NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – Latest 2016 US Open results from Men’s and Women’s Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, September 6.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic advanced on the men’s side with another gift, while the impressive run of the unseeded Caroline Wozniacki as only been extended, as she also eased her way through on the women’s side.
Top-ranked defending champion Djokovic booked his place into the last four on Tuesday when his opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France was forced to retire at the start of the third set with what looked like a left knee problem.
The Serbian, who was gifted a walkover in the second round and a retirement after six games in the third round, was leading the match against Tsonga, 6-3 6-2 on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court.
“I’m in the semi-finals, so that’s what matters for me the most,” Djokovic told reporters.
“I know Jo for a long time, we grew up playing in the junior circuit as well.
“He’s a fighter, he’s somebody who loves the big stage. This is something I’m sure he didn’t wish for.”
Tsonga, who needed to take a medical timeout during the latter part of the second set, said once he felt the pain in his knee, he knew he couldn’t play on.
“It’s something I had already in the past,” the Frenchman noted.
“When I have my knee, of course, it’s already tough to play against one of the best tennis players.
“But when I don’t have my knee, I have no chance to come back from two sets to love.”
Djokovic will now face another Frenchman in 10th seed Gael Monfils, who beat countryman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-3 6-3 in his quarterfinal match.
Meanwhile, on the women’s side, Wozniacki of Denmark blasted past Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-0 6-2 in her 2016 US Open quarterfinal match.
The former world number one came into the tournament unseeded, but it isn’t something she is dwelling on.
“Being 70-something doesn’t really mean much to me,” Wozniacki said.
“I still believe and feel like I’m one of the top players and grinding my way back, so that’s why I’m saying for me right now the ranking is just a number.”
He added: “There is a long way for me right now to get back to number one but I’m doing my best to just play my best tennis and have fun with it.
“It’s really all that I can do right now.”
The Dane will next face No. 2 Angelique Kerber in the semifinals, after the German beat Italy’s Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-0 in her quarterfinal encounter.
2016 US OPEN RESULTS
Results US Open Women’s Singles Quarterfinals
Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 6-0 6-2
2-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat 7-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 7-5 6-0
Results US Open Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 9-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-3 6-2 (Tsonga retired)
10-Gael Monfils (France) beat 24-Lucas Pouille (France) 6-4 6-3 6-3