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Murray Miraculous Comeback, JJ Wolf's Mullet Works, Serena Cruises and More! Day 2 US Open Recap

First and foremost, Andy Murray put on the best performances since his comeback against Nishioka today. After being down two sets and fighting in a tie breaker to force just a fourth set, Andy Murray played with fire to win today. We have to remember that Murray has defied odds his whole career. Winning against Roger for his first Wimbledon title, winning the gold on his home soil in London. Even winning a singles title in October when no one ever suspected it (against Wawrinka no less). He faces an even tougher battle against 15 seed, Felix Auger-Aliassime in the next round.

It must be the mullet, it has to be! In his first ever main draw appearance in a major, JJ Wolf takes out 29 seed Guido Pella. The Cincinnati native won in four sets, converting 5 out of 7 break points during the match and launching 43 winners to take out the Argentinian. The former Ohio State Buckeye has been drawing a lot of attention to himself who won 2 ATP Challengers at the beginning of the 2020 season. He even won through the qualifying draw at Cincinnati to advance to the main draw of the Masters 1000 tournament.

Ok ok, Sloane was my biggest bust to drop out of the first round of this years US Open. But it is nice to see her finding her form against a tricky lefty like Buzarnescu. That was just her second win this year on tour, which makes her record 2-7 for the year. She will face off against Govortsova who played a lot during her time at World Team Tennis this year.

Another impressive win on the women's side of the singles draw was 16 year-old wild card entry, Katrina Scott! The Junior Fed Cup Champion looked composed in her Grand Slam debut against a Top 150 in the world Russian, Vikhlyantseva. Scott received a late Wild Card entry into the main draw of singles and she looks like she is already proving why it should of been given to her. The 16 year-old has also recently signed a deal with TopNotch Tennis Management, solidifying her career as a professional on tour.

Men

Murray d. Nishioka 4-6 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 6-4

(2) Thiem d. Munar 7-6(6) 6-3 ret

(14) Dimitrov d. Paul 6-4 6-3 6-1

(15) Auger-Aliassime d. Monteiro 6-3 6-7(7) 7-6(6) 7-6(6)

(25) Raonic d. Mayer 6-3 6-2 6-3

(23) Evans d. Seyboth Wild 6-2 6-1 7-6(5)

Kecmanovic d. Mager 6-4 6-4 6-7(6) 3-6 6-2

(10) Rublev d. Chardy 6-4 6-4 6-3

(8) Bautista Agut d. Sandgren 6-4 6-4 7-6(3)

(30) Ruud d. McDonald 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-2

Moutet d. Vesely 6-4 6-4 7-5

Kuznetsov d. Querrey 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2

Carballes Baena d. Lopez 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-3

(31) Cilic d. Kudla 6-7(3) 3-6 7-5 7-5 6-3

(11) Khachanov d. Sinner 3-6 6-7(7) 6-2 6-0 7-6(4)

Gombos d. Albot 6-4 6-1 6-4

Escobedo d. Majchrzak 7-6(3) 6-2 6-3

Nagal d. Klahn 6-1 6-3 3-6 6-1

Barrere d. Daniel 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-1

Ruusuvuori d. Bedene 6-3 3-6 6-1 4-6 6-1

Pospisil d. Kohlschreiber 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3)

Wolf d. Pella (29) 6-2 0-6 6-3 6-3

Fucsovics d. Dellien 6-3 6-3 6-1

O'Connell d. Djere 4-6 6-4 7-6(2) 7-4

Gasquet d. Karlovic 7-6(0) 7-6(4) 6-1

(21) De Minaur d. Martin 6-4 6-3 7-5

(6) Berrettini d. Soeda 7-6(5) 6-1 6-4

Tiafoe d. Seppi 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5

Humbert d. Sugita 6-3 6-4 6-3

Women

(3) Serena Williams d. Ahn 7-5 6-3

(20) Muchova d. Venus Williams 6-3 7-5

(10) Muguruza d. Hibino 6-4 6-4

(2) Kenin d. Wickmayer 6-2 6-2

(7) Keys d. Babos 6-1 6-1

(22) Anisimova d. Tomova 7-5 7-5

(16) Mertens d. Siegemund 6-2 6-2

(9) Konta d. Watson 7-6(7) 6-1

Azarenka d. Haas 6-1 6-2

Govortsova d. Muhammad 6-1 6-2