US Open Day 3 Takeaways: Novak in straights, and a dose of Wozniacki magic

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Day 3 of the US Open delivered upsets, comebacks, and a dash of Wozniacki magic. From Stricker’s shocker to Djokovic’s dominance and the Tiafoe-Fritz tag team, it’s a tennis frenzy like never before!

Day 3 at the US Open was a rollercoaster ride that left even the pigeons at the stadium trying to keep up! Comebacks, stunning play, walkovers…it all happened on Wednesday.

Dominick Stricker rocked the court by taking down the No. 7 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round faster than you can say “ace.” And let’s not forget, tennis royalty Caroline Wozniacki made a dazzling return, ready to sprinkle her magic all over the court like confetti.

Tommy Terrific: Paul rallies into the third round at the US Open

Tommy Paul was in a sticky spot after an hour and seven minutes. He trailed Roman Safiullin, ranked 60th, 6-3, 6-2.

However, with the determination of someone challenged to a dance-off, he clawed his way back, winning the following three sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Paul faced two break points while serving for the match. Yet he was cooler than a cucumber, swatting them away like pesky flies at a picnic.

Tommy Paul’s victory was a testament to his grit and determination. This guy embodies American tennis on the ATP Tour with a career-high ranking of No. 13. His season kick-started with a semifinal run at the Australian Open. He beat Carlos Alcaraz at an important tournament as well. Now, he’s set his sights on making more magic happen at this hard-court Slam.