US Open 2021 Day 1 LIVE: World No 3 and third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas averted an upset on Day 1, staving off a ruthless challenge from former World No 1 and 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray. The greek youngster beat the Briton 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a gruelling 4 hours and 48-minute battle in five sets to move to the 2nd round. In the other match, Naomi Osaka progressed to the second round in US Open with a straight-set win against Mari Bouzkova.
Reigning French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova also won her first-round match at US Open for the first time. She brushed aside challenge from Australian Astra Sharma 6-0, 6-4 to advance into Round 2. Meanwhile, Coco Gauff beat Magda Linette 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Follow LIVE updates on insidesport.co and LIVE streaming on Star Sports and Hotstar
The others in the fray are defending champion Naomi Osaka will also grace the tennis tournament on Day 1.
US Open 2021 Day 1 Results: Naomi Osaka enters round 2; Tsitsipas beats Murray in blockbuster clash, Barbora Krejcikova, Coco Gauff emerge victorious
Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas @10:45 PM
In one of the biggest-ever battles in the opening round of the Grand Slam tournament ever, 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas averted an upset, defeating 2012 champion and former World No 1 Andy Murray 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a gruelling four hours and 48-minute battle at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Naomi Osaka vs Marie Bouzkova
Tennis superstar and winner of two US Open titles Naomi Osaka has begun her US Open campaign with a victory. She beat her rival Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. The 23-year-old is the favorite to defend her title at the US Open. Luckily, she has received a good draw until her Quarterfinals at the US Open women’s singles.
Barbora Krejcikova beat Astra Sharma 6-0, 6-4
Coco Gauff beat Magda Linette 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
US Open 2021 Day 1 Results: Men’s singles: Round 1
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) beat Ricardas Berankis (POR) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) beat Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) beat Ugo Humbert (FRA) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) beat Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) beat Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Henri Laaksonen (SWI) beat John Millman (AUS) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Andrey Ruble (5, RUS) beat Ivo Karlovic (SER) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
US Open 2021 Day 1 LIVE: Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka to kick start year’s fourth Grand Slam- Follow Latest Updates
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