New York, September 4
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic places his undefeated document in 2020 on the road in a third-round match on Day 5 towards No. 28 Jan-Lennard Struff.
It’s a rematch: Djokovic beat Struff 6-Three 6-1 final week on the Western & Southern Open, a part of the 17-time Grand Slam champion’s 25-Zero begin to the season.
In different males’s play on Friday, No. Four seed Stefanos Tsitsipas faces No. 27 Borna Coric, and No. 5 Alexander Zverev faces No. 32 Adrian Mannarino.
In a matchup between gamers who gained 2015 junior titles at Flushing Meadows, No. 19 Taylor Fritz, a 22-year-old American, will play No. 12 Dennis Shapovalov, a 21-year-old Canadian.
Five years in the past, Fritz was the boys champ in singles, Shapovalov in doubles.
On the ladies’s facet, 2018 champion Naomi Osaka performs Marta Kostyuk, whereas 63rd-ranked Jessica Pegula’s debut within the third spherical of a Grand Slam match comes towards two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
“Honestly, I don’t even think I’m playing that great. I’m figuring it out,” Pegula stated.
“Maybe before, I would have gotten more easily frustrated or not played as smart. I’m staying tough in the really tough moments.” AP