World primary Novak Djokovic eased into the final 16 on the US Open on Friday, cruising to a straight units victory over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff. Djokovic, chasing an 18th Grand Slam singles title, was all the time in management in opposition to his 28th-seeded opponent, profitable 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in 1hr 42minutes. The Serbian high seed will now play Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta for a spot within the quarter-finals. Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite for the title on the US Open, which is happening with a area severely depleted by accidents and concern over the coronavirus.
Earlier, Japan’s Naomi Osaka battled into the final 16 on the US Open on Friday as off-court intrigue compelled the delay of a males’s singles match for “medical points.”
Two-time Grand Slam winner Osaka required three units and 2hr 33 min to dislodge 18-year-old Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in an early sport at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The Japanese fourth seed, who threw her racquet in frustration after shedding the second set on tie-break, prevailed 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 in opposition to the world quantity 137.
Later Friday, thriller shrouded the third-round match between France’s Adrian Mannarino and German fifth seed Alexander Zverev, which began nearly three hours late because of discussions between event organizers and New York well being officers.
Mannarino was certainly one of 11 gamers put underneath enhanced security protocols earlier this week after compatriot Benoit Paire was withdrawn from the event after testing optimistic for coronavirus.
“Given the sensitivity of the medical points concerned, the USTA just isn’t capable of present additional particulars,” the USA Tennis Affiliation stated in an announcement.
In different video games, eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia swept apart unseeded Russian Varvara Gracheva 6-3, 6-3.
Martic will play Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan within the final 16 after the 23rd seed powered previous Vera Lapko of Belarus 6-3, 6-3.
Germany’s 17th seed Angelique Kerber additionally progressed to the fourth spherical, making gentle work of American Ann Li 6-3, 6-4.
Within the males’s draw, seventh seed David Goffin brushed apart Serbia’s 26th seed Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.
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