Day 4 results from the Flushing Meadows are here.
Andy Murray, down by two sets, rallied from behind to reach the 3rd round of the U.S. Open 2015 on Thursday at Arthur Ashe stadium. Adrian Mannarino came out firing at the 3rd seed Briton winning the first two sets. Murray then refocused on the game and outplayed the Frenchman to make it to the next round. Murray established complete control in 3rd and final set to win 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1. He now faces No. 30 Thomaz Bellucci in the third round.
“It was an extremely tough match,” a sweat-drenched Murray said afterwards. “I just had to kind of tell myself that I would get there eventually, I managed to turn it round.”
Federer, Wawrinka Win
Five-time U.S. Open winner Roger Federer cruised to the third round by winning convincingly against Belgian Steve Darcis 6-1 6-2 6-1.
“I’ve enjoyed myself so many times, so many years. It’s wonderful that I can still experience it and play this well,” said 17-time Grand Slam winner Federer. “I hope this is not my last one, of course.”
In another match-up on Thursday, Stan Wawrinka defeated Hyeon Chung 7–6(2), 7–6(4), 7–6(6) to move on.
In sizzling 33 degree Celsius, Jack Sock was up 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–1 against Ruben Bemelmans, when he was forced to retire due to cramps overcome by the heat. “Having to retire from my match today is extremely disappointing. I want to thank everyone for their support and can’t wait to be back next year. I feel better already and look forward to playing Davis Cup.”
2001 US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt bowed out against fellow Australian Bernie Tomic.
“It was really awkward,” said 34-year-old Hewitt, who is set to retire from the sport after the 2016 Australian Open. “I get along well with Bernie, he’s a good guy and moving along in the right direction.”
Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova Win
In the women’s singles, second seed Simona Halep blew qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko in a 6-3 6-4 win to enter the third round. The Romanian has just dropped 9 games in her two opening matches.
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova too rolled to the third round.
In another match, Briton Jo Konta stunned ninth seed Garbine Muguruza, the runner-up of this season’s Wimbledon 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (4-7) 6-2.