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Ruben Bemelmans takes first hurdle in the qualifiers for the US Open

Ruben Bemelmans (ATP-129) has on Tuesday in New York placed for the second round of the qualifiers at the US Open, the fourth and last grand slam tournament of the season. The Observer put the American Kevin King (ATP-178) in two sets aside.

The thirty years ‘ Bemelmans won the match with 6-4 and 6-3. Previously it was the seventeenth seed of the qualifier, 1 hour and 14 minutes on the hard court in Flushing Meadows. His next opponent is the Italian Alessandro Giannessi (ATP-229) or the Frenchman Constant Lestienne (ATP 172).

Bemelmans was two times on the main table of the US Open. In 2015, obtained the Observer in the third round, where he fell against the Swiss Stan Wawrinka. Last year he had in the first round, beaten by the Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

With Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 126) and Maryna Zanevska (WTA 219) to try two other Belgians through the qualifiers to qualify for the main table. Their opponents in the opening round are respectively the Dutch Bibiane Schoofs (WTA 182) and the Swiss Patty Schnyder (WTA 187).

The US Open takes place from 27 August to 9 september. The draw for the main table is scheduled for next Friday.

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