Saketh Myneni qualifies for US Open main draw


New Delhi: India's Saketh Myneni literally blew away Serbian Pedja Kristin 6-3, 6-0 in only 56 minutes to earn his maiden entrance into the men's singles event of the upcoming US Open.

Myneni has set up a clash against world number 48 Jiri Vesely for the first round of US Open starting Monday at Flushing Meadows, New York. If he survives Vesely, Myneni's second round opponent will be World Number 1 and top seed of the tournament Novak Djokovic.

At number 143 in ranking, Myneni follows Yuki Bhambri's stint as an Indian playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam. Bhambri lost to Andy Murray in the first round of Australian Open 2015.