QUEENS, NY, September 2, 2016 –
Man, talk about easy work!
On Wednesday, 1-seed Novak Djokovic didn’t have to play his Round Two match because his opponent was injured and withdrew from the contest.
Today, Djokovic’s Round Three win against Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) was almost just as easy. Youzhny retired after only six games in the first set.
Djokovic now moves to the Round of 16 — and he’s hardly broken a sweat!
Who else is advancing to that round?
- 2-seed Angelique Kerber (GER);
- 4-seed Rafael Nadal (ESP);
- 7-seed Roberta Vinci (ITA);
- 8-seed Madison Keys (USA, pictured above);
- 9-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, beat 23-seed Kevin Anderson);
- 10-seed Gael Monfils (FRA);
- 13-seed Johanna Konta (GBR, beat 24-seed Belinda Bencic);
- 14-seed Petra Kvitova (CZE);
- 26-seed Jack Sock (USA, beat 7-seed Marin Cilic);
- Unseeded Caroline Wozniacki (DEN);
- Unseeded Kyle Edmund (GBR, beat 20-seed John Isner);
- Unseeded Lesia Tsurenko (UKR, beat 12-seed Dominika Cibulkova); and
- Unseeded Marcos Baghdatis (CYP, beat qualifier Ryan Harrison).
BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY FIVE
“Still running for president.” — Jack Sock, who upset 7-seed Marin Cilic in three sets. For more about Sock’s presidential campaign, click here.
CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY FIVE
Notables in attendance: comedian Judah Friedlander, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins basketball player David Lee, actress Grace Hightower, soccer player Andrea Pirlo, actress Rosie Perez, sports commentator Dick Vitale, and former tennis players Billie Jean King and Jim Courier.
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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY FIVE
There was an all-Spanish doubles match today as David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco (challenging a call above) beat the 14-seeded team of Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.
Right on! We were happy to see comedian Judah Friedlander at today’s Day Session.
Fans watched tennis under crystal clear skies today. Weather watchers, however, are keeping track of Tropical Storm Hermine, which may shower the area from Sunday night until Wednesday.
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Day Five – Friday, September 2 – Third Round
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