Niland And Sorenson Reach The Final Draw For US Open



Both the Irishmen, Conor  Niland and Louk Sorenson have reached the draw for the US Open Flushing Meadows after passing through the qualifying tournament.

Niland and Sorenson reach the Final Draw for US Open

Niland and Sorenson reach the Final Draw for US Open

This will be the second time that Niland will be eligible for the main draw, the third and final round, for a Grand Slam. He defeated Matwe Middlekoop by three sets to conquer his current position. Even though he had to spring back up after losing the first set, he did it with a can-do attitude and successfully conquered over his opponent. The scores were 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a game against the Dutch that lasted for well over two hours.

Sorenso had to wait, due to weather conditions, till he beat two opponents to secure his position in the next round. He has the 614th position and what made the victory worth it was that he defeated an opponent who was 300 ranks above him. He then played against Martin Fischer from Austria, who is currently in the 202nd rank, 400 ranks above him. He won in straight sets with a game that went over an hour and thirty minutes and the scores were 7-6, 6-1.

Sorenso has been showing tremendous skill and endurance in all his matches and is not letting the intimidation pull him back. The Irishman is showing everyone just what he is capable of that he intends to go all the way.

Niland as of now is in the 199th position. He was also part of the June Wimbledon where he played the first round but that was how fast he could go.

Sorenso had earlier retired from the game in May but now stands in the running for the US Open. His last grand slam was the Australian Open in 2010 where he made his debut.

This will be the first time that two Irishmen will play against each other and is a record by itself already. Not only is this great news for the players but also for Ireland as they have two players to hopefully cheer by at the prestigious tournament.

Both the players are Ireland’s top tennis starts now and both, for the moment, will have to wait till the weekend to see who they will play against next in the first round of the Flushing Meadows in New York. The days ahead look unexpected as hurricane Irene has shook the east coast. The court in Queens had to shut down because of this.

Nevertheless, it’ll pass and a great tournament is all set to begin!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Author:

Cricket

Live Streaming of India vs Australia 1st Test: Where to watch live cricket

Live Streaming of India vs Australia 1st Test: Where to watch live cricket

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 21st, 2017

Live streaming of the 1st Test between India vs Australia in Pune is available online. The Paytm Series 1st Test Match will be played at the MCA International S ..

Football

adidas partners with FIFA U-17 WC Local Organizing Committee

adidas partners with FIFA U-17 WC Local Organizing Committee

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 22nd, 2017

New Delhi: adidas announced its association with FIFA U-17 World Cup Local Organizing Committee to come onboard as the exclusive performance partner for the Mis ..

Tennis

Karman Kaur Thandi unveils ASICS latest training collection – FIT YUI

Karman Kaur Thandi unveils ASICS latest training collection – FIT YUI

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 6th, 2017

New Delhi: ASICS, the Japanese Sportswear brand introduced the FIT YUI collection at the ASICS Store Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi. ASICS Tennis Athlete Ka ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Mandeep stayed on course for a title at Youth Women’s National Championship

Mandeep stayed on course for a title at Youth Women’s National Championship

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 21st, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 21:  Former World junior champion Mandeep Kaur is just one step away from her title as the Punjab pugilist notched up a win over ChattisgarhR ..

Other Sports

Ciclo Team Racing – India’s only Elite Amateur Cycle Racing Team

Ciclo Team Racing – India’s only Elite Amateur Cycle Racing Team

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 20th, 2017

Bangalore, 20th February 2017​: Continuing its commitment to the cycling community, Ciclo Café today announced – ‘Ciclo Team Racing’ – India ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror