First set: * Raducanu 3-2 Rogers (* denotes server)
Raducanu clearly got a boost from that break in the last game and sails for an easy grip.
First set: Raducanu 2-2 Rogers * (* denotes server)
Rogers’ serve looks good so far, the best part of his game. But he has given his opponent chances with some wayward shots and is 30-40 after he hits the net. Raducanu sniffs his chance on the second serve and takes advantage, after a long forehand from Rogers gives him a chance.
First set: * Raducanu 1-2 Rogers (* denotes server)
An unfortunate start for Raducanu after a comeback from Rogers hits the net cord and collapses to give the American a 0-15 lead. She recovers, but a double fault brings 15-30 and then an excessive forehand gives Rogers two break opportunities. Raducau gives a cry of joy after saving them both and continues to hold. A good comeback from the British after the first set seemed to be slipping away from her.
First set: Raducanu 0-2 Rogers * (* denotes server)
Rogers’ first serve of the game is straight down the middle and too good for Raducanu. But Raducanu works his way back into the game and has a chance to break at 30-40, which Rogers wins after another good serve puts the Brit on defense. Rogers continues to hold.
First set: * Raducanu 0-1 Rogers (* denotes server)
Raducanu won the draw and will serve first. I thoroughly researched this game by going out for coffee beforehand and can report that it is a beautiful day in New York – one of only three a year when it is neither oppressively hot nor frighteningly cold.
Rogers is 10 years over her opponent, but she is even the youngest woman in energy in the opening game, and she has a break point that Raducanu saves with a scorching forehand. Rogers comes back with a nice angled forehand to get another shot at the deuce, but this time an unforced error keeps Raducanu in the game. But some loose shots from the British give her opponent rest.
The winner of this match will face 11th seed Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals. He beat No. 7 seed Iga Świątek today thanks in part to an epic tiebreaker in the first set, which he won 14-12.
The players are now on the court and we will start the game in the next few minutes.
Much has been written about Raducanu and it will undoubtedly continue to be so for the foreseeable future (the New York Times directed your preview of this match over British instead of American Rogers today), but Rogers is a very dangerous player. Although she is ranked in the 40s, she has a good record at Grand Slams this year: she reached the fourth round in Melbourne, the third round at Wimbledon and was a quarter-finalist here last year, where she lost to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. . And he hasn’t been too bad this year either: he beat world number one Ash Barty in the last round. This is how he did it:
Alexander Zverev just beat Jannik Sinner in straight sets (although Sinner really should have won the third set tiebreaker), so Raducanu v Rogers follows Arthur Ashe. Players should be on the court shortly …
Tom will be here shortly, meanwhile, here is Tumaini Carayol on the rise of the teens in this year’s tournament:
As Leylah Annie Fernandez basked in the joy of her unlikely third-round comeback win over Naomi Osaka earlier last week, she was asked on the court in her post-match interview at what point she truly believed she could topple such a champion. His response was immediate. “From the beginning,” Fernández said. The crowd reacted with a murmur of surprise. “Right before the game, I knew I could win.”
Against Osaka, Fernandez had lost 7-5, 6-5 when the third seed served for a straight sets victory. Two days later, Angelique Kerber led their competition and seemed to have taken the lead in a tight fight. Both times Fernández found himself on the edge of the cliff, he raised his level and regained his balance to win.
Her Sunday win against Kerber, who had played well herself, was even more impressive. After falling a set and a break, Fernández took control of the match by exhibiting all the various qualities that define his game: his athleticism, the sublime speed of the racket on his right, his sense of the court and the return of the serve that it devastated Kerber at every turn.
Shortly after Fernández reached his first quarter-final in a Major, he was followed by Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz had already pulled off a surprising surprise from third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas by complementing his nuclear groundstrokes with delicate shots and athleticism.
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George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism