(New York) Novak Djokovic didn’t struggle as much as in his last game, defeating United States Open qualifier Borna Gjo in straight sets 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday. United.
Djokovic, who has won three of his 23 Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows, needed to overturn a two-set loss in the third round against Laslo Djere.
This time Djokovic played more effectively. They made only 12 unforced errors against 40 for Gozo.
“I’m proud to have won in round three,” said Djokovic, who is already guaranteed to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 in the ATP rankings next week.
Djokovic has won five of 15 games while serving in Gozo and has been broken only once.
Djokovic will now face ninth-seeded American Taylor Fritz, who is still the only player in the race for the title not to drop a set during the tournament.
Djokovic said, “Taylor has improved a lot over the years.” Obviously, the matches will be even tougher. I’m ready ,
Earlier in the evening, Fritz completed the first trio of American players to reach the quarters since Andre Agassi, James Blake and Robbie Ginepri in 2005.
Fritz defeated Swiss qualifier Dominic Strier in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4.
Before them, Ben Shelton and Francis Tiafoe of America got the quarter-final ticket.
The 20-year-old Shelton fired 16 aces in his 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over compatriot Tommy Paul.
Paul defeated Shelton in four sets in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open earlier this year.
Shelton went 36–25 in game winners. Two of his serves reached 239 kmph.
Shelton told the crowd after the game at Arthur Ashe Stadium, “I think it was pure adrenaline.” It was only in that kind of environment that I could do it. ,
Shelton was a 2022 NCAA champion with the University of Florida.
it’s 10 years of tiafoI The seed that will be his opponent in the next round. The American defeated Australian Rinke Hijikata in three sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
In the women’s, Karolina Muchova reached the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 win over Wang Xinyue.
This is New York’s longest course for Czechs, 10I First in the series.
Muchova had made it to the final of the French Open three months ago, losing in three sets to Inga Swiatek.
Muchova also reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2021.
He had 32 game winners, while committing 37 unforced errors. His opponent made 42 unforced errors.
Muchova told the crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium, “I was faithful to my game, used many brush strokes to change the rhythm. That was the key. »
Her next opponent will be Sorana Cristia, who beat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-3.
Sixth-seeded American Coco Gauff struggled against Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki but came back from a tough second set to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Gauff became the first American teenager since Serena Williams more than two decades earlier to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows in two consecutive years.
Lost to Caroline Garcia in the 2022 Gauff Quarters. This time they will have favorite Inga Swiatek or her rival, 20I Seeded Jelena Ostapenko.
Goff has won 15 of his last 16 games and recently signed two of the most important titles of his career in Washington and Cincinnati. The American improved his game in the third set on the hottest day of the tournament so far.
“She has always been a great athlete. She has backhand, serve, fighting spirit, Wozniacki said. I feel like everything is in the right place for him right now. ,
Wozniacki, the 2018 Australian Open champion and two-time runner-up in New York, was ultimately unable to go head-to-head with Gauff in the final set.
Gauff said, “She’s back and it’s as if she’s never left the circuit.” It was an honor to be on the court today and to play against him. ,
Swiatek and Ostapenko would battle to close out the singles program of the evening.