New York (AFP)
Alexander Sverrev of Germany, ranked fourth in the world last season, continued his glorious career as runner-up and advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open, beating “Yannick Sener” 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) in the “Flashing Meadows”. .
Sverev advanced to the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the seventh time in his career and for the fourth time in the last five Grand Slam tournaments.
The German, who won gold at the Olympics in Tokyo, meets the winner of the American relay Opelka, the second and caveman, and Lloyd Harris of South Africa in the 46th quarter.
“The tournament was number one from start to finish, and there were a lot of big kicks,” Sverev said.
He added: “I am delighted to have qualified for the quarterfinals and will see where we go. After winning two sets in a row, Sverev struggled to settle for the third set, in which Senor had two chances, especially when Sverev broke Sverev’s serve in the twelfth game before Sverev came from behind and ended the match.
The German player continued: This has been the situation for the last few months. Self-confident players know what to do in this situation. Glad to have won three sets and qualified without an answer. Sverev said he has his Olympic gold medal with him and will cherish it whenever he wants.
“I hugged her at night, I don’t have a girlfriend, so the gold medal sleeps with me, I keep it here, it reminds me of what happened last month and getting a little extra energy,” he said.
Belinda Benzic of Switzerland qualified for the quarterfinals, defeating last year’s French Open champion Iga Evente of Poland 7-6 (14-12), 6-3.
Šviontik had previously won the only meeting that brought the two players together in the final of the Adelaide Tournament last February, but after this week Benzic did not drop a single set, losing only three times.
Commenting on her performance, Bensick said: “My performance has improved a lot and I’m glad to be back and qualifying.
In the next round, Bensick will face the winner between British Emma Radocano (18) and American Shelby Rogers, who knocked out Australian Ashley Party. Ratnogano will be the third player to reach this round, having qualified from the qualifying tournament in 2017 with Estonian Gaya Canepi and American Barbara Kerkin in 1981.
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