Easy winner of Zapata Miralles (6-4, 6-1, 6-1), Novak Djokovic saw his part of the table open up after the eliminations of Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas. On the French side, Benjamin Bonzi and Adrian Mannarino will see the 3rd round in New York.

[Updated Aug 31, 2023 10:12 a.m.] All is well for Novak Djokovic in New York. Already assured of recovering the place of world No. 1 after his inaugural victory against the Frenchman Alexandre Muller, the Serb passed without incident the second round of the US Open, Wednesday, against the modest Spanish player Bernabe Zapata Miralles (76th world). . Visibly more bothered by the heat than by his opponent’s blows, the man with 23 Grand Slam titles spent only two hours all round on the Arthur Ashe court (6-4, 6-1, 6-1) . His only (little) scare was a fall during the match from which he however recovered very quickly.

If Novak Djokovic is quietly making his way to Flushing Meadows, the same cannot be said of the other contenders dispatched in his part of the table. Already rid of the Dane Holger Rune, who came out two days ago, the Serbian saw Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud, respectively seeded 7 and 5 in the last Grand Slam of the season, disappear. The Greek, who was leading two sets to one and 5-3 in the fourth set, then fell to 21-year-old Swiss Dominic Stricker (7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6- 3). The Norwegian, still a finalist at Roland-Garros this year, was beaten by the Chinese Zhizhen Zhang (67th in the world), also in five sets (6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 0-6, 6-2 ). The road to the final now looks like a boulevard for Novak Djokovic whose main obstacles are now all Americans: Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul.

Wozniacki, the incredible comeback

And the French in all this? Of the four entered on Wednesday, two managed to register a second consecutive victory. They are Benjamin Bonzi who offered a good victory against Christopher Eubanks, seeded n ° 28, (7-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6), and Adrian Mannarino who recovered well after a missed start against the Hungarian Fabian Marozsan (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1). To reach the round of 16, Benjamin Bonzi will have to beat Tsitsipas’s scorer, the Swiss Stricker, while Mannarino will not be favored in the predictions against Tiafoe. Hugo Gaston and Titouan Droguet were less successful than their two compatriots. The two survivors of the qualifications lost, against the Slovenian Laszlo Djere for the first (6-1, 6-2, 6-3), and in front of the very young Czech Jakub Mensik (17 years old) for the second (3-6 , 6-2, 7-6, 6-3).

Among the ladies, no French was on the program for the third day (the last survivor, Clara Burel, will play her second match this Thursday against Karolina Pliskova). Like Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina, qualified without playing, the main headliners did not fail. The surprise actually came from the Arthur Ashe court where Caroline Wozniacki, out of retirement this summer after three years off, beat a former world No. 1 (like her), the Czech Petra Kvitova (7-5, 7 -6). The Dane, who has become a mother twice in the meantime, will continue her incredible comeback against the American Jennifer Brady, another comeback.

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