Into the 3rd Round @ the US Open!!

Hey everyone,

I have had a couple of incredible days in New York. Friday was an amazing experience!

Tim Smyczek is into the 3rd round! Photo by Cynthia Lum

Tim Smyczek is into the 3rd round! Photo by Cynthia Lum

The morning flew by and before I knew it, it was time for my match. I had a bit of a shaky start. Bogey came out playing great. Very aggressive and he didn’t give me much opportunity to get into the match. At 1-1 in the second set, I finally got my teeth into the match a bit and was able to break him. I got broken back a few games later, but I did feel like I was settling in. We both held out until a tiebreaker, and although I didn’t convert my first three set points, I finally took the second set 8-6 in the breaker.

Bogey jumped out to an early lead in the third and I went down 6-2. I battled back and won the fourth 6-4. I broke early in the fifth, but was broken back at 3-2. Finally at 4-4 I was able to break again. Before I served out the match and I was walking up to the line, the crowd started chanting, “USA, USA” It was an incredible feeling. I got goosebumps.

I’m third match up on grandstand on Sunday and I can’t wait to do it all over again!

Tim