No problem for Stefanos Tsitsipas in his first match at the US Open 2023, who easily wins against the returning Milos Raonic, back from a few weeks in the circuit. There are no chances for the Canadian and the Greek appeared calm and in good condition, now the favorite for the eventual semifinal against Novak Djokovic.
During the second set, the Greek won an excellent point against the Canadian rival: Paula Badosa, present in the crowd, appreciated the point won by her boyfriend, applauding and approving! Below the video shared by the US Open X account:
Paula approves 👏
Stefanos Tsitsipas is up two sets to none vs Milos Raonic.
The other matches
Novak Djokovic has no problem and in just over an hour and a half of play, and three easy sets, he beats Alexandre Muller with the result of 6-0 6-2 6-3, in his first match of the US Open 2023 Match never questioned and a formal challenge for the Serbian champion.
The news of the day is that thanks to this victory Nole is back number one in the world, regardless of the result that Carlos Alcaraz will do in these US Open. After the tournament we will have a new number one and the Serbian will be back on top, perhaps with the aim of finishing the season in front of everyone.
The endless crisis of Felix Auger Aliassime continues, another top seed who greets the tournament. The match wasn't easy but the Canadian falls in four sets against McDonald and looks like a distant relative of the handsome tennis player we've admired several times in the past.
For Felix the reaction of pride in the second set where he initially equalized the scores but then collapsed in the last two sets, exiting the tournament awkwardly. In the other matches, the Americans who can smile at home in front of their fans did very well, only Sebastian Korda out who gives in five sets and after a long battle (the American was also bruised) against the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
Ok and second round to what Stricker and Gaston. Coco Gauff, one of the possible favorites to win the US Open title, had to play three sets in her first round match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The American was initially surprised by the German Laura Siegemund, then she sorted things out by winning the next two sets 6-2, 6-4.
On court 17, success in two sets instead for the Czech Petra Kvitova, who took off in the first (6-1) and closed the match against the Spanish Cristina Bucsa in the tie-break. Caroline Wozniacki's return to New York was also a great celebration, as she successfully passed the first round of the main draw at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The Danish, returning but already in excellent shape to be able to express a very good level of tennis, defeated the Russian Tatiana Prozorova 6-3, 6-2 with few problems. There was no match between Elena Rybakina and Marta Kostyuk: the Kazakh, who can get a good result in Flushing Meadows (last year she was immediately eliminated), dominated the Ukrainian with an harsh 6-2, 6- 1.