Qualifying for the main tournament at Flushing Meadows continues and two players through to the first round proper are making big news in their home countries.
Australian youngster and tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios successfully got through his last match to make it into a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The 18 year-old will be the youngest player in the 128 strong field and gets a plum tie against the number 4 seed David Ferrer when the championships get under way on Monday.
Kyrgios is the world’s top ranked junior after winning both the singles and the doubles at the Australian Open earlier this year and is thought to have the talent to make it all the way to the top.
Another player through is Britian’s Dan Evans, the 23 year-old from Birmingham beat Spain’s Adrian Menendez-Maceeiras 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the final qualifier.
Evans had showed improved form to reach the third round at Queen’s earlier this year and also played an important part in the British Davis Cup team. It will be his first experience of Grand Slam tennis and will play Japan’s 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the opening round here in New York.
It was not so good news for the British number two James Ward, he bowed out of the tournament after losing in three sets to Indian Somdev Devvarman, it’s a big blow for Ward who is 175th in the world rankings and was expected to progress.
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