US Open day six: Naomi Osaka consoles Coco Gauff after ousting teenager in third round

Press Association Sport 08:27 01/09/2019
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Coco Gauff tearfully bowed out at the hands of defending champion Naomi Osaka.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal won in straight sets and set up a meeting with 2014 champ Marin Cilic.

Here PA looks back at day six, and forward to day seven, at the US Open.

Shot of the day

The doubles is in full swing, and so was Jamie Murray with this over-the-shoulder number.

Stat of the day

New York local Kristie Ahn, 27, is enjoying her home slam.

Well that was emosh

Osaka beat friend Gauff 6-3 6-0 and then consoled the 15-year-old afterwards.

Shock of the day

Seventh seed Kiki Bertens was dumped out in straight sets by Julia Goerges, who is seeded 26th.

Fallen seeds

Men: John Isner (14), Nick Kyrgios (28)

Women: Kiki Bertens (7), Caroline Wozniacki (19), Anett Kontaveit (21)

Order of play

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Arthur Ashe Stadium:

Roger Federer v David Goffin
Serena Williams v Petra Martic
Elina Svitolina v Madison Keys
Novak Djokovic v Stan Wawrinka

Louis Armstrong Stadium:

Qiang Wang v Ashleigh Barty
Johanna Konta v Karolina Pliskova
Dominik Koepfer v Daniil Medvedev

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US Open day two: Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas fall at first hurdle

Press Association Sport 07:40 28/08/2019
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Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas were high-profile casualties in the first round at the US Open but Rafael Nadal roared through in straight sets against John Millman.

Meanwhile, defending champion Naomi Osaka beat Anna Blinkova in three sets and 15-year-old Cori Gauff also progressed but former champion Sloane Stephens was knocked out.

Here, PA looks back at day two and forward to day three of the tournament.

Shot of the day

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga showed he has still got it at the net, even if he blew a two-set lead against Tennys Sandgren.

Stat of the day

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep won her first match at Flushing Meadows since 2016.

Quote of the day

“This chair umpire, I don’t know, he has something against me. I don’t know why” – Stefanos Tsitsipas took a swipe after his defeat

Shock of the day

Fourth seed Dominic Thiem has been struggling with a virus but the Austrian will still be disappointed at tumbling out in the first round to unseeded Italian Thomas Fabbiano.

Fallen seeds

Men: Dominic Thiem (4), Stefanos Tsitsipas (8), Karen Khachanov (9), Roberto Bautista Agut (10), Felix Auger Aliassime (18), Kyle Edmund (30)
Women: Sloane Stephens (11), Garbine Muguruza (24), Carla Suarez Navarro (28), Barbora Strycova (31)

Wednesday’s order of play

Arthur Ashe Stadium:

Marium Bolvadze v Karolina Pliskova
Roger Federer v Damir Dzumhur
Novak Djokovic v Juan Ignacio Londero
Serena Williams v Catherine McNally

Louis Armstrong Stadium:

Bradley Klahn v Kei Nishikori
Elina Svitolina v Venus Williams
Lin Zhu v Madison Keys
Lauren Davis v Ashleigh Barty
Borna Coric v Grigor Dimitrov

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Andy Murray considers playing Challenger events as he continues singles comeback

Press Association Sport 13:24 20/08/2019
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Andy Murray is considering dropping down a level to further his singles comeback after suffering a first-round defeat at the Winston-Salem Open.

The former world number one went down 7-6 (8) 7-5 to American Tennys Sandgren in a promising display in just his second singles match back since career-saving hip surgery in January.

Murray has already confirmed he will not play in the US Open, which starts in New York next week, and will now ponder the possibility of playing some games at the Challenger level – one below the ATP Tour – to get as many matches as he can.

Among several other tournaments it means he could play at the Murray Trophy – a new addition to the calendar, named after the Scot and his brother Jamie.

It runs in Glasgow between September 16 and 22, a week before Murray is due in Asia to resume his ATP Tour schedule.

“I’m quite aware of sort of where I’m at just now and what my level is,” he told the ATP Tour website.

“It’s competitive at this level but it needs to be better. Maybe I need play a level down to get some matches and build my game up a little bit before I start playing on the Tour again.”

Despite suffering another defeat, Murray was much improved from his comeback loss to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati so took the positives, which included feeling no pain in his hip after a gruelling match.

“Some things were a bit better today I think,” he added. “I was hitting the ball a bit cleaner than I did maybe in Cincinnati…

“I feel like I moved fairly well to some drop shots, which maybe last week I wasn’t running to.

“So there’s some good things in there but also some stuff I would like to do better.

“Physically, (I feel) OK considering, no pain, no discomfort. Just a little bit more tired than usual.”

Hundreds turned out to see him in North Carolina, with many sticking around after play was delayed for several hours due to rain.

There were some flashes of form from the Briton, who accepted a wildcard to the ATP 250 event, but world number 73 Sandgren proved too strong.

Murray struggled after losing the first set, being broken in the opening game of the second and falling 3-0 behind.

But he broke back twice to level at 5-5, before netting a forehand and handing the American the victory.

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