NEW YORK, USA
Defending champion Jimmy Connors started his bid for a fifth US Open Tennis title at Flushing Meadows in New York with an easy win over Sweden's Thomas Hogstedt.
NEW YORK, USA
CONNORS V HOGSTEDT
1. (Connors serving from far end): SV & GV Rally, Hogstedt wins point with back-hand shot. 0.14
2. SV PULL BACK TO GV Hogstedt serving from far end. Connors wins point with back-hand passing shot.
3. SVs & GV Match point: Connors serving from far end. Connors wins game set and match. Players shake hands. (3 SHOTS) (Score: 6-1, 6-2, 6-3) 0.54
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Defending champion Jimmy Connors started his bid for a fifth US Open Tennis title at Flushing Meadows in New York with an easy win over Sweden's Thomas Hogstedt. Connors dropped his serve only once throughout the match and the final score of 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, was a fair reflection of his form. Nineteen-year-old Hogstedt - ranked sixtieth in the world - is known as an aggressive player, but Connors - who is seeded three at these championships - gave him no chance to get into the match. Connors said later he was pleased with his second-round performance and said if he plays the rest of the championship in the same way he will be happy. He paid tribute to Hogstedt - who hit fifteen outright winners during the match - and said he was hitting the ball very hard. Connors, who celebrates his thirty-first birthday on September 2, says he has no intentions of retiring from the game, and his from appears to be as good as ever.
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