US Open: Final Day Of Qualifying


American Donald Young kept his main draw streak going. It was touch and go in the second set when his back started to bother him and he had to take a medical time out; however, Young down deep to pull out the three-set victory over Peter Polansky.  The 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 victory kept his streak of making the US Open main draw alive (2005 and counting).

Eugenie Bouchard continued her dominant performance in the qualifying rounds and American Jamie Loeb was her latest victim. The Canadian ran away with the first set, never giving her opponent a game before Loeb was able to offer up some resistance. It was a little to0 late and Bouchard won 6-0, 6-3.


American Nicole Gibbs booked her place in the main draw with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of the Belarusian, Olga Govortsova.




The eighteen year old Canadian, Felix Auger-Aliassime in back in the main draw of another major with a convincing defeat (6-3, 6-0) of Gerald Melzer.




The match of the day had to have been the battle between the Spaniard Tommy Robredo and the Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut. It was unfortunate that they had to play each other to get one of the coveted spots and in the end, Robredo was a little more consistent at the critical moments. The Spaniard won 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.


The feel good story of the qualifying rounds has to be that of the American, Mitchell Krueger.  After turning pro six years ago, the American has been toiling primarily in the minor leagues.  He dropped the first set to the Frenchman, Calvin Hemery; however, he was not discouraged as once again he had to go the distance to win the match. Krueger won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to book a spot in the main draw of a major for the first time.

SOURCE OF IMAGES: serveandrally originals (pics are only of the winners)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.