The US Open 2008 Has Now Started and Here Are The Scores On The Doors From Day 1

by The Insider on August 26, 2008 · 0 comments

in Grand Slams

The US Open is now up and running and there have already been some interesting results on Day 1.

Raphael Nadal has started off with a solid straight sets win over Bjorn Phau (GER) 7-6 6-3 7-6. Even though the set scores were really close Nadal always seems to find a way to win the tiebreaks.

In other matches James Blake (9) struggled in his first round match with fellow American Donald Young. Blake ended up winning 6-4 in the 5th set. This was a great result however for Young, who is still new to ATP tour matches since he stopped playing juniors. Young has a lot of expectation on his shoulders from the USTA, and it will be great to see how he progresses in the coming years. I think he could cause a few surprises in the years to come.

Juan Martin Del Porto survived a really tough first round match over Guillermo Canas. Del Porto was the 17th seed, but was expected to really have a fight on his hands, and in the end he came out triumphant.

Other winners were Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, Stanislas Wawrinka and David Nalbandian.

On the womens side there were straight forward wins for Jelena Jankovic, Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, and Svetlana Kuznetsova. The only surprise was that glamour girl of the women’s tour Maria Kirilenko couldn’t live up to her 22nd seeding and was put out in three close sets. I really hope Kirilenko doesnt end up being another Ana Kornikova!

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