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Daniil Medvedev to meet Nick Kyrgios in 4th round

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev cruised into the fourth round with a straightforward 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Chinese qualifier Wu Yibing to set up a blockbuster clash with Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

Daniil Medvedev

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Sep 2022 1:31 PM GMT

Gauff whips Keys; Garcia crushes Andreescu; Berrettini brushes aside Murray

NEW YORK: Defending champion Daniil Medvedev cruised into the fourth round with a straightforward 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Chinese qualifier Wu Yibing to set up a blockbuster clash with Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

The Russian blazed past Stefan Kozlov and Arthur Rinderknech in the last two rounds and looked every bit the champion again, as he fired 12 aces and converted six out of 12 break points to comfortably dispatch his 22-year-old opponent.

Wu, who became the first Chinese man in US Open history to reach the third round, was plagued by several unforced errors in the clash as Medvedev prevailed in an hour and 55 minutes.

Australian Nick Kyrgios reached the fourth round for the first time, notching a routine win over American wildcard J.J. Wolf 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 in the shadow of Serena Williams's Flushing Meadows farewell.

The fiery Wimbledon finalist harnessed his mighty serve to clinch the affair in an efficient hour and 56 minutes, whacking 21 aces at his opponent and sending over 35 winners, as he wrested the momentum early with a break in the fifth game of the first set.

There were few fireworks as Kyrgios defended all seven breaks he faced inside Louis Armstrong Stadium, where he earned a $7,500 fine for "spitting and audible obscenities" during his second-round meeting with France's Benjamin Bonzi.

Coco Gauff dominated fellow-American Madison Keys to win 6-2, 6-3 and reach the fourth round for the first time.

The 18-year-old Gauff, who was once again called on to warm up Arthur Ashe Stadium court for Serena Williams ahead of her compatriot's highly-anticipated night match, has now made the second week of all four Grand Slams.

Gauff will be the favourite when she takes on China's Zhang Shuai on Sunday. Shuai beat Canada's Rebecca Marino 6-2, 6-4.

Caroline Garcia's juggernaut rolled on at the US Open when the Frenchwoman charged past former champion Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 6-2 into the fourth round to underline her status as a serious title contender at the hardcourt major.

It was the first time that the 28-year-old made the last 16 stage at the US Open and she peppered the Louis Armstrong Stadium court with 31 winners during her victory over the Canadian, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2019.

Matteo Berrettini regrouped from a series of squandered chances in the third set to brush aside Britain's Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3, harnessing his powerful forehand to reach the fourth round.

The world number 14 will face Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina, who beat him in Monte Carlo last year, in the next round.

France's Corentin Moutet became the first lucky loser to reach the fourth round of the US Open following his 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Argentine Pedro Cachin.

Moutet will be a huge underdog when he faces fifth seed Casper Ruud, who emerged victorious after a four-hour-and-23-minute battle with American Tommy Paul by the score of 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-0.

With the win Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach the second week at the US Open. Agencies

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