NEW YORK (AP) The Newest on the U.S. Open (all occasions native):
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Novak Djokovic’s proper elbow was massaged by a coach in the course of the third set of the defending champion’s fourth-spherical U.S. Open match towards Kyle Edmund.
Djokovic performed nicely and seemed good whereas taking the opening two units, 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday night time. However after getting damaged to chop his lead within the third set to 2-1, Djokovic referred to as for the coach, who manipulated and massaged the proper elbow.
Djokovic additionally had his proper arm labored on throughout his first-spherical victory on Day 1 of the event. He then received an opportunity to relaxation the arm, as a result of his second-spherical opponent withdrew earlier than the match, and his third-spherical opponent stopped after solely six video games.
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Second-seeded Angelique Kerber beat two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in straight units to succeed in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the primary time since 2011.
Kerber gained 6-three, 7-5 on Sunday in a matchup of left-handers to arrange a gathering with final yr’s runner-up, Roberta Vinci.
The German made her first main semifinal at Flushing Meadows 5 years in the past, however this season got here a fair greater breakthrough when she beat Serena Williams for the Australian Open title. Kerber might overtake Williams for the No. 1 rating relying on their U.S. Open outcomes.
Kvitova hadn’t made it previous the third spherical on the first three majors of the yr however was coming off an Olympic bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro, the place Kerber gained the silver.
The 14th-seeded Kvitova had forty three unforced errors and 7 doubles-faults – the final approaching match level.
Lucas Pouille’s upset of Rafael Nadal helped put three males from France into the quarterfinals of the American Grand Slam event for the primary time in 89 years.
The twenty fourth-seeded Pouille joined No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 10 Gael Monfils with fourth-spherical victories Sunday. Pouille and Monfils will play one another for a berth within the semifinals.
The final time three Frenchmen reached the quarterfinals was again in 1927, when the occasion was referred to as the U.S. Championships. The trio that point was Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon and Rene Lacoste, all members of France’s famed ”4 Musketeers” group of tennis stars within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties.
Lacoste – sure, he of the publish-tennis clothes firm – gained the 1927 title.
Rafael Nadal was upset within the U.S. Open’s fourth spherical by twenty fourth-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-1, 2-6, 6-four, three-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s quarterfinal drought at main tournaments.
The No. four-seeded Nadal, a two-time champion at Flushing Meadows, breezed by way of his opening three matches in Week 1 on the exhausting-courtroom event, dropping solely 20 video games mixed. However Pouille, a 22-yr-previous with flashy strokes, introduced a a lot sterner problem within the fourth spherical, pushing Nadal to the restrict over four hours, 7 minutes of tense – and intense – exchanges.
This was Pouille’s third profession victory in a 5-setter – and all have are available his previous three matches.
Since dropping in final yr’s French Open quarterfinals, Nadal has did not make it past the fourth spherical at a serious.
This season, he misplaced within the first spherical of the Australian Open. Then he pulled out of the French Open earlier than his third-spherical match due to a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist, an damage that pressured him to withdraw from Wimbledon altogether and miss about 2+ months on tour in all.
He led by a break at 1-zero and four-2 within the fifth set, however Pouille broke again to four-all, and ultimately transformed his fourth match level within the tiebreaker with a gutsy forehand winner to shut a sixteen-stroke change.
When it ended, Pouille dropped on his again, his tongue protruding.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat American Jack Sock in 4 units to succeed in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the second straight yr.
After failing to covert one match level within the third-set tiebreaker, the ninth-seeded Tsonga dominated the fourth for the 6-three, 6-three, 6-7 (7), 6-2 victory Sunday.
Sock, the final man from america left within the draw, was making an attempt to succeed in his first main quarterfinal. No American man has made the final eight on the U.S. Open since 2011.
The twenty sixth-seeded Sock upset 2014 U.S. Open champ Marin Cilic within the third spherical, by no means dealing with a break level. However on Sunday, he had simply 5 aces and was damaged six occasions.
The U.S. Open is the one main at which Tsonga, the 2008 Australian Open runner-up, has not reached a minimum of the semifinals.
Tsonga might subsequent face prime-ranked Novak Djokovic, who faces 21-yr-previous Kyle Edmund later Sunday. Requested what sort match he hoped for between these two, Tsonga joked, ”actually, actually, actually lengthy.”
