Medvedev, Kyrgios Set Fourth Round US Open Clash; Nadal, Alcaraz v Brooksby Sat.
by Staff | September 3rd, 2022, 1:01 am
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The first big men’s showdown is set at the US Open. On Sunday, Daniil Medvedev will take on Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round.

Tonight, both guys cruised into the meeting. Kyrgios manhandled the promising JJ Wolf 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. The Australian 21 aces, and never broke serve on the night as he reached his first US Open fourth round.

Youngster Yibing Wu put up a good first set but then faded to the defending champion Medvedev who took it 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

Medvedev has won now 10 straight matches and 21 of his last 23 at the US Open. Medvedev’s hasn’t lost a set, Kyrgios just one.

“We’ve played great matches. I think all have been quite tight on the scoreboard,” Medvedev said. “It’s 3-1 to him but I will try to do better this time and it will be a great match for people to watch.”

In the afternoon, Matteo Berrettini won a grinding match over former champion Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3.

Murray made things interesting dominated the third set breaker and then breaking the big Italian to start the fourth. But Berrettini got it right back and cruised to a sixth straight Slam fourth round.

“You learn from the past and learn from mistakes,” Berrettini on court. “I wasn’t aggressive enough with the break points but that is tennis. I think Andy played a really good set in order to not get broken, but I was feeling better. I had more chances and I thought the same thing in the fourth set. I had my chance and I took it.”

Murray was pleased overall with his progress.

“I want to push and see how far I can go,” Murray said.

“I think I’m improving this year. You know, my ranking, I don’t even know what I was at the beginning of the year, but I’m now around 40-ish in the world and still going hard.

“That will be motivational for me and interesting to see, because lots of people told me I wouldn’t be able to play again, and lots of people told me I’d be able to hit tennis balls but not compete professionally again. That was nonsense, and I want to see how close I can get back to the top of the game. That’s what the motivation is.”

Berrettini will now meet Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who reached a second US Open fourth round after a four set win over qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan.

Two-time semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta won a thrilling match point to hold off Alex De Minaur 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5). Carreno Busta will now clash with Karen Khachanov who got a third set retirement from Brit Jack Draper who had an upper leg injury.

Casper Ruud needed five tough sets and over four hours to outlast Tommy Paul and reach his first US Open fourth round. He’ll face Corentin Moutet who became the first lucky loser to ever reach the last 16 at the US Open.

Tomorrow, a good one pits NextGen stars Carlos Alcaraz and Jenson Brooksby in a first-time meeting. Alcaraz has the power and the flare while Brooksby use his guile and defense to outlast his opponents.

In the evening, Rafael Nadal takes on Richard Gasquet for an 18th time. Nadal has won all previous 17 matches.

Cameron Norrie also meets Holger Rune and Denis Shapovalov takes on Andrey Rublev.

SATURDAY US OPEN SCHEDULE
Arthur Ashe Stadium, Day Session – 12:00 PM Start
Yue Yuan (CHN) (Q) vs. Jessica Pegula (USA) [8]
Jenson Brooksby (USA) vs. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) [3]

7:00 PM Start
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]
Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs. Danielle Collins (USA) [19]

Louis Armstrong Stadium, Day Session – 11:00 AM Start
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [9] vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [21]
Petra Martic (CRO) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [26]
Not Before 2:00 PM
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) [14] vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) [22]

Louis Armstrong Stadium, Night Session – 7:00 PM Start
Iga Swiatek (POL) [1] vs. Lauren Davis (USA)
Brandon Nakashima (USA) vs. Jannik Sinner (ITA) [11]


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30 Comments for Medvedev, Kyrgios Set Fourth Round US Open Clash; Nadal, Alcaraz v Brooksby Sat.

Snot Nosed Kid Says:

NOBODY beats Richard Gasquet 18 times in a row


Giles Says:

Hahaha. Apart from the Champ of course!


skeezer Says:

K does it again. Upsetting the tennis world. Smart move Djoker withdrew from the USO draw this year.


zed Says:

You’re a fool


zed Says:

How’s Rafa the GOAT going? LOL :)

Looks to me like Rafa the GOAT got confused because the court surface wasn’t dark red.

So all the manipulations to exclude the truly Greatest of All Time from tournaments have come to nothing! Rafa out! Roger still “out due to injuries” what a laugh!

What tricks will they pull in 2023 to keep the greatest playet ever from playing? They have to do something because as Wimbeldon showed, if he plays, he wins!!

