Andrei Rublev defeated 42-year-old Ivo Karlovic in the first round of the 2021 US Open, which could be the last match of his career. Another veteran, 39-year-old Feliciano Lopez, was also the record holder for the number of consecutive Grand Slam appearances.

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42-year-old Ivo Karlovic passed the US Open qualifier and became the second oldest qualifier in the main ladder for a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era. In the first round, he found one of the candidates, Andrei Rublev. He declared that he would enjoy the moment and assured that he had nothing to lose. And yes, he did try to use his own strength, but eventually lost to the Russian 3:6, 6:7 (3), 3:6.

For Karlovic, this could be the last match of his career. – I have to decide. With my position in the standings, I will now have to play in two rivals. He said, “I’ll consider if I want to do it.” Fifth-seeded Rublov, who on Monday created eight aces, two breakouts and a 27-time finisher, will face Pedro Martinez or James Duckworth in the second round.

Another seed, Diego Schwartzman, also advanced to the final 1/32 without losing a set. The Argentine, the “11” championship, provided three aces, used five of his nine break points, and after 142 minutes of competition defeated Ricardas Beranques 7: 5, 6: 3, 6: 3. Another opponent of Schwartzman will be Kevin Anderson, who He defeated Jerry Vesely after breaking the tie for the fifth set.

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Ranked No. 12, Felix Auger-Aliassime took four hours of playing to defeat 7:6 (0), 3:6, 7:6 (1), 7:6 (8) qualifier Yevgeny Donskoy. In the second round, he will face Canadian “lucky loser” Barnaby Zapata in the qualifying round. After a five-set fight, the Spaniard won with his compatriot, 39-year-old Feliciano Lopez, who improved his record for the number of matches in subsequent Grand Slam tournaments to 78.

Ugo Humbert is gone. With a number of 23, the French lost to Peter Gojowczyk in five sets. The German qualifiers will be played against Dusan Lagovic in the second round. The Serb on Monday turned out to be better than the other representative of the Tri-color Group, Benoit Paire.

Henri Laaksonen and Facundo Bagnes also reached the 1/32 final. The Swiss, who made his way to the main category through elimination, upset and defeated John Millman 7:6 (6), 7:6 (2), 6:1. In turn, the Argentine won 6:3, 6:3, 6:3 With Taro Daniel.

US Open, New York (USA)
Grand Slam, Hard Court, $57.5 million prize pool
Monday 30 August

Individual first round:

Andrey Rublev (Russia, 5) beat Ivo Karlovich (Crow, s) 6-3 7-6 (3) 6-3.
Diego Schwartzman (Argentina, 11): Tottenham Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
Felix Auger-Aliassim (Canada, 12) B Yevgeny Donskoy (Russia, Q) 7:6 (0), 3:6, 7:6 (1), 7:6 (8)
Daniel Evans (UK 24) beat Thiago Monteiro (Brazil) 6-3 6 7 6 6 4 6 1
Peter Gojowczyk (Germany, Q) b Ugo Humbert (France, 23) 1:6, 6:1, 6:2, 5:7, 6:4
Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) – Benoit Bayer (France) 6:3, 7:5, 2:6, 6:4
Kevin Anderson (South Africa) b Jerry Vesely (Czech Republic) 7-6 (1), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4)
Facundo Bagnes (Argentina) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Henry Laksonen (Swabia, Kew) – John Millman (Australia) 7:6 (6), 7:6 (2), 6:1
Barnaby Zapata (Spain, LP) vs Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 5:7, 7:6 (6), 4:6, 6:3, 6:3

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