2022 US Open: Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner reach quarter-finals
Russia's Andrey Rublev overcame Cameron Norrie to reach the quarter-finals at the US Open on Tuesday. The former won 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for his fifth quarter-final at Grand Slams. Rublev claimed a Top 10 win at the US Open for the fourth time. Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner advanced to the last eight after securing a five-set win over Ilya Ivashka.
Third quarter-final appearance at US Open
Rublev entered his third quarter-final at the US Open. He now has a win-loss record of 17-6 in the tournament. Rublev aims to win his first quarter-final at Grand Slams in the sixth attempt. Earlier this year, the Russian qualified for the quarter-final at the French Open. In 2021, Rublev reached the quarter-final at the Australian Open.
Rublev set to face Frances Tiafoe
Rublev is vying for his third title of 2022. Earlier this year, he won the Serbia Open after beating Novak Djokovic in the final. He claimed back-to-back titles in Marseille and Dubai. Rublev has now won 40 matches in the ongoing season (40-14). He will next face Frances Tiafoe, who stunned 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the last 16 clash.
Will Sinner play his maiden major semi-final?
Sinner has become the youngest player since Novak Djokovic (20, in 2007/08) to reach the quarter-finals at all four Grand Slams. Earlier this year, he lost in the Wimbledon and Australian Open quarter-finals. He reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals in 2020. Sinner now has an opportunity to qualify for his first major semi-final. The Italian is 26-11 at Grand Slams.
Italian men reach quarter-finals
Earlier, Italy's Matteo Berrettini also qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. This is the first time in US Open history that two Italian men have reached the quarter-finals in the same year. Sinner and Berrettini also reached the 2022 Australian Open quarter-finals.
Sinner is 42-11 in the season
Like Rublev, Sinner has also claimed over 40 wins in the season (42-11). In August, the latter won in Umag after beating Carlos Alcaraz in the final. Besides reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, the former qualified for this stage at Rome Masters, Monte Carlo, and Miami Masters. Sinner will now face rival Alcaraz in the US Open quarter-final.