More impressive play poured out at the fanless US Open on Friday. Top names were tested but found ways to secure their round of 16 spots on another steamy and humid day in New York.
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The world No. 17 weathered the storm against American Taylor Fritz who didn't give up any free points. In the 3 hour and 20 minute battle, Shapovalov managed to post a, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, score to advance into the round of 16.
The 2018 US Open champion is typically great at remaining calm in tricky situations. But, Marta Kostyuk pushed the 22-year-old to the edge. Osaka yelled multiple come on's, dropped her racquet, kicked it, and was as animated as ever. Still, Osaka pulled out a 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 win to avoid being the tournament's latest upset.
The Frenchman was trailing, 4-6, 6-3, 6-5, against a flustered Dan Evans when play was suspended due to rain. The two would continue to battle it out on Friday, and the 21-year-old would fight past Evans through a couple of tough set tiebreakers to claim the match 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) 7-6 (1).
The 2016 US Open champion passed a tough test from 20-year-old Ann Li. Although the, 6-3, 6-4, scoreline shows a convincing win, Kerber had some trouble finding her rhythm against Li's all-court game. Kerber's win sets up a fourh-round clash against Jennifer Brady.
The American and his coach Alex Bogomolov enjoyed a day off by taking to the pickleball courts on the US Open grounds. The 27-year-old fell in the second-round to Adrian Mannarino, but is still going strong alongside Jackson Withrow in the doubles draw.