Aussies in action: US Open Day 3
Wildcard James Duckworth comes up against one of the most explosive players on the tour when he lines up against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Wednesday at the US Open.
James Duckworth is the only Australian in singles action on Wednesday at Flushing Meadows – and his task is an almighty one.
Across the net will be No.9 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Yet the New South Welshman says he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“Tsonga’s a great player: a big serve, big forehand, a tremendous athlete. He’s gone deep in slams before,” the Australian wildcard said.
“It’s a tough ask but I’m going to have to play aggressive and look to control the controllables.
“I’ll have to try and serve well and take it to him.”
[WC] James Duckworth (AUS) v  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – Court 17, second match