Three months ago, Russian teenager, Andrey Rublev, broke into the top 100 and few weeks later, showed he was here to stay breaking into the top 50. Today, he becomes the youngest man since 2001 to reach the quarter finals at the US Open. His next hurdle is top seed Rafael Nadal. Can he pull off the biggest upset?
Madison Keys became the fourth American woman in the last 8 at Flushing Meadows causing an upset on fourth seed Elina Svitolina.
Day 9 wrap at the US Open;
Swiss third seed Roger Federer beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2 7-5 to set up a clash with Juan Martin del Potro.
Martin del Potro came back from two sets down and saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a thrilling encounter.
The 24th seed who fell ill and required treatment came through 1-6 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4
Russian teenager Andrey Rublev dumped out Belgian ninth seed David Goffin to set up a US Open quarter-final with Rafael Nadal.
Rublev, won 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to become the youngest man to reach the last eight at the Flushing Meadows since Andy Roddick in 2001.
Top seed Nadal, saw off Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2 6-4 6-1 in just one hour and 41 minutes.
The Spaniard is back to the last eight for the first time in four years
Nadal will face one of the sport’s rising stars in Rublev, who only broke into the top 100 in June and the top 50 in July.
In the women’s draw, Karolina Pliskova cruised into the quarter-finals of the US Open with a 6-1 6-0 win over American Jennifer Brady on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Pliskova will now face American 20th seed Coco Vandeweghe in the last 8.
Pliskova needs to reach the US Open final to have a chance of retaining her world number one ranking.
Vandeweghe beat 2015 French Open finalist Lucie Safarova 6-4 7-6 (7-2) on Monday.
Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi, who beat Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-4 to reach her first US Open quarter-final since 2010 will face American Madison Keys.
15th-seed Keys caused an upset of fourth seed Elina Svitolina in the Round of 16 on Monday night. Keys won, 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-4 at the Flushing Meadows.
There are now four Americans among the eight women in the US Open quarterfinals: Keys, ninth seed Venus Williams, twentieth seed Coco Vandeweghe, and unseeded Sloane Stephens. An all-American semi finals is quite possible.