The US Open is moving towards its home stretch: Matteo Berrettini and Casper Ruud will face each other in the quarter-finals

The US Open enters its decisive week. This Monday, the round of 16 continues, but the round of the best eight has already confirmed a promising match.

The US Open enters the deciding rounds. This Sunday began the round of 16 of the draw, which will continue on Monday. The first to enter the top eight round was Casper Ruud, number 7 in the ATP rankings, after beating Frenchman Corentin Moutet (112th) 6-1, 6-2, 6(4)-7 and 6-2.

Just after, Matteo Berrettini (14th) who eliminated Nicolás Jarry (123rd) in the first round, he left Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (39th) on the road with a score of 3-6, 7(7)-6, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2. Thus, the first confirmed meeting in the quarter-finals will be between the Italian Berrettini and the Norwegian Ruud.

During the afternoon-night of this Sunday, Pablo Carreño (15th) faces Karén Jachánov (31st). Of course, the duel that catches the public’s attention is the one that closes the day: Daniil Medvedev (1st) against Nick Kyrgios (25th). The number one in the standings against the enfant terrible of the circuit. This year, they met at the Australian Open, with the victory of the Russian, and at the Canadian Masters, where the Australian won.

Matteo Berrettini celebrates after beating Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran – USA TODAY Sports

Regarding the doubles, the four matches of the day were defined in two sets : Croatian Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) and Philipp Oswald (Austria) 6-3, 6-4. Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini succumbed to the duo of Rajeev Ram (USA) and Joe Salisburi (UK) 6-1 and 7-5.

The French Quentin Halys and Adrian Mannarino could not face Marcelo Arévalo (El Salvador) and Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands). The score was 6-4 and 7(11)-6 for the Salvadoran-Dutch duo. While South Americans Ariel Behar (Uruguay) and Gonzalo Escobar (Ecuador) beat Europeans Jan Zielinski (Poland) and Hugo Nys (Monaco) 6-1 and 6-4.

Guarachi said goodbye

Until this Sunday, Alexa Guarachi was the only representative of Chili who was still battling to progress at the US Open. However, was eliminated in the round of 16 of the women’s doubles.

The world number 28 in the category, with her Slovenian partner Andreja Klepac, could not break the game of the Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and the Spaniard Sara Sorribes, losing in three sets by 7-6 (5), 2-6 and 6-1.

Unlike the men’s category, in the women’s doubles there were matches in three sets. In addition to that disputed by the national tennis player, in this number of rounds the match between Ena Shibahara (Japan) and Asia Muhammad (USA) against Giuiliana Olmos (Mexico) and Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) has been defined, which ended in 6-3, 3-6 and 7(10)-6, in favor of the American duo.

The other two were shorter duels. Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won 6-2, 6-0 to Chan Hao-ching (Taiwan) and Shuko Aoyama (Japan). While Ellen Pérez (Australia) and Nicole Melichar (USA) managed to win 6-3 and 6-3 to Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil) and Anna Danilina (Kazakhstan).

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Source: Latercera

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