Maxime Cressy had heard radical chanting his sanction successful college, erstwhile helium doubly clinched large wins against his rival school.
Hearing that saccharine dependable of "Cressy! Cressy!" astatine the U.S. Open was a full caller experience.
Cressy rallied for a stunning triumph Tuesday, coming from 2 sets down and redeeming 4 lucifer points to bushed No.9 effect Pablo Carreno Busta 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7).
Cressy, an American who was calved successful France and played astatine UCLA, came connected circuit past twelvemonth erstwhile determination were nary fans. So the outer courts that swelled passim his lucifer against the two-time U.S. Open semifinalist was wholly unfamiliar.
"I don't person overmuch acquisition with crowds. My debut connected the circuit was during the COVID," Cressy said. "It's decidedly a caller experience, a truly breathtaking one. I emotion playing with the crowd."
And the crowds loved watching his serve-and-volley style, a rarity connected circuit these days. His assertive ways doubly clinched UCLA victories implicit USC, which led to the past chants of his name.
It's been a bully commencement truthful acold for the Bruins, with 3 men reaching the 2nd round. Marcos Giron won Monday and Mackenzie McDonald — a one-time roommate — upset No. 27 David Goffin connected Tuesday.
"I've had immoderate unbelievable years astatine UCLA that I'll support successful my heart," Cressy said. "It's been unthinkable seeing each the Bruins doing precise well."
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