(August 29, 2013)FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY- No. 26-seeded Sam Querrey was upset in the second round of the U.S. Open while, other Americans Alison Riske and Jack Sock advanced in the draw.
No. 63 in the world Adrian Mannarino beat Querrey 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-4 on Thursday. The 63rd-ranked Frenchman reached the fourth round at Wimbledon this year.
“I’m pretty bummed,” Querrey said. “I don’t know the stats, but I probably went 1 for 10 on breakpoints. I need to do a little better there, just play better tiebreaks. My first‑serve percentage dropped in the tiebreakers, which hurt. I think those two things were kind of it.”
Meanwhile, Riske stunned 28th seeded German Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-2 to reach the third round of the US Open. Up until this week, Riske had never won a main draw hard court match in her career until last month. Riske has done very well on grass over the past two years.
“I’m definitely excited,” said the Pennsylvania native. “I mean, being in the clouds, I’m not really in the clouds because, I mean, I only won a couple matches. Obviously, you know, I came here to do more than that.
It’s definitely exciting. I’m looking forward to being here for another day.
Jack Sock has also moved into the third round with a win over Maxnimo Gonzalez Thursday 7-6 (3), 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.
“I thought I did things well,” Sock said. “The things I do well, I thought I did well today. Serve came in handy for me at big times. Used my forehand in aggression at key moments really well.
“Yeah, was fortunate enough to get through.”
Sock will play Janko Tipsarevic next. “Obviously a very good player. Been in the top 10 before, I believe. Got a good serve, solid off both sides, moves well. I think it should be a good match.
“Just go out and do the things I do well, see how it goes.”