In the 4th round of the US Open 2021, world and seed No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated the 20-year-old American talent Jenson Brooksby, author of an extraordinary performance, but not enough to jeopardize the qualification of the Serbian, who won with the final score of 1 -6 6-3 6-2 6-2.
In the quarters Nole will meet Matteo Berrettini, in a re-edition of the recent final at Wimbledon. Regarding his next Italian opponent Djokovic said: "Together with Del Potro he is probably the most powerful player I have ever met.
His serve and forehand are lethal weapons and if he is in the day with those two shots it is really difficult to play with him. . I hope to be able to confirm the result of our matches in the last two Grand Slam tournaments."
In the otehr matches of the men's singles, Matteo Berrettini defeated Oscar Otte in four sets, Llyod Harris beat Reilly Opelka in four sets, while Alexander Zverev overcame Jannik Sinner in straight sets. After two hours of battle, Swiss player Belinda Bencic defeated Polish Iga Swiate on the hard-courts of the Louis Armstrong Stadium with the final score of 7-6 (12) 6-3.
The first set, really exciting, seemed to never end and ended only after a very long tie-break, and after Bencic had wasted many opportunities to be able to close the challenge earlier, however qualifying for the quarter-finals.
In the other matches, the very young Emma Raducanu (at her debut at Flushing Meadows) beat Shelby Rogers, Karolina Pliskova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Maria Sakkari eliminated the former champion Bianca Andreescu.
US Open 2021: Carlos Alcaraz in the quarters! Out Halep!
On the hard-courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows, New York), the matches of the highly anticipated US Open 2021 are being played, the last Grand Slam of the season, during which there will be the absences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
Young Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz qualified for the quarter-finals of the US Open 2021 thanks to a super victory in 5 sets against Peter Gojowczyk, obtained with the final score of 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-0, showing incredible mental strength.
Alcaraz said after the match: "Am I the youngest quarter-finalist of the tournament in the open era? Of course it's a good thing, but if you don't achieve the important results you want, it doesn't matter much.
Each player has his own path. , the accounts are made in the end. " In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz will meet Felix Auger-Aliassime. Wins came also for Daniil Medvedev and for Botic Van De Zandschulp. In the most awaited match of the day, Barbora Krejcikova, Roland Garros 2021 champion, defeated Garbine Muguruza in straight sets, with the final score of 6-3 7-6.
The Czech dominated the challenge in the first set. In the second set the Spanish two times Slam champion made the impossible not to leave the match, dragging the match to the tie-break: however Krejcikova also dominated the tie-break, closing it 7-6 (4).
In the quarterfinals, Barbora will meet Aryna Sabalenka. In the other matches, Elina Svitolina eliminated Simona Halep, out Angie Kerber against Fernandez.