Bosnian tennis player Damir Dzumhur climbed to No. 99 in the ATP rankings even though he lost to world No. 49 Lorenzo Sonego of Italy in the second round of the ATP World Tour 250 series tournament in Winston-Salem.
However, Dzumhur’s victories against Kevin King and Strong Kirchhelmer in qualifications, as well as victory against France’s world No. 98 Antoine Hoang in the first round of the main draw, saw 27-year-old Bosnian restoring his place among the world’s best 100 players - which he occupied for more than four years, between February 23, 2015 and August 5, 2019.
Dzumhur’s highest-ever rank was No. 23, which he held for three weeks, between July 2 and July 23, 2018.
Damir Dzumhur will begin his US Open campaign on Monday against France’s Elliot Benchetrit, 20-year-old who is currently ranked No. 227 in the world.
The match is set to be played as the last match of the day on Court 15, meaning that it will not begin before 2200 hrs CET.
Dzumhur and Benchetrit have never played against each other. The winner is likely to play against five-time US Open champion, Roger Federer.