US Open

Alexander Zverev breezes at US Open

2018-08-29 06:57
Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev (AP)

New York - On a day when extreme heat took a toll at the US Open, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev was positively brisk in reaching the second round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Peter Polansky.

Zverev, 21, needed just 96 minutes to dispatch Polansky, a Canadian who had the odd distinction of becoming the first player to make the main draw of all four Grand Slams in a single year as a lucky loser.

Polandky's luck ran out in the first round, just as it did at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Zverev used a powerful serve and a crisp baseline game, firing 37 winners to get his latest Grand Slam bid off to a solid start.

The youngest player in the world top 10, Zverev has nine ATP titles incuding three Masters 1000 victories.

But he's reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam just once, at this year's French Open.

He has hired Ivan Lendl to help him fill that hole on his resume, but said it was too soon to tell what the Czech great's influence would be.

"There's things that he paid a lot of attention to, and then he made me pay a lot of attention to, as well," Zverev said.

"I hope in the long run this will help me, as well. This was a first round. This was a first round of the first tournament that we are together. Hopefully I'll play a lot more matches here. Maybe you can ask me this question at the end of the tournament."

Zverev said that the arrival of Lendl in his camp hadn't increased the pressure on him to produce in a Grand Slam.

"His goal is to prepare myself the best I can. We're working hard towards that. We're working hard to being the best player I can be. We're working hard to one day maybe winning these kind of tournaments. It's no secret that's why I took him. That's the reason."

US Open results on Tuesday, the second day of the 2018 tournament at Flushing Meadows (x denotes seeded player):


Men

First round


Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Marius Copil (ROM) 7-5, 6-1, 1-1 - retired

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) bt Stefano Travaglia (ITA) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 3-0 - retired

Alex De Minaur (AUS) bt Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-0, 6-1, 6-2

Frances Tiafoe (USA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA x29) 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA x22) 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-4

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Tim Smyczek (USA) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-3

Robin Haase (NED) bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

David Goffin (BEL x10) bt Federico Gaio (ITA) 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x13) bt Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

Jaume Munar (ESP) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-1

Gael Monfils (FRA) bt Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-0, 6-0

Kei Nishikori (JPN x21) bt Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Matthew Ebden (AUS) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB x32) 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (5/7), 4-6, 6-1, 4-1 - retired

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Corentin Moutet (FRA) 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Alexander Zverev (GER x4) bt Peter Polansky (CAN) 6-2, 6-1, 6-2

Novak Djokovic (SRB x6) bt Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Tennys Sandgren (USA) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Laslo Djere (SRB) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 - retired

Richard Gasquet (FRA x26) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Lucas Pouille (FRA x17) bt Yannick Maden (GER) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2, 7-5

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 3-1 - retired

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x12) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA x14) bt Michael Mmoh (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

John Millman (AUS) bt Jenson Brooksby (USA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Noah Rubin (USA) 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3)

Chung Hyeon (KOR x23) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-0, 2-0 - retired

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x30) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) bt Yuki Bhambri (IND) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Dennis Novak (AUT) 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5)

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4


Women

First round


Caroline Garcia (FRA x6) bt Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-2, 6-2

Monica Puig (PUR) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-0, 6-0

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Tamara Zidansek (SLO) 6-0, 6-3

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x30) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Maria Sharapova (RUS x22) bt Patty Schnyder (SUI) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Taylor Townsend (USA) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x10) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Madison Keys (USA x14) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-4, 6-4

Bernarda Pera (USA) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) bt CoCo Vandeweghe (USA x24) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x29) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Angelique Kerber (GER x4) bt Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-1, 6-4

Wang Yafan (CHN) bt Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bt Anna Blinkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x26) bt Danielle Collins (USA) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Naomi Osaka (JPN x20) bt Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-3, 6-2

Julia Glushko (ISR) bt Monica Niculescu (ROU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Darya Kasatkina (RUS x11) bt Timea Babos (HUN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Kiki Bertens (NED x13) bt Kristyna Plyskova (CZE) 6-0, 7-5

Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/1)

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) bt Harmony Tan (FRA) 6-3, 6-1

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-1, 6-4

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST x28) 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 7-5

Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) bt Lizette Cabrera (AUS) 6-4, 6-1

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-3, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-3, 6-2

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