The American men had a good day at the US Open on day four. But it wasn’t easy for number 23, Mardy Fish.
American Mardy Fish survived a huge scare as he recovered from two sets down to beat Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko and reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.
After coming up short in two close sets to start the second-round match, the No. 23-ranked Fish broke the Russian seven times over the final three sets to claim victory in three hours and 26 minutes. He notched his 20th match win of the season and 50th in Grand Slam action.
Mardy won the match 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.
James Blake has had his career ups and downs, but in the second round of the U.S. Open, he showed why he has once been ranked as high as number 4 in the ATP standings. His ground game was on fire coming to the net more than forty times and winning 75% of those points.
…the 32-year-old Blake reached the third round at a Grand Slam event for the first time since 2010 with a dominant victory over 24th-seeded Marcel Granollers. Blake needed just 97 minutes to win 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 at the U.S. Open on Thursday.
Sam Querrey had an easy time of it defeating Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in just one hour and 49 minutes. He next faces sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych.
Also winning in three sets was Jack Sock who faced the 24th ranked Flavio Cipolla. The teenager from Lincoln, Nebraska dominated the match throughout, making his first third round appearance ever in a major tournament by winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 against the Italian.
After waiting out a delay caused by an ill spectator, 19-year-old Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., served out a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 88th-ranked Flavio Cipolla of Italy on Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Open.