May 21, 2013
Positive day for Argentines at US Open
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian advanced to the second round of the US Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year, after defeating US Bobby Reynolds by 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3, in more than three hours.
Argentines Juan Ignacio Chela, Carlos Berlocq and Gisela Dulko also achieved the second round, while Máximo González was the only eliminated.
Nalbandian recovered from a bad beginning and was able to defeat Reynolds for the second time (he had defeated him in Stockholm 2008).
The player from Córdoba will now face Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, who has defeated Slovenian Blaz Kavcic by 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 and 7-5.
Chela won over Marinko Matosevic, by 3-1 and after 27’, the Australian player had to abandon the match due to an injury in his ankle.
On the second round, Chela will face Belgian Steve Darcis, who has beaten Russian Dmirty Tursunov, by 6-7 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and 7-6 (7-0).
Berlocq did not have many inconvenient to eliminate Spaniard Pere Riba by 7-5, 6-0 and 6-1 in an hour and 54 minutes.
The player from Chascomús Town will now face top seeded Novak Djokovic, who defeated Irish Conor Niland by 6-1, 5-0 and his opponent then abandoned.
Meanwhile, Máximo González was eliminated by Stanislas Wawrinka by 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-3, after two house and 46 minutes.
Regarding the women cup, the only player representing Argentina, Gisela Dulko, defeated Canadian Rebecca Marino by a double 6-3.
She will face Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, who won over Swedish Johanna Larsson by 6-1 and 6-3.