The US Open 2022 immediately offers unexpected surprises. The most sensational of the victories on the first day, for example of the last Grand Slam of the season came from Daniel Elahi Galán. The Colombian, born in 1996, defeated world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets.
The came also teh elimination of the defending champion Emma Raducanu and two-times US Open winner Naomi Osaka. Tsitsipas, who was considered one of the favorites for the final victory on the eve of the Major, immediately leaves the main draw.
An unexpected twist, considering the final won in Cincinnati in the Masters 1000 preparatory to the US Open. The Greek number one has never really entered the game, especially in the first two setss, where he suffers a very clear 6-0, 6-1.
In the third set he doesn’t change his presence on the court much, but the score does: he gets the third set, also canceling the match point. Only a temporary recovery, considering in the last set it was always the Colombian who established himself on the pitch, obtaining a tiring 7-5.
In the heavy defeat, however, there is a particularly negative figure for the winner of this year’s Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has a very upset data
Stefanos Tsitsipas suffers the second bagel of the season, the third of his career.
The first two, however, were caused by two Big 3 players: Rafael Nadal first, then Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard punished the Greek with a 6-0 during the Australian Open semifinal in 2019, where the bagel arrived in the third and final set, after suffering an initial 6-2, 6-4.
For the one inflicted by Novak Djokovic, however, it does not seem to go far back in time. In fact, it dates back to this May: in the final of the Internationals in Rome, the Serbian did not leave any game to his opponent in the first set of the match.
Different speech, however, was the second set, which ended in the tiebreak, always in favor of the Belgrade tennis player. Galan, therefore, is the only player not belonging to the Big 3 category to have inflicted a resounding 6-0 on world number four.
Furthermore, this partial came in a different circumstance: if the other two were in the last two acts of major tournaments, here it is in the first match of the US Grand Slam.
📝 Tenistas con un set ganado por 6-0 ante Stefanos Tsitsipas 🇬🇷 en partido oficial (Men’s Singles):
🇪🇸 Rafa Nadal | Australian Open, 2019
🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic | Roma, 2022
🇨🇴 Daniel Galán | US Open, 2022 — MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) August 30, 2022