At the edge of the abyss. This is how it has been in this first round of US Open 2020 the good of Marin Cilic, that no matter how far he is of his best level, he must always be a player to be reckoned with in the big events. The Croatian had a disastrous match during three sets and Denis Kudla he got to serve to win the game with 5-4 in the third. However, those intangibles that only the greats have got the Croatian out of trouble, capable of raising his level at the precise moment. He ended up winning 6-7 (3) 3-6 7-5 7-5 6-3 and will face Norbert Gombos in the second round. Another who complied, but with greater comfort, was Andrey Rublev, winner 6-4 6-4 6-3 against Chardy.