to win a win over a Beat 5 rival. What a way to do it.
Stated Zhang“I believed in myself. If not, the fifth set is going to be different result, who also needed five sets to navigate past J.J. Wolf in the first round. In the end of the match, finish the last point, I don’t really celebrate, not super happy. But it is happy like inside, but it just didn’t show up.”
Prior on Grandstand qualifier Dominic Stricker too pulled off a seismic disturbed. The world No. 128, Roland-Garros boys’ winner as later as 2020, clattered 78 champs to blast past No. 7 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Five sets, four hours, three tie-breaks, it was invigorating from begin to wrap up for a 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 6-3 scoreboard.
Stated the Swiss youngster“Great performance. I enjoyed it from the first moment on, breaking new ground at Grand Slams. I was down break in the fourth, came back. Actually, a bit speechless what happened today. So for sure the confidence for myself is increasing, and it’s just great to see that I have this level over five sets.”
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