U.S. Open Day 1 Report

Monday, August 27, 2007

Arthur Ashe Stadium

The U.S. Open kicked off Day 1 with many epic tennis matches. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center was abuzz with tennis fans young and old heading out to see their favorite players play their round one matches.

Day Session

Swiss World #1 Roger Federer beat American Scoville Jenkins in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. #21 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero was upset by unseeded Feliciano López, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6. United States newcomer Donald Young won his first match against Australian Chris Guccione. Nikolay Davydenko defeated American Jesse Levine 6-4, 6-0, 6-1. #18 seed Marcos Baghdatis was upset by World #106 Max Mirnyi 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 in an epic battle in which Mirnyi came back in the last set tiebreaker from 1-5 to win 8-6. Tommy Haas defeated Steve Darcis 6-7, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. #19 seed Andy Murray, the British number one, comfortably defeated Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-2, 6-3, 6-0.

World #1 Justine Henin progressed to the second round by defeating her opponent in straight sets. Jelena Janković defeated Olga Govortsova 6-2, 7-6. Marion Bartoli defeated American Alexa Glatch 6-1, 6-1.

Check back to Wikinews for more match updates as well as the Evening Session results.