Camila Giorgi, painful elimination at super tie-break

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Giorgi-Keys 4-6 7-5 6-7

That ended the US Open adventure of Camila Giorgi, who also had a chance to serve for victory in the ninth game of the third set of her very balanced second-round match against Madison Keys.

The host, however, was good at coming back and then making the match her own in the super tie-break, winning in three sets with a score of 6-4 5-7 7-6 after two hours and twenty-three minutes of play.

Since 1968, that is, since the tournament was opened to professionals, three tennis players have won it five times: Americans Jimmy Connors (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983) and Pete Sampras (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 2002) and Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who won it from 2004 to 2008. In 2020 it was won by Austrian Dominic Thiem, who in a comeback beat Alexander Zverev in the final in five sets by the score of 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. Last year Novak Djokovic, who came within a whisker of a Grand Slam thanks to successes in Australia, France and England, succumbed in the final against Medvedev.

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