Day nine of the US Open sees the first of the quarter-final contests in both the men’s and women’s singles.
The action in the senior singles tournaments will be confined to the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.
First up World No 1 hopeful Casper Ruud seeks to extend his impressive US Open run against Matteo Berrettini with both men in a position to turn a good year into a great year with a strong showing in the remaining matches.
Ruud leads the head to head series between the two but it certainly hasn’t been one way traffic with the Norwegian winning three of their five clashes.
Berrettini comes into the match off the back of a five set battle with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina but might take some confort in knowing he and Ruud have both dropped four sets over four rounds of action.
Following them in the afternoon session will be fifth seed Ons Jabeur playing Ajla Tomljanovic for the third time.
Jabeur holds a 2-0 lead in the head to head but will be wary of a player who has already cut short Serena Williams’ farewell run and will be eager to claim another big scalp.
The evening session will get underway at midnight BST with Coco Gauff facing Cincy titlist Caroline Garcia.
“She’s obviously a great player, even though she’s had ups and downs. I think she’s playing the best tennis she’s played in a long time,” Gauff commented
“It’s going to be a challenge. When you play these players that are hot, I think it’s more of a mental challenge. You just got to accept she’s going to hit some great shots,” the American added.
“I think my mentality has been great. I played I feel like two similar opponents: Madison Keys, who can hit some unbelievable shots from the wings. Same with Zhang Shuai. She was hitting some great shots. I think I was doing a good job of accepting it, clapping my hands, moving on to the next point. I think I’m going to have to do that for the next match.”
The US Open’s Tuesday schedule concludes with the highly-anticipated quarter-final clash between Nick Kyrgios and Karen Khachanov and the Russian expects a tough challenge from the man who eliminated his compatriot Daniil Medvedev in the previous round.
“Nick said by himself that he doesn’t recognize himself in a way how professional he is right now,” Khachanov said.
“I think the Wimbledon showed him if he does the things like he does now, which kind of level he has, what he’s capable of. Obviously, everybody knows that, the way he’s serving.
“I think the thing would be the same for me, focus on serve, keep the serve. In rallies we have the same, equal chances. It will be always the question of how the point starts, with the serve and return.”
US Open schedule: Day Nine
17:00 Matteo Berrettini (ITA x13) v Casper Ruud (NOR x5)
Not before 19:00 Ons Jabeur (TUN x5) v Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)
00:00 Coco Gauff (USA x12) v Caroline Garcia (FRA x17)
Not before 01:15 Nick Kyrgios (AUS x23) v Karen Khachanov (x27)
How to watch the US Open
Tennis fans in the UK will need to be in possession of an Amazon Prime subscription to get their fill of the US Open action.
Amazon Prime holds the exclusive rights to broadcast the US Open in the UK with all matches also available to be rewatched through Prime Video on demand.
In the USA, ESPN is the exclusive broadcast partner for the eighth year in succession.
ESPN coverage will be split between their primary channel, ESPN2 ESPN3, ESPN+ and the ESPN App.
Additional broadcast partners:
SPOTV / Eclat: Mongolia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Macau
Spark Sport: New Zealand
Channel 9 / Stan Sport: Australia
Sony Sport Network: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Digicel: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Western Samoa and Papua New Guinea
SuperSport: South Africa, Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries.
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