Medvedev to face Dutch qualifier in US Open QFs

NEW YORK  –  Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev marched into the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday, the place a shock Dutch qualifier will attempt to deny him a 3rd straight journey to the New York semi-finals. 

Medvedev defeated British twenty fourth seed Daniel Evans 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, making his fourth journey to the final eight previously 5 Grand Slams as he chases his first Slam title. Medvedev has not dropped a set in 4 matches. Medvedev subsequent faces 117th-ranked Botic Van de Zandschulp, who outlasted Argentine eleventh seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez adopted her shock upset of 2020 US Open winner Naomi Osaka by defeating German sixteenth seed and three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2. Seven of the highest 9 girls’s seeds reached the final 16, with Osaka and top-ranked Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty exiting early. Fernandez, who turns 19 on Monday, superior to a primary Slam quarter-final in opposition to Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed from Ukraine.

Svitolina beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 to succeed in her eighth Grand Slam quarter-final. Svitolina, coming off a WTA title in Chicago, stretched her win streak to 9 matches. Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus eradicated Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-1. Sabalenka will subsequent face Barbora Krejcikova, who held on to beat two-time Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 7-6 (7/4). 

Spanish 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, who upset Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, reached his first Slam quarter-final by downing 141st-ranked German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0. He’ll face Canadian twelfth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, who beat American Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, with one of many two assured of taking part in his first Grand Slam semi-final.

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