The last major tennis tournament of the year, the U.S. Open ($65 million (KRW 85.76 billion) in prize money), was full of upsets on the first day.Dominik Thiem (81st, Austria), who has been in a seemingly endless slump since winning the 2020 title, defeated Alexander Berdych (27th, Kazakhstan) 3-0 (6-3 6-2 6-4) in one hour and 52 minutes in the first round of men’s singles on the first day of competition in New York City.Tim is the most prominent member of the next generation behind men’s tennis’ “Big Three” Roger Federer (retired-Switzerland), Novak Djokovic (No. 2-Serbia) and Rafael Nadal (No. 139-Spain).At the 2020 US Open, he became the first non-Big 3 player to win a major in four years.However, she hasn’t won any tournaments since, as her wrist injury has been nagging and her performance has declined.He only made it to the round of 16 at the 2021 Australian Open, and has been knocked out in the first round at every tournament since.In June, the team defeated Bublik, the defending champion of the Terra Bortmann Open, for his first major victory in 927 days.”I thought the US Open was the perfect place to get a win after a long time, there are so many memories here,” the team said after the victory, referring to their win three years ago.Fourth-seeded Holger Lune (#4-DEN) fell to 63rd-ranked Roberto Carvajes Baena (ESP) 1-3 (3-6 6-4 3-6 2-6).Lune, who turned pro in 2020, is a four-time winner of the men’s ATP Tour event.At majors, he has reached the quarterfinals three times in the last two years, including this year’s French Open and Wimbledon.The 30-year-old has also won the ATP 250, the lowest-ranked tour event, twice, in 2018 and this year.His best result at a major was reaching the third round at the 2020 Australian Open.Prior to the match, Lune took to social media to express his frustration at being assigned to court five, which is on the outskirts of the main stadium.”I didn’t expect to play on that court,” she said after the match, adding, “I’m definitely disappointed, but I’m not going to blame the court for my loss.”In women’s singles, eighth-seeded Maria Sakkari (8th-Greece) fell in the first round to 71st-ranked Rebecca Masarova (Spain), 0-2 (4-6 4-6).Sakkari, who reached the quarterfinals at the French Open and US Open in 2021, continued her poor run of form, falling in the first round of three consecutive majors from this year’s French Open to this one.Sakkari, who complained to the umpire during the first set that she “smelled something,” said after the match that she “smelled cannabis somewhere,” but that she “didn’t lose because of that.”I think I need to take a break. My mind is foggy, and everything is difficult,” he said, expressing his helplessness.The favorites cruised to victory.Novak Djokovic (No. 2-Serbia), seeking his 24th career major title, reached the second round with a 3-0 (6-0 6-2 6-3) victory over Alexandre Muller (No. 84-France) in one hour and 35 minutes.Djokovic will face Bernabe Zapata Miralles (76th-ranked Spain) in the third round.In the women’s singles, top-seeded Iga Cibionte (No. 1-Poland) rallied from a 2-0 (6-0 6-1) deficit to beat Rebecca Pettersson (No. 86-Sweden) in 58 minutes to reach the second round.American Coco Goff (No. 6), who is coming off a recent win at the Cincinnati Open, also got off to an easy start, defeating Laura Siegmund (No. 121-Germany) 2-1 (3-6 6-2 6-4) in the first 스포츠토토존 round.

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