US Open day six: Bonkers rally from Carlos Alcaraz and Jenson Brooksby, another farewell, cute kid alert

Carlos Alcaraz

Cameron Norrie is the last British singles player standing at the US Open after he defeated Holger Rune and Dan Evans lost out to Marin Cilic.

Norrie is yet to drop a set and will take on Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who survived a deciding tie-break against Denis Shapovalov, in his first fourth-round match at Flushing Meadows.

Rafael Nadal extended his unbeaten record against Richard Gasquet to 18-0 while Iga Swiatek recovered from 4-1 down in the second set to beat Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-4.

Picture of the day

Petra Kvitova celebrates winning an important point against Garbine Muguruza (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)

Two-time Grand Slam winner Kvitova saved a couple of match points en-route to defeating fellow former world No 1 Muguruza. Up next is Jessica Pegula.

Point of the day

Alcaraz knows how to get the crowd on their feet, but American young gun Brooksby was a match for him as he won this point despite ending up on the ground. The Spaniard, though, won the match.

Waving goodbye

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There has been a flood of retirements at this year’s US Open and Brazilian Bruno Soares, Jamie Murray’s long-time doubles partner, is another. Writing on Instagram, 40-year-old Soares said: “Thank you tennis. Time to say goodbye. Thank you for 22 years of making my dream come true every day.”

Starting them young

Sam Stosur’s daughter provided the after-match oohs and aahs following her mother’s mixed doubles match at Flushing Meadows.

Fallen seeds

Women: Garbine Muguruza (9), Belinda Bencic (13)

Men: Diego Schwartzman (14), Denis Shapovalov (19), Dan Evans (20), Lorenzo Musetti (26), Holger Rune (28)

Who’s up next?

The match of the day on Sunday comes at night on Arthur Ashe Stadium, when defending champion Daniil Medvedev takes on Nick Kyrgios.

With Serena Williams now headed off into retirement, top billing in the bottom half of the draw goes to Coco Gauff, who meets Zhang Shuai, and Ons Jabeur, who takes on Veronika Kudermetova.

In doubles, defending champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram bid to reach the quarter-finals when they take on Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.

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