US OPEN 2014
Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka Lead US Open Day Six Action
New York, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
There are 20 different countries from six continents represented in the third round at the US Open. Overall, 17 of the Top 20 seeds are left. Six of the Top 10 seeds in the top half of the draw are in action on Saturday.
In the day match on Arthur Ashe Stadium, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic brings a 7-1 head-to-head record against Sam Querrey, one of two Americans left in the third round. Djokovic is looking to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the eighth straight year and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament since a third round exit at Roland Garros in 2008. Querrey is trying to register his first Top 10 win in a major and against a World No. 1 (0-7 in both). The last time Querrey advanced to the fourth round was in 2010 (also in ’08).
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In the evening session, No. 16 seed and last year’s US Open quarter-finalist Tommy Robredo meets the lone teenager remaining in the draw, 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios, who reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Robredo rallied from a two-sets deficit for the seventh time in his career in the third round, while Kyrgios beat No. 2 Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets. Kyrgios is trying to become the first teenager to reach the fourth round or better since 2008, when Juan Martin del Potro (19) reached the quarter-finals. Nishikori (18) was also in the fourth round that year.
On Armstrong, No. 8 seed and 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray tries to reach the fourth round in Flushing Meadows for the seventh time in 10 years as he meets Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, who is playing in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the second time (Wimbledon). Murray has not reached a final since capturing the Wimbledon crown last July, a span of 16 tournaments.
In the next match on American and No. 13 seed John Isner meets No. 22 German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round at the US Open for the third straight year. Isner has lost the past two meetings here but leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 4-2. Isner has not been broken so far, holding all 31 service games.
In the final match on, No. 3 seed and reigning Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka takes on Blaz Kavcic, who is trying to reach the fourth round in a major for the first time and post his first Top 10 win (0-10).
On Grandstand No. 5 seed and Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic, No. 9seed and Toronto champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and World No. 1 in doubles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, highlight the day’s action. The Bryans are in pursuit of their 100th career doubles title together.