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The Latest: del Potro through to fourth round at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis competition (all occasions nearby):

12:35 a.m.

Juan Martin del Potro is through to the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

The 2009 boss beat No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 7 (6), 6-3 in the last match of the night.

Next up for del Potro, the No. 3 seed, is No. 20 seed Borna Coric.


10:25 p.m.

Stan Wawrinka’s arrival to the U.S. Open is finished.

The 2016 hero was dispensed with by No. 25 seed Milos Raonic of Canada 7 (6), 6-4, 6-3 in the third round. Wawrinka’s nine-coordinate winning streak in Flushing Meadows was snapped.

Wawrinka needed to miss the competition in 2017 and had two remaining knee medical procedures. The three-time Grand Slam competition champion from Switzerland was given a trump card into the current year’s competition after his positioning fell too low with all his missed time, and he thumped out No. 8 seed Grigor Dimitrov in his opening match.

Raonic will confront No. 11 seed John Isner in the fourth round.


9:30 p.m.

The 30th visit level gathering between the Williams sisters transformed into a standout amongst the most-disproportionate of all.

Serena Williams pulverized her sister Venus Williams 6-1, 6-2 and traveled into the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Venus’ three focuses coordinated the most minimal aggregate ever for one sister in their matchups.

Their first no holds barred standoff came in the second round at the Australian Open in 1998. Venus won that one, yet Serena drives their arrangement 18-12, including 11-5 at majors.

Serena moved her correct lower leg in the main set and was intensely taped however it couldn’t prevent her from steamrolling over her sister. In any case, they embraced after the match in an extremely curbed festivity for Serena. Serena had 10 experts.

This was their soonest Grand Slam matchup since their underlying one 20 years back.


7:30 p.m.

U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson survived a startle from 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov and won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to achieve the fourth round.

Anderson lost to three-time U.S. Open victor Rafael Nadal in a year ago’s last. The 32-year-old South African demonstrated he was nobody hammer ponder when he achieved the Wimbledon last this year. He lost to Novak Djokovic.

Shapovalov had the group behind him under the shut top of Louis Armstrong Stadium and appeared to be ready to get through with one of the greatest wins of his profession.

Anderson held him off and played his best set in the fifth, to top the Canadian sensation.


7 p.m.

Safeguarding champion Rafael Nadal scarcely traversed a genuine test in the third round of the U.S. Open, edging No. 27 seed Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) in an engaging, forward and backward match that endured 4 hours, 23 minutes.

Nadal continued getting pushed to the verge and kept thinking of the appropriate responses.

He was two focuses far from falling into a two-set gap.

He was two focuses far from dropping the third set.

He was one point from losing the fourth set and being pushed to a fifth.

Rather, the No. 1-positioned Nadal moved into the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the tenth time in his previous 11 appearances.

Nadal is offering for his fourth U.S. Open title and eighteenth Grand Slam title generally speaking.


5:15 p.m.

Dominic Thiem has won another protracted match to achieve the fourth round.

The No. 9 seed beat American Taylor Fritz 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-4 out of a match that endured 3 hours, 19 minutes.

Every one of the last two sets took over a hour prior Thiem proceeded onward to a matchup with either 2017 U.S. Open sprinter up Kevin Anderson or Denis Shapovalov.

Thiem won a five-set match that endured 3:34 against another American, Steve Johnson, in the past round.


4:50 p.m.

The rooftop has been shut at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

It was closed out of the blue at the U.S. Open when light rain hit amid the Denis Shapovalov versus Kevin Anderson coordinate. There was additionally a 12-minute break in the Rafael Nadal versus Karen Khachanov coordinate when it drizzled and the rooftop likewise was shut at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

There are two retractable rooftops being used at the Open: the one added to Arthur Ashe Stadium that has been being used for as far back as two years, and the one at the modified 14,069-situate Armstrong field, which will have night sessions, as well.


3:30 p.m.

No. 7 seed Elina Svitolina has achieved the U.S. Open’s fourth round for the second successive year, taking out 52nd-positioned Wang Qiang 6-4, 6-4.

Svitolina will endeavor to achieve the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam competition for the fourth time when she faces No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova on Sunday.

Sevastova progressed by beating Ekaterina Makaraova 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.


2:10 p.m.

Protecting U.S. Open boss Sloane Stephens snatched the last three diversions after a concise break while the Arthur Ashe Stadium rooftop was closed on account of a light rain and beat two-time sprinter up Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 to achieve the fourth round.

Stephens had gone from driving 3-1 to trailing 4-3 in the second set when drops fell and the choice was made to close the field.

At the point when Stephens finished the match with a cross-court forehand champ, she pumped the two arms more than once. Subsequent to shaking hands with Azarenka, Stephens again praised that way.

The No. 3 seed Stephens will confront No. 15 Elise Mertens next.


1:50 p.m.

The retractable rooftop on Arthur Ashe Stadium was shut in light of light rain amid the second arrangement of protecting U.S. Open hero Sloane Stephens’ third-round match against Victoria Azarenka.

The match was postponed for under 10 minutes.

Play proceeded on different courts without intrusion, including the new Louis Armstrong Stadium, which has a retractable rooftop, as well.

The $150 million Ashe rooftop was first utilized amid the 2016 U.S. Open.


1:20 p.m.

No. 15 seed Elise Mertens proceeded with her leap forward season by achieving the U.S. Open’s fourth round with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) triumph over No. 23 Barbora Strycova.

Mertens had never won a match at Flushing Meadows until this week.

The 22-year-old Belgian has now finished a full arrangement of profession best showings at every Grand Slam competition in 2018. She got to the elimination rounds at the Australian Open, the fourth round at the French Open and the third round at Wimbledon.

Mertens will next play Sloane Stephens or Victoria Azarenka.


10:15 a.m.

The seat umpire who moved out of his seat to chat with Nick Kyrgios amid a second-round match will keep on officiating amid the U.S. Open.

U.S. Tennis Association representative Chris Widmaier reveals to The Associated Press that an “exhaustive audit directed by various competition authorities” discovered that seat umpire Mohamed Lahyani’s mid-coordinate visit with Kyrgios went “past our convention.”

Be that as it may, Widmaier said that Lahyani would not be endorsed, because of his “praiseworthy reputation as a worldwide tennis authority.”


10 a.m.

Protecting U.S. Open heroes Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens are on the timetable for the third round at Flushing Meadows.

The No. 3-seeded Stephens starts the day session in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday by confronting previous No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open boss and two-time finalist in New York.

That will be trailed by the best positioned Nadal’s match against No. 27 Karen Khachanov of Russia.

The feature of the night session in the principle field is the 30th visit level matchup amongst Serena and Venus Williams. This is the most punctual the sisters have played each other at a Grand Slam competition since Venus beat Serena in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open, their first matchup as professionals.

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