The outsider Andrey Rublev (no 5) easily qualified for the 2nd round of the US Open. The Russian won 6-3 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 ahead of Ivo Karlovic, who was playing the last tournament of his career.

Andrey Rublev (23) made his power speak for the exchange against the 42-year-old Croatian veteran (ATP 221), from qualifying. He managed to sign two breaks while being very solid on his own entry, especially during the decisive game of the second set.

Two-time quarter-finalist at Flushing Meadows (2017, 2020) and finalist at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 two weeks ago, Andrey Rublev is one of the men to beat at the bottom of the men’s draw. He will be opposed in the second round to James Duckworth (ATP 68) or Pedro Martinez (ATP 75).

Henri Laaksonen (SUI) beats John Millman (AUS) 7-6 (8/6) 7-6 (7/2) 6-1. Andrey Rublev (RUS / 5) beats Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-3 7-6 (7/3) 6-3. Casper Ruud (NOR / 8) defeats Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-3 6-2 6-2. Diego Schwartzman (ARG / 11) defeats Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 7-5 6-3 6-3. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN / 12) beats Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 7-6 (7/0) 3-6 7-6 (7/1) 7-6 (10/8). Cristian Garin (CHI / 16) defeats Norbert Gombos (SVK) 6-3 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7/4). Brandon Nakashima (USA) beats John Isner (USA / 19) 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (8/6) 6-3. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) beats Ugo Humbert (FRA / 23) 1-6 6-1 6-2 5-7 6-4. Daniel Evans (GBR / 24) defeats Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-3 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 6-1. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) beats Marin Cilic (CRO / 30) 6-7 (4/7) 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 6-1 2-0 retirement.

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) defeats Benoît Paire (FRA) 6-3 7-5 2-6 6-4. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) defeats Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-3 6-3 6-3. Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) beats Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 5-7 7-6 (8/6) 4-6 6-3 6-3. Kevin Anderson (RSA) def. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 7-6 (7/1) 4-6 3-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/4). Marcos Giron (USA) beats Antoine Hoang (FRA) 6-3 6-4 7-5.

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