Today in Cincinnati, men and women squared off for a place in the main draw as the qualies wrapped up.
Ivo Karlovic went out meekly 6-4, 6-4, to Adrian Mannarino, who had surprising success returning his opponent’s serve.
Elsewhere, Kimiko Date-Krumm lost in straights to Anna Tatishvili, hampered by a foot injury which she received treatment for in the second set.
Steve Johnson wasn’t pleased as he lost in three sets to qualifying wild card Mackenzie McDonald, an 18-year-old who had never made an ATP main draw before.
Michael Russell took the first set against Benjamin Becker in a tiebreak, but lost in three.
On the practice courts, Petra Kvitova hit some serves and made this face:
Fabio Fognini entertained the crowd:
Tommy Robredo hit with Feliciano Lopez:
And Nikolay Davydenko hit with Julien Benneteau:
Brian Baker was playing a practice set with Marcel Granollers:
Angelique Kerber was working on her groundstrokes:
Jerzy Janowicz was practicing his lethal serve:
A huge crowd was gathered to watch Juan Martin del Potro, who hit with Nenad Zimonjic: