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Highlights of U.S. Open sixth day
September 2, 2017 / 3:34 PM / 3 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):

Aug 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic serves to Nicole Gibbs of the United States on day four of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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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