Copil/Kyrgios def Skupski/Daniell

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Nick Kyrgios and Marius Copil Round 1
Announcer Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | Photo: Cesarin Mateo USTA

Marius Copil -245- (ROU) | Nick Kyrgios -181- (AUS)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

Today’s first two Round-3 Singles matches featured quick victories for Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Rather than leave the sport’s biggest stage empty for four hours, tournament organizers moved this 1st-Round Doubles match into Ashe.

Wise choice. It was a hell of a show.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Nick Kyrgios and Marius Copil Round 1 Match Recap

NEXT: [16] Jurgen Melzer -38- (AUT) | Oliver Marach -19- (AUT)

Round-1 Biography | Marius Copil and Nick Kyrgios

This tandem has joined forced for the first time at this year’s US Open.

This 28-year-old won his first ATP Tour Doubles title 4-years-ago at his home tournament in Bucharest. Earlier this year, he teamed with Rohan Bopanna at Roland Garros and won the first two Grand Slam main-draw doubles matches of his career to reach the Round of 16. He owns 2 ATP Challenger Tour Doubles titles, has reached 5 Challenger Finals, and is making his US Open Doubles debut right here on Arthur Ashe Stadium. From Romania, please welcome Marius Copil.

At 24-years-old, he is one of the most dynamic players on tour. He wons his first two Grand Slam main draw doubles matches right here at the 2016 US Open, where he teamed with Daniel Evans to reach the Round of 16. In 2017, he reached the Round of 16 at Roland Garros, and captured his first ATP Tour Doubles title last year in Lyon with partner Jack Sock. Competing in his 4th US Open Doubles Draw, from Australia – Please welcome Nick Kyrgios.

Round-1 Biography | Ken Skupski and Marcus Daniell

This tandem first paired last week during the US Open Series event in Winston-Salem, and own 9 ATP Tour Doubles titles combined.

This 36-year-old owns 5 ATP Tour Doubles titles and 29 Challenger Tour Doubles titles. A Wimbledon Quarterfinalist in both Doubles and Mixed Doubles in 2017 – he is a 4-time ATP Tour Doubles Finalist this year alone, and catured his 5th title earlier this year in Budapest. Competing in his 6th US Open, in 2012 – he reached the Round of 16 with partner Jamie Delgado. From Great Britain, please welcome Ken Skupski.

At 29-years-old, he owns 4 ATP Tour Doubles titles, 8 Challenger titles and last month at Wimbledon – reached his second career Grand Slam Quarterfinal. So far this year, he’s reached 3 Tour-level Finals and captured his 4th title in Brisbane with partner Wesley Koolhof. Competing in his 5th US Open, he reached the Round of 16 here 3-years-ago wither partner Brian Baker. From Australia – Please welcome Marcus Daniell

Head to Head

This was the first meeting between these two teams.