The 2020 US Open tennis tournament continues on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (9/9/20) with the second day of the quarterfinal round of the competition at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, New York. CLECK HERE TO WATCH LIVE STREAM FREE
What: 2020 US Open, Quarterfinals, Day 2
When: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Time: 12 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET
Medvedev: “First time in almost a year I celebrated a win because this was tough. One point decided three sets.
Andrey was playing really well.””It was a very tactical game today and I’m glad it worked out.””I am going to relax and watch Thiem/De Minaur. I never try to predict, I just prepare for the winner”
Daniil Medvedev wins 7-6, 6-3, 7-6
Just the one break point in the match and Medvedev converted it. Little opportunity otherwise for both players but it is Medvedev who is into yet another US Open semi-final.
The tiebreak stayed on serve until Medvedev pushed forward, took the serve return early for a backhand winner into the corner.
Rublev mixes things up on the next point by serving and volleying. Medvedev misses the attempted pass. Daniil gets the tougher volley back but not the simpler volley to give back the advantage. But follows it up with a big serve and winner. Match point. Big forehand from Medvedev has Rublev rushing into the corner but his defensive backhand goes long.
The battle of all mothers will be waged Wednesday at the US Open when Serena Williams faces unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova for a berth in the semi-finals.
Williams missed more than a year of competition when she had a daughter in 2017, and has since been seeking a record-tying 24th Major title. Pironkova is playing in her first tournament since she took a break of more than three years to have a son.
In another women’s quarter-final match-up, World No 16 Elise Mertens will face unseeded Victoria Azarenka, who is also a mother. Azarenka has won nine consecutive matches, including the final in the Western & Southern Open that was played in New York as an in-the-bubble warm-up for the US Open.