US Open day six: Emma Raducanu continues to soar, Ash Barty stunned, America has a new kid on the block
Emma Raducanu hit new heights as she stormed into the fourth round of the US Open, Shelby Rogers stunned Ashleigh Barty and more as we look back on day six.
The British teenager dropped just one game in a stunning 6-0, 6-1 win over world No 41 Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Raducanu will play American Shelby Rogers after she dumped out world No 1 Ash Barty, while there was serene progress for Novak Djokovic on the men’s side.
Here are the highs and lows of day six in New York.
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Post of the day
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) September 5, 2021
Raducanu on the rise
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) September 4, 2021
There seems to be no limit on Raducanu’s rise to stardom as she made it successive fourth-round runs in her opening two Grand Slams. The 18-year-old has quickly proven that her Wimbledon run was no one-off, putting in an outstanding display to beat Spaniard Sorribes Tormo. She dropped just one game in a thrilling performance and now has a real shot at making the quarter-finals as she faces Rogers in the last 16.
New kid on the block
20-year-old Jenson Brooksby sets up a clash with Novak Djokovic! pic.twitter.com/X7FaGshQ3O
— ATP Tour (@atptour) September 5, 2021
The United States has a new star in the making as 20-year-old Jenson Brooksby became the youngest American man to reach the fourth round at the US Open since Andy Roddick in 2002. Brooksby beat Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 and his reward is a tie with Djokovic.
Stat of the day
🇮🇹 I T A L I A 🇮🇹
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2021
Italy’s impressive year of sport continues as Berrettini and Sinner progressed.
Quote of the day
“Tennis is funny like that, too. Right when you’re just like, ‘Why can I not hit a ball in the court’, then you do something like this and you love the sport all over again.” – Shelby Rogers
The American came from 5-2 down in the deciding set to beat Barty and remind herself why she plays the sport.
Men: Denis Shapovalov (7), Gael Monfils (17), Aslan Karatsev (21)
Women: Ash Barty (1), Petra Kvitova (10), Jennifer Pegula (23), Annet Kontaveit (28)
Dan Evans plays his first ever fourth-round match at Flushing Meadows and just a second ever at a Grand Slam, but it will not be easy as he is paired against second seed Daniil Medvedev – second up on Arthur Ashe Stadium. There are some high-profile women’s ties with Elina Svitolina and Simona Halep going head to head, with French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova taking on Garbine Muguruza.
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Alexander Zverev news: ‘I’ve never heard Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic mention money’
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Novak Djokovic news: World No 1 WILL be allowed to play at the French Open
After the Australian Open saga, the Serb has been given good news.
Ashleigh Barty news: World No 1 moves smoothly into quarters in Melbourne
Barty is one step closer to achieving her dream of winning her home Grand Slam.
Rafael Nadal news: The Spaniard reaches Aus Open quarters but won’t play Alexander Zverev
Nadal’s quarter-final opponent will be Denis Shapovalov who beat No 3 Zverev.
Nick Kyrgios news: Aussie doubles duo reach the quarter-finals
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis put last round’s controversy behind them and were victorious in front of a packed-out home crowd.