Victory in three sets: Andy Murray.
In just two and a quarter hours, the US Open champion from ten years ago prevailed 7: 5, 6: 3, 6: 3 against Francisco Cerundolo, number 24. However, the Argentine is a dedicated clay court specialist and therefore a good draw for Murray.
The defending champion Daniil Medvedev was not in the least challenged at the start. The Russian outclassed the American Stefan Kozlov (ATP 111) in just over two hours 6: 2, 6: 4, 6: 0. In any case, Medvedev must reach the final if he wants to maintain his position at the top of the world rankings.
On the first day of the US Open, a small group protested against the absence of Novak Djokovic in front of the entrance. Since he is not vaccinated against Covid, the 21-time Grand Slam champion was not allowed to enter the United States. The demonstrators were made up of supporters of the Serb and Americans who oppose the vaccination regulations. (SDA)