US Open 2016: Stan and Pierre-Hugues Break into Quarterfinals

The eighth day of the US Open saw Team VCORE players make it through to the quarterfinals in both men’s singles and doubles.


The Stanimal Roars


Heavy-hitting World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) is into the US Open quarterfinals for a fourth straight year, defeating Ukrainian Illya Marchenko 6-4, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3.

Harnessing the power of his ferocious backhand and expansive court coverage, Stan overpowered his opponent to quickly take the first two sets. Stan the Man claimed the first set with a critical break, and proceeded to break the Ukrainian two more times in the second set. While a spirited showing from Marchenko saw Stan down a set after a tight tiebreaker in the third, the Swiss returned with a vengeance. Stan powered up his service game in the last set, breaking his opponent yet again, and proceeded to fire off several winners en route to victory.

Stan the Man has his gaze firmly set on advancing to the final four as he goes up against Juan Martin del Potro in what will be a highly watched quarterfinal match.

Defending Champs on the Road to Second Straight Title


Defending champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125) and Nicolas Mahut continue their strong showing at the US Open in men’s doubles, defeating Jeremy Chardy and Sam Groth 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to book a place in the quarterfinal. The pair racked up 41 winners against their opponents, and their wins on first serve percentage clocked in at 81%.

Both Stan and Pierre-Hugues compete using the VCORE Duel G. The racquet boosts players’ power game with technology specifically designed to crush the ball. Hits with the VCORE Duel G result in increased ball height by 14% and increased spin by 8%.

US Open 2016 Tournament Results


Men’s Singles (Round 4)

[3] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) def. Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-4, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3

Men’s Doubles (Round 3)

[1] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) def. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/Sam Groth (AUS) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Women’s Doubles (Round 3)

[16] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/ Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def. [3] Andrea Hlavackova (Yonex Racquet, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(CZE)/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 7-5, 7-5

[13] Andreja Klepac (SLO)/ Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) def. Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER)/Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 7-6(3), 6-0

Mixed Doubles (Quarterfinal)

[7] CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA)/Rajeev Ram (USA) def. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/Marin Draganja (CRO) 6-3, 6-3

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