athavaneng.com
athavaneng.com
chrome

Pliskova survives Zhang scare, Nadal wins epic battle

In
Published: 10:54 GMT, Sep 3, 2017 |
0 Comments
1065
nadal 111111

Karolina Pliskova showed the steel of a world number one as she fought off a match point to claim a riveting 3-6 7-5 6-4 comeback win over Zhang Shuai in the U.S. Open third round on Saturday (September 9).

Pliskova, runner-up at Flushing Meadows last year, would have lost her world number one ranking had she been beaten on Arthur Ashe Stadium but moved another step closer to a first career grand slam title.

Chinese Zhang was aggressive throughout the match but was ultimately worn down by the tall, big-serving Czech.

Pliskova needed an injury time out to attend to a sore arm in the second set, which she hopes will not bother her when she faces either American Jennifer Brady or Monica Niculescu of Romania.

The men’s number one seed Rafael Nadal also struggled at the start of his match, facing Argentine Leonardo Mayer with Mayer taking the first set on a tie-break.

The second set was a close affair with lengthy games at its outset though neither player could capitalise on the many breaking point chances on offer. Nadal eventually did break before taking the set and hardly looked back, gaining confidence and Mayer losing his focus.

Nadal went on to win the next two sets, winning the match 6-7 6-3 6-1 6-4.

Your Comment

அன்புள்ள வாசகர்களே, நீங்கள் தெரிவிக்கும் கருத்துகளுக்கு நிர்வாகம் எவ்விதத்திலும் பொறுப்பாகாது. கருத்துக்கள் தகுந்த தணிக்கைக்குப் பிறகே பதிவேற்றம் செய்யப்படுகின்றன. எனவே நாகரீகமான கருத்துக்களை மட்டுமே பதிவு செய்யுமாறு வாசகர்கள் கேட்டுக்கொள்ளபடுகின்றனர். முக்கியமான புலங்கள் குறிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன *

*

  

  

Type Comments in Tamil language (Press Ctrl+g to toggle between English and Tamil)