Virtanen defeated Juncheng Shang in the third round of the US Open qualifiers with a score of 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 on Friday.
ANALYSIS Virtanen produced 14 aces in the match, 12 more than his opponent. Other than that, he also won 83 percent of points on the first serve. This will be Virtanen's first appearance in the main round of any Grand Slam. His opening round fixture will be against Argentina's Tomas Martin Etcheverry.