American doubles participant Nick Monroe returned to the courtroom after a scary fall into the stands in his U.S. Open match.
Within the third set of his match with Donald Younger on Sunday on the brand new Grandstand, Monroe was chasing down a ball vast of the courtroom when he collided with a low barrier and tumbled over head first. Monroe stayed on the bottom for a number of minutes as he was examined by medical employees earlier than strolling again on courtroom underneath his personal energy. He was taken inside for additional analysis, then got here again out to complete the match.
Monroe and Younger had cut up the primary two units with Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and have been trailing four-2 within the third when the incident occurred. Monroe held in his subsequent service recreation, however the Spaniards closed out the four-6, 7-6 (four), 6-three victory to succeed in the quarterfinals.
The 34-yr-previous Monroe was within the third spherical in doubles at a Grand Slam for the primary time. He and Younger upset second-seeded Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo within the first spherical.
Marcos Baghdatis was warned by a chair umpire for utilizing his cellphone throughout a changeover whereas dropping his U.S. Open fourth-spherical match towards Gael Monfils.
Baghdatis, the runner-up on the 2006 Australian Open, sat in his sideline chair after falling behind four-1 within the second set and fiddled together with his telephone, holding it close to a white towel that was on his lap.
Utilizing a telephone throughout knowledgeable tennis match is just not allowed, and chair umpire Alison Hughes observed what was happening.
Later, Baghdatis informed reporters he was messaging his spouse.
Caroline Wozniacki eradicated eighth-seeded American Madison Keys 6-three, 6-four Sunday to succeed in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, her deepest run at a Grand Slam event in two years.
Wozniacki is a two-time runner-up at Flushing Meadows, however she is unseeded and ranked solely 74th after a season full of accidents and poor outcomes. She hadn’t gained a match at a serious in 2016 till arriving in New York.
She misplaced U.S. Open finals in 2009 towards Kim Clijsters and 2014 towards Serena Williams.
On Sunday, Wozniacki made solely seven unforced errors, 26 fewer than Keys.
Gael Monfils’ scorching summer time rolls on with a quarterfinal run on the U.S. Open.
The tenth-seeded Frenchman swept Marcos Baghdatis 6-three, 6-2, 6-three on Sunday to enhance to 18-2 in matches he is performed since a primary-spherical loss at Wimbledon. That stretch consists of the very best-degree event title of his profession at Washington.
Three days after his thirtieth birthday, there have been nonetheless basic Monfils moments on this one, together with an try and tie his shoe in the midst of some extent. However he has but to drop at set at this U.S. Open.
The 31-yr-previous Baghdatis hadn’t reached a Grand Slam spherical of sixteen because the 2009 Australian Open.
Anastasija Sevastova, who retired from tennis for almost two years, has reached her first main quarterfinal.
Sevastova upset thirteenth-seeded Johanna Konta 6-four, 7-5 on Sunday to grow to be the primary Latvian lady to make the ultimate eight at a Grand Slam since Larisa Savchenko in 1994.
Nonetheless simply 26 years previous, Sevastova retired in 2013 due to a collection of accidents that had made tennis no enjoyable anymore. However she returned to the game at the beginning of final season, and her rating has steadily climbed to forty eighth.
Her earlier greatest run at a serious was a spherical of sixteen look on the 2011 Australian Open.
As in her second-spherical upset of third-seeded Garbine Muguruza, Sevastova struggled to serve out the match. And as in that victory over the French Open champ, she lastly closed out the win with a service break.
Sevastova broke Konta seven occasions in eleven service video games.
Konta, an Australian Open semifinalist, collapsed to the courtroom with hassle respiration throughout her second-spherical match, however she did not seem to have any bodily issues Sunday.
Roberta Vinci, final yr’s U.S. Open runner-up, is again within the quarterfinals.
The seventh-seeded Italian beat 99th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday. Vinci has by no means reached the quarters at any of the opposite three Grand Slams, however she’s now completed it 4 occasions at Flushing Meadows.
She made her first main remaining right here final yr at age 32, beautiful Serena Williams within the semis to thwart the American’s Grand Slam bid.
Vinci has been bothered by an injured left Achilles tendon and struggled bodily at occasions Sunday. Exhausted after the match, she had tears in her eyes.
The 27-yr-previous Tsurenko had by no means been previous the third spherical at a serious earlier than this event.
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