In case you missed it, there was a fairly sizeable upset at the U.S. Open on Tuesday, and it had a scarlet and gray hue to it.
Former Ohio State tennis star J.J. Wolf upset the world’s No. 36 Guido Pella to move onto the next round in a Grand Slam event. Maybe even more surprising is how easily Wolf cruised to victory, winning 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Wolf, currently ranked the No. 138 player on the tour, will next take on Spain’s Roberto Carballés Baena in a time and date to still be determined. There’s almost no way Wolf’s ranking moves up after this showing, but you can bet he’s aiming for more than that.
Whether this is a flash in the pan win or he can start to show some consistent promise remains on the tour remains to be seen. Either way, if you’re looking for former Buckeye to get behind while all the other sports sort themselves out, you could do a lot worse than rooting for Jeffrey John Wolf.
— Ohio State M Tennis (@OhioStateMTEN) September 1, 2020
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