Wawrinka, Murray back with a bang

The 32-year-old is not a fan of the new measure not due to concerns about receiving a time violation but because he feels it will diminish the quality of play

Rafael Nadal is hopeful David Ferrer will get the goodbye he deserves after his compatriot's final grand slam match was cut short by injury.

Nadal was ahead 6-3, 3-4 after less than 1 1/2 hours of the first-round match when Ferrer stopped because of an injured left calf that began bothering him in the first set and kept getting worse in the second. The three Grand Slams have been won by Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, Nadal and Federer still occupy the first two places in the ATP rankings while the Serb is No 6, Nadal and Federer are top seeded for the US Open while Djokovic Is the No 6 seed.

While being interviewed on the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium following the match, he told the crowd that he had played the final Grand Slam match of his career.

"I'm improving tournament after tournament, match after match". He dropped the first set to Nadal, 6-3, but was leading the second set 4-3 when he decided he could not continue.

The Brit leads head to head meetings 13-2, Verdasco only beat him at 2003 Segovia Challenger and 2009 Australian Open.

Wawrinka swept to a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory to repeat his opening round triumph over Dimitrov at Wimbledon.

The item had more than 4 million views by Monday evening, when Williams beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open.

He next faces Denis Kudla of the United States who won his first match in five years at the tournament when he downed Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.

Stephens gets things started against Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine, while Nadal wraps up the slate with the final match in the main stadium against Vasek Pospisil of Canada.

Shapovalov, 19, burst on to the scene last summer but for 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime this was his first taste of the big time after coming through qualifying.


Murray, the 2012 champion and playing just his fifth tournament of the year after undergoing hip surgery in January, last featured in a major at Wimbledon in 2017. "But being honest, I am sure he will have the goodbye that he deserves on the events that he decides to play".

The Greek was only three years old when Robredo played his first US Open in 2001.

Former world number three Ferrer, who now stands at a lowly 148, beat Nadal when they met in NY in 2007.

Djokovic called for the doctor and asked for a bin to be put next to him because he was feeling so nauseous.

It was the first match at the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium.

6 - Number of men who retired during matches Tuesday, when the U.S. Tennis Association instituted an "extreme heat" rule because of high temperatures and humidity.

Wawrinka, the former world No. 3, now down at 101, shrugged off having to take a medical time-out early in the third set.

However, Ferrer never won a Grand Slam title.

Several players requested medical attention due to the heat during their matches on Monday while some on the women's side opted to take advantage of a 10-minute heat break between the second and third sets of their matches.

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