Anyway, for now, the third in the GOAT list is headed home to Viva Espania! VAMOS RAFA !!! :) :) :)


skeezer Says:

“How’s Rafa the GOAT going?“

Pretty good looks like. At least he abided by the entry rules and got a chance to play for a GS. Lol….


zed Says:

And BOMBED OUT!!! No number #1 for Raf I’m afraid :)

Time will deal with it all. Novak will be standing like a giant above them all when all is said and done.

All the conniving in the world will not change it.


Giles Says:

You’re such an arsehole Zed. Just listen to yourself! Pffffft


Wog Boy Says:

Zed, he will be #1 after USO, unless Alcaraz or Ruud win USO.
Can someone check on Gisele, please?

I went to check up on Senior Citizens Rabid Rafa fans site, and site is crashed, probably drowned by their tears, there are still no access to the site.

Can someone make sure those oldies are ok, please?


zed Says:

There he is :)) !!!

Hey Fan Boi, were you disappointed? Were you already counting chicken number 23?

Get used to disappointment Mummy’s boy, 2023 will have a lot of that waiting for you. That is unless they can come up with some new bulldust to stop the great man from playing.

But if they can’t come up with something ….

Hoo Boy, just you wait and see!


Wog Boy Says:

Ohh, I’ve just seen that Gisele is ok, well sort of ok.
It’s too late over there, you should be asleep by now Gisele, has something or someone upset you?


zed Says:

Hey WB, Giles is currently weeping in his Mummy’s arms. She’s going to have to make him his favourite dinner so he doesn’t cry himself to sleep.

I can’t see the scum keeping Novak out of the Aus Open again and I can’t see the USA keeping him out next year. He’s going to barrel through 2023 like a locomotive, he’ll sweep any and all obstructions out of his way with grim steely determination.

The Roger/Rafa fan bois will be screaming in frustration :)


zed Says:

Hey WB, check out this site, it seems like you and I are not alone. There are lots of people who feel the same way:

https://www.menstennisforums.com/threads/2022-us-open-r4-22-tiafoe-def-2-nadal-6-4-4-6-6-4-6-3.1012556/page-6


Wog Boy Says:

We are far away from being only ones, I know lot of people who can’t stand him, me since AO 2022 and his comments about Nole, when I think that until then he was my second favourite player, I was never too good in judging the people.

I remember mat4, great poster on this site and Nole’s fan, telling me that I really don’t know what kind of person he is and what he really thinks about Nole, mat4 was/is wise person.

I’ve seen that about bathroom break after he lost first set, when asked about it at press conference he justified it with being too humid and he had too change …after first set?!


zed Says:

WB as we’ve seen on innumerable subjects, the power of the media to brainwash the masses is amazing.

If media is instructed to turn the populace against a Saint or to convince the populace to love a Demon then the media will achieve that.

The number of truly evil politicians who have been presented as Saints to the general public is sickening. Even with incontrovertible evidence of their evil, the general public won’t be swayed from “their” opinion.

Thus it is with sports stars too. The sheeple are told Roger is a good guy, Rafa is a good guy, Nole they tell the sheeple is not to the media’s liking. And thus the sheeple have “their” opinion formed for them.

Truth is that Roger is self-centred pr!ck who could never admit that another player was simply better on the day. With Roger it was always “I was a bit off today” or the famous “lucky shot” comment he made. His wife is a screeching Harpy.

Rafa will connive in any way he can to weasel even the tiniest advantage to make up for his shortcomings. We saw that today as we have seen many times.

Father time will have the last say. History will judge impartially. Novak will be acknowledged as the greatest ever.


zed Says:

Hey WB, join up, I think you’ll fit right in:

https://www.menstennisforums.com/


Okiegal Says:

I’ve been watching a lot of tennis this week. There are some very good players…… but IMHO, compared to Rafa, Roger and Novak……. they’re just mediocre. Nick could probably be “that” player, but he doesn’t seem to be that interested. That’s all I’ve got to say about that! Oh and one more thing, we will see a new champion this year…. 🤔🤔🤔


skeezer Says:

Congrats OK, looks like you have the last say in this thread, which is usually the last say is dominated by the Bobsy Twins.
What about Alcarez? He’s only 19 and displays plenty of Rafa “Vamos” in his game? Fun to watch, but I like watching Nick’s game, has beaten all the greats, just as long as he doesn’t have a melt down :)


Wog Boy Says:

Hi Zed,
Thanks for the invitation, Ill have a look at it.

