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Hijikata’s joy at first US Open win dampened by campus shooting

Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Doubles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 28, 2023 Australia’s Rinky Hijikata in action during his doubles final match with Jason Kubler against Monaco’s Hugo Nys and Poland’s Jan Zielinski REUTERS/Sandra Sanders Acquire Licensing Rights

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Rinky Hijikata walked off court ready to talk about his first win at the U.S. Open on Monday but the Australian wildcard’s thoughts quickly turned to a shooting at the University of North Carolina (UNC) where he studied business for two years.

Hijikata beat Russia’s Pavel Kotov 7-5 5-7 6-3 7-5 in a bruising four-hour battle that put him through to the second round at Flushing Meadows.

However, his joy was cut short by news of the shooting death of a faculty member at the university, where Hijikata’s girlfriend is still taking classes.

“I came off the court and saw there…

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