Rafael Nadal survived a scare in the final match of the day, coming from a set and 4-2 down to defeat Fabio Fognini, while women’s top seed Iga Swiatek had a much more comfortable time of it against former champion Sloane Stephens.
There was defeat, though, in the doubles for Serena and Venus Williams in what looks set to be their final appearance together.
Picture of the day
Stat of the day
4 British men are in Grand Slam 3R for 2nd time in Open Era.
2022 #USOpen: @JackDraper0, Dan Evans, @Andy_Murray, @Cam_Norrie
1997 @Wimbledon: Tim Henman, @_MarkPetchey, Andrew Richardson, @GregRusedski1
Last time at @USOpen was 1933 US Championships: Avory, Lee, Perry, Wilde
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) September 1, 2022
Tweet of the day
First day of retirement, enjoying my sixpack while it lasts! pic.twitter.com/io3IymUa5h
— Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) September 1, 2022
Comeback of the day
Aryna Sabalenka fights back from 6-2, 5-1, down to take down Kanepi! pic.twitter.com/iypJDmZdzA
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2022
Norrie admits he is not a fan of the bright yellow shirt his clothing sponsor has supplied him for the tournament but he is embracing the resemblance to cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.
“One friend texted me, saying, ‘Well done, SpongeBob’,” said Norrie. “Then I stole that. I think it’s tough to look good in the yellow, but I’m doing my best. SpongeBob keep rolling.”
Women: Paula Badosa (4), Ekaterina Alexandrova (28)Men: Hubert Hurkacz (8), Grigor Dimitrov (17), Borna Coric (25), Miomir Kecmanovic (32)
Who’s up next?
Serena takes on her next singles challenge in the night session on Arthur Ashe when she meets Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round.
Earlier in the day, Andy Murray takes on Matteo Berrettini bidding to reach the fourth round of a slam for the first time since hip surgery while Jack Draper has another opportunity against 27th seed Karen Khachanov.
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev takes on Wu Yibing, the first Chinese man to make the third round in New York, and Coco Gauff faces Madison Keys in an all-American showdown.