Saturday, 4 September 2010

Men's US Open - Stakhovsky wins thriller

All the seeds progressed through on a routine day in New York where Hurricane Earl was kept at bay. The best match to take to the court was between the American youngster, Ryan Harrison and Sergey Stakhovsky who won in New Haven last week. The match went to a gripping final set tiebreak and it was Stakhovsky who won the match after saving 3 match points when Harrison led 6-3 in the tiebreak but unfortunately let the pressure get to him at the crucial stage. Stakhovsky will now fancy his chances of reaching the 4th round as he takes on the irratic Feliciano Lopez who came through in another five setter against Benoit Paire. In other matches, Rafael Nadal won a terrific tussle with Denis Istomin, 6-2 7-6 7-5 and Andy Murray came through an entertaining clash with the flamboyant Dustin Brown, 7-5 6-3 6-0. David Nalbandian and Fernando Verdasco both came through comfortable 3 setters to set up an enticing 3rd round match-up meanwhile two of the American hopes, John Isner and Sam Querrey also won.

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