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article imageU.S Open Tennis - Day 4

By Daryl Hammond     Aug 30, 2013 in Sports
With Wednesday’s rain forcing a multitude of cancellations, Thursday was a lot more action-packed. The mass exodus of seeded players that occurred in round one was not present yesterday.
But the US open wouldn’t be the tournament it is if there weren’t some shocks. And yesterday was no exception, as Brit Dan Evans continued his meteoric rise to fame. After beating number 11 seed Kei Nishikori, he came from a set down to overcome Bernard Tomic.
"It was pleasing I could find some belief inside and come back and find my game, because it wasn't there," said Evans.
"I looked at the clock, I think it was 34 minutes, I was a set and a break down. It was looking like the airport for me. So, yeah, it was good."
Number 4 seed Sara Errani was unable to join them in the net round, as she lost 6-3 6-1 to fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta. After the match, an emotional Errani said:
"My problem isn't that I lost. I've lost a million times in my life. My problem is trying to find the desire to fight and be on the court ready to fight. For a few weeks, I haven't felt like I wanted to be on the court. That's the problem."
Meanwhile, top seed Serena Williams continued her strong start to the tournament, with a 6-3 6-0 over Galina Voskoboeva. There were also comfortable victories for Wozniacki, Ivanovic, Azarenka, Kvitova, Lisicki all won their matches in straight sets.
Victoria Duval, who beat 2011 U.S champion Sam Stosur in the first round couldn’t spring another surprise, losing in straight sets to Daniela Hantuchova. Despite the loss, Duval is still pleased with her progress:
"I think today I couldn't quite get myself going," "But I've had a great experience this whole tournament."
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet and Milos Raonic all recorded comfortable victories, whilst No. 4 seed David Ferrer needed four sets to overcome his compatriot Roberto Bautista-Agut.
John Isner made it through to the third round, but was pushed hard by Frenchman Gael Monfils, as he won 7-5 6-2 4-6 7-6.
Fellow American Sam Querrey didn’t have as much luck against his French opponent, losing to Adrian Mannarino. Querrey was the only seeded male player to lose yesterday, although his four set match was incredibly close, as three of the sets needed to be decided by a tie-break.
The result of yesterday's matches can be seen here.
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