Lorenzi Upsets Sandgren In New York
Paolo Lorenzi of Italy opened up main draw action on Monday at the New York Open by scoring the first upset of the tournament, earning a marathon 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-4 win over No. 8 seed Tennys Sandgren of the United States.
Both players won 106 points on the day, but it was the Italian who prevailed in the most crucial moments. He scored the lone break of the match at 1-1 in the final set and rode the momentum to victory after two hours and 32 minutes.
The win gives the 37-year-old his first main draw victory since the 2018 US Open. He has primarily competed on the ATP Challenger Tour over the past six months, but qualified for the main draw this year at ATP Tour events in Doha and Cordoba.
Next up for Lorenzi is the winner between Ryan Harrison of the United States and Peter Polansky of Canada.
Bernard Tomic also picked up his first ATP Tour main draw win of 2019 with a convincing 6-4, 6-2 victory over Lukas Lacko in just 53 minutes. The Aussie will next face top seed John Isner.
The final singles match on Monday’s schedule features No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia taking on wild card and hometown favourite Noah Rubin.