Swiss fare well at US Open

Michel Kratochvil was the only Swiss player knocked out of the US Open on Tuesday. Keystone / AP Photo / Lionel Cironneau

Swiss tennis players had a good day at the US Open in Flushing Meadows on Tuesday, with three of them getting through to the next round. Only Michel Kratochvil was knocked out of the tournament.

This content was published on August 30, 2000 - 09:23

Roger Federer was involved in one of the most exciting games of the day, beating Peter Wessels of the Netherlands despite an early setback.

Federer lost the first two sets 4-6, 4-6 but pulled back the next two 6-3 7-5. Wessels retired in the final set with an ankle injury when he was leading 4-3.

Switzerland's top men's player, Marc Rosset, got through to the second round of the tournament for the first time in five years. He defeated Germany's Christian Vinck in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

The other Swiss man in action, Michel Kratochvil was knocked out of the tournament by Brazil's Andre Sa. Kratochvil started the match off well by winning the first set 6-3.

However, he lost the second and third sets 4-6, 1-6. The fourth set was closely contested, and went to a tie break which Kratochvil ultimately lost 7-4.

Patty Schnyder defeated Jill Craybas of the United States in her first round match. The first of the three sets was the most closely fought but Schnyder lost it 5-7. However, she pulled back to win the second and third sets comfortably, 6-1, 6-3.

In the second round on Wednesday, the world number one, Switzerland's Martina Hingis, is due to play Kristina Brandi of the United States.

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