Isner and Young Advance to Second Round

August 28, 2007 02:17 PM

Isner’s win was without a doubt the upset of the night as he defeated Jarkko Niemines of Finland in the first round of the US Open. The monumental victory for wildcard entry was truly the dream start Isner was looking for in this year’s US Open. The North Carolina native, dropped the opening set, but came back to take the match and knock out the No.26 seed, Niemines 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.

The exciting 3 hour and 8 minute long match kept the audience on their toes as both players fought hard for every point. Isner’s powerful serve proved to be too much for Niemines as Isner recorded an astonishing 34 aces in the match, which undoubtedly made up for his 70 unforced errors. This win marked Isner’s first-ever Grand Slam victory and first-ever five set match

Donald Young also had an impressive start to this year’s US Open. The 18-year-old wildcard entry from Atlanta Georgia defeated, Australian, Chris Guccione, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in his Grand Slam Tournament appearance.

Just last week Young captured his first win on ATP tour when he defeated Amer Delic in the Pilot Pen. Young is going to have his hands full in the next round as he is set to face No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France.