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US OPEN. Del Potro without setverlies to the quarter-finals, favorietes dying in droves

The Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro (ATP 3) Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals at the US Open, the fourth and final grand slam tournament of the season.

The Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro (ATP 3) has yesterday placed for the quarter-finals at the US Open, the fourth and final grand slam tournament of the season. The US Open-2009 winner, last year semi-finalist, won in the fourth round in three sets (6-4, 6-3 and 6-1) of the Croatian Borna Coric (ATP 20). The 29-year-old Del Potro, this year still no set given away at Flushing Meadows in New York, and is also one of the toernooifavorieten. “I can do this tournament pain-free play”, gave Del Potro after the match, as the main reason for his good performance. “In the beginning I play a solid tennis today, with also a lot of variation in my strokes. On key moments I stand there each time and that gives confidence for the rest of the tournament.”

In the quarter-finals he will take on American giant John cheney, who (ATP 11), that the Canadian Milos Raonic (ATP 25) after a vijfsetter (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-2) are out of the tournament kegelde. Cheney, who was in New York in 2011 in the quarter-finals, but seemed never to reach the last four.

Only two players from the top ten of the vrouwentennis in the tournament

In the women, the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova (WTA 18) for the third year in a row in the quarter-finals. In the eighth finals she took out the in three sets (6-3, 1-6 and 6-0), Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (WTA 7). Remarkably, in the second set and managed to really nothing more for Sevastova and showed them no fewer than sixteen direct errors note, in contrast, has only three winners. “The first set was very intense and I felt afterwards than tired”, gave Latvian as an explanation. “For set of three, I have a short break was taken and then I me for each point fully.”

Through the elimination of Svitolina, there are still only two players from the top ten of the vrouwentennis in the tournament. That are Karolina Pliskova and Sloane Stephens. That last was in the eighth-finals with twice 6-3 to strong for our compatriot Elise Mertens (read more). Stephens is the titelverdedigster at the US Open and this year again one of the favourites for the stage win.

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