2019 US Open – Tennis News – Day 10 – Last Day Of Quarterfinals


NewsWhistle was live at the 2019 US Open tennis tournament, where players and fans experienced fourteen days of fun and forehands in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

This year’s competition ran from August 26th until September 8th.

Our update for Wednesday, September 4, the last day of quarterfinals, is below.




Today was the last day of the 2019 US Open quarterfinals.

Here are the highlights:

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For the men, Italian twenty-fourth-seed Matteo Berrettini faced off against French thirteenth-seed Gael Monfils, and Spanish second-seed Rafael Nadal (pictured above) played against Argentinian twentieth-seed Diego Schwartzman.

In a five-set match, Berrettini defeated Monfils and became the second Italian man to ever reach the US Open semifinals.

In three tight sets, Nadal beat Schwartzman. The final score 4-6, 5-7, 6-2.

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For the women, Swiss thirteenth-seed Belinda Bencic matched up against Croatian twenty-third seed Donna Vekic, and Canadian fifteenth-seed Bianca Andreescu played against Belgian twenty-fifth-seed Elise Mertens (pictured above).

Winning in two sets against Vekic, Bencic advances to her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final appearance.

After an intense three-set match, Andreescu prevailed against Mertens and became the first teenager to reach the semifinals of the US Open since 2009.


Moving On To The Semifinals – Belinda Bencic (SUI) [13]; Matteo Berrettini (ITL) [24]; Bianca Andreescu (CAN) [15]; and Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]

Eliminated From The Tournament – Donna Vekic (HRV) [23] (Defeated by Belinda Bencic); Gael Monfils (FRA) [13] (Defeated by Matteo Berrettini); Elise Mertens (BEL) [25] (Defeated by Bianca Andreescu); and Diego Schwartzman (ARG) [20] (Defeated by Rafael Nadal).


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Canadian fifteenth-seed Bianca Andreesscu reflecting on the tournament so far:

“I’m going to be honest. I don’t think I played my best tennis. I just fought really well with what I had every single day. I think that’s the most important thing for me, and I’m sure for every athlete you’re not going to have good days every day.”


04Sep2019USOpen_0036 - actor Ben Vereen - day 10 - photo by Neil BaintonActor/singer Ben Vereen

04Sep2019USOpen_0455 - Victor Cruz - Photo by Neil BaintonRetired NFL player Victor Cruz

04Sep2019USOpen_0431 - Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins - Photo by Neil BaintonFormer NYC Mayor David Dinkins

04Sep2019USOpen_0372 - Billie Jean King - Photo by Neil BaintonTennis icon Billie Jean King

04Sep2019USOpen_0075 - Henrik Lundqvist - Photo by Neil BaintonIce hockey’s Henrik Lundqvist

04Sep2019USOpen_0021 - Emily Mortimer - Photo by Neil BaintonActress Emily Mortimer

04Sep2019USOpen_0232 - Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones-Gretzsky - Photo by Neil BaintonNHL legend Wayne Gretzky with Janet Jones-Gretzky

Celebrities in attendance today include singer Sir Cliff Richard, former mayor Dave Dinkins (pictured above) and wife Joyce Burrow Dinkins, tennis player Liezel Huber, photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, tennis player Monica Seles, International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty, tennis player Kathy Rinaldi, actress Bridget Moynahan, actor/singer Ben Vereen (pictured above), actress Emily Mortimer (pictured above), ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky with wife Janet Jones-Gretzky (pictured above), actor Alessandro Nivola, singer-songwriter Sara Evans, tennis player Rod Laver, singer Shakira and soccer player Gerard Pique, ice hockey player Mike Zibanejad, basketball player Kevin Kox, running back Saquon Barkley, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, cornerback Grant Haley, model Nina Agdal, ice hockey player Henrik Lundqvist (pictured above), basketball player Julius Randal, wide receiver Victor Cruz (pictured above), basketball player Jalen Rose, actor Billy Magnussen, actress Phoebe Tonkin, actress Amy Hargreaves, soccer player Ally Love, tennis icon Billie Jean King (pictured above), tennis player Boris Becker, tennis player Jim Courier, tennis player Daniela Hantuchova, tennis player Renee Richards, tennis player Chanda Rubin, tennis player Kathy Rinaldi, tennis player Monica Seles, tennis player Rennae Stubbs, tennis player Virginia Wade, tennis player Rosie Casalas, sportscaster Dick Vitale, and basketball player Manu Ginobili.


All copyrighted images by photographer Neil Bainton, unless stated otherwise.


For all of our 2019 US Open coverage, click here.