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US Open: Sinner completes fourth-round line-up: plays Ivashka next

Jannik Sinner defeated Brandon Nakashima 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday and is now one win away form his first-ever US Open quarter-final

Jannik Sinner at the 2022 US Open in New York Jannik Sinner at the 2022 US Open in New York Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

Italy’s Jannik Sinner, the No 11 seed, is through to the fourth round of the US Open for the second year in a row after a four-set win over American Brandon Nakashima.

The 21-year-old came from a set down to beat Nakashima 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in two hours and 59 minutes. putting on an impressive display of power tennis in the last two sets.

Sinner slammed 16 aces in the match and saved six of eight break points on his serve, while converting six of 19 chances on Nakashima’s service.

The 21-year-old Italian defeated German Daniel Altmaier (5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1) and American qualifier Christopher Eubanks (6-4, 7-6 (8), 6-2) earlier in the tournament.

A quarter-finalist at each of the other three slams, Sinner will attempt to reach his first US Open quarter-final on Monday when he takes on Belarus’ Ilya Ivashka in the fourth round.

US Open, New York City (Grand Slam), other third-round results

  • Rafael Nadal (2) beat Richard Gasquet: 6-0, 6-1, 7-5
  • Marin Cilic (15) beat Daniel Evans (20): 7-6 (11), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-5
  • Ilya Ivashka beat Lorenzo Musetti (26): 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Frances Tiafoe (22) beat Diego Schwartzman (14): 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-4
  • Carlos Alcaraz (3) beat Jenson Brooksby: 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Andrey Rublev (9) beat Denis Shapovalov (19): 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (7)
  • Cameron Norrie (7) beat Holger Rune (28): 7-5, 6-4, 6-1
  • Daniil Medvedev (1) beat Yibing Wu (Q): 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
  • Nick Kyrgios (23) beat J.J. Wolf (WC): 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
  • Pablo Carreno Busta (12) beat Alex De Minaur (18): 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
  • Corentin Moutet (LL) beat Pedro Cachin: 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
  • Karen Khachanov (27) beat Jack Draper: 6-3, 4-6, 6-5 ret.
  • Casper Ruud (5) beat Tommy Paul (29): 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-0
  • Matteo Berrettini (13) beat Andy Murray: 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-3
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Daniel Elahi Galan (Q): 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
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