Pablo Andujar continues to inspire after undergoing multiple surgeries on his right elbow.
On Saturday, in his 32nd main draw appearance at a Grand Slam event, the 33-year-old reached the fourth round for the first time. He brushed aside Alexander Bublik, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, in just under two hours to secure the milestone at the US Open.
With his run, Andujar is in prime position to break back into the Top 50. Here’s a rundown of his tremendous story of persistence.
Before his elbow issue first flared up, Andujar was a three-time ATP singles champion, with all of his triumphs coming on clay. He ascended to No. 32 in the world in July of 2015 after advancing to the third round at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.