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.
Leylah Fernandez beat Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals of the women's singles, at the end of a very tough match for both, who played very defensive tennis from Svitolina, with more variations from Fernandez. Leylah, after eliminating Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber, led the match, obtaining 16 winners with the forehand
Final score: 6-3 3-6 7-6 (5) for Fernandez.
To challenge the Canadian there will be the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who defeated Barbora Krejcikova 6-1 6-4, dominating the challenge and showing how she is now the great favorite for the final victories of this tournament, among many surprises and many teenagers.
In the men's singles, Daniil Medvedev beat Botic Van De Zandschulp in four sets with the final score of 6-3 6-0 4-6 7-5, applying for a place in the final at Flushing Meadows, who has already played and lost right on the Arthur Ashe Stadium a Grand Slam final against Rafael Nadal.
Felix Auger-Alissime will be waiting for him. The young Canadian stopped Carlos Alcaraz's run, forced to retire midway through the second set with the score 1-6 1-3.
US Open: Djokovic in the quarterfinals!
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.