US Open Update:
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer Progress to the next round after a sluggish start as the former recovered brilliantly to defeat Taro Daniels and book his spot in the US Open round 3.
Roger Federer on the other hand had to survive yet another five-setter against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in order to safely negotiate round two.
The likes of Juan Martin del Potro, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Gael Monfils are not left out as they also won their respective round two games.
In the women’s category, top seed Karolina Pliskova surged past USA’s Nicole Gibbs while 4th seed Elina Svitolina defeated Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina. American Madison Keys, Jelena Ostapenko and Agnieszka Radwanska all made it to the third round.
Here are the key results from day four:
Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Taro Daniel (Jpn) 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-2
Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 3-6 6-1 7-6 (7-5) 6-2,
David Goffin (Bel) bt Guido Pella (Arg) 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3
Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 2-6 7-5
Roger Federer (Swi) bt Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) 6-1 6-7 (3-7) 4-6 6-4 6-2
Juan Martin Del Potro (Arg) bt Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (Spa) 6-2 6-3 7-6 (7-3)
Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-5
Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-4
Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) 7-5 6-2
Kurumi Nara (Jpn) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 6-3 3-6 6-3
Madison Keys (USA) bt Tatjana Maria (Ger) 6-3 6-4
Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) bt Sorana Cirstea (Rom) 6-4 6-4