Chardy, Young, and Youzhny win big on Day 2, Second Round set to begin

With one match suspended from Monday and another canceled, Tuesday proved to be an even bigger day of tennis for the BB&T Atlanta Open.

Great singles matches started the day. Tournament No. 7 seed, Jeremy Chardy of France faced Ričardas Berankis from Lithuania. There was a great effort from both players which made for a competitive match. Chardy’s serve and consistency were a little too much and he will move on to the next round 6-4, 6-3.

Atlanta’s Donald Young concluded his Monday night match with Ivo Karlovic by outlasting the 6’11” veteran in a third set tiebreaker. In a match with wild swings and missed opportunities, Young was happy to be the last man standing.

“I tried to stay there and focus,” admitted Young. “The opportunity came, and I picked the right spot on a breakpoint and hit a good shot. There we were; we were even again. I knew once that we went to a break. I have won the last three breakers we have played.  I was feeling pretty confident on the breaker.”

Tuesday was “College Night” at the BB&T Atlanta Open, which means a player from a college in the state of Georgia got to face off against an ATP World Tour professional. This year was the University of Georgia’s turn and the wildcard went to rising senior, Emil Reinberg. Reinberg is an Atlanta native and one of the top players on the Bulldog tennis squad.

Reinberg’s opponent was Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. Youzhny is an ATP World Tour veteran and a former top-10 player. Even though Reinberg fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, he held his head high in defeat. “Not the best, but it’s all a learning experience,” explained Reinberg. “I think I can take a lot from this match and only keep going forward from here.”

Here are all the results for Tuesday:

RESULTS – JULY 24, 2018

Men’s

Singles – First Round

[5] F. Tiafoe (USA) d M. Copil (ROU) 64 64

[6] J. Chardy (FRA) d R. Berankis (LTU) 64 63

[7] M. Zverev (GER) d T. Smyczek (USA) 63 67(8) 63

[8] R. Harrison (USA) d [PR] J. Duckworth (AUS) 46 76(2) 61

  1. Youzhny (RUS) d [WC] E. Reinberg (USA) 62 60

[WC] D. Young (USA) d I. Karlovic (CRO) 26 76(5) 76(6)

  1. Baghdatis (CYP) d [Q] A. Bolt (AUS) 64 61
  2. Fritz (USA) d R. Ramanathan (IND) 64 64
  3. Norrie (GBR) d M. Jaziri (TUN) 75 60

[Q] N. Rubin (USA) d [Q] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) 63 64

Men’s

Doubles – First Round

[WC] C. Eubanks (USA) / D. Young (USA) d M. Ebden (AUS) / J. Withrow (USA) 46 76(3) 10-8

  1. Bryan (USA) / F. Tiafoe (USA) d J. Cerretani (USA) / L. Paes (IND) 75 61

 

Here’s the schedule for today:

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018

STADIUM COURT start 11:00 am

  1. Fritz (USA) vs [3] [WC] H. Chung (KOR)

 

Not Before 1:00 pm

[8] R. Harrison (USA) vs L. Lacko (SVK)

 

Not Before 4:00 pm

  1. Youzhny (RUS) vs [7] M. Zverev (GER)

 

Not Before 7:00 pm

[1] J. Isner (USA) vs A. de Minaur (AUS)

  1. Arevalo (ESA) / M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs [2] R. Harrison (USA) / R. Ram (USA)

 

AJC GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

[1] D. Sharan (IND) / A. Sitak (NZL) vs R. Arneodo (MON) / J. Chardy (FRA)

 

Not Before 2:00 pm

[3] N. Monroe (USA) / J. Smith (AUS) vs [WC] C. Eubanks (USA) / D. Young (USA)

After Suitable Rest – T. Fritz (USA) / C. Norrie (GBR) vs [4] J. Erlich (ISR) / J. Salisbury (GBR)

 

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