US Open

Del Potro into US Open third round

2016-09-02 06:54
Juan Martin del Potro (AFP)

New York - Juan Martin del Potro reached the US Open third round on Thursday for the first time since 2012 in his injury-ravaged career.

Del Potro, the 2009 champion but now ranked 142 after a series of wrist surgeries pushed him to the brink of retirement, defeated American 19th seed Steve Johnson 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-2.

The 27-year-old Argentine will face either David Ferrer of Spain or Italy's Fabio Fognini for a spot in the last 16.

Results from the fourth day of the 2016 US Open tennis championships at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Second round

Dominic Thiem (AUT x8) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Pablo Carreo-Busta (ESP) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-2

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x14) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 7-5, 6-4, 6-4

Illya Marchenko (UKR) bt Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

Daniel Evans (GBR) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x27) 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5

Kei Nishikori (JPN x6) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Ivo Karlovic (CRO x21) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Jared Donaldson (USA) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP x16) 6-2, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x22) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x30) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/3)

Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-4, 6-1, 6-4

Women

Second round

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Vania King (USA) 6-3, 6-3

Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-3, 6-1

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Wang Qiang (CHN) 6-0, 6-1

Zhang Shuai (CHN) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x16) 6-3, 6-3

Carla Suarez (ESP x11) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-1, 6-4

Elena Vesnina (RUS x19) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-2, 6-1

Timea Babos (HUN x31) bt Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 6-2, 6-4

Simona Halep (ROM x5) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-3, 6-4

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x4) bt Naomi Broady (GBR) 7-6 (11/9), 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA x25) bt Katerina Siniakov (CZE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Ana Konjuh (CRO) bt Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-3, 6-3

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x10) bt Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 6-1, 7-5

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x17) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5)

Laura Siegemund (GER x26) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-3, 7-5

Venus Williams (USA x6) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-2, 6-3

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