Fabbiano Scores Big Upset At US Open

US OPEN, New York (Queens)

Seeded Players Upset On Day Two

It was a day of upsets at the US Open, but none bigger than the number four seed, Dominic Thiem, losing to Thomas Fabbiano. The Italian came out of fire, befuddling the Austrian. Thiem fought back in the second set and seemed to be right back in the match; however, he lost his way again and lost the third set. Perhaps the deficit was too great, or perhaps he was dealing with an undisclosed injury; however, Thiem simply gave up in the fourth set. Fabbiano got the biggest victory of his career with the 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the number four seed.

Dominic Thiem

The eighth seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, fell to [43] Andrey Rublev (RUS). Perhaps not as shocking as it seems considering the impressive season the Russian has been having. Rublev won 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(7), 7-5.

[9] Karen Khachanov (RUS) lost to [216] Vasek Pospisil (CAN) is what is something of a shocker. The Russian won the first set but lost his way in the second and the third set; he regained his focus in the fourth set but could not sustain the momentum. Khachanov lost 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6.

[10] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) lost to a streaky, but dangerous player, [47] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ). The Spaniard won the first set but could not keep the momentum; he lost 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6.

American [36] Alison Riske is having the season of her life. She upset the twenty-fourth seed, Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.

[30] Kyle Edmund (GBR) lost to [70] Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-3, 6-7(1), 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

[28] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) retired in her match to [112] Timea Babos (HUN). Babos qualified to get into the main draw and now with 6-2 victory, she is into the second round.

Americans On Day Two

The women’s number four seed, Simona Halep, was pushed by the American qualifier, Nicole Gibbs; however, after throwing away the second set, Halep regained her focus and dominated the third set to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. It was a great effort from Gibbs considering all that she been battling (we home that she remains in remission and our prayers for her continued good health).

American [35] Danielle Collins won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 against a streaky opponent, [57] Polona Hercog (SLO).

[73] Tennys Sandgren defeated [66] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 1-6, 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-6(5), 7-5. The American fought his back from a two-sets deficit.

[45] Frances Tiafoe (USA) defeated [79] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-2, 6-3, 1-2 after the Croatian retired due to injury.

[14] John Isner (USA) had no problems with qualifier, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP). Isner won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

American [58] Jessica Pegula lost 2-6, 3-6 to [64] Alize Cornet (FRA).

Taylor Townsend

[116] Taylor Townsend (USA) won her first round match. The American fought back after dropping the first set to defeat [76] Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

[117] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) lost to [40] Gilles Simon (FRA) after winning the first set. The American gave back the advantage to Simon and lost the match 7-5, 5-7, 5-7, 5-7.

[125] Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) defeated [51] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 7-6(4), 6-2.

 [140] Coco Gauff (USA) won her first round match 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 against [72] Anastasia Potapova (RUS).

Coco Gauff

[413] Katie Volynets (USA) lost 2-6, 4-6 to [15] Bianca Andreescu (CAN).

[206] Ernesto Escobedo (USA) lost a heartbreaker to [170] Hyeon Chung (KOR). Escobedo was two sets to one up and lost the last two sets to lose 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5), 4-6, 2-6.

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