Novak Djokovic Advances to Second Round, Bouchard Out in First at US Open

August 26, 2019 by Doug Hirdle
Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd after winning his first round match against Roberto Carballes Baena on Monday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Novak Djokovic was pleased with his performance in his first round match against Roberto Carballes Baena, enough so that he pulled off a few dance moves at winning in three sets to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is ranked No. 1 in the world won 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 and has now won 34 of the last 35 matches in Grand Slam events. After the final set, Djokovic stated that he visited Central Park prior to the match and danced to relax. That resulted in the worlds best pulling out several rackets he used as a prop during his dancing episode before launching into some Latin dance moves in from of the crowds in attendance at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic is hoping to win the U.S. Open and earn a trifecta after winning both the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year. If successful, it will be his fourth U.S. Open title and 17th Grand Slam title.

In other first round U.S. Open action, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard failed to advance after she lost her opening match against Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Monday. Sevastova needed only two sets and 74 minutes to earn the win beating Bouchard 6-3, 6-3 winning nine break points along the way. The 12th seeded Sevastova had sixteen unforced errors and scored three aces compared to Bouchard, who has 27 unforced errors.

US Open Tennis Championships

Milos Raonic, a native of Thornhill, was slated to play his first round match against Nicolas Jarry on Monday but opted to pull out of the U.S. Open on Sunday citing an injury to his injured glute muscle. That saw Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak taking Raonic’s place.

Bianca Andreescu, the only remaining Canadian women in the singles draw, will play American Karie Volynets on Tuesday. The same day will also see Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov facing off against each other, before Pickering, Ontario’s, Brayden Schnur faces Benoit Paire of France, while Russia’s Karen Khachanov will face Vancouver’s, Vasek Pospisil.

Punters interested in placing U.S. Open bets will find a wide assortment of betting opportunities at many of our premier sportsbooks. While most are offering favourable U.S. Open odds, several have exclusive U.S. Open promotions geared towards Canadians wishing to get out and support the remaining Canadians vying for the U.S. Open title.

Doug Hirdle

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