September 2, 2017 / 3:34 PM / 6 months ago

Highlights of U.S. Open sixth day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Highlights from day six of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Saturday (all times GMT):

1730 THIEM CRUISES INTO FOURTH ROUND

- Sixth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-5 6-3 6-4 to seal a fourth-round spot.

- The 23-year-old has progressed to the fourth round in his last five grand slams, starting with the 2016 U.S. Open, but has progressed past that stage only once, reaching the semi-finals of the French Open.

- The world number eight will next face either Roberto Bautista Agut or Juan Martin del Potro.

1643 DOLGOPOLOV EASES PAST TROICKI

- Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Serbian Victor Troicki 6-1 6-0 6-4 to advance to the fourth round.

- This will be Dolgopolov’s first appearance in the fourth round of a grand slam since 2011, when he reached the last 32 at the U.S. Open and the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

1635 SAFAROVA ADVANCES TO FOURTH ROUND

- Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the second time in four years with a 6-3 6-2 win over Japan’s Kurumi Nara.

1515 PLAY BEGINS AT FLUSHING MEADOWS

- World number one Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic starts the action against China’s 27th-seeded Zhang Shuai in their third-round match at the Arthur Ashe stadium.

- Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal faces Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer and Swiss third seed Roger Federer plays Spain’s Feliciano Lopez at the main showcourt later on a cloudy Saturday.

- Sixth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem takes on Frenchman Adrian Mannarino at the Louis Armstrong Stadium followed by women’s 12th-seed Jelena Ostapenko’s clash with Russian Daria Kasatkina.

Compiled by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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