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Qualifier Brandon Holt – son of two-time winner Tracy Austin – dumped from US Open via fifth set tiebreak in round two by Pedro Cachin
- Brandon Holt is out of the US Open after entering the tournament as a qualifier
- The American raced to a two-set lead, 6-1, 6-2 over Pedro Cachin
- But the Argentinian stormed back to a five-set win and won via tiebreak
Brandon Holt’s shocking US Open journey is over as the qualifier on Wednesday lost heartbreakingly to Pedro Cachin in five sets after winning the first two.
Holt put in a dominant first two sets, winning 6-1, 6-2, before the Argentinian responded by winning the next three 6-1, 7-6, 7-6.
Holt led 5-4 and 6-5 in the final set, but was unable to break Cachin and eventually lost 10-6 in a tiebreak.
The Argentinian sank to the ground when Holt lost the match due to a double foul.
The match lasted three hours and 44 minutes.
Brandon Holt’s US Open fairy tale ended on Wednesday
Pedro Cachin fought back in the game to eventually beat the young American
Cachin then meets Corentin Moutet or Botic van De Zandschulp.
Holt’s second-round loss followed his stunning victory over #10-seeded Taylor Fritz on Monday, beating him 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4.
And the 24-year-old was able to celebrate after the game with his mother, two-time Open champion Tracy Austin.
Holt was embraced by mom – and two-time Open Champion – Tracy Austin after Monday’s win
Austin won the tournament herself in 1979 and 1981, her only singles Grand Slam crowns
Austin won the tournament in 1979 and 1981.
Holt was ranked 924th in January and was at 303 when he upset Fritz.
He is ready to climb even higher after winning his first match in a Grand Slam.