U.S. Open 2016: Murray wins under new roof
Novak Djokovic’s early withdrawal from the U.S. Open was a surprise move. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The roof went up on the Grandstand after the first round of the U.S. Open.
It was a long time coming. The tennis world was buzzing with anticipation.
Nadal was battling a stomach bug and was not at the U.S. Open. His absence proved to be a blessing in disguise when his opponent, American qualifier Juan Martin Del Potro, withdrew.
Federer was upset about his chances to defend his title at the U.S. Open, which is held in his hometown of New York.
Serena’s first match was against American qualifier Shelby Rogers.
Rogers proved to be a tough match for Serena in her debut on the Grandstand. In the end, it was Serena who won. Her victory lifted her to a 12-4 record on the year and 5-0 record at the U.S. Open.
It was the largest margin of victory by an American at any Grand Slam since 1972.
It was a match that was filled with ups and downs, but in the end, Serena prevailed.
The first round match between Del Potro and Juan Martin del Potro produced a battle of styles. Del Potro is a player that likes to be active on his feet. He likes to attack the court and hit the ball very hard. Del Potro has had his ups and downs all of his life.
Del Potro began his campaign by being a little aggressive and attacking the net. He was using a lot of baseline shots, so Del Potro was able to work well with both of his weapons. He was playing at No. 4 for about 35 minutes. He made a few big points.
Then, del Potro switched weapons. He started to play more of long shots. Del Potro was really enjoying himself and playing his shots very well. He started to enjoy tennis on