Schwartzman Eliminates Former Champ Cilic in Flushing

Diego Schwartzman upsets Marin Cilic to reach US Open round of 16

"I had some good memories from previous year, so of course I want to go as far as possible, and I want to take any opportunities", Pouille said.

The dearth of top players in the bottom half is, to put it mildly, unusual.

Awaiting him in the next round is the 16th-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille, a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victor Friday afternoon over Kazahkstan's Mikhail Kukushkin.

"I can not play the way I want because I'm too stressed, too under pressure, too tight", Pouille said. But Zverev cited his struggles against 710th-ranked Thai-Son Kwiatkowski in a first-round five-setter as a sign that rankings were not predictive, but rather temporary temperature readings of a player's form. "It's very unfortunate but at the same time I'm happy to be in the fourth round". John Isner is the best remaining seed, but Cilic's loss allows basically any remaining player in the bottom half to envision a realistic path to the semifinal.

The 18-year-old Shapovalov said: "We're definitely making an impact".

Sep 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns a shot to Marin Cilic of Croatia on day five of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "Hopefully it's nothing too serious". Lorenzi scored an upset win over 19th seed Gilles Muller in four tight sets en route the fourth round.

Baby news from Florida turned heads at the year's final Grand Slam event as Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, gave birth to the child she was pregnant with when she won the Australian Open in January.

The 13th-seeded Kvitova is in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the third time in a row.

Shapovalov next faces 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who finds himself in the unprecedented position of taking on four successive qualifiers.

Seven weeks on, the result was no different as the Spaniard won by the same scoreline to set up a fourth round showdown against two-time champion Petra Kvitova, a 6-0, 6-4 victor over Caroline Garcia earlier in the day. "Words can't describe it".

Surprise exits have been something of a theme at this year's U.S. Open thus far, and the opportunity is there for Muguruza to add the American major to her trophy cabinet after a series of high-profile departures in the women's competition.

Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among them and try to reach the fourth round by winning Friday.

The fifth, Simona Halep, lost in the first round to Maria Sharapova.

Two of the others, current No. 1 Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina, will play Saturday.

It was only the 19th match of the year for Kvitova, who missed the first half of the season after she was cut on her left hand - the one she holds her racket with - during an attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. "After everything which I've been through it's happy moments for me".

The win, Schwartzman's second win over a Top 10 player, moved him into the second week of a major tournament for the first time.

The 12th-seeded Spaniard has only once been as far as the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament, at the French Open in June.

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