American Frances Tiafoe upsets Rafael Nadal in 4th round of US Open
The US Open is underway in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and this year’s edition is far from the best yet. However, there have already been plenty of upsets – and a few huge shocks – to keep your attention for the coming fortnight.
In the men’s singles, there is little on the line, but all three semi-finals are going to be very close as No.1 seed John Isner faces No.2 seed Dominic Thiem, No.3 seed Richard Gasquet faces No.4 seed Denis Istomin and No.5 seed Fernando Verdasco faces No.6 seed Andy Murray. All three semi-finals could turn out to be over 6-4.
Rafael Nadal was due to play on Monday evening to face No. 12 seed Grigor Dimitrov – who has been on the points list all year – but he pulled out at the last minute citing injury.
The top seed was also set to play world no.4 Denis Istomin, a veteran of multiple majors, in the third round, however, Istomin pulled out with a sore back.
There are also five men’s quarter-finals, including the other three quarter-finals of world no.4 Dominic Thiem and world no. 2 Ernests Gulbis, world no. 6 John Isner and defending champion Nick Kyrgios, and men’s world champion Stan Wawrinka vs Kevin Anderson in the other quarter-final.
On Thursday evening, there will be four Quarter-Final matches, a Quarter-Final match, a Semi-Final match and the final.
On Friday, there are three quarter-finals, a final, a Semi-Final and a fifth round at 12:30pm local time (BST).
And, of course, there is the main draw of men’s singles – it starts at 8am (BST) with the first match, featuring world no.2 and world no.1 Novak Djokovic against world no.15 Juan Martin del Potro.