New York, September 4 (agency)
Rafael Nadal defeated Richard Gasquet of France 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 in a one-sided match to enter the fourth round of the US Open. World number two Nadal was injured after his own racket hit his nose during his second-round victory. Nadal, a four-time champion and 22 Grand Slam winner, said his injury was fine. He will face Francis Tiafoe of America.
At the same time, Andrei Rublev defeated world number 19 Denis Shapovalov in a match that lasted more than 4 hours. He will now face seventh-ranked Cameron Norrie. Carlos Alcarez became the youngest player since Pete Sampras to reach the fourth round at the US Open for the second consecutive year. Sampras did this feat in 1989 and 1990. The 19-year-old Alcarez defeated Jenson Brooksby 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
In the women’s section, Jessica Pegula defeated qualifier Yuan Yui 6-2, 6-7, 6-0 to enter the fourth round of the US Open for the first time. On the other hand, Petra Kvitova defeated Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-3, 7-6. Ranking top-ranked Inga Swietec defeated Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-4. At the same time, Aryna Sabalenka defeated Clara Burrell 6-0, 6-2.