Australia’s Jason Kubler has surprised 19th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the United States Open first around. (AP: Jason DeCrow)
Australian wildcard Jason Kubler has persisted his shocking go back from the tennis wasteland with a watershed first-round US Open win over Spanish superstar Roberto Bautista-Agut.
Aussie Tennis Talks tweet: Take a look at wipe that smile off Jason Kubler’s face. No longer many are extra deserving than this guy. Soak it up, @JasonKubler, you deserve all of it!
In a memorable main-draw debut for the previous teenage prodigy, Kubler defied searing warmth to brush previous the 19th seed 6-Three, 6-Three, 6-Four in two hours and 7 mins.
Ranked 945th on the planet this time ultimate yr, Kubler’s profession seemed over after six knee surgical procedures and clinical recommendation to just ever play on clay courts.
However after cracking the highest 100 for the primary time ultimate month, the Queenslander is now additionally savouring his maiden victory at a big.
Kubler ignored 8 years of grand slam motion earlier than being granted an Australian Open wildcard in January after which effectively qualifying at Wimbledon.
The 25-year-old’s praise for his newest milestone second is a second-round conflict on Wednesday with American Taylor Fritz, who got here from two units all the way down to knock out German Mischa Zverev Four-6, Four-6, 6-Four, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in 3 hours 48 mins.
Ashleigh Barty took simply over an hour to overcome Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur within the opening around at Flushing Meadows. (AP: Jason DeCrow)
Ashleigh Barty has made a assured begin to her marketing campaign with a crushing first-round win over Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur.
Australia’s 18th seed spent simply 65 mins on courtroom in stifling sizzling stipulations, seeing off Jabeur 6-1, 6-Three to e-book a date on Wednesday with both veteran Czech Lucie Safarova or Croatian Petra Martic.
Victory may just arrange a third-round showdown with twin grand slam champion and previous global primary Garbine Muguruza.
James Duckworth bowed out of the event within the opening around, however most effective after pushing former global primary Andy Murray to 4 units.
Duckworth took the primary set in a tie-break earlier than shedding 6-7 (7-Five), 6-Three, 7-Five, 6-Three in 3 hours and 17 mins.