Cristian Garin (19th) fought and defeated Norbert Gombos (111th) by 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (4), in more than three hours of the game. In this way, the Chilean won his first match on fast surface courts so far in 2021.
With this important triumph, Garin remains undefeated in the Flushing Meadows first round, winning at its premieres in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. Also, on the other hand, does not fall in a Grand Slam debut since Wimbledon 2019 (seven in a row).
The 25-year-old tennis player comes from making his best appearances in Majors tournaments, reaching the second week at Roland Garros and Wimbledon: in both tournaments he reached the round of 16.
This time, will seek the third round when he faces the Swiss Henri Laaksonen (130 °), who defeated John Millman (43rd) by 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) and 6-1.