NEW YORK — It’s still just Day 3 here at the US Open, so it’s best not to get too carried away thinking about the potentially bright future of American men’s tennis.
Check back next week and see how many Yanks are playing during the second week of the year’s final Grand Slam.
Remember, no American man has won a major title since Andy Roddick captured the Open back in 2003.
All that said, it’s been an exciting first couple of days for the American men.
As late afternoon turned to evening here Wednesday, Ryan Harrison, a 24-year-old qualifier from Austin, Texas, scored the biggest win of his career when he upset No. 5 Milos Raonic, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 before a near capacity crowd on the intimate new Grandstand court. Harrison, who became the first qualifier to ever take out a top-5 seed at the Open, advanced to the third round against veteran Marcos Baghdatis.