Around the Open

The first weekend of the 2013 US Open concluded after a memorable Labor Day featuring five top 10 players ATP players including the five time US Open champion, Roger Federer, whom was defeated in the 4th Round by the 31 year old Spaniard, Tommy Robredo.

The 19th seeded Robredo played an excellent match mixing both his one handed slice backhand with his very reliable forehand. Robredo outlasted Federer in a straight set match  7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4. This was Federer’s earliest exit from US Open since his loss to David Nalbandian (3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3) in the 4th round of the 2003 US Open. The match between Federer & Robredo was moved from Arthur Ashe Stadium to Armstrong Stadium due to the weather which forced matches to be pushed back. Robredo will face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals after Nadal defeated Philipp Kohlschrieber 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

Nadal dropped his first set of the tournament in the 4th round to Kohlschreiber after losing a tiebreaker in the 1st set of the match 7-3. It seemed that after losing the opening set in to Kohlschrieber, Nadal played with a different level of energy and defeated the German handily 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

The two remaining matches of the day were quite thrilling as the 4th seeded David Ferrer defeated the Serbian, Janko Tipsarevic, in a 4 set match, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3).  8th seeded Richard Gasquet saved a match point to defeat the hard hitting Canadian, Milos Raonic, in 5 sets, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (9), 7-5. Ferrer will match up with Gasquet in the quarterfinals, the winner of that match will face the winner of the Rafael Nadal vs. Tommy Robredo match in the semifinals of the US Open.

 

Men’s Singles 4th Round Results

R. Nadal [2] defeated P. Kohlschreiber [22] 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
D. Ferrer [4] defeated J. Tipsarevic [18] 7-6, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6
T. Robredo [19] defeated R. Federer [7] 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
R. Gasquet [8] defeated M. Raonic [10] 6-7, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5

Women’s Singles 4th Round Results
S. Williams [1] defeated S. Stephens [15] 6-4, 6-1
E. Makarova [24] defeated A. Radwanska [3] 6-4, 6-4
N. Li [5] defeated J. Jankovic [9] 6-3, 6-0
C. Suarez Navarro [18] defeated A. Kerber [8] 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
R. Vinci [10] defeated C. Giogri 6-4, 6-2
F. Pennetta defeated S. Halep [21] 6-2, 7-6
D. Hantuchova defeated A. Riske 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

STILL TO PLAY
V. Azarenka [2] vs. A. Ivanovic [13] 11:00AM Arthur Ashe Stadium

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