For Koolhof and Rojer, who finished 10th, this is their third major as a pair. They also reached the third round at Roland Garros, while stuck in the first round at Wimbledon. At the beginning of this year, they both played with another partner at the Australian Open.
The 32-year-old Koelhoff reached the US Open final last year alongside Croatian Nikola Miktic, and eight-year-old Roger won the tournament in 2017 with Romania’s Horia Tekao.
Djokovic beat Nishikori to the fourth round
Novak Djokovic secured a spot in the fourth round at the expense of Kei Nishikori. The three-time New York champion needed four sets to eliminate the Japanese: 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-3 6-2.
For Djokovic (34) this was already his 17th consecutive win over Nishikori, which he lost at the 2014 US Open. Since then, the world number 56, who has fallen back through injury, is no longer available to the 20-time Grand Slam champion. . This summer it was 6-2, 6-0 for the Serb at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, who eventually missed an Olympic medal.
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“He really surprised me today with his fast match,” said Djokovic, who lost a set for the second time at this tournament. “After the first set it was 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, but only a few points made the difference. I want to congratulate him for his good play.”
Djokovic, who beat Talon Grunbur in the previous round, increased his level and pace against Nishikori after losing the first set and kept his mission alive. He is just four wins away from a record 21 Grand Slam titles and has won all major slams in the same season. In the next round, he will compete with Russia’s Aslan Karatsev or Jenson Broxby of the United States.
Seven years ago, Nishikori reached the final at the US Open. The Japanese also reached the round of four in New York twice. Because he slipped in the standings, he met Djokovic early in the tournament.
Zverev into the fourth round of the US Open after Sock surrendered
Alexander Zverev reached the fourth round at the US Open, the tournament in which he reached the World Cup finals last year. The 24-year-old German saw his opponent give up Jack Sock. The American had won the first set (6-3) but then struggled with the right thigh. Sock was tackled and lost two sets (6-2, 6-3) and retired 2-1 in the fourth set.
Jack Sock handles.
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Olympic champion Zverev is fourth in New York, where he lost in the final to Austrian Dominic Thiem last year. He now faces Italian Yannick Sener in the battle for a place in the quarter-finals, who defeated France’s Gael Monfils in five sets.
Five Italian settlers
Italian tennis players Yannick Sener and Matteo Berrettini qualified for the fourth round of the US Open in five sets. Both needed close to 4 hours to secure a place in the second week of this year’s final Grand Slam tournament.
Sener clashed with Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-6 (1), 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4. In the fourth set, 20-year-old Sener was leading 4-0, but lost six straight games. The world’s No. 16 recovered well in the fifth set, quickly storming the decider and using his second match point 3 hours 42 minutes later after a forehand from Monfils.
Berrettini ended the winning streak of Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, who surprisingly won Winston Salem in the run-up to the US Open. It was 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-3 for the 25-year-old Berrettini, who has already reached the final at Wimbledon this summer.
This is the first time in US Open history that two Italian men have reached the fourth round at the US Open.
World number one Ashleigh Barty was surprisingly eliminated at the US Open by American Shelby Rogers. The Australian lost in the third round after two hours and 8 minutes of playing in three sets: 6-2 1-6 7-6 (5).
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The 28-year-old, world number 43, came back from 5-2 down in the third set and forced the tiebreak after losing the second set without a chance. “I just tried to fight for every point. That’s so cliched, sorry about that,” she replied to the frenetic audience afterward. In the fourth round, she will meet British teenager Emma Raducano.
Barty (25), this year’s Wimbledon winner, never progressed past the fourth round in New York.
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Butch van de Zandscholp hopes to become the first Dutchman since Kiki Bertens in 2018 to reach the quarter-finals at a major tournament. In the fourth round of the US Open, he will face Argentina’s 14th-ranked Diego Schwartzman.
The match begins on Sunday at 5 pm Dutch time and will be held at Louis Armstrong Stadium, the second track in the US Open Park.
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