Wednesday, September 1, 2021 13:25 PM (GMT+7)
(Sports News, Tennis News) Medvedev reunites with the opponent who caused him difficulties 2 years ago, while Tsitsipas has the opportunity to “revenge” Adrian Mannarino.
Dominik Koepfer (ranked 57 in the world, German) – 2nd seed Daniil Medvedev (ranked 2 in the world, Russian): Around 0:30, September 2, US Open men’s singles second round, Arthur Ashe Stadium
On August 31, Daniil Medvedev entered the journey to conquer the US Open (US Open) quite smoothly this year when he overcame the French “old man” Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, 6- first. The 25-year-old Russian national has just officially reached the 200-game winning mark in his professional tennis career.
Dominik Koepfer used to make it more or less difficult for Daniil Medvedev at the US Open 2 years ago
The next challenge at the US Open for Medvedev will be Dominik Koepfer. The player who is ranked 57th in the world just had to go through a dramatic battle lasting 5 sets to overcome Quentis Halys 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.
Remember, in the first meeting in the 4th round of the US Open 2019, Medvedev had to work very hard to come back to defeat Koepfer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (2).
It was also the first Grand Slam tournament that Medvedev reached the final, where he only missed the US Open championship after 5 breathtaking sets against Rafael Nadal. Reuniting with Koepfer this time at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, Medvedev expects to again surpass his German opponent on his quest for glory in New York.
Video of Daniil Medvedev winning Richard Gasquet in the first round of the US Open 2021:
Adrian Mannarino (44th in the world, French) – 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas (3rd in the world, Greek): Around 7:30, September 2, US Open men’s singles second round, Arthur Ashe Stadium
Youth and bravery in decisive moments have helped Stefanos Tsitsipas overcome former world No. 1 Andy Murray 2-6, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in round 1. US Open this year.
However, the victory of the Greek No. 2 seed left many scandals after he was accused by former world No. 1 Murray that he had deliberately cheated when he went to the bathroom for 8 minutes to inhibit his opponent. After the first game of set 5, the set is decided.
Ignoring those controversies, Tsitsipas will have to focus on defeating Adrian Mannarino on the upcoming Arthur Ashe field. Remember, at the tournament in Zhuhai (Yu Hai, China) 2019, they also faced each other. When Mannarino had just won 7-5 in the second set after losing 3-6 in the first set, Tsitsipas had resigned before entering the third set due to an injury. Rematching the French tennis player after 2 years, the third ranked player in the world is determined to take revenge.
Tsitsipas reunited with Mannarino after an unfinished match in the tournament at Du Hai in 2019
Also in the second round of the US Open men’s singles, at 10 pm on September 1 (Vietnam time), the 5th seed Andrey Rublev will face Pedro Martinez on the Grandstand. Then, around 6 a.m. on September 2, former 2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson will face 11th seed Diego Schwartzman at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Video of Stefanos Tsitsipas struggling to beat Andy Murray after 5 sets:
In the second round of this year’s US Open women’s singles, at 11 pm on the night of September 1, Olga Danilovic will have to compete with the second seed Naomi Osaka on Arthur Ashe main court. As for the 5th seed, the beauty Elina Svitolina will meet Rebeka Masarova about an hour earlier at the No. 17 yard.
The specific schedule of matches on Tuesday at the US Open 2021:
(Video, tennis results Novak Djokovic – Holger Rune, round 1 of the US Open) Novak Djokovic had a more difficult start to the US Open than expected.