uo17anderson_carreno

uo17anderson_carreno

Points won by each set: [ 25-26, 37-30, 35-24, 40-30 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
47 % Anderson – 49 of 103
25 % Carreno – 37 of 144

Life-time opportunity for them both. As many as 5 players of the Top 10 withdrew from the US Open (including three former champions: Djokovic, Murray & Wawrinka), the highest ranked player in the bottom half of the draw, inexperienced Sasha Zverev lost already in the second round, and suddenly the draw was wide open. Anderson [32] & Carreno [16] faced each other for the third time, and for the third time Anderson prevailed. He was very tense in the first two sets, but leading 6:5* (40/30) in the 2nd set he played his best backhand on the day and calmed down afterwards. His serve was phenomenal actually from the mid-2nd set when he was broken for the second time. In a dramatic last game of the match, they played the longest rally of the tournament, consisted of 38 strokes. Anderson lost it, also a lot of energy and didn’t get a direct point following his serve in six points, luckily survived 4:2 that game though.

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