Friday, 3 September 2010

Men's US Open - Seeds crash, Cilic and Davy out

The first half of the 2nd round men's matches concluded on Thursday as more seeds tumbled out. The highest one to fall was Nikolay Davydenko losing in straight sets, 6-3 6-4 6-2 to Richard Gasquet. Gasquet's talent has never been questioned however it is his mentality that has been his main issue. He now has a superb chance to improve his ranking and will now take on Kevin Anderson who also knocked out a seed in Thomasz Bellucci in an epic 5 set match. The 11th seed Marin Cilic also fell to the talented and rising star, Kei Nishikori. In a match lasting just short of 5 hours, Nishikori overcame cramps to defeat a lacklustre Cilic. After a great start to the season, Cilic has disappointed with a third early exit at a grand slam since the Australian Open. Nishikori will now go onto face Albert Montanes in a match that Kei will fancy his chances in if he can recover in time. On Wednesday night, Andy Roddick also crashed out of the US Open in 4 sets to the impressive Janko Tipsarevic. Tipsy was fired up for this match after he posted on his twitter that the US Open website had mistakenly written that Roddick was playing Igor Andreev in the 2nd round. Tipsy was superb throughout against an angry Roddick who lost his temper after a line call and rounded off a poor yearwith this loss.

In other matches, Roger Federer eased past Andreas Beck, 6-3 6-4 6-3 and Novak Djokovic came through in the night time session against Philipp Petzschner, 7-5 6-3 7-6. Robin Soderling crushed Taylor Dent, 6-2 6-2 6-4 after a long 1st round match and Gael Monfils also progressed in straight sets with an impressive, 6-3 6-4 6-3 victory over Igor Andreev. Mardy Fish scored his third bagel of the tournament in his 7-5 6-2 6-0 victory over Pablo Cuevas and Juan Carlos Ferrero and Jurgen Melzer both won to set up a third round match-up. The remaining half of the draw remained hopeful of completing their matches on Friday with Hurricane Earl threatening the order of play.

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