US Open 2015 Day 2 Results: Roger Federer, Simona Halep Win Easily, Murray Drops A Set
Day 2 results from Flushing Meadows are here. Second seed Roger Federer started his campaign on Tuesday in style. The Swiss maestro is looking to add to his tally of 17 grand slam titles and blew his Argentine opponent Leonardo Mayer in 77 minutes to enter the second round in Flushing Meadows.
On a hot and sultry afternoon in New York, the five-time U.S. Open champion won 6-1 6-2 6-2. Federer will now play either Belgian Steve Darcis or Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. The 34-year-old is eyeing glory at the Flushing Meadows as the oldest man in 45 years.
Marina Erakovic failed to continue at 6-2 3-0 down, leaving women’s second seed Romanian Simona Halep cruising to the next stage. The tournament saw seven withdrawals on Monday, and on the second day the tally reached 11. This is the highest number of withdrawal in a grand slam in last nine years.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rolled to second round defeating Jamie Loeb of US 6-2, 6-0 in another encounter.
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Another favorite player of the hard-court at Flushing Meadows, Briton Andy Murray edged past 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 to enter the second round. Murray defeated top-seed Novak Djokovic recently in the finals of the Montreal Open and is a serious contender of the title.
Kyrgios broke first in the third set to go 2-0 up, but Murray eventually came back by breaking the Aussie’s serve. Young Kyrgios once more broke in the 10th game to stun Murray to win the 3rd set. Murray came back strongly in the 4th set to win 6-1 essaying a triple-break in just over 15 minutes.