Thomas Etchbury (34th) put an end to participation in the US Open. Willing to play again the kind of fight he played in his debut, Beats Finn Otto Virtanen in 5 sets (for the 133rd time), the Argentinian once again showed his combat arsenal, but it wasn’t enough to secure another win in the season.It was an encounter with an experienced rival Stan Wawrinka (49th) In the second round, he won 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-2 in 3 hours and 39 minutes.
The key to the match was the attrition that occurred in the first two sets and who would perform better in the decisive part of the match. Both could have gotten a sleeve each, but they were actually distributed by detail. The La Plata player was active in part of the first quarter. In fact, he broke immediately in the fifth game and spiked for a 3-2 lead. But he couldn’t stand it and it all ended in a tiebreak. There, the Swiss took advantage from down the field with a backhand and scored the all-important blow of the day.
The second set was the same, with Tommy breaking but Stan recovering quickly. But in this case the definition was taken by the Argentines. He made a second set point (saved one on an opponent’s serve) and let his confidence grow in his chest as he screamed as if he was totally involved in the outcome. Face the leftovers of the game.
but, THE BEST VERSION OF THE CHAMPION FROM Q3 WILL COME TO FLUSHING MEADOWS 2016. Wawrinka, who won four Grand Slams during his Big 4 era, didn’t have a great first serve percentage (only 49%), but scored a decent amount of points (79% and 56% second). In addition, he connected 17 service aces and saved 7 break chances. Meanwhile, Echeverry, who has had an irregular gait since the Roland Garros quarterfinals, served low when he needed it most. Even though he served 16 aces, he failed to serve five times, so he couldn’t push himself when he hit the break point.
Wawrinka was a backhand dagger and also took advantage of Echeverry’s short ball after the depth he gained in long exchanges. The European added 48 winners and 56 unforced errors, while those coached by Wally Grinobello were more even in their category, with 43 winners to 44 unforced errors.
Wawrinka wins second against Etchbury
Wawrinka traveled to Etchbury for his second straight Grand Slam. In the second round of Wimbledon, they also had an interesting duel, with Helvesian winning his 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 with the same result.
Unusual: He lost all his games that year, had no rankings, and made it to the US Open.