US Open day seven: Leylah Fernandez and Carlos Alcaraz at it again, Daniil Medvedev’s off the charts forehand
The teenagers continue to steal the show at the US Open as Leylah Fernandez and Carlos Alcaraz reached the quarter-final at Flushing Meadows.
Fernandez, 19 on Monday, backed up her win over Naomi Osaka by dumping out 2016 champion Angelique Kerber while 18-year-old Alcaraz came from two sets down to beat Peter Gojowczyk in five sets.
Here, we look back at day seven in New York.
Picture of the day
Post of the day
They’re at it again
Being 18 🤝 reaching the #USOpen quarterfinals
Leylah Fernandez & Carlos Alcaraz pic.twitter.com/PWIblOtItw
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2021
Just 48 hours after they lit up this year’s tournament teenage pair Fernandez and Alcaraz were at it again with more spectacular performances to reach the quarter-finals.
Fernandez, on the last day of being 18, sent Kerber packing after coming back from a set and a break to win 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
There was also an escape for Alcaraz as he looked down and out trailing against Gojowczyk before also battling back to win 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0. Both youngsters will be hoping their journeys are only just beginning.
Stat of the day
The youngest #USOpen men’s singles quarter-finalist in the Open Era 🙌
18-year-old @alcarazcarlos03 outlasts Gojowczyk 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 👏 pic.twitter.com/8cmnoqH4RL
— Next Gen ATP Finals (@nextgenfinals) September 6, 2021
The first of many for the Spaniard, who is tipped as a possible successor to Rafael Nadal.
Quote of the day
“You’re looking at the draw hoping he’s nowhere near me for the rest of my days.” Dan Evans is hoping not to have to play Medvedev again any time soon.
Shot of the day
An off the charts forehand from @DaniilMedwed 📈
The No. 2 seed currently leads Evans 6-3, 3-1. pic.twitter.com/4EGI0ih99K
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2021
It is no wonder British No 1 Evans is keen to avoid the Russian in the future after he was playing shots like this.
Men: Diego Schwartzman (11), Dan Evans (24)
Women: Simona Halep (12), Elise Mertens (15), Angelique Kerber (16)
thank you for an amazing atmosphere & helping me into week 2 @usopen!! Means a lot 🥰 pic.twitter.com/W6F9ZcSsHK
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) September 4, 2021
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