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Young moves into 3rd round at Open when No. 13 Gasquet withdraws

Young moves into 3rd round at Open when No. 13 Gasquet withdraws

Donald Young of the United States moved into the third round of the U.S. Open on a walkover Thursday when No. 13-seeded Richard Gasquet of France withdrew because of a fever and a sore throat.
"With my illness, I'm sure I can't win this match," Gasquet said. "I am really, really disappointed because it's an important tournament for me."
Young, the 18-year-old Wimbledon junior champion, will now meet Feliciano Lopez of Spain or Igor Andreev of Russia for a spot in the fourth round. Young never had won a Grand Slam match until beating Chris Guccione of Australia in the first round.
"Prefer to win it," Young said after hearing of Gasquet's withdrawal, "but I'll take this."


Updated : 2021-04-16 07:05 GMT+08:00