Victor Estrella wins round 2 at US Open
Victor Estrella is set to play a Top 10 player in the US open on Saturday, 30 August 2014. This is a first for the Dominican Republic. The 34-year old Dominican tennis player Victor Estrella earned the privilege when he defeated 17-year old Croatian boy wonder Borna Coric yesterday, Thursday 28 August 2014 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open in New York. This game saw the eldest vs. the youngest player in the Grand Slam tournament draw.
Estrella is now the only Dominican to ever have played in the US Open. He is also the player to debut at the oldest age in the leading Grand Slam tournament. In Round 5, Estrella, ranked 80th by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), will go against 6’5″ tall 23-year old Milos Raonic of Canada, who is ranked 6th. This is Raonic’s third US Open. In 2012 and 2013 Raonic reached the fourth round.
As reported in El Caribe, this will be the second time Raonic and Estrella will have met. The first time was during the 2010 Davis Cup when Estrella lost in five sets to Raonic (7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-7 (3) and 7-9.
For Estrella reaching the third round means US$35,754 for the first round and US$60,420 for the second round win, for a total of US$96,174 in earnings as of 28 August 2014.
Source: DR1, ABCnews.go.com
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