Bernard Tomic is claiming underdog status, ahead of his game against Lleyton Hewitt at the US Open in New York.
According to the SBS the Gold Coast resident said Hewitt normally wins when they practice together.
The pair goes head to head on Thursday.
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Australia’s Sam Groth will wave goodbye to Flushing Meadows, after being defeated by Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-6, 6-4.
Serena Williams defeated Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens in straight sets.
Next she will taken on fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands for a place in the final 16.
Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has advanced in the doubles.