Tommy Paul advanced at the 2023 US Open. Check out how the other Americans did in men’s singles from Flushing Meadows on Day 1.
Tommy Paul was among a contingent of American tennis players who survived Day 1 of the 2023 US Open. Paul is the No. 14 seed in men’s singles at Flushing Meadows. He defeated Stefano Travaglia in the first round on Monday in four sets. The line score was 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Several other Americans were fortunate to win their opening-round matches as well.
Ben Shelton is another American player who advanced. Shelton defeated Pedro Cachin 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Shelton will advance to face Dominik Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion. Other Americans who survived in men’s singles include Christopher Eubanks, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, and Mackenzie McDonald. The latter advanced at the expense of a seeded player, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.
Sebastian Korda Among Losing Americans on Day 1
Americans who fell in men’s singles on Day 1 of the Flushing Meadows draw include Emilio Nava, Sebastian Korda, Marcos Giron, Steve Johnson, Zachary Svajda, Brandon Nakashima, and Ethan Quinn.
Tommy Paul has a tricky match in the next round of the 2023 US Open. He will face Roman Safiullin in R2, a player who is debuting at the 2023 US Open. However, Safiullin made the Wimbledon quarterfinals earlier this summer and appears to be in sharp form.
Holger Rune was Eliminated from the 2023 US Open
There was a high-seed casualty in Paul’s quarter of the draw. Holder Rune, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, suffered a first-round upset. Paul and Rune could have bumped into one another in the Round of 16. Should Paul make it that far, it’s possible that he might face either Dominik Thiem or even Ben Shelton.
All of the action from Monday was on the bottom half of the draw. The top half of the draw will feature some Americans in men’s singles on Tuesday. John Isner, who recently announced that he would retire after the 2023 US Open, is on the Order of Play for Louis Armstrong Stadium. His match is third for the stadium, with a stadium start time of 11 AM ET.