US Open fourth round results live updates: Swiatek trails; Pegula, Rublev through to quarterfinals – SportsMediaz


Andrey Rublev shrugged off a rain delay to breeze past Cameron Norrie and reach the US Open quarter-finals for the third time on Monday.

The ninth-seeded Russian triumphed 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and will face either four-time champion Rafael Nadal or Frances Tiafoe of the United States for a place in the semi-finals.

Rublev lost to Nadal in the quarter-finals in New York in 2017.

“It was two and a half hours, it was tough,” said 24-year-old Rublev who had needed four hours and five sets to get past Denis Shapovalov in the third round.

“Cameron and I, we have known each other for a long time. I knew I had to give my best.

“I played a good match. I was able to win in three sets so I am super happy,”

Rublev, who also made the last-eight in New York in 2017 and 2020, will be playing in his sixth quarter-final at the majors but has yet to progress further.

Monday’s fourth round clash was delayed by half an hour after the roof on Louis Armstrong Court was closed too late to prevent a sudden downpour from soaking the surface.

The delay, however, barely threw Rublev off his stride as he sealed victory on the back of 11 aces and 30 winners.

Norrie, the seventh seed, was undone by 35 unforced errors.

USA's Jessica Pegula reacts while playing against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova during their 2022 US Open Tennis tournament women's singles Round of 16 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on September 5, 2022. (Photo by Angela WEISS / AFP)

USA’s Jessica Pegula reacts while playing against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova during their 2022 US Open Tennis tournament women’s singles Round of 16 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on September 5, 2022. (Photo by Angela WEISS / AFP)
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Pegula brushes past Kvitova

Jessica Pegula became the second American woman into this year’s US Open quarter-finals after brushing aside two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets on Monday.

The 28-year-old eighth seed shrugged off a rain delay on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court to win 6-3, 6-2 and ease into a last eight meeting with either world number one Iga Swiatek or Germany’s Jule Niemeier.

Pegula, whose parents are the billionaire owners of the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise, was always in control against out-of-sorts Czech veteran Kvitova, who had taken down Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the third round.

Pegula scored a break to go 4-3 up in the first set following the rain delay and then held for a 5-3 lead before breaking again for 6-3.

Kvitova appeared to raise her game in the second set and broke immediately before holding for a 2-0 lead.

But Kvitova’s game disintegrated thereafter – the Czech made 24 unforced errors in total – and Pegula reeled off six straight games to take the second set, clinching the match when Kvitova yanked a wild return wide.

Pegula has reached quarter-finals at the Australian Open and French Open this season but had never gone further than the third round in five previous appearances at the US Open.

She joins fellow American Coco Gauff in the last eight while compatriot Danielle Collins can join them when she faces Aryna Sabalenka later Monday.

Swiatek trails

With inputs from AP and AFP



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