One more thing about cunning Rafa tactics, delaying the service game of server and then taking position like he is ready to receive, just to raise his right arm, when the server is just about to serve, to tell him he is not yet ready to receive.
He is doing that regularly, like bathroom breaks when losing the set, particularly on brake points, he did that to Fritz, Medvedev, others and did it to Tiafoe yesterday in second set, 5:4 and brake point for Rafa.

If Ruud wins his SF he will be #1 in the world, as long as Alcaraz doesn’t win USO.


zed Says:

Hey WB, yes you are 100% correct. Those tactics have been noticed by a lot of people and have been thoroughly documented on the site I told you about.

They refer to him as “The Cheater”, “Dull” or sometimes just “Baldy” on that site. I was stunned at how many people there despise him, it’s quite a difference from this site where they all want to kneel before him and gently caress the underside of his scrotum with their tongues.

The issue is not that he does these things all the time, the issue is that the referees, tennis establishment and the media allow him to do it without penalty and without calling him out on it.

If anyone else pulled the same tricks they would be penalised immediately. One rule for the anointed, another rule for the huddled masses.

As always, there is a divide between the small number of elites in charge of things and the vast majority of Joe Public. Joe Public (at least the Joe Publics capable of independent thought) can see it happening but can’t do anything to stop it. All Joe Public can do is lose respect for the cheater and the elites, and that is what is happening.


skeezer Says:

I stand corrected LMAO.


zed Says:

Skeezer,

You should check it out as well. Your boy needs your support as they are tearing him apart over there.


Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer……🤣🤣🤣 The Bobsy Twins!!
Yeah, Carlos is good. He’s feisty and I enjoy watching his game too… he’s a fighter. But I think what I’m saying the “greats” are consistent day in and day out and carried it on for years! We will see how consistent this generation of players will be. Regarding Nick…. yep he’s a very talented guy. But for the love of me, I just don’t understand the guy??? I mean all that talent…. and there are times he just poops it away. When things go awry for him, here comes that meltdown you were talking about. I remember the first time he beat Rafa he had an ace count that was incredible. He has beaten the greats. Yes, an amazing athlete!!


Okiegal Says:

We’re gonna see a tiebreaker!! Can’t wait!


Okiegal Says:

Wow, this site has gotten way out of hand with vulgarity. I can’t believe the powers that be allow it. Grown men acting out their “IQ” instead of their age!! 😳😳 Pitiful!


Wog Boy Says:

Zed, be aware, Oklahoma cowboys and cowgirls, don’t talk about it, they just do it and keep it quiet, in the family 😉
That Rabid Rafa Fans site is still not accessible?!


zed Says:

WB, I’m actually regretting the scrotum bit because I have offended Okiegal. I was raised to not hold back with blokes, smack them in the mouth if you have to, but I was trained to not go at the ladies.

So I apologies to Okiegal (but not Skeezer, Giles or any of the others).

When you say “That Rabid Rafa Fans site is still not accessible?!” I’m not sure what you mean. Are you saying the link I provided did not work? I’ve been on the site a lot, really enjoying it actually.

There’s a lot of people on there that really know tennis. The web interface is also pretty cool.


Wog Boy Says:

You got it wrong mate, I am talking about the site where Rafa fans congregate, real site that collapsed two days ago, Oklahoma girl is there two and quite a few other Rafa fans (and others) that use to post here, try to google “tenngrand”, I am not joking, it just collapsed after he bombed out few days ago.


Okiegal Says:

@Zed….. Your remark was over the top. You dug really deep to come up with that one! Surprised it got through muster! LOL ……but I do accept your apology. Thanks

@Wog…. You’re wrong about me and Tenngrand…. I haven’t posted anything on that site in weeks. I tried to get into it after Rafa’s match. I think they’ve changed their rules. You had to log in and give information and I didn’t want to do that. BTW You don’t know anything about me and my “cowgirl” ways. What you do know about me is that I’m an avid Rafa fan!! I’m looking forward to Tiafoe and Rublev… should be a good one. Regarding your boy and the vaccine, to each his own. My son has refused to get it too. He has had Covid twice. I’ve had it once. I’ve had the two shots, but I’m refusing to get the booster. Are you enjoying tennis these days? Just curious if you watch since Novak isn’t in the tournament…….


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