Alexander Bublik bests Santiago Giraldo 2-6 6-0 7-5 3-6 6-4 in the 1st round in New York on Tuesday. Bublik will have to play Thomas Fabbiano in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Giraldo had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Bublik in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Santiago extended his lead after breaking Alexander in the 8th (6-2) game before conquering the set.

2nd set.

This was a one way set after the Kazakhstani conceded no games to the Colombian before winning the set 6-0.

3rd set.

Bublik commenced this set in the best possible way after breaking Giraldo in the 1st game (1-0). Nevertheless, that was not enough for the Kazakhstani to win the set as Santiago succeeded in breaking back in the 2nd (1-1) and in the 8th (5-3) game. The Kazakhstani kept his cool to break Giraldo in the 9th (4-5) and in the 11th (6-5) game before managing to win the set (7-5).

The Colombian was completely wiped out in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

4th set.

Giraldo won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 5th (2-3) game, The Colombian broke back in the 6th (3-3) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set 6-3.

Alexander lost the plot in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

5th set.

Bublik had a strong start of this set after breaking Giraldo in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. However, that wasn’t sufficient for Alexander to win the set since Giraldo managed to break back in the 5th (2-3) game. Alexander maintained his cool to break the Colombian in the 10th (6-4) game.

1st
Bublik
Giraldo
2-6
2
6
2
5
2
4
1
4
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Bublik
Giraldo
6-0
6
0
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
3rd
Bublik
Giraldo
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
4th
Bublik
Giraldo
3-6
3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
5th
Bublik
Giraldo
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Bublik scored 155 points vs. Giraldo’s 141 points.

Bublik struck 21 aces and he committed 19 double faults. The Kazakhstani was effective when converting 50% of the break points that he procured (9/18). On the other side, Santiago had some problems in converting his break points since he converted only 47% of his break points (7/15). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Bublik and Giraldo is 1-0 for Alexander.

Highlights Alexander Bublik vs. Santiago Giraldo U.S. Open – New York

Next Match: Alexander Bublik vs. Thomas Fabbiano – stats

Bublik will face Fabbiano in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Alexander Bublik and Thomas Fabbiano since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other in the main tour.

The last time that they played, Fabbiano won 6-74 6-3 6-2 in the 2nd round in Ilkley Challenger back in 2018.

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