At the US Open, Carlos Alcaraz has advanced to the quarterfinals, while Novak Djokovic staged a remarkable comeback from being two sets down against compatriot Laslo Djere. The tournament also witnessed standout performances from Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek, while Jessica Pegula and Ons Jabeur faced unexpected setbacks. The US Open continues to provide inspiring moments and thrilling tennis action.
Alcaraz Advances to US Open Quarterfinals as Pegula and Jabeur Stumble
The US Open showcased a day of exhilarating tennis action as Carlos Alcaraz stormed into the quarter-finals. The defending champion delivered a commanding performance, overpowering Italian world No.61 Matteo Arnaldi in straight sets, securing a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory in under two hours. Alcaraz's relentless journey to the last eight sets up a thrilling clash with the 12th seed, Alexander Zverev, who overcame Italian sixth seed Jannik Sinner in an epic five-set battle, tainted by an unfortunate incident involving a fan's inappropriate remark.
In the women's draw, it was a day of upsets as American third seed Jessica Pegula suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of compatriot Madison Keys, while Tunisia's fifth seed Ons Jabeur, last year's finalist, was ousted by China's Zheng Qinwen. Pegula faced a relentless onslaught from Keys, succumbing to a 6-1, 6-3 defeat in just over an hour. Meanwhile, Jabeur, who had been battling flu since arriving in New York, couldn't counter Zheng's power and precision, leading to a 6-2, 6-4 loss. With these surprising results, the women's draw remains unpredictable, setting the stage for captivating matches in the upcoming rounds.
Djokovic Stages Epic Comeback, Gauff and Swiatek Shine at US Open
In a remarkable turn of events at the US Open, Novak Djokovic pulled off a stunning comeback to avoid an early exit. The Serbian maestro rallied from two sets down against compatriot Laslo Djere, clinching a 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory and preserving his quest for a historic 24th Grand Slam title. Djokovic's recovery showcased his unmatched resilience and determination as he avoided his earliest US Open departure since 2006.
Facing off against Djokovic in the next round will be Croatian qualifier Borna Gojo, ranked 105th in the world, promising an intriguing clash.
Meanwhile, the women's draw witnessed intense battles as young talents Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff made their mark. Gauff, fresh off titles in Washington and Cincinnati, displayed her fighting spirit, overcoming Belgium's Elise Mertens with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory. Gauff now looks forward to a showdown with Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round.
Top seed Iga Swiatek maintained her stellar form, swiftly dispatching Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan 6-0, 6-1 in just 49 minutes. Swiatek's journey to defend her US Open crown continues as she faces Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, in the next round.
American men also made their presence felt, with Taylor Fritz leading the charge by crushing Czech qualifier Jakub Mensik 6-1, 6-2, 6-0. Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, and Ben Shelton joined Fritz in the last 16, as they aim to become the first American male Grand Slam champion since Andy Roddick in 2003.
In a tournament filled with surprises, the US Open continues to deliver thrilling tennis and captivating storylines.