Diego Schwartzman upsets Marin Cilic to reach US Open round of 16

04 September, 2017, 11:47 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • Diego Schwartzman

It's been a dream summer for the Ontario teen, who gained entry into the main draw of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season with three victories in qualifying.

That part of the bracket originally included three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray, but he withdrew because of a hip injury, part of a depleted-at-the-outset field also missing Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

Now the top-seeded player in Schwartzman's half of the draw is John Isner, the world number 15 while Sam Querrey, the 17th seed, is the only man left in the section who has made even the semi-final of a major. And no qualifier had reached the last 16 since Gilles Muller in 2008. I reached the third round in Paris and quarters in Montreal.

Wilson, who is now working as a tennis coach in NY, managed to make it over to Flushing Meadows to watch his old opponent's first round U.S. Open matchup.

He is a crowd-pleaser, someone who plays a fluid, aggressive game featuring a big lefty forehand and a one-handed backhand - and he shows plenty of emotion while he's at it. "It's just kind of become a little bit of my trademark".

Asked if he was surprised with how well he's done in NY - he was though knocked out of the first round of the men's doubles competition - he said: "Yeah, I am a little bit surprised, but the last weeks I was playing really well".

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Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta hit 32 winners to beat Frenchman Nicholas Mahut 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 and seal a fourth-round spot.

Wilson, who came in confident, was shocked when Shapovalov won the first set. He has only once lost as early as the third round at the U.S. Open, falling at that stage in his debut in 2000.

Muguruza, one of the pre-tournament favourites, dropped serve once, the only glitch in a neat display.

The South American, now 2-13 against top-10 opponents, plays his first Slam last-16 match against the later victor between French 16th seed Lucas Pouille and Kazak qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin in a draw half without a top-10 player.

"Sometimes you can play better than two years before when you are 25, 26, and I think the years, for me, are really good".



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