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Djokovic keeps going at the U.S. Open as the number one Batty is expelled

NEW YORK-Novak Djokovic made progress on Saturday in four games of the first men’s singles calendar year Grand Slam in 52 years, while No. 1 Ashley Batty is in the United States At the Open, she was knocked out by a stunning counterattack from Shelby Rogers of the United States.

The world’s number one Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, defeating the Japanese star for the 17th time in a row and rising in total score. To 18-2.

“I am very satisfied with the focus,” Djokovic said. “Maybe I am not the best at some point, but I am determined and focused, which makes me different.”

With his fourth US Open trophy in his career, Djokovic will complete his first men’s singles sweep of the Grand Slam championship since Rod Laver in 1969.

Defending Wimbledon champion Batty won 11 of 14 games after losing the first set, but Rogers has won five of the past six games, with a staggering 6-2, 1-6, 7-6. (7/5) Win.

“I don’t want to leave,” Rogers said. “I’m just talking about playing, try to stay in this game, it won’t be worse, you lose to her every time.”

Rogers has given up all five previous meetings with Barty, but will not be rejected because she served the game in the eighth and tenth games because the audience was crazy at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“I just want to stay at this point longer than Ash,” Rogers said. “I am satisfied with solving the problem by myself. I am very happy to be able to enter the next round.”

Rogers will face the 150th-ranked British qualifier Emma Raducanu. The 18-year-old defeated Spain’s Sarah 6-0 and 6-1 in 70 minutes. ·Sorribes Tormo (Sara Sorribes Tormo).

At the same time, Djokovic is moving towards the 21st Grand Slam title in his career, which will break the deadlock in the men’s record he shared with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, both of whom were injured. absent.

The 34-year-old Serbian star played in the fourth round of the game against the 99th-ranked American wild card player Jenson Brooksby on Monday.

“He played pretty solidly,” Nishikori Kei said. “I can’t break this wall. Unfortunately I lost.”

Djokovic had 52 unforced errors and 45 winning goals, and lost the last three in the last three of the first tie-break. The last one was the winner of the Nishikori serve.

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“I don’t think I started very well,” Djokovic said. “I’m too passive. He is directing the game. I’m still trying to find the rhythm. It took me a while to get used to his game.”

But Djokovic broke serve early in every set to seize command. In the fourth quarter, he led 3-2 and never lost the game again.

Djokovic said: “Kei’s performance is very good, he played a very high level.” “He is fast. It is difficult. He has a great fight.”

Tokyo Olympic champion Alexander Zverev defeated Jack Sock, ranked 184th, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 2-1. At that time, the American retired with a right thigh injury.

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“I know I played well, but many other people also played well,” Zverev said. “I want to keep my condition and give myself the best chance.”

The fourth seed Zverev is the runner-up of the 2020 U.S. Open. Together with qualifiers Oscar Otter and Peter Gojozik, he became the fourth round of the U.S. Open since 1994 and Wimbledon since 1997. The first German trio in all 16 Grand Slam tournaments since the Open.

Wimbledon runner-up and Italy’s sixth seed Matteo Barrettini eliminated Belarusian Ilya Ivas 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Card. Next came Otto, ranked 144th, who defeated Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

Sakari defeats Kvitova

Greece’s 17th seed and French Open semifinalist Maria Sakari defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4 and 6-3, and is scheduled to face 2019 US Open champion Bian in the fourth round Ka Andrescu.

After 81 minutes, the Czech Republic’s No. 10 seed Kvitova made a double error on the last point and handed the victory to Sakari.

Canadian sixth seed Andrescu advanced 10-0 at the U.S. Open, beating the 104th-ranked Belgian lucky loser Grete Minnan 6-1 and 6-2.

Tokyo Olympic champion Belinda Bencic is a semi-finalist at the 2019 U.S. Open and defeated US No. 23 seed Jessica Pegula 6-2, 6-4.

Switzerland’s 11th seed will next face Poland’s 7th seed Iga Swatek, who was the French Open champion last year, who defeated Estonian Anett Kontveit 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

This year’s Wimbledon runner-up and the 2016 US Open finalist Czech fourth seed Karolina Priskova defeated Australian Ajla Tomlyanovic 6-3 and 6-2.

Djokovic keeps going at the U.S. Open as the number one Batty is expelled
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