The Latest: 2009 champ del Potro to face Isner in US Open QF

  • Updated: Sep 2, 2018 – 11:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on a U.S. Open tennis contest (all times local):

11:20 p.m.

No. 3 seed Juan Martin del Potro continued his easy impetus by a U.S. Open, violence No. 20 Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to strech a quarterfinals for a third year in a row.

The 2009 contest champion has won all 12 sets he’s played during Flushing Meadows so distant in 2018.

Against Coric, del Potro constructed 18 of his 33 winners with his absolute forehand.

The pivotal came early, when del Potro pennyless in a final diversion of a opening set.

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8:45 p.m.

Defending champion Sloane Stephens returned to a U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 feat over No. 15 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium.

No. 3 Stephens churned her consistent, defense-to-offense character with a spasmodic fantastic shot.

Now comes a rematch: She’ll face No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, a same chairman she kick in final year’s quarterfinals during Flushing Meadows.

Recalling that 2017 victory, motionless by a third-set tiebreaker, Stephens said: “I had to puncture unequivocally deep.”

Sevastova modernized Sunday by expelling No. 7 Elina Svitolina 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.

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7:15 p.m.

John Isner used a sepulchral offer to strech a quarterfinals by violence Milos Raonic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Isner, seeded 11th, also degraded Raonic during Wimbledon on a approach to a semfinals appearance, his best finish in a Grand Slam. Isner is famous for his marathon matches and played another prolonged one in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Isner had a throng behind him on each indicate and a 6-foot-11 American pumped his fist on each winner. Isner softened to 5-1 lifetime opposite Raonic. Raonic indispensable diagnosis on his behind after a fourth set.

The 33-year-old Isner is a contest personality in aces and was nailing them opposite Raonic with 140 mph serves.

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5:45 p.m.

Serena Williams started quick and finished clever to strech a quarterfinals by violence Kaia Kanepi 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

Williams, seeded 17th, won a initial set in only 18 minutes. She fast seized control again after dropping a second, racing to a 3-0 lead in a final set.

The six-time U.S. Open champion, who missed a contest final year and gave birth to her daughter during it, modernized to face 2016 finalist and No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova.

Kanepi, a 44th-ranked Estonian who knocked out top-ranked Simona Halep, was perplexing to make her second true U.S. Open quarterfinal.

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3:50 p.m.

Karolina Pliskova reached a U.S. Open quarterfinals for a third uninterrupted year, violence No. 18 seed Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4.

Pliskova was a runner-up during Flushing Meadows in 2016, when she kick Serena Williams in a semifinals. They could accommodate again this year in a quarters.

Against Barty, a eighth-seeded Pliskova won all 10 of her use games, saving 8 of 8 mangle points.

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3:40 p.m.

Rafael Nadal is behind in a U.S. Open quarterfinals after violence Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4.

The fortifying champion will subsequent face No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem. That will be a rematch of Nadal’s feat in a French Open final and will be their initial assembly not on clay.

The top-ranked Spaniard softened to 8-2 in fourth-round matches in a U.S. Open, resilient from dropping a tiebreaker in a third set Sunday to mangle a Georgian’s offer twice in a fourth set.

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1:55 p.m.

Dominic Thiem has separated 2017 U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2) feat in a fourth round.

Anderson was anticipating to acquire a rematch with Rafael Nadal, who kick him final year in a final during Flushing Meadows. The No. 5 seed had also reached a Wimbledon final this year.

Instead it’s a ninth-seeded Thiem could play a top-ranked Nadal in a quarterfinals. That would be a rematch of this year’s French Open final, won by Nadal.

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11:40 a.m.

Serena Williams felt she played her best compare given her lapse to tennis while routing her sister in a final round.

She’ll need to be pointy again, with Kaia Kanepi looking to hit out another women’s tennis star.

Williams and Kanepi accommodate in a fourth-round compare Sunday, when fortifying U.S. Open champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens also are in action.

Serena, seeded 17th, routed Venus 6-1, 6-2 Friday in relating a most-lopsided feat in a Williams sisters’ series. That put her into a compare opposite Kanepi, a 44th-ranked Estonian who dissapoint top-ranked Simona Halep in a initial turn and is seeking her second uninterrupted quarterfinal in Flushing Meadows.

Nadal faces Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia and a feat for a top-ranked actor could set adult a quarterfinal matchup with No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson, whom he kick for final year’s title.

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