Newport: Sock, Anderson and Thompson are back in eighth, not Johnson

Aurélien CANOT, Media365, posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:34 pm

Seeds 7 and 8 on Newport ground, Kevin Anderson and Jordan Thompson completed the first lap, while Steve Johnson did not. In his first ATP tournament since Roland Garros 2020, Jack Sock won three sets against Australian Bolt.

win back to sock

Since his second round loss at Roland Garros 2020 to Dominic Thiem, Jack Sock is no longer competing in the ATP Tour. However, the Challenge Circuit, in which the American (eight consecutive championships) has repeated since this defeat in September 2020 against the Austrian, does not seem to have lost his forgetfulness or his talent for those who knew the end. 2017 in the apocalypse. And the proof, Tuesday, in the first round in Newport, of his return in the main circuit meeting, the winner of the 2017 Percy Championship was able to fail the Australian Bolt’s plans resulting from qualifying and ranked 146 in the league. The ranking, when Sock fell to 213, is benefiting from an invitation from the organizers to be able to participate. They did a good job because the former member of the top 10 and semi-finalists of the Masters 2017, being invited at the last minute, He does justice to his wild card by dominating the Australian in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 2:06 of play) despite losing the first set. Last month’s Little Rock Championship winner, The American wins his first match in the ATP Championship for ten months and thus continues his journey. With the prospect of a very exciting test in the second round against Japan’s Nishioka, who is 55th in the standings. However, only a sock close to the Great Era would be able to break out of this meeting. But a Nebraska may not actually be far away.

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Anderson, Thompson is eight, not Johnson

Let’s go to the last ATP turf tournament of the season! Missed from the calendar last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Newport Championships, where the Tennis Hall of Fame is located, began on Monday. He saw two seeds advancing to the second round. Starting with Australian Jordan Thompson (No. 7), who only spent 56 minutes on the court as he took advantage of Cedric Marcel Stipe (139) being dumped at 5-4 in the first set. Wild card recipient Kevin Anderson (#8), who defeated Ilya Marchenko (156) 7-5, 6-3 at 1h32 after sending 16 aces and saving five break points that earned his opponent, also qualified. However, the tournament was already over for Steve Johnson, ranked No. 6 and 83 in the world, losing to Dennis Kudla (104): 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Despite 13 aces, the Australian was broken four times, including three in the first set where he finally lost in the tiebreak (7-3).

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Newport (US, ATP 250, turf, €393,086)
Title holders (in 2019): John Isner (USA)

second round
Bublik (KAZ, No. 1) – Karlovyk (CRO, WC)
Jung (TAI) – Sandgren (USA, No. 5)
Nishioka (Japan, No. 3) – sock (USA, toilet)
Ofner (AUT, Q) – Anderson (AFS, No. 8, WC)

Kudla (USA) – Broxby (USA)
Gojowczyk (ALL) – Pospisil (Canada, No. 4)
Thompson (Australia, No. 7) – Sugita (Japan)
Cressy (USA) or Lorenzi (ITA) – Querrey (USA, No. 2)

first round
General (CASE, No. 1) – Good-bye
Karlovic (CRO, WC) A Zapata Mirales (ESP): 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4
jung (tae) Pat Schnorr (CAN, Q): 7-5, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4)
Sandgren (USA, No. 5) Pat J. Souza (BUR): 6-4, 7-6 (3)

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Nishioka (Japan, No. 3) – Good-bye
sock (USA, toilet) Pat Bolt (Australia, Q): 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Aufner (AUT, Q) Pat Uchiyama (Japan): 6-4, 6-4
Anderson (AFS, No. 8, WC) Pat Marchenko (UK): 7-5, 6-3

food (USA) Pat Johnson (USA, No. 6): 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4
Broxby (USA) Pat Donskoy (Russia): 7-5, 6-3
Gojowczyk (all) Pat Krueger (USA, Q): 6-2, 6-2
Pospisil (Canada, No. 4) – Bye

Thomson (Australia, No. 7) Pat Step (all): 5-4 Give up
Sugita (Japan) Pat Rodionov (Australia): 7-5, 6-3
Cressi (USA) – Lorenzi (Italy)
Querrey (USA, No. 2) – Good-bye

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