2014 U.S. Open Day Seven
U.S. Open Men’s Singles Third Round Saturday Aug 31
7-Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 0-6 6-3 6-4 6-1
Dominic Thiem beat 19-Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-2 6-3
6-Tomas Berdych beat Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3 6-2 6-4
2-Roger Federer beat Marcel Granollers 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-1
17-Roberto Bautista-Agut beat Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-2 6-3
26-Gilles Simon beat 4-David Ferrer 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3
Gael Monfils beat 12-Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2
14-Marin Cilic beat 18-Kevin Anderson 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
U.S. Open Women’s Singles Fourth Round Saturday Aug 31
Belinda Bencic beat 9-Jelena Jankovic 7-6(6) 6-3
Shuai Peng beat 14-Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-4
13-Sara Errani beat Mirjana Lucic 6-3 2-6 6-0
10-Caroline Wozniacki beat 5-Maria Sharapova 6-4 2-6 6-2
Federer Soars; Ferrer Falls; Dimitrov Berdych, Cilic Move into 4th Rd; Thiem Wins
August 31 2014 8:52 pm ITS Staff New York USA - Roger Federer was down 2-5 in the first set against Marcel Granollers when rain started to pour down interrupting play at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
When play resumed, the five-time U.S. Open champion blitzed through the rest of the third round contest winning 20 games out of last 24 games to defeat the Spaniard 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-1.
The victory sends the 17-time Grand Slam champion to the fourth round for a record 14th consecutive year. Next up for the second seed Swiss is another Spanish opponent 2014 Stuttgart champion and No.17 seed Roberto Bautista-Agut who defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-2 6-3.
France’s Gilles Simon produced the day’s big upset in the men’s field eliminating fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 to advance to the fourth round on a hot and humid Sunday at Flushing Meadows.
Ferrer’s loss is the second straight early Grand Slam exit, after 10 straight Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances. Ferrer, who becomes the first Top Ten seed to exit in the tournament, bowed out of Wimbledon also in the third round. Simon will go on to face Croatia’s Marin Cilic, who claimed a 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
In other completed matches Sunday, 2012 U.S.Open semifinalist Tomas Berdych cruised past Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The sixth-seeded Berdych sets up a fourth round clash with young 20-year old Dominic Thiem of Austria who upset 2014 Aegon International champion and No.19 seed Feliciano Lopez in convincing fashion winning in straight sets 6-4 6-3 6-2.
Grigor Dimitrov came back from a disastrous 0-6 opening set loss to overcome Belgium’s fast rising star David Goffin in a battle of young guns. The No.7 seed Bulgarian toiled for two hours and 21 minutes to defeat fellow 23-year-old Goffin 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1, blasting 29 winners and seven aces.
Dimitrov will next play Gael Monfils who won his seventh encounter with French compatriot No.12 seed Richard Gasquet, the 2013 U.S. Open semifinalist, 6-4 6-2 6-2. Monfils hit 50 winners and faced only one break point against his French Davis Cup teammate in the one hour and 55 minute match.
Wozniacki Upsets Sharapova; Errani Ends Lucic-Baroni U.S. Open Run
August 31 2014 ITS Staff New York USA - Caroline Wozniacki upset reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova 6-4 2-6 6-2 to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals,
The former World No.1 and 10th-seed Wozniacki, who topped the world ranking for 67 weeks in 2010 without winning a major tournament, out-played and out-steadied Sharapova in the two-hour and 36 minute match under sweltering heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Despite blasting 39 winners, the statuesque Russian also committed 43 unforced errors while the 24-year old Dane hit a mere 22 winners but made far less mistakes with 17 unforced errors.
The upset win earned Wozniacki a spot in the quarter-finals, her first since the 2012 Australian Open, where she will meet tenacious Italian No. 13 seed Sara Errani who halted the excellent run of 32-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-3 2-6 6-0 in their fourth-round match.
Lucic-Baroni, a 1999 Wimbledon semifinalist, pulled three straight impressive wins taking out rising WTA star Garbine Muguruza in the first round, 2007 Australian and US Open quarter-finalist Shahar Peer in the second round, and shocked World No.2 Simona Halep in the third round last Friday.
Schedule of Play
Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM
WS R4: 13-Sara Errani vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
WS R4: 5-Maria Sharapova vs 10-Caroline Wozniacki
MS R3: 2-Roger Federer vs. Marcel Granollers
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
WS R4: 9-Jelena Jankovic vs. Belinda Bencic
MS R3: 7-Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin
Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM
MS R3: 4-David Ferrer vs. 26-Gilles Simon
WD R3: V.Williams/S.Williams vs. 12-G.Muguruza/Suarez Navarro
MS R3: 6-Tomas Berdych vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili
MS R3: 12-Richard Gasquet vs. 20-Gael Monfils
Grandstand 12:00 PM
MS R3: 14-Marin Cilic vs. 18-Kevin Anderson
MS R3: 19-Feliciano Lopez vs. Dominic Thiem
WS R4: 14-Lucie Safarova vs. Shuai Peng