The champion of this year’s Australian Open and Roland Garros did not use the chance to move away from the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who has one less Grand Slam title to his credit, in the historical rankings. Djokovic is not participating in the US Open because of his refusal to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The twenty-sixth player in the world Tiafoe will challenge Russian Andrei Rublev in the quarterfinals.
World No. 1 Polish Iga Šwiateková turned the US Open duel with German Jule Niemeier around and, after winning 2:6, 6:4, 6:0, reached the quarterfinals for the first time on the concrete courts in Flushing Meadows. In it, he challenges Petra Kvitová’s conqueror, home tennis player Jessica Pegulová.
The progression of two-time Roland Garros winner Šwiatek was not easy. The 21-year-old Polish woman lost the first set due to two lost serves, and in the second she had a 1:2 deficit after another break by her opponent. She hid her head in a towel on the bench and tried to motivate herself to turn around. He immediately succeeded.
The Polish woman won four breaks, won the set 6:4 and handed the “canary” in the deciding set. Wimbledon quarterfinalist Niemeier, who is ranked 108th in the WTA rankings, lost seven straight serves from the start of the second set until the end of the match. She also committed a total of 42 unforced errors.
Among the men, the Russian Andrey Rublyov continues, who defeated the seventh-seeded Briton Cameron Norrie three times 6:4.
Rublyov scored his second win against Norrie in their third match and will play in the US Open quarterfinals for the third time. He lost serve only once and knocked out an opponent three years older after two hours and six minutes. He helped himself to 11 aces.
The Olympic mixed doubles champion in Tokyo advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the sixth time in his career. However, he has not yet made it to the top four.
|US Open (hard surface, $60 million endowment)|
|Men’s Singles – Round 4:|
|Rublyov (9-Russia) – Norrie (7-Britain) 6:4, 6:4, 6:4|
|Tiafoe (22-USA) – Nadal (2-Sp.) 6:4, 4:6, 6:4, 6:3|
|Women’s singles – 4th round:|
|Šwiateková (1-Pol.) – Niemeierová (German) 2:6, 6:4, 6:0|
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