Several American men took the courts on the second day of the U.S. Open, but only two came out on top: 13 seed John Isner and 26-year-old Sam Querrey, who is ranked 57 on the tour.
Isner defeated fellow American Marcos Giron 7-6, 6-2, 7-6. Giron, a rising junior at the University of California Los Angeles received a wild card to the Open after winning the NCAA men’s singles championship in May. Querrey defeated Argentinian Maximo Gonzalez in five sets, securing 30 aces to Gonzalez’ two.
Perhaps most disappointing from American men results today was 21-year-old Jack Sock retiring after the third set due to a leg injury. Sock split sets with Pablo Andujar, winning the first 6-4 and dropping the second 6-3, but could barely move in the third despite taking an injury timeout and lost that quickly (6-1). Sock didn’t have impressive results in the recent Western & Southern Open and Rogers Cup, but his talent and potential gave some higher hopes for him in this tournament.
On Court 13, U.S. Open qualifier Noah Rubin, an 18-year-old from Rockville Centre, NY, lost in straight sets to Federico Delbonis 6-4, 6-3, 6-0.
Keep an eye out tonight for underdog Ryan Harrison, 21, of Shreveport, LA. He’ll play 7 seed Grigor Dimotrov, who had a grand slam best earlier this year when he made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon.