2014 U.S. Open Day Six
U.S. Open Men's Singles Third Round Saturday Aug 30
1-Novak Djokovic beat Sam Querrey 6-3 6-2 6-2
3-Stanislas Wawrinka beat Blaz Kavcic w.o.
8-Andy Murray beat Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2
5-Milos Raonic beat Victor Estrella-Burgos 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(3)
10-Kei Nishikori beat 23-Leonardo Mayer 6-4 6-2 6-3
16-Tommy Robredo beat Nick Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3
9-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-4 6-4 6-4
22-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat 13-John Isner 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4)
U.S. Open Women's Singles Third Round Saturday Aug 30
1-Serena Williams beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-3 6-3
Aleksandra Krunic beat 3-Petra Kvitova 6-4 6-4
11-Flavia Pennetta beat Nicole Gibbs 6-4, 6-0
16-Victoria Azarenka beat Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1
7-Eugenie Bouchard beat 30-Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4
Kaia Kanepi beat 15-Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5 6-0
29-Casey Dellacqua beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
17-Ekaterina Makarova beat Zarina Diyas 6-2 6-4
Day Six Updates
Robredo Dismisses Young Kyrgios in 4 Sets
August 30 2014 11:43 pm ITS Staff New York USA - Former top-tenner Tommy Robredo schooled Nick Kyrgios on Saturday evening eliminating the young Australain 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 in the third-round of the U.S. Open played under the lights of the Arthur Ashe Stadium. After losing the first set in just 27 minutes, the 32-year old veteran Robredo came back strong to dominate the rest of the match forcing his 19-year old opponent into committing 47 unforced errors in the two hours and 28 minute match.
Robredo, who defeated Roger Federer in the fourth round before losing to Rafael in the quarters here last year, withstood 55 winners and 20 aces from Kyrgios while minimizing his own mistakes to just 15 unforced errors. The former World No.5 (2006), next plays No. 3 seed and reigning Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka who advanced with a walkover when Blaz Kavcic withdrew before the match citing an injury. Robredo leads their head-to-head matchup 6-2.
Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga Advance; Raonic Ends Estrella-Burgos Run, Faces Nishikori
Isner Falls Third Straight Time to Kohlschreiber
August 30, 2014 4:43 pm ITS Staff New York USA – World No. 1 Novak Djokovic sent a message that he is the man to beat at the U.S. Open Championships after demolishing American Sam Querrey on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory in the third round at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Djokovic, the 2011 U.S. Open champion and three time finalist, despite losing his serve twice, dominated the one-hour and 25 minute match pressuring Querrey, with his solid baseline and all-around game, into committing 33 unforced errors. Djokovic limited his mistakes to 19 while producing 25 winners and five aces.
In the Round of 16, the reigning Wimbledon champion will meet Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. After Querrey exited, the last American standing was John Isner who could not overcome his old nemesis Kohlschreiber bowing out to the German veteran 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4). The No.13 seed was upset by the same opponent in the third round in three consecutive U.S. Open tournaments.
The No.22 seed Kohlschreiber won the two-hour 39 minute match without breaking the serve of the 6’11 Isner who fired 42 aces. The only break of serve of the match was in the first game of the second set when Kohlschreiber conceded his serve at 15.
Andy Murray advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Championships hurdling past 23-year old Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday. The 2012 U.S. Open champion, who extended to four sets by Ronin Haase in the first-round, did not exhibit the consistency he showed in the second round against Matthias Bachinger on Thursday.
The 27-year old blasted 47 winners but also committed 37 unforced errors in the two-hour and 26 minute match played on the Louis Armstrong Stadium. After cruising through the first two sets, the eighth-seeded Murray double faulted to lose his serve on the 10th game conceding the third set to Kuznetsov.
Regaining his composure, Murray dominated the fourth set to surge into the Round of 16 against Toronto Masters winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga whom he lost to into quarterfinals en route to the Frenchman’s title win over Roger Federer in the finals. The ninth-seeded Tsonga claimed a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in one hour and 54 minutes, hitting 32 winners and blasting 14 aces.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic also advanced to the Round of 16 after winning their respective third round matches Saturday afternoon to set up a showdown for a spot in the quarterfinals. The tenth seeded Nishikori dismissed No.23 seed and 2014 German Open champion Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-4 6-2 6-3 in one hour and 51 minutes, while fifth-seeded Raonic edged-out World Ranked No.81 Victor Estrella-Burgos of the Dominican Republic 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(3) in two hours and 48 minutes.
The 34-year old Estrella Burgos was appearing for time in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament after first round losses at the French and Wimbledon earlier this year. The Santiago de los Caballeros resident reached the ATP semifinal at the 2014 Claro Open Colombia and became the first Dominican to reach the Top 100 in the ATP rankings. Estrella Burgos faced Raonic in singles competition during the 2010 Davis Cup Tie 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3) 9-7 after having two match-points against the Canadian. Estrella-Burgos defeated Holland’s Igor Sijsling and young up-start Croatian Borna Coric in the first two rounds.
Krunic Upsets No.3 Seed Kvitova, Azarenka, Serena Cruises; Bouchard def. Strycova
August 30, 2014 3:52 pm ITS Staff New York USA - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset the third round of the U.S. Open Championships on Saturday. Aleksandra Krunic, who has never appeared in main draw Grand Slam since turning pro in 2008, defeated the No.3 seed Czech 6-4 6-4.
The 21-year old Moscow-born Serb held her ground against the big-hitting lefty Kvitova in one hour and 38 minute match committing fewer unforced errors than Kvitova who squandered 34 unforced attempts. Kvitova now becomes the fifth seed of the top eight women to exit in the first week following No. 2-seed Simona Halep; No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska; No. 6 Angelique Kerber; and No. 8 Ana Ivanovic.
The No.145 ranked qualifier now plays two-time U.S. Open finalist and No.6 seed Victoria Azarenka who crushed Russia’s Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour for a place in the last eight. Azarenka, who lost to Serena Williams in the 2012 and 2013 finals, broke Vesnina five times while saving two breakpoints she faced on her serve.
Bidding for a third straight U.S. Open title, World No.1 Serena Williams comfortably moved into the last 16s after dimissing American compatriot Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3. Williams now has gone through three American opponents in as many matches this week extending her winning streak at the U.S. Open tournament to 17 victories.
Schedule of Play
Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM
WS R3: 11-Flavia Pennetta vs Nicole Gibbs 6-4 6-0
MS R3: 1-Novak Djokovic vs Sam Querrey 6-3 6-2 6-2
WS R3: 1-Serena Williams vs Varvara Lepchenko 6-3 6-3
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 AM
WS R3: 7-Eugenie Bouchard vs. 30-Barbora Strycova
MS R3: 16-Tommy Robredo vs Nick Kyrgios
Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM
WS R3: 3-Petra Kvitova vs. Aleksandra Krunic 4-6 4-6
MS R3: 8-Andy Murray vs Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2
MS R3: 13-John Isner vs 22-Philipp Kohlschreiber in-progress
MS R3: 3-Stan Wawrinka vs. Blaz Kavcic
Grandstand 11:00 AM
MS R3: 5-Milos Raonic vs. Victor Estrella Burgos 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(3)
WS R3: 16-Victoria Azarenka vs. Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-1
MS R3: 9-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4 6-4 6-4