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Patna : Top seed Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 7th seed David Goffin, Belgium, 13th seed Cristian Garin, Chile, unseeded Steve Johnson, USA, 19th seed Taylor Fritz, USA, entered the 2nd round of US Open tennis tournament at New York City, New York, USA, on September 1, 2020.
World No 1 Djokovic, who last week won the 2020 Western & Southern Open tile in USA, his 35th Masters title, brushed aside Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia, 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in first round. The Serbian won 7 break points in the match to just 1 by Dzumhur. Djokovic, the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, fired 5 Aces in the match to 2 by Dzumhur. Dzumhur committed 8 double faults to 5 by the Serbian.
Seventh seed Goffin beat Reilly Opelka, 23, USA, in four sets 7-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Reilly Opelka though hammered 18 Aces in the match to 3 by Goffin. The Belgian, however, won 4 break points in the match to 2 by the American. Goffin committed 7 double faults to 4 by the American.
Chilian Garin, 23, defeated Ulises Blanch, 22, USA, in a hard fought fivet set match 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in first round rallying back from two sets down. Garin hammered 15 Aces in the match to 11 by Blanch. But, he also committed 6 double faults to 5 by Blanch. Garin won 5 break points in the match to 3 by Blanch.
Steve Johnson, 30, beat compatriot and 16th seed John Isner, 35, USA, in an energy sapping five-set match 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 in first round outlasting his rival’s 52 Aces in the match. Isner hammered 52 Aces in the match to 22 by Johnson. Both the players committed 4 double faults each. But, Johnson won 2 break points in the match.
Fritz defeated Dominik Koepfer, 26, Germany, in four-sets 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in first round. Fritz, 2, won 7 break points in the match to 2 by Koepfer coming back from one set down. Fritz hammered 14 Aces in the match to 5 by the German.
Fouth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, crushed Albert Ramos Vinolas, Spain,6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in first round on August 31, 2020, late night, hammering 13 Aces in the match besides winning 7 break points.