SA’s Lloyd Harris bows out of US Open in first round
NEW YORK – South Africa’s Lloyd Harris crashed out of the US Open with a first round defeat at Flushing Meadows, in New York, on Tuesday.
The only South African in the men’s singles lost 7-5 7-6 7-6 to qualifier Egor Gerasimov of Belarus.
Lloyd Harris has been eliminated from the US Open by Egor Gerasimov from Belarus 7-5,7-6,7-6.
It was a gutsy and valiant effort by Lloyd, however his opponent had abit too much on the day to overcome the South African in straight sets.
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Though Harris lost in straight sets, he hit more winners (50) than his opponent (37). The difference it would seem, came down to unforced errors with Harris making 46 to the 37 of his opponent.
SA’s top-ranked Kevin Anderson withdrew from the tournament last week with a knee injury.
African News Agency (ANA)