US Open 2018: Nadal and Williams march on
Day 7 of 2018 US Open produced some thrilling encounters and the battle is intensifying as we proceed to the final rounds of the last Slam of this year.
Rafael Nadal won a 4-setter match against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili to proceed to the quarter-finals.
Basilashvili put up a brave fight against Nadal
Rafael Nadal had a tough time containing his opponent Nikoloz Basilashvili in the round of 16 as the Georgian brought out his best against the three-time US Open winner.
The scoreboard read 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 as Nikoloz's valiant third set performance had put the Spaniard under pressure.
Nadal will now be facing Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals tomorrow, September 4.
Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson knocked out by Dominic Thiem
A high-octane match between Dominic Thiem and Kevin Anderson ensued for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Thiem won with a score of 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).
The head-to-head record between Anderson and Thiem was 6-1 in Anderson's favor before this encounter.
This is the first time ever that Thiem has proceeded to the quarter-finals at the Flushing Meadows.
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Other important results
Juan Martin del Potro proceeded to the next round after defeating Ćorić in straight sets (6-4, 6-3, 6-1).
Isner got the better of Raonic in the round of 16, winning 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Serena Williams won against Kanepi 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 and Sloane Stephens defeated Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3.
Pliskova defeated Barty 6-4, 6-4 as Sevastova overcame Svitolina 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.
Upcoming important matches
Djokovic will be up against Portuguese Sousa tonight at 11:30 PM in their round of 16 encounter. Serena Williams will face Pliskova tomorrow in the quarter-finals. Sharapova will face Navarro as Sloane Stephens goes up against Sevastova.
US Open Tennis
Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili
Juan Martin del Potro