Carlos Alcaraz, 19, is trying to become the youngest man to reach the fourth consecutive round of the US Open since Pete Sampras in 1989 and 1990. On the way to the No. 3 seed is Jenson Brooksby, another young player trying to save a surprising run from a year ago. Alcaraz reached the quarter-finals last year aged 18. Brooksby was 20 last year when he went to the fourth round, where Novak Djokovic knocked him out in four sets. The American upset No.25 Borna Coric in the third round. Later on Saturday, Rafael Nadal takes a 17-0 record against Richard Gasquet in their night match, while No. 19 seed Danielle Collins and Alizé Cornet meet after eliminating the last two US Open champions in the first round. Collins defeated two-time winner Naomi Osaka, while Cornet ended Emma Raducanu’s title defense. Also in action against American Lauren Davis on the night is top-ranked Iga Swiatek.
Sunny. High of 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius).
FRIDAY KEY RESULTS
Women’s Third Round: Ajla Tomljanovic beat Serena Williams 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1; No. 5 Ons Jabeur beat No. 31 Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 12 Coco Gauff defeated No. 20 Madison Keys 6-2, 6-3; 17 Caroline Garcia beat Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 6-2.
Men’s Third Round: Number 1 Daniil Medvedev beat Wu Yibing 6-4, 6-2, 6-2; No. 5 Casper Ruud beat No. 29 Tommy Paul 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-0; #12 Pablo Carreño Busta beat #18 Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5); No. 13 Matteo Berrettini beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3; Number 23 Nick Kyrgios beat JJ Wolf 6-4, 6-2, 6-3; No. 27 Karen Khachanov beat Jack Draper 6-3, 4-6, 6-5 (retired).
STAT OF THE DAY
0 – The former US Open women’s champions remain after three rounds following losses to six-time champion Serena Williams and 2019 winner Bianca Andreescu.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I just thought she was going to beat me, so the pressure wasn’t on me. It’s Serena. – Ajla Tomljanovic, on how she handled the pressure of playing Serena Williams.
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This story was originally published September 3, 2022 12:34 a.m.