Getty Images/Al Bello/Photo: Holger Rohn
There was the first sensation at the 2023 US Open, played on hard courts, where fourth seed Holger Rohn was knocked out, losing to Roberto Karballes in four sets. Former champion Dominic Thiem progresses.
The opening hours of the 2023 US Open Men’s Championship brought the first feeling of a tournament. Holger Rohn said goodbye to a Grand Slam event in New York. The Dane, who became the fourth singles player in the world a week ago, suffered physical problems during his first-round match with Roberto Carballes and unexpectedly lost to the Spaniard 6:3, 4:6, 6:3, 6:2.
By defeating Ron, who is now number four in the ATP rankings, the 30-year-old Karballes earned his first career victory over a top 10 opponent in the world. Meanwhile, he advanced to the second round of the US Open for the fifth time. There is no other Grand Slam tournament on a regular basis.
Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem flashed. The Austrian served eight aces, hit 26 deciders and grabbed six serve as he defeated 25th seed Alexander Bublik 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. This is the first win for the tennis player from Wiener-Neustadt in New York since 2020, when he beat Alexander Zverev in the final. He will fight for another goal on Wednesday against Ben Shilton, who eliminated Pedro Cachin.
The No. 21 seed. Alejandro Davidovich was broken once, responded to five breaks and tackled Marcos Giron in just under two hours. The Spaniard will play Juan Manuel Sirondolo in the second round. The Argentine made up for losing 0-2 in straight sets, defeating Ilya Ivaska.
Adrian Mannarino, after more than three and a half hours of fighting, won with a score of 7:5, 6:7(3), 6:3, 7:5 over Yusuke Watanuki. The next contender for the championship Frenchman “22” will be Fabien Maruzsan. The Hungarian turned out to be better than another representative of the Tricolors team, Richard Gasquet, in five matches.
It took Zhizhen Zhang four hours and 28 minutes to defeat Jeffrey John Wolfe 7-5, 7-5, 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-3. Sebastien Offner also advanced to the second round by defeating Nuno Borges [7:6(5), 3:6, 7:6(7), 6:4].
US Open, New York (USA)
The four Grand Slams, hard court, with a total prize pool of $65 million
Monday 28 August
First round of singles:
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Hispania, 21) vs Marcos Giron (USA) 6:4, 6:4, 6:2
Adrien Mannarino (France, 22) vs Yusuke Watanuki (Japan) 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-3, 7-5
Roberto Karballes (Spain) beat Holger Rohn (Denmark 4) 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-2
Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan 25) 6-3 6-2 6-4
Ben Shelton (USA) – Pedro Cashin (Argentina) 6:1, 6:3, 6:2, 6:4
Fabian Marozsan (Hungary) x Richard Gasquet (France) 6-3 6-1 6-7(5) 6-7(4) 6-2
Sebastian Offner (Austria) vs Nuno Borges (Portugal) 6:7(5), 6:3, 6:7(7), 6:4
Xizhen Zhang (Chinese) – Jeffrey John Wolfe (USA) 7:5, 7:5, 6:7(5), 4:6, 6:3
Juan Manuel Sirondolo (Argentina) – Elia Ivaska 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Men’s Championship schedule and results
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