US Open—Flushing Meadows, New York
Friday’s schedule of play at the US Open featured American Tommy Paul and No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek advancing to the fourth-round of the event.
Paul needed four sets to oust feisty Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, while Swiatek lost all but one game in cruising past Kaja Juvan.
Paul will next face Ben Shelton and Swiatek will take on Jelena Ostapenko for a place in the quarterfinals.
American favourite Frances Tiafoe needed four sets to move past Adrian Mannarino and Rinky Hijikata eliminated Zhizhen Zhang in four sets.
Elsewhere, No. 10 seed Karolina Muchova and Wang Xinyu also reached the fourth round.
Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki continuing her great run of form, dismissing Jennifer Brady in three sets. Wozniacki had been retired for three years from the Tour.
Late on Friday night, Novak Djokovic needed five sets to dismiss his countryman Laslo Djere. The legendary Serb will face Borna Gojo in the fourth round.
American Coco Gauff dazzled the hometown fans in dispatching No. 32 seed Elise Mertens in three sets, while No. 4 seed Elena Rybakina was sent packing by Sorana Cirstea.
Saturday’s schedule in New York will feature Carlos Alcaraz attempting to reach the fourth round against No. 26 seed Dan Evans and No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula will look to reach the sweet 16 when she takes on No. 26 seed Elina Svitolina.
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(2) Novak Djokovic Defeats (32) Laslo Djere 46 46 61 61 63
(9) Taylor Fritz Defeats Jakub Mensik 61 62 60
(10) Frances Tiafoe Defeats (22) Adrian Mannarino 46 62 63 76(6)
(14) Tommy Paul Defeats (21) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 61 60 36 63
Ben Shelton Defeats Aslan Karatsev 64 36 62 60
Rinky Hijikata Defeats Zhizhen Zhang 63 63 46 63
Borna Gojo Defeats Jiri Vesely 64 63 62
Dominic Stricker Defeats Benjamin Bonzi 26 75 76(4) 